Members and Sponsors

Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc., a 501(c)(6) organization, manages the Charleston Restaurant Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, of which executes the Taste of Charleston and the Lowcountry Oyster Festival.


Become A Charleston Area Restaurant or Association Member

Please contact Andy Rankin, arankin@explorecharleston.com if you would like to sign up to be a Restaurant or Associate Member.


Did you miss the Department of Labor seminar that we hosted for our members earlier this fall?  

Please find copies of the powerpoint below:

Child Labor Requirements

New Overtime Law

Minimum Wage

Update as of December 2016 on the new Overtime Rules here.


Need help with making the most out of Restaurant Week?

Click here for our Restaurant Week 101 flyer.


Allied Members: Sign Up today for our Allied Alley Tradeshow:            August 23, 2017

Click here for a sign-up form. Booths are free to all GCRA Allied members. This is a great opportunity to showcase your products to local restaurants and hoteliers. Email Jenny at jpeppler@explorecharleston.com for more information.

*Open to all members to attend

*A Restaurant Week 101 Tips & Tricks session will be held during the tradeshow with tips on maximizing benefits, choosing menu options, pricing, perceived value, and more.

From the Blog

32nd Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival is This Sunday

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It’s time to get ready for some shuckin’, because the 32nd Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival takes place this Sunday, January 25! The event will take place from 10am – 5pm at historic Boone Hall Plantation. Highlights include the legendary “Oyster Shucking” and “Oyster Eating” Contests, live music from Muddy Kings and Eddie Bush, a selection of […]

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Charleston Restaurant Week Taking Place Through Sunday

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Charleston Restaurant Week is in full swing, and local restaurants are offering some of their best deals of the year now through Sunday, January 18! This is the perfect time to celebrate a special occasion, try out a new establishment, or simply enjoy a meal with friends and loved ones. Check out some of the specials offered […]

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Charleston Restaurant Week Begins Wednesday, January 7

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Charleston Restaurant Week, one of the most highly-anticipated culinary events in the greater Charleston area, is set to take place Wednesday, January 7 through Sunday, January 18. A recent change to the structure of Charleston Restaurant Week allows restaurants to venture outside of the previous pricing structure of $20, $30 or $40 menus. This allows […]

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Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

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Don’t feel like cooking this Thanksgiving? Have no fear, there’s still an array of local restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving day, ready to serve you and your loved ones an unforgettable holiday meal! Click here or see below for a list of restaurant openings and hours for Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving Day). Please contact each […]

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