9 best Charleston food deals you’re missing

Whether you’re ballin’ on a college budget or just love a good deal, Charleston has plenty of restaurants that may have what you’ve been looking for.

The Holy City is known for its roots in the food industry with some of the best restaurants that you can’t miss and with these deals, here’s your chance.



Located right on King Street, O-Ku is the place to go for fresh, mouth-watering sushi. Every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, (it has a Happy Hour special from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring half-price specialty rolls. That’s right, only half price but be sure to make your reservation in advance because it fills up fast.




Two-time James Beard nominee for excellence in cuisine, Chef Craig Deihl, runs the show in this restaurant located in a historic home on East Bay Street. The award nomination speaks for itself and if you are looking for fine dining on a budget, Cypress offers burgers for only $5 in the bar area.




Not only is this King Street hot-spot known for its drink deals and ping-pong lounge, it’s also known for being the “burger boutique” of downtown Charleston. Monday’s can be tough, but you can make your night a little better by getting the Classic Double Burger paired with signature “Fancy Tots” for just $5.


Mellow Mushroom


This pizza place may not be a Charleston original, but each Mellow Mushroom is unique in its appearance, artwork and style. Although no Mellow Mushroom location is like the other, its specialty crust and pizza stays the same deliciousness everywhere you go. Lucky for you, Charleston has a Mellow Mushroom on lower King Street where you can get small one-topping pizza for only $5 after 4 p.m.


Bay Street Biergarten

If you’re looking for a wide selection of craft beer and a good deal on a burger, this is the place for you. Known for its German Biergarten atmosphere and Southern influence, there are over 70 taps and on Monday nights they feature half-price burgers to pair with your pint.



Locals Bar


Located just over the Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant, Locals duels as a sushi bar and sports bar with deals almost every night. Whether you’re a taco person or a sushi person, or you just don’t know what you’re craving, Locals is the spot for you.

For sushi lovers, the menu features several deals on sushi rolls on Monday through Thursday including half-off rolls and buy one, get one free offers. For taco lovers, Tuesday is your night featuring trivia and half-off tacos with the purchase of one.


Persimmon Café


Located in a laundromat on Calhoun Street, Persimmon Café is home to gourmet pressed sandwiches, comforting soups and the best hand spun custards to complete your meal.

Whether you’re looking for a deal for you and your significant other or just want to grab dinner with your best friend, Persimmon Café hosts a date night the third Thursday of each month offering two sandwiches, two sides, two drinks, and a custard to share all for just $20! So pick your partner and mark your calendars for your next date night.


Early Bird Diner


Known for its all-day breakfast and comfort food, you’re going to have to get in line outside the door with everyone else waiting. This diner is open at the crack of dawn and closes long after the sun has set.

Guy Fieri, Food Network star, gave two thumbs up for this diner when he visited Charleston. What better way is there to end your week and head to the Early Bird Diner on Friday to invest $5 into all-you-can-eat pancakes? This offer continues throughout the day until midnight.


Rutledge Cab Co.


Transformed from an old convenience store and gas station, RCC is a Charleston favorite, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even late night. It is known to have Charleston’s only indoor charcoal grill (where much of the meat is grilled), which gives food a unique, enhanced flavor.

Last but not least, it has been voted Charleston’s best burger, which it offers for just $5 all day and night on Mondays.


by Catherine Caroe

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