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Charleston Food Tours

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 18 Anson St, Suite B, Charleston, SC 29401US

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3on BirdEye, Apr 24, 2017
Guide was very knowledgeable and passionate abut Charleston, the former chef at Magnolia was engaging and interesting. We loved how invested everyone is in their community. I would suggest one more light food/ restaurant option and perhaps some seasonal preserves with the croissant to make the experience all 5 stars! 🥐 more »
3on Trip Advisor, Apr 16, 2017
It was ok...not amazing but not terrible. We made 6 stops.
1) Another Broken Egg Cafe- Fantastic! Ate excellent grits and fried tomato.
2) Spice and Tea shop- Its a shop, not a good spot.
It was fun to smell tea and spices but this was not what I paid money to do.
3) Charleston Market- Why does a tour try to guide a group of 13 people through Charleston market on a Saturday?!
4) Noisy Oyster- Table wasn't ready for our group. Food was slapped onto a plate. Are collard greens and....another fried green tomato that wasn't cooked well. The best thing here was the beer I paid extra for.
5) The Sugar Shop- Got a sample of ONE candied pecan, a sample strip of fudge, a small sample piece of a turtle, and a small sample piece of peanut brittle. We were quickly sent on our way with a praline to go.
6) Callie's biscuits- We ate one ham and cheese biscuit and one blackberry biscuit. AMAZING last stop!
Bottom line: First and last stop were great but not worth the money. There was minimal explanation of the food or history of the food from the guide. She was very nice, but was more of a walking escort rather than a guide.
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Business Response:
Thank you for that break down. We will make a note of your points. I'm sorry you weren't happy with the tour. We would be happy to send you comp tickets so that you could try another tour with us - one you may enjoy more. Please call us so that we can help you with that. Again, thank you for your review. 843-722-8687
5on Trip Advisor, Apr 13, 2017
Attended the 4/13 afternoon tour with Mary. Had a great time. Learned a lot about the history of the area and the food was exceptional. The tour was great and not too much walking between spots.
The amount of food given on the tour was incredible.
Thanks again for a great tour and a good time!
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5on Trip Advisor, Apr 06, 2017
We enjoyed a wide variety with great food samples (definitely were full by the end) conducted by Dani Manilla who was very experienced. Was surprised at how little walking there was, and many good food places there was just in the market street area. Our favorite was Low Country Bistro. more »
5on BirdEye, Mar 31, 2017
We really enjoyed this tour. The food sampling was great and Beth provided lots of interesting background information about the history of the food and the Charleston area. We would definitely recommend it to others. more »
5on BirdEye, Mar 12, 2017
Tour guide Beth was excellent, described the cuisine and historical implications in a thorough and delightful way. When we return to take other family members on the same tour we intend to ask for her. Based on our experience, we also plan on taking other Bulldog tours when we return to Charleston. more »
4on Trip Advisor, Mar 04, 2017
This was our first food tour anywhere so we weren't sure what to expect. Tour lasted three hours and we visited 5 locations. Enough food to constitute a meal. Mary, our guide, was engaging and informative about the history of Charleston and its food. more »
5on Trip Advisor, Mar 02, 2017
What an excellent way to spend a late morning/early afternoon, eating the fabulous Charleston cuisine. The history of the foods is what amazed me. Eating your way through the decades of how these foods arose from perseverance. more »
5on Trip Advisor, Feb 28, 2017
Dani Manila, our guide, made this a wonderful tour. We sampled wonderful southern food and she was so, so knowledgeable. more »
5on Trip Advisor, Feb 27, 2017
I have taken food tours all over the US and this one was one of the best - our tour guide was fun, approachable and knew so much about the local area. The food we tasted along our way was incredible - from fried pimento cheese to platters of some of the best BBQ I've ever tasted, this tour is a must - whether you're in town for a week or two days. It's a quick and easy way to get to know the area! 1000% recommended! more »
5on Trip Advisor, Feb 06, 2017
Jan 29-Feb 2 My husband booked this tour for us to sample some of Charlestons finest. We were met by Fran Bennet who was a wealth of information. She is clearly an expert in her knowledge which she warmly shared with us. We made several stops to local restaurants where we could enjoy a 'taste' of what the south is known for. We had a nice breakfast and skipped lunch, expecting we would have enough to tide us over until supper. Well, we ended up skipping supper there was so much bounty. Our first stop we enjoyed grits, bene's (sp- dessert) and coffee. Another few stops shared fried green tomatoes, collard greens, cornbread, pulled pork sliders, and pimento cheese. We stopped at the tea and spice store and the local candy store where we enjoyed add'l samples and complementary pralines 'for the road'. Fran was so accommodating and knowledgable. Her company was a sincere pleasure. more »
5on Trip Advisor, Jan 19, 2017
Loved the restaurant choices and the history we learned along the way. Highly recommend this tour. I have been to Charleston several times and have taken many tours. This one is a definite tour to include when visiting this famous and historical yet extremely foodie city! more »
4on BirdEye, Jan 15, 2017
Loved the food, selection of restaurants and history. more »
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4on Trip Advisor, Dec 29, 2016
Our tour guide, David, made the tour so wonderful. He was informative, entertaining, articulate, and passionate about food. While the restaurants we visited seemed pretty average, it was really fun trying different southern foods and learning some history about them -- grits, fried green tomatoes, collard greens, hush puppies, BBQ, and more. David also gave us a few cooking resources/tips and restaurant recommendations. My least favorite stop was the visit to the spice store. All-in-all, the tour was a fun experience -- thank you, David! more »
5on Trip Advisor, Dec 23, 2016
Wonderful tour. I lived in Charleston for 4 years and learned more about this wonderful city from our great tour guide, Beth. I would highly recommend this tour. Warning! Don't eat breakfast before the tour. I'm so stuffed now I can barely move! more »
3on Trip Advisor, Nov 09, 2016
the tour guide needed to speak more clearly and realize we knew she was from the south. She did not have to say us all every other word. The food was ok in a city of great food. more »
Business Response:
Thank you for your review. We are sorry you weren't completely satisfied. We would love the chance to make it up to you. Please call us and we would be happy to send you comp tickets for another tour or issue you a refund. Thank you for the feedback.
5on Trip Advisor, Nov 02, 2016
This is a fabulous way to sample some of the best local cuisine and learn the history. We took the "Savor the Flavors" tour, our guide Cathy was excellent. Went to 4 different location, each had a sampling of 2 - 4 dishes & they were good size samplings.
No need to go for dinner after this tour.
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5on Trip Advisor, Oct 03, 2016
Our guide was Franny and she was super! It was a mix of food history and general Charleston history too; just perfect! Thankfully, we skipped breakfast. The website doesn't really accurately give you an idea of how much food you will consume so we decided to play it safe and glad we did. Do the morning tour and you'll be fine until the evening meal. If you do afternoon, you'll likely not be hungry until midnight! They certainly don't skimp on the portions. This is a must do! more »
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5on Facebook, Sep 19, 2016
Great tour with great food! We really enjoyed our tour guide as well. more »
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18 Anson St, Suite B, Charleston, SC 29401
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Charleston Food Tours takes its guests on an exclusive culinary adventure through the city. With four different 2.5-hour tour options to choose from, you’ll get to walk, talk, and taste your way through history, learning how Lowcountry cuisine has evolved over the past 300 years.

The Savor the Flavors of Charleston tour visits downtown culinary staples, so you can sample everything from sweet tea and stone-ground grits to benne wafers, Southern pralines, and collard greens.

We also feature the Savor the Flavors of Upper King Street tour, where you’ll visit trendy Southern-fused hotspots the whole country’s buzzing about. From BBQ to chicken and dumplings, fried green tomatoes, and house made bruschetta, you will be tastings some of the finest restaurants out there.

On our Chef's Kitchen Tour, you will go behind the scenes into some of the city’s most talked about restaurants, meet the chefs, and learn the restaurant’s rich history.

The Charleston Dessert Tour will acquaint you with the art of dessert as it dates back to the 18th century — get a history lesson while you sample sweet treats like the Huguenot tort, lemon bar, coconut cake, Southern pralines, petit fours, and chocolate truffles.

Enjoy unique tastings of Lowcountry cuisine and let our knowledgeable tour guides immerse you in the rich history and culture of Charleston. These informative tours are ideal for both casual fans of the culinary arts or the hardcore foodie in your life.

Featured in Bon Appetit and voted "Top 5 Tours to Take in Charleston" by Southern Living.
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