Charleston Restaurant Week is September 5 – 16…Participating restaurants and menus are being released NOW

It’s time to rediscover why Charleston consistently ranks as one of the top dining destinations in the world! September 5 through 16 is the next installment of Charleston Restaurant Week, orchestrated by the Charleston Restaurant Association (CRA). This event has proven to be one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area. Currently there are over 120 restaurants participating, the highest number yet. Participating restaurants and their Restaurant Week menus are available to view on the CRA’s website at Many restaurants are still working on their menus and therefore may not be available on the site currently so be sure to check back often for updates.

The CRA also encourages diners to make reservations as early as possible. Over the past few installments of Charleston Restaurant Week, many restaurants were booked to capacity before the event started. Not all participating restaurants accept reservations but many provide access to a reservation link through the CRA website or diners can contact the restaurants directly.

CRA Executive Director, Kathy Britzius, says, “We’re glad to welcome so many new restaurants to Charleston Restaurant Week and we’re grateful for the continued support of the restaurants that participate every year. Charleston Restaurant Week continues to gain momentum and we are so pleased at the success the restaurants have experienced since it began.” The event offers diners prix fixe menus consisting of three items for $20, $30 or $40 depending on the restaurant.  Visit the CRA’s website at for a listing of all participating restaurants. For daily updates and Charleston Restaurant Week gift certificates find us on Facebook at Charleston Food Festivals and Events.




12 Responses to Charleston Restaurant Week is September 5 – 16…Participating restaurants and menus are being released NOW

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    • Hi Melanie,
      Some do offer the Restaurant Week during lunch and others do not. Please call ahead to the restaurant to find out for sure. Thank you!

  2. Love restaurant week! It is a great time to enjoy some places we have not previously visited. With around 500 restaurants in this area it is difficult to get to all of them. Thanks!

  3. So delighted that this small idea has taken off so well in Charleston. Kathy, remember it was July 2, 2009 when I called a group of other PR people together to discuss this idea. We thought it belonged with Charleston Restaurant Association, and look where it’s gone!

    Present at that meeting were:
    Laura Bright, Maverick Southern Kitchens, now with Bright Partner, Inc.
    Lee Deas, Obviouslee
    Rebecca Blackman, Leapfrog Public Relations
    Katie Chapman, Charleston CVB
    Linn Lesesne, Charming Inns
    Lyn Mettler, Step Ahead Web Strategies, Inc.
    Suzanne Wallace, Charleston CVB
    Cheryl Smithem, Strategic Marketing & Charleston PR

  4. Greetings,

    Do you have a list of restaurants that have vegetarian and vegan options? Or do we have to just look through all of the menus?


    • Hi Aisha,
      We do not have a list, we are sorry! All the menus are created by the restaurants and we do not ask specifics. We would recommend calling ahead to ask or look at the menus online. Thank you and we hope you are enjoying restaurant week!

    • Hi Fran,
      We would recommend the Italian, French or non-seafood restaurants. We wish there was a better way but we know most of the restaurants do offer other options then just seafood. Hope you find a restaurant (because there are so many great ones to choose from!)

    • It all depends on the restaurant. Some restaurants will have both menus and other will only have the restaurant week menu. You will have to contact the restaurant and ask. Thank you.

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