10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Charleston

This restaurant’s name might be the only underwhelming thing about it. Classic white tiling and rounded windows (not to mention the 22-foot-high ceilings) make for a dynamic backdrop for chef Mike Lata’s high-concept oyster hall, where oysters, clams, lobster, and jumbo lump blue crab are whisked right off the raw bar and onto diners’ tables, while other dishes, like the signature smoked oysters and yellowfin tuna with house-made potato chips, get just a light touch before they make their way to patrons. If the raw goods don’t do it for you, not to worry: warmer choices include New Orleans-style barbecued shrimp and fish head gumbo. Oh, and there’s a tempting, regularly-changing line-up of daily specials ready for consideration, too—maybe they should think about changing the name.