Charleston Upper King Street Food Tour

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Charlestons Upper King Street Culinary Tour

From USD 95.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


With cobblestone streets, steepled skylines, and pastel antebellum houses, it’s a wonder Charleston, South Carolina, is known for something else: its food. On this tour, you’ll experience Upper King Street, the heart of this culinary hotspot. Across four trailblazing restaurants, taste—and see—how this historic city has become one of the hottest dining spots in America.
  • Easy meetup at the Charleston Visitor Center
  • Your guide provides fresh insight on Charleston's New South cuisine
  • Taste four restaurants across Cannonborough, Elliotborough, or Radcliffeborough
  • With a maximum of 8 travelers, you'll get a more personalized foodie experience

What's Included

  • City-certified guide
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic/Specialty drinks (available for individual purchase at most locations)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Visitors Center
    Charleston, SC 29403, USA

    Meet inside the Visitor Center (375 Meeting Street)

Start time

03:00 pm

End point

  • King Street
    King St, Charleston, SC, USA

    End points vary from tour to tour. All tours end within a few blocks of starting point.

What To Expect

Cannonborough Elliotborough

2 hours Admission Ticket Free


2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please arrive 15-Minutes prior to departure.
  • Vegan, dairy/lactose, & soy restrictions cannot be adequately accommodated. Guests with multiple allergies should contact Charleston Culinary Tours prior to booking to confirm accommodation.
  • We cannot assume responsibility for those with severe allergies.
  • Near public transportation
  • We make every effort to provide a full meal for all guests, however, substitutions may not be 1-for-1 with regular tour offerings.
  • We craft our tours to represent the unique aspects of each venue and neighborhood. Unfortunately, there isn’t always a “next best” option that also meets a special dietary need. Since we have your health, taste buds, and overall experience in mind, we truly appreciate your understanding on this issue.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We recommend weather-appropriate attire and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Tours operate rain or shine, hot or cold. In the rare cases of EXTREME weather (e.g. Hurricane!), we will notify all guests of cancellations in advance, as soon as a decision has been made.
  • Not recommended for children under 8 years old.
  • DIETARY RESTRICTIONS must be communicated directly to Charleston Culinary Tours at least *36 hours* before your scheduled tour or restrictions cannot be accommodated.
  • Not recommended for travelers with severe dietary needs
  • DIETARY RESTRICTIONS must be communicated in advance directly to Charleston Culinary Tours
  • DIETARY RESTRICTIONS cannot be accommodated without advance notice (at least 24 hours prior to tour time)
  • Vegan, dairy, or soy restrictions cannot be accommodated
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

It costs extra for beer or wine but well worth it.


184 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Fun with Mimi and food!
Amanda_B, Aug 2023
Mimi was the best guide! She was so knowledgeable of the history, and the restaurants knew exactly who she was, and treated us like royalty as we tasted all the wonderful food and drinks. We returned to two of the restaurants we visited for more because it was so tasty. Mimi should be a national treasure❤️
Amazing food for anyone who wants to experience the best of King Street!!
HILARY_S, July 2023
This was a fabulous tour! We went on a downtown food tour last year with a different company and this one was FAR better!!!! Mimi was an amazing guide. Highlight of the trip was The Rarebit!!!
Great Food Tour!
Lisa_F, June 2023
Summer was an awesome tour leader! She really knows her Charleston history to include food history too! Food stops were delicious! Great way to get a little taste of a lot of places! Was enough to feel like you had a meal by time it was done.
Response from Host, June 2023
Great to hear! So glad you enjoyed your time with Sommer and our local food scene. Thank you for joining, Lisa!
Come hungry- lots of amazing food to sample
Fiona_C, May 2023
This tour was very well done - visited 4 really great places to eat. Lots of great food so come hungry. Charley the tour guide very friendly and knowledgeable about food and the city history
Response from Host, May 2023
Thanks so much, Fiona! It was great meeting y'all!
Great tour and food!
Brooke_W, Feb 2023
The food was great, but learning the history of Charleston was even better. Summer was very knowledgeable and made the tour so interesting.
A Taste of Charleston
Trina_M, Feb 2023
My daughter and I recently enjoyed this tour. We were lucky enough to spend time with a great group of people and our guide, Mimi, was very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston. We cannot say enough about establishments that visited. The bites and beverages were fantastic and certainly exceeded our expectations. We are already planning a return visit.
Okay, time but different guide
Kallie_C, Sept 2022
I loved the food. But our guide was 10 minutes late and honestly I just wasn’t a fan of her tour guide style. She was less focused on food and more focused on BLM. I would book another food tour but not with that particular guide.
You Can Skip This One
Kathryn_C, Sept 2022
While there was nothing wrong with this food tour, it definitely felt like a tour of restaurants that happened to partner with this company rather than a true reflection of the Charleston food scene. Our guide was nice, but I left without a single restaurant that I would go back to so for that reason I would not recommend this tour.
Highly recommend
Nichole_S, Aug 2022
Summer was a great guide and the food was delicious. I have a shellfish allergy and great substitutions where made where needed. I would highly recommend.
Flew Solo
Fronia_W, Aug 2022
The guide, the history and the food were excellent! Almost a complete vacation in one stop. I would love to bring a loved one and do it again.
The Culinary tour was a...
Renee_M, Aug 2022
The Culinary tour was a great experience. Summer was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Charleston. Each restaurant was amazing! Thank you so much for the experience!!
Terrific Tour!!!
Courtney_Z, July 2022
The food was delicious!!! Our tour guide was great and so knowledgeable! We enjoyed learning about the history of the city while trying different food and places!
Fabulous tour !!! Food...
suzanne_b, July 2022
Fabulous tour !!! Food was great and guide was very knowledgeable A must do in Charleston !! Will do again
Debbie_D, June 2022
New to us restaurants, great food, new friends and a amazing time. Our guide was a born and raised local girl sharing her Charleston. It was great. We would do it again
A Must Do
Linda_L, June 2022
Our tour guide, Sommer was excellent and all the restaurants were terrific. We were very full when finished!! Had a great time.
This was a wonderful...
Penny_C, June 2022
This was a wonderful tour! Had amazing delicious food and learned many this about the history of Charleston.
Great time with new friends!
Paul_S, Apr 2022
We had a blast with a group of three. As someone allergic to shellfish, I was a little worried. They had alternatives because I mentioned this when I booked the tour. Great time. Minimal walking. Lots of eating and drinking.
Tour was great. The wine...
Meghan_K, Apr 2022
Tour was great. The wine bar was a bust. Could have skipped that entirely for a different place. And the whole waffle would have been the best end to the tour, not just a taste
Mimi gave us historical...
Darian_M, Jan 2022
Mimi gave us historical context for the food we were eating and showed how the history of Charleston came through in each dish. Interesting and delicious!
Satisfying amount of...
Joseph_G, Dec 2021
Satisfying amount of food. Great discussions. Learned a lot about history of the South. Charleston in recovery.

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