Welcome to The Darling Oyster Bar, one of Charleston’s most popular destinations for oysters. The Darling team not only has some of the best-tasting cuisine in town, but they also focus on sourcing local, sustainably-caught seafood for maximum quality. We highly recommend checking this gem out for your next dinner, happy hour, or Sunday brunch. The Darling has an impressive 4.6 rating out of 1,845+ reviews on Google. Take a look inside!
The Darling has two beautiful dining rooms with a variety of seating options, including leather booth and wooden high-top tables. The main dining room features a 14-seat raw bar as well as a central bar.
The Darling is located right off of bustling King Street in Downtown Charleston. Grab a seat at the raw bar to enjoy views of the lively street while local shuckers prepare seafood in front of you.
The menu at the Darling has raw, grilled, and fried seafood options, including the must-try Seafood Plateau, pictured above. The Seafood Plateau is a perfect shared starter, so the whole table can try a variety of seafood. Some other menu highlights are The Lobster Roll, Shrimp and Grits, and Creole Shrimp. The Darling also serves Sunday brunch starting at 11:00am. The brunch menu includes The Darling’s renowned Bloody Mary, garnished with a lobster claw and hush puppy. The Southern-inspired brunch menu also includes Crab Cake Benedict, Fried Chicken Biscuit, and Maple Whip Cream French Toast.
The Darling’s beverage program does not disappoint. Try one of the refreshing cocktails below to start your night right, including The Khalessi, The Three Hour Tour, The 513, and The Siren.
Ready for a cocktail and some oysters? Make your next reservation at The Darling, Charleston, SC! And be on the Lookout for The Darling, Savannah, slated to open in the Summer of 2023.