Readers’ Picks

Best of Charleston comes around but once a year, and today, we’re ready to celebrate. We’ve all been through an awful lot these last two years. In 2021, we saw restaurants reopen, live music make its return, beloved venues come back to life and playhouses bringing shows to the stage. Now more than ever, we want to show some love to our favorite local people, places and businesses who managed to keep Charleston vibrant through all these trying times. 

For this year’s issue, we changed things up a bit, adding new categories and bringing back our CP Picks, which highlight some features of Charleston we thought deserved their own kind of special recognition — whether the achievement is awesome, or dubious at best.

Congratulations to all the Best of Charleston 2022 winners. Y’all deserve it. Now, let’s party. 

Attractions and City Living
Culture, Arts and Entertainment
Drinking
Eating
Health and Beauty
Politics, News and Media
Recreation and Outdoors
Services
Shops

Best Pop-up Market
Holy City Vintage Market
Since 2016, Kelly Rae Smith (left) and Sharee Burns have created gatherings for local vintage clothing enthusiasts | Photo by Ruta Smith

Attractions and City Living

With last year marking a (sort of) return to business-as-usual Charleston, many of the Holy City’s best events and attractions found themselves reignited and reinvigorated. With farmers markets ditching pandemic-era restrictions, local groups bringing back their top events and the hospitality sector seeing tourists flock back to Charleston’s historic downtown, beaches and tour services, we’re glad to see this section back in business — but we could, of course, do without the parking and traffic woes some of these winners bring. Keep reading to see how Charleston kicked things back into gear and get some ideas for where to mark your calendars for this year and next. —Skyler Baldwin 

Best Annual Outdoor Event

Charleston Wine + Food Festival 
Various locations
charlestonwineandfood.com

Runner-Up:
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition 

Best Apartment Community

The Guild
128 Columbus St. Downtown
(843) 508-9209
livetheguild.com

Runner-up:
The Boulevard

Best Attraction

South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf. Downtown
(843) 577-3474
scaquarium.org

Runner-up:
The Battery

Best Charter School

James Island Charter High School
1000 Fort Johnson Road. James Island
(843) 762-2754
jichs.ccsdschools.com

Runner-up:
Orange Grove Charter School

Best Daycare

The Oaks Children’s Academy
2243 Glendale Drive. West Ashley
(843) 766-6382
8695 Dorchester Road. North Charleston
(843) 207-3061
theoaksacademy.com

Runner-up:
The Little Sage School

Best Farmers Market

Charleston Farmers Market 
329 Meeting St. Downtown
(843) 724-7305
charlestonfarmersmarket.com

Runner-up:
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market

Best Festival

Spoleto Festival USA
Various locations. Downtown
(843) 579-3100
spoletousa.org

Runner-up:
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Best Fundraising Event

Charleston Animal Society Rescue Brew at Palmetto Brewing Co.
(843) 747-4849
charlestonanimalsociety.org

Runner-up:
Lowcountry Local First’s Chef’s Potluck

Best Green Business

Vertical Roots
1008 Clements Crest Lane. Daniel Island 
(843) 701-4573
verticalroots.com

Runner-Up:
Mamasita’s Cloth Diaper Service

Best Local College

College of Charleston
66 George St. Downtown
(843) 805-5507
cofc.edu

Runner-Up:
The Citadel

Best Neighborhood

Park Circle
North Charleston
facebook.com/pcncsc

Runner-up:
Avondale/Byrnes Downs

Best Place of Worship

Seacoast Church
Various Locations
seacoast.org

Runner-up:
Unitarian Church of Charleston

Best Place to Work

Charleston Animal Society
2455 Remount Road. North Charleston
(843) 747-4849
charlestonanimalsociety.org

Runner-up:
Medical University of South Carolina

Best Pop-up Market

Holy City Vintage Market
Various locations
facebook.com/holycityvintagemarket
Instagram @holycityvintagemarket

Runner-up:
Pickers Hullabaloo

Best Preschool

The Oaks Children’s Academy
2243 Glendale Drive. West Ashley
(843) 766-6382
8695 Dorchester Road. North Charleston
(843) 207-3061
theoaksacademy.com

Runner-up:
O’Quinn Schools

Best Private School

Bishop England High School
363 Seven Farms Drive. Daniel Island
(843) 849-9599
behs.com

Runner-Up:
Porter Gaud School

Best Property Management Company

Charleston Rental Properties
1007 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Suite 133. Mount Pleasant
(843) 654-9140
charlestonrentalproperties.com

Runner-up:
Daniel Ravenel Real Estate Property Management

Best Property Management Company  (Apartments)

Greystar
465 Meeting St. Downtown
(843) 579-9400
greystar.com

Runner-up:
MAA- Rivers Walk Apartments

Best Public School

Wando High School
1000 Warrior Way. Mount Pleasant
(843) 881-8200
ccsdschools.com/wandohigh

Runner-up:
Charleston County School of the Arts

Best Public Space

Joe Riley Waterfront Park
Vendue Range and Concord St. Downtown

Runner-up:
Hampton Park

Best Tour Company

Bulldog Tours
18 Anson St. Downtown
(843) 722-8687
bulldogtours.com

Runner-up:
Charleston Water Taxi

Best Performing Arts Group
Charleston Symphony
While many groups were forced to shut down during the pandemic, Charleston Symphony kept the music streaming | Photo by Ruta Smith

Culture, Arts and Entertainment

The arts are back in full force in Charleston! The last 12 months have seen the performing arts return and visual artists thrive, and the city is alive again with culture. Charleston musicians and music lovers are getting back on the live music grind we sorely missed in 2021, while the local music industry has been bursting at the seams with events and performances that had been on hold for too long. The iconic Pour House on James Island is back to music seven nights a week, downtown karaoke club Bangkok Lounge has its customary line out the door again and Music Farm is reborn. In other words: we’re back baby! —Michael Smallwood and Chelsea Grinstead

Best Art Gallery

Redux Contemporary Art Center
1056 King St. Downtown
(843) 722-0697
reduxstudios.org

Runner-up:
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Best Art Instruction

The Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting St. Downtown
(843) 722-2706
gibbesmuseum.org

Runner-up:
Redux Contemporary Art Center

Best Drag Show

Dudley’s on Ann
42 Ann St. Downtown
(843) 577-6779
dudleysonann.com

Runner-up:
Edmund’s Oast with Patti O’Furniture

Best Event DJ

DJ Natty Heavy
nattyheavy.com

Runner-up:
DJ Rehab

Best Exhibit of 2021

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition at Festival Hall

Runner-up:
Romare Bearden: Abstractions at The Gibbes Museum of Art

Best Female Vocalist

Lauren Hall
laurenhallmusic.com

Runner-up:
Kanika Moore

Best Jazz & Blues Club

The Commodore
504 Meeting St. Downtown
thecommodorechs.com

Runner-up:
Forte Jazz Lounge

Best Karaoke Night

Bangkok Lounge
353 King St. 2nd floor. Downtown
thebangkoklounge.com

Runners-up:
Burns Alley and Tru Blues House of Wings

Best Local Actor

Colin Waters, Charleston Stage

Runner-up:
Matthew Willingham, Charleston Stage

Best Local Actress

Katelyn Crall, Charleston Stage

Runner-up:
Marybeth Clark, Charleston Stage

Best Local Author

Mary Alice Monroe
maryalicemonroe.com

Runner-up:
Marcus Amaker

Best Local Band

The Midnight City Band
themidnightcityband.com

Runner-up:
Southbound 17

Best Local Comic

Robin Phoenix
bestmedicinebrigade.com

Runner-up:
Brandy Sullivan

Best Local Podcast

Holy City Sinner Radio
holycitysinner.com

Runner-up:
Charleston Time Machine by Charleston County Public Library

Best Local Theater Company

Theatre 99
280 Meeting St. # B. Downtown
(843) 853-6687
theatre99.com

Runner-up:
Charleston Stage

Best Local Visual Artist

Patch Whisky
patchwhisky.com

Runner-up:
John Reese

Best Male Vocalist

Will Blackburn
willblackburnmusic.com

Runner-up:
Randall Fowler

Best Movie Theater

Terrace Theater
1956d Maybank Hwy. James Island
(843) 762-9494
terracetheater.com

Runner-up:
Citadel Mall Cinemas

Best Museum

The Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting St. Downtown
(843) 722-2706
gibbesmuseum.org

Runner-up:
The Charleston Museum

Best Music Concert of 2021

Ranky Tanky at The Bend
rankytanky.com
thebendcharleston.com

Runner-up:
Dierks Bentley at The Windjammer

Best Musical Instruction

Charleston Jazz Academy
3005 W. Montague Ave. North Charleston
(843) 745-5908
charlestonjazz.com

Runner-up:
Clelia’s Guitar Studio

Best Musician

Charlton Singleton
charltonsingleton.com

Runner-up:
Quentin Ravenel

Best Party Band

The Midnight City Band
themidnightcityband.com

Runner-up:
Sexbruise?

Best Party of 2021

Charleston Animal Society Gala
charlestonanimalsociety.org

Runner-up:
Best of Charleston Party

Best Performing Arts Group

Charleston Symphony
charlestonsymphony.org

Runner-up:
Charleston Stage

Best Place to See Local Hip-Hop

Charleston Pour House
1977 Maybank Hwy. James Island
(843) 571-4343
charlestonpourhouse.com

Runner-up:
The Commodore

Best Place to See Local Music

Charleston Pour House

Runner-up:
The Windjammer

Best Recording Studio

Coast Records
coast-records.com

Runner-up:
The Space

Best Rock Music Club

Charleston Pour House
1977 Maybank Hwy. James Island
(843) 571-4343
charlestonpourhouse.com

Runner-up:
The Royal American

Best Theater Show of 2021

Elf the Musical, Charleston Stage
charlestonstage.com

Runner-up:
Bright Star, Charleston Stage

Best Trivia Night

Charleston Sports Pub
Various Locations
charlestonsportspub.com

Runner-up:
Recovery Room Tavern

Best Bartender
Zach Kramer, Low Tide Brewing
Zach Kramer does his best to find the perfect craft beer for you | Photo by Ruta Smith

Drinking

King Street isn’t the only place to grab a drink in the Lowcountry. From the lowest point on the Peninsula to the furthest reaches of Summerville and Daniel Island, Charleston is overflowing with breweries, dive bars and distilleries. Locals and tourists alike can find libations at places like Chico Feo (Best Folly Beach Bar and Best Folly Beach Happy Hour) or your winner for Best New Bar: Paddock & Whisky in Park Circle.

And you can’t forget the people who serve the drinks either, like Zach Kramer of Low Tide Brewing, (Best Bartender), or the rest of Low Tide’s staff for that matter, who were named Best Bar Staff.

So let’s get out there and cheers to the Drinking winners voted by you, readers. —Michael Pham

Best Adult Establishment

King Street Cabaret
1337 King St. Downtown
(843) 789-4488
kingstreetcabaret.com

Runner–up:
Cheetah Gentleman’s Club

Best Authentic Pub

Blind Tiger Pub
36-38 Broad St. Downtown
(843) 872-6700
blindtigerchs.com

Runner–up:
The Griffon

Best Bar Staff

Low Tide Brewing
2863 Maybank Hwy. Johns Island
(843) 576-9194
lowtidebrewing.com

Runner–up:
Recovery Room Tavern

Best Bartender

Zach Kramer, Low Tide Brewing
2863 Maybank Hwy. Johns Island
(843) 576-9194
lowtidebrewing.com

Runner–up:
Caroline Woodruff, Paddock & Whisky

Best Beer Retail Selection

Total Wine & More
1820 Ashley River Road. West Ashley
(843) 763-7034
totalwine.com

Runner–up:
Edmund’s Oast Exchange

Best Beer Selection on Tap

Edmund’s Oast
1081 Morrison Drive. Downtown
(843) 727-1145
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.
1505 King St. #115. Downtown
(843) 718-3224
edmundsoast.com

Runner–up:
Bay Street Biergarten

Best Bloody Mary

The Darling Oyster Bar
513 King St. Downtown
(843) 641-0821
thedarling.com

Runner–up:
Page’s Okra Grill

Best Bottled Beer

Edmund’s Oast
1081 Morrison Drive. Downtown
(843) 727-1145
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.
1505 King St. #115. Downtown
(843) 718-3224
edmundsoast.com

Runner–up:
Gene’s Haufbrau

Best Bouncers

Recovery Room Tavern
685 King St. Charleston
(843) 727-0999
recoveryroomtavern.com

Runner–up:
Uptown Social

Best Bubble/Boba Tea

Poke Tea House
441 Meeting St. Downtown
(854) 444-3591
poketeahouse.com

Runner–up:
Ding Tea

Best Cheap Beer Deal

Recovery Room Tavern
685 King St. Downtown
(843) 727-0999
recoveryroomtavern.com

Runner–up:
AC’s Bar and Grill

Best Cocktails

The Cocktail Club
479 King St. Downtown
(843) 724-9411
thecocktailclubcharleston.com

Runner–up:
Paddock & Whisky

Best Coffee House

Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer
4 Vanderhorst St. Downtown
(843) 853-7186
kuducoffeeandcraftbeer.com

Runner–up:
Bitty & Beau’s

Best Cold Beer 

Edmund’s Oast
1081 Morrison Drive. Downtown
(843) 727-1145
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.
1505 King St. #115. Downtown
(843) 718-3224
edmundsoast.com

Runner–up:
Gene’s Haufbrau

Best College Bar

AC’s Bar & Grill
467 King St. Downtown
(843) 577-6742
acsbar.com

Runner–up:
Uptown Social

Best Dance Club

The Commodore
504 Meeting St. Downtown
thecommodorechs.com

Runner–up:
Trio

Best Daniel Island Bar

The Kingstide
32 River Landing Drive. Daniel Island
(843) 216-3832
thekingstide.com

Runner–up:
Daniel Island Grille (DIG)

Best Daniel Island Happy Hour

Daniel Island Grille (DIG)
259 Seven Farms Drive. Daniel Island
(843) 377-8750
dighospitality.com 

Runner–up:
The Kingstide

Best Distillery

Firefly Distillery
4201 Spruill Ave. North Charleston
(843) 557-1405
fireflydistillery.com

Runner–up:
High Wire Distillery

Best Downtown Bar

The Rooftop at the Vendue
19 Vendue Range. Downtown
(843) 577-7970
thevendue.com

Runner–up:
The Royal American

Best Downtown Happy Hour

Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar
630 King St. Downtown
(843) 577-5393
barsacharleston.com

Runner–up:
Recovery Room Tavern

Best Folly Beach Bar

Chico Feo
122 E. Ashley Ave. Folly Beach
(843) 906-2710
chicofeos.com

Runner–up:
Rita’s Seaside Grille

Best Folly Beach Happy Hour

Chico Feo
122 E. Ashley Ave. Folly Beach
(843) 906-2710
chicofeos.com

Runner–up:
Taco Boy

Best Frozen Drinks

The Co-Op
2019 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island
(843) 882-8088
1515 Palm Blvd. Isle of Palms
(843) 242-8366
1505 King St. Ext. Downtown
thecoopsi.com

Runner–up:
Home Team BBQ

Best Happy Hour

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.
1505 King St. #115. Downtown
(843) 718-3224
edmundsoast.com/brewing-co

Runner–up:
Water Edge’s

Best IOP Bar

The Windjammer
1008 Ocean Blvd. Isle of Palms
(866) 540-3548
the-windjammer.com

Runner–up:
The Dinghy

Best IOP Happy Hour

The Windjammer
1008 Ocean Blvd. Isle of Palms
(866) 540-3548
the-windjammer.com

Runner–up:
The Dinghy

Best James Island Bar

Charleston Pour House
1977 Maybank Hwy. James Island
(843) 571-4343
charlestonpourhouse.com

Runner–up:
Paddock & Whisky

Best James Island Happy Hour

Bohemian Bull 
1531 Folly Road. James Island
(843) 225-1817
bohemianbull.com

Runner–up:
Bar George

Best Johns Island Bar

Tattooed Moose
3328 Maybank Hwy. Johns Island 
(843) 952-7591
4845 Chateau Ave. North Charleston
(843) 277-2990
tattooedmoose.com

Runner–up:
Low Tide Brewing

Best Johns Island Happy Hour

Tattooed Moose

Runner–up:
Low Tide Brewing

Best Juice/Smoothie Bar

Huriyali 
401 Huger St. Downtown 
(843) 207-4436
huriyali.com 

Runner–up:
Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Best Late Night Bar

Recovery Room Tavern
685 King St. Downtown
(843) 727-0999
recoveryroomtavern.com

Runner–up:
The Commodore

Best Local Beer

Edmund’s Oast  Something Cold
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.
1505 King St. #115. Downtown
(843) 718-3224
edmundsoast.com/brewing-co

Runner–up:
Low Tide Brewing Aloha Beaches

Best Local Brewery

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.
1505 King St. #115. Downtown
(843) 718-3224
edmundsoast.com/brewing-co

Runner–up:
Holy City Brewing

Best Local Brewery Taproom

Holy City Brewing
1021 Aragon Ave. North Charleston
(843) 459-2948
holycitybrewing.com

Runner–up:
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.

Best Local Cocktail Mixer

Charleston Bloody Mary Mix
charlestonmix.com

Runner–up:
Jack Rudy Tonic

Best Local Spirit

Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
4201 Spruill Ave. North Charleston
(843) 557-1405
fireflydistillery.com

Runner-up: 
Firefly Lemonade Vodka

Best Margarita

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
817 St. Andrews Blvd. West Ashley
(843) 751-4001
1109 Park W. Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 352-9699
2205 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island
(843) 882-8172
mex1coastalcantina.com

Runner–up:
Santi’s Restaurante Mexicano

Best Martini

Halls Chophouse
434 King St. Downtown
(843) 727-0090
300 Nexton Square Drive. Summerville
(843) 900-6000
hallschophouse.com

Runner–up:
The Gin Joint

Best Mount Pleasant Bar

Saltwater Cowboys
130 Mill St. Mount Pleasant
(843) 856-0700
saltwater-cowboys.com

Runner–up:
Red’s Ice House

Best Mount Pleasant Happy Hour

Red’s Ice House
98 Church St. Mount Pleasant
(843) 388-0003
redsicehouse.com

Runner-up:
Water’s Edge

Best Neighborhood Bar

Moe’s Crosstown Tavern
714 Rutledge Ave. Downtown
(843) 641-0469
moescrosstowntavern.com

Runner-up:
Gene’s Haufbrau

Best New Bar

Paddock & Whisky Park Circle
1074 E. Montague Ave. Park Circle
(843) 203-4238
1962 Maybank Hwy. James Island
(843) 225-5877
paddockandwhisky.com

Runner–up:
The Honey Hive

Best No Frills Watering Hole

The Royal American
970 Morrison Drive. Downtown
(843) 817-6925
theroyalamerican.com

Runner–up:
Gene’s Haufbrau

Best North Charleston Bar

Holy City Brewing
1021 Aragon Ave. North Charleston
(843) 459-2948
holycitybrewing.com

Runner–up:
Paddock & Whisky

Best North Charleston Happy Hour

DIG in the Park
1049 E. Montague Ave. North Charleston
(843) 225-5201

Runner–up:
Paddock & Whisky Park Circle

Best Pet Friendly Bar/Restaurant

The Royal American
970 Morrison Drive. Downtown
(843) 817-6925
theroyalamerican.com

Runner–up:
DIG in the Park

Best Rooftop Bar

The Rooftop at the Vendue
19 Vendue Range. Downtown
(843) 577-7970
thevendue.com

Runner–up:
Citrus Club at The Dewberry

Best Sommelier

Femi Oyediran, Graft Wine Shop & Wine Bar
700B King St. Downtown
(843) 718-3359
graftchs.com

Runner–up:
Sam Cooper: Halls Chophouse

Best Sports Bar

Home Team BBQ
2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island
(843) 225-7427
1205 Ashley River Road. West Ashley
(843) 225-7427
126 Williman St. Downtown
(843) 225-7427
hometeambbq.com

Runner–up:
Charleston Sports Pub

Best Sullivan’s Island Bar

Home Team BBQ
2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island
(843) 225-7427
hometeambbq.com

Runner–up:
Poe’s Tavern 

Best Sullivan’s Island Happy Hour

The Co-Op
2019 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island
thecoopsi.com

Runner–up:
Home Team BBQ

Best Summerville Bar

Montreux Bar & Grill
127 W. Richardson Ave. Summerville
(843) 261-1200
montreuxbarandgrill.net

Runner–up:
Upstairs at the Ice House

Best Summerville Happy Hour

Charleston Sports Pub
Various locations
charlestonsportspub.com

Runner–up:
The Ice House

Best Upscale Bar

The Belmont
511 King St. Downtown
Instagram: @thebelmontchs

Runner–up:
Halls Chophouse

Best Waterfront Bar

Saltwater Cowboys
130 Mill St. Mount Pleasant
(843) 856-0700
saltwater-cowboys.com

Runner–up:
Red’s Ice house

Best West Ashley Bar

Gene’s Haufbrau
817 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 225-4363
genes.beer

Runner–up:
The Roost

Best West Ashley Happy Hour

Gene’s Haufbrau

Runner–up:
Pearlz

Best Wine Bar

Avondale Wine & Cheese
813 Savannah Hwy. #B. West Ashley
(843) 769-5444
avondalewc.hrpos.heartland.us

Runner–up:
Graft Wine Shop & Wine Bar

Best Wine Selection (Bar/Restaurant/Retail)

Graft Wine Shop & Wine Bar
700b King St. Downtown
(843) 718-3359
graftchs.com

Runner–up:
Bottles Beverage Superstore

Best New Restaurant
Pink Bellies
Pink Bellies owner Thai Phi smiles as he swirls sriracha for his famous  OG Garlic Noodles | Photo by Ruta Smith

Eating

It’s no secret that Charleston is among the world’s top food cities, with annual events like Charleston Wine + Food, festivals and an abundance of restaurants, food trucks and pop-ups peppered throughout the Lowcountry.

As restaurants and dining swing back around after a rough two-and-a -half years, chefs, restaurateurs, food producers and at-home cooks show off their tastes and skills with pride, serving delicious eats to hungry stomachs across our neighborhoods and communities. 

The list of where to eat is never-ending, but as voted by City Paper readers, a list of Best of Eating is a good way to narrow it down. —Michael Pham

Best Acai Bowls

Huriyali 
401 Huger St. Downtown 
(843) 207-4436
huriyali.com

Runner-up:
Beech

Best Asian Fusion

Xiao Bao Biscuit
224 Rutledge Ave. Downtown 
xiaobaobiscuit.com

Runner-up:
Jackrabbit Filly

Best Bagels

Bagel Nation 
520 Folly Road #60. James Island 
(843) 406-7869 
1975 Magwood Drive. West Ashley
(843) 779-0700
bagelnationsc.com 

Runner-up:
Charleston Bagel Co.

Best Bakery

Baguette Magic
792 Folly Road Suite A. James Island 
(843) 471-5941
baguettemagicchs.com

Runner-up:
Kudzu Bakery

Best Barbecue

Lewis Barbecue
464 N. Nassau St. Downtown
(843) 805-9500 
lewisbarbecue.com 

Runner-up:
Home Team BBQ

Best Biscuits

Vicious Biscuits
409 W Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 388-7362
viciousbiscuit.com

Runner-up:
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits

Best Breakfast

Page’s Okra Grill
302 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 881-3333
pagesokragrill.com
Runner-up:
Early Bird Diner

Best Brisket

Lewis Barbecue
464 N Nassau St. Downtown
(843) 805-9500 
lewisbarbecue.com 

Runner-up:
Home Team BBQ

Best Buffet

Duke’s Barbecue
331 Folly Road. James Island 
(843) 789-4801 
4428 Spruill Ave. Suite B. North Charleston 
(843) 554-1110

Runner-up:
Nirlep Indian Restaurant

Best Burger

Poe’s Tavern
2210 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island  
(843) 883-0083
poestavern.com 

Runner-up:
Little Jack’s Tavern

Best Caterer

Home Team BBQ
1205 Ashley River Road. West Ashley
126 Williman St. Downtown
2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island 
(843) 225-7427
hometeambbq.com

Runner-up:
Cru Catering

Best Charcuterie

goat.sheep.cow. 
106 Church St. Downtown 
(843) 480-2526
804 Meeting St. Downtown
(843) 203-3118
goatsheepcow.com 

Runner-up:
Avondale Wine & Cheese

Best Cheap Meal

Santi’s Restaurante Mexicano
1302 Meeting St. Downtown
(843) 722-2633
1471 Ben Sawyer Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 388-3146
santisrestaurantemexicano.com

Runner-up:
Kairo’s Mediterranean

Best Cheesesteak

DB’s Cheesesteaks, Hoagies & More
2 Avondale Ave. West Ashley 
(843) 225-3231
dbscheesesteaks.com

Runner-up:
Yous Guys Sandwich Shop

Best Chef

Nico Romo, NICO Oysters + Seafood
201 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 352-7969
nicoshemcreek.com
Bistronomy by Nico
64 Spring St. Downtown
(843) 410-6221
bistronomybynico.com

Runner-up:
David Pell, The Royal Tern

Best Chicken Fingers

Boxcar Betty’s
1922 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 225-7470 
7800 Rivers Ave. North Charleston 
(843) 990-9804 
1701 Shoremeade Road. Mount Pleasant 
(843) 227-5198 
boxcarbettys.com 

Runner-up:
Raising Canes

Best Chinese

Red Orchids China Bistro
1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. West Ashley 
(843) 573-8787
redorchids.com 

Runner-up:
Jackrabbit Filly

Best Chocolatier

Christophe Artisan Chocolatier 
90 Society St. Downtown
(843) 297-8674
1901 Ashley River Road #2A. West Ashley
(843) 225-9133
christophechocolatier.com

Runner-up:
Remy Funfrock at Hotel Bennett’s La Pâtisserie

Best Daniel Island Brunch

The Kingstide
32 River Landing Drive. Daniel Island
(843) 216-3832
thekingstide.com

Runner-up:
Daniel Island Grille

Best Daniel Island Restaurant

The Kingstide

Runner-up:
Daniel Island Grille (DIG)

Best Deli

East Bay Deli
Various locations
eastbaydeli.com 

Runner-up:
Mozzo Deli 

Best Desserts

Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe
78 N. Market St. Downtown 
(843) 853-8270 
2 Magnolia Road. West Ashley 
(854) 429-1777
kaminskys.com 

Runner-up:
Carmella’s Cafe and Dessert Bar

Best Doughnut Shop

Duck Donuts
1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. West Ashley
(843) 724-9917
duckdonuts.com

Runner-up:
Krispy Kreme

Best Downtown Brunch

Halls Chophouse
434 King St. Downtown
(843) 727-0090
300 Nexton Square Drive. Summerville
(843) 900-6000
hallschophouse.com

Runner-up:
Miller’s All Day

Best Downtown Restaurant

Halls Chophouse
434 King St. Downtown
(843) 727-0090
300 Nexton Square Drive. Summerville
(843) 900-6000
hallschophouse.com

Runner-up:
FIG

Best Folly Beach Brunch

Lost Dog Cafe
106 W. Huron Ave. Folly Beach 
(843) 588-9669
lostdogfollybeach.com 

Runner-up:
Rita’s Seaside Grill

Best Folly Beach Restaurant

Taco Boy
217 Huger St. Downtown
(843) 789-3333
106 E. Ashley Ave. Folly Beach
(843) 588-9761
106 Front Street. Summerville
(843) 851-8226
tacoboy.net

Runner-up:
Jack of Cups Saloon

Best Food Truck

Dashi
1262 Remount Road. North Charleston
(843) 284-6804
dashichs.com

Runner-up:
My Big Fat Greek Trailer

Best French

39 Rue de Jean
39 John St. Downtown 
(843) 722-8881 
holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jean

Runner-up:
Fast & French

Best Fried Chicken

Boxcar Betty’s
1922 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 225-7470 
7800 Rivers Ave. North Charleston 
(843) 990-9804 
1701 Shoremeade Road. Mount Pleasant 
(843) 227-5198 
boxcarbettys.com 

Runner-up:
Leon’s Oyster Shop

Best Fries

Tattooed Moose
3328 Maybank Hwy. Johns Island 
(843) 952-7591
4845 Chateau Ave. North Charleston
(843) 277-2990
tattooedmoose.com

Runner-up:
Little Jack’s Tavern

Best Gelato

Carmella’s Cafe and Dessert Bar
198 East Bay St. #100. Downtown 
(843) 722-5893
carmellasdessertbar.com 

Runner-up:
Beardcat’s Sweet Shop

Best Gourmet Sandwich

Mozzo Deli
730 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 388-5755
610 Meeting St. D. Downtown
(843) 793-4873
mozzodeli.com

Runner-up:
Brown Dog Deli

Best Greek

Stella’s
114 St. Philip St. Downtown 
(843) 400-0026
stellascharleston.com

Runner-up:
Kairos Mediterranean

Best Grits

Grace & Grit
320 Wingo Way. Mount Pleasant
(843) 698-4748
gracegrit.com

Runner-up:
Page’s Okra Grill

Best Gyro

Kairo’s Mediterranean
975 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 376-2011
1100 Bowman Road. Mount Pleasant
(843) 606-9314
eatkairos.com

Runner-up:
My Big Fat Greek Trailer

Best Hot Dogs

Jack’s Cosmic Dogs
2805 N. Hwy 17. Mount Pleasant 
(843) 884-7677
jackscosmicdogs.com 

Runner-up:
Skoogie’s

Best Ice Cream

Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream & Sandwich Cafe
Various locations
yeolefashioned.com 

Runner-up:
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

Best Indian/Pakistani

Nirlep Indian Restaurant 
908 Savannah Hwy. #7802. West Ashley 
(843) 763-9923
nirlepindianrestaurant.com

Runner-up:
Taste of India

Best IOP Brunch

Acme Lowcountry Kitchen
31 J. C. Long Blvd. Isle of Palms 
(843) 886-3474
acmelowcountrykitchen.com 

Runner-up:
The Co-Op

Best IOP Restaurant

The Co-Op
2019 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island
(843) 882-8088
1515 Palm Blvd. Isle of Palms
(843) 242-8366
1505 King Street Ext. Downtown
(843) 718-3224
thecoopsi.com

Runner-up:
Acme Lowcountry Kitchen

Best Italian

Wild Olive
2867 Maybank Hwy. Johns Island 
(843) 737-4177 
wildoliverestaurant.com 

Runner-up:
Melfi’s

Best James Island Brunch

Black Magic Cafe 
1130 Folly Road. James Island 
(843) 576-4868 
blackmagiccafe.com 

Runner-up:
Bohemian Bull

Best James Island Restaurant

Bowens Island Restaurant 
1870 Bowens Island Road. James Island 
(843) 795-2757
bowensisland.com 

Runner-up:
Kwei Fei

Best Japanese

O-Ku
463 King St. Downtown 
(843) 737-0112
o-kusushi.com 

Runner-up:
Fuji

Best Johns Island Brunch

Tattooed Moose
3328 Maybank Hwy. Johns Island 
(843) 952-7591
4845 Chateau Ave. North Charleston
(843) 277-2990
tattooedmoose.com

Runner-up:
Sunrise Bistro

Best Johns Island Restaurant

Wild Olive
2867 Maybank Hwy. Johns Island 
(843) 737-4177 
wildoliverestaurant.com 

Runner-up:
Tattooed Moose

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Home Team BBQ
1205 Ashley River Road. West Ashley
126 Williman St. Downtown
2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island 
(843) 225-7427
hometeambbq.com

Runner-up:
Coastal Crust

Best Late Night Menu

Waffle House
Various locations 
wafflehouse.com

Runner-up:
The Royal American

Best Local Artisanal Food Product

Booze Pops
424 King St. Downtown
(843) 200-8422
boozepop.com

Runner-up:
Apis Mercantile Honey

Best Local Legacy Restaurant

Halls Chophouse
434 King St. Downtown
(843) 727-0090
300 Nexton Square Drive. Summerville
(843) 900-6000
hallschophouse.com

Runner-up:
Bowens Island Restaurant

Best Mac and Cheese

Home Team BBQ
1205 Ashley River Road. West Ashley
126 Williman St. Downtown
2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island 
(843) 225-7427
hometeambbq.com

Runner-up:
Lewis Barbecue

Best Meat & 3 Veggies

Lewis Barbecue
464 N. Nassau St. Downtown
(843) 805-9500 
lewisbarbecue.com 

Runner-up:
Swig & Swine

Best Mexican Restaurant

Santi’s Restaurante Mexicano
1302 Meeting St. Downtown
(843) 722-2633
1471 Ben Sawyer Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 388-3146
Santisrestaurantemexicano.com

Runner-up:
Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

Best Milkshake

Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream & Sandwich Cafe
Various locations
yeolefashioned.com 

Runner-up:
The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar

Best Mount Pleasant Brunch

Page’s Okra Grill
302 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 881-3333
pagesokragrill.com

Runner-up:
Vicious Biscuit

Best Mount Pleasant Restaurant

Post House
101 Pitt St. Mount Pleasant
(843) 203-7678
theposthouseinn.com

Runner-up:
Tavern & Table

Best Nachos

Home Team BBQ
1205 Ashley River Road. West Ashley
126 Williman St. Downtown
2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island 
(843) 225-7427
hometeambbq.com

Runner-up:
Saltwater Cowboys

Best New Restaurant

Pink Bellies
595 King St. Downtown
(843) 640-3132
eatpinkbellies.com

Runner-up:
Berkeley’s

Best North Charleston Brunch

Jackrabbit Filly
4628 Spruill Ave. North Charleston
(843) 460-0037
jackrabbitfilly.com

Runner-up:
The Junction Kitchen and Provisions

Best North Charleston Restaurant

Jackrabbit Filly

Runner-up:
EVO Pizzeria

Best Outdoor Patio

Saltwater Cowboys
130 Mill St.  Mount Pleasant
(843) 856-0700
saltwater-cowboys.com

Runner-up:
Edmund’s Oast

Best Oysters

167 Raw
193 King St. Downtown
(843) 579-4997
167raw.com/charleston

Runner-up:
Bowens Island Restaurant

Best Pitmaster

Rodney Scott, Rodney Scott’s BBQ
1011 King St. Downtown
(843) 990-9535
rodneyscottsbbq.com

Runner-up:
John Lewis: Lewis Barbecue

Best Pizza – Gourmet

EVO Pizzeria
1075 E. Montague Ave. North Charleston
(843) 225-1796
evopizza.com

Runner-up:
Crust Wood Fired Pizza

Best Pizza – Traditional

D’Allesandro’s Pizza
229 St. Philip St. Downtown
(843) 853-6337
dalspizza.com

Runner-Up:
Famulari’s Pizzeria 

Best Place to Buy Local Seafood

Crosby’s Fish and Shrimp Co.
2223 Folly Road. James Island
(843) 577-3531
crosbysfishshrimp.com

Runner-up:
Mt. Pleasant Seafood

Best Poke

Poke Bros.
5070 International Blvd. North Charleston
(843) 718-1354
644-H1 Long Point Road. Mount Pleasant
(843) 800-5600
1305 N. Main St. Summerville
(843) 285-9053
eatpokebros.com

Runner-up:
Beech

Best Private Chef

Brett McKee
(843) 814-0167
brettmckee.com

Runner-up:
Lauren Furey

Best Raw Bar

167 Raw
193 King St. Downtown
(843) 579-4997
167raw.com/charleston

Runner-up:
The Darling Oyster Bar

Best Restaurant

Halls Chophouse
434 King St. Downtown
(843) 727-0090
300 Nexton Square Drive. Summerville
(843) 900-6000
hallschophouse.com

Runner-up:
Wild Olive

Best Restaurant for Vegetarians

Basic Kitchen
82 Wentworth St. Downtown
(843) 789-4568
Basickitchen.com

Runner-up:
Neon Tiger

Best Restaurant When Someone Else is Paying

Halls Chophouse
434 King St. Downtown
(843) 727-0090
300 Nexton Square Drive. Summerville
(843) 900-6000
hallschophouse.com

Runner-up:
FIG

Best Ribs

Lewis Barbecue
464 N. Nassau St. Downtown
(843) 805-9500 
lewisbarbecue.com 

Runner-up:
Rodney Scott’s BBQ

Best Romantic Restaurant

Circa 1886
149 Wentworth St. Downtown
(843) 853-7828
circa1886.com

Runner-up:
Chez Nous

Best Salad

Five Loaves Cafe
1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. #100. Mount Pleasant 
(843) 849-1043
214 N. Cedar St. Summerville 
(843) 804-9410 
fiveloavescafe.com

Runner-up:
Verde

Best Seafood

167 Raw/167 Sushi Bar
193 King St. Downtown
(843) 579-4997
167raw.com/charleston
289 East Bay St. Downtown
(843) 625-3031
167raw.com/charleston-sushi-bar

Runner-up:
Bowens Island Restaurant

Best She-Crab Soup

82 Queen
82 Queen St. Downtown
(843) 723-7591
82queen.com

Runner-up:
Fleet Landing

Best Shrimp & Grits

Slightly North of Broad
192 East Bay St. Downtown
(843) 723-3424
snobcharleston.com

Runner-up:
82 Queen

Best Soul Food

Bertha’s Kitchen
2332 Meeting St. Downtown
(843) 554-6519
berthaskitchen.food93.com

Runner-up:
Nigel’s Good Food

Best Steak

Halls Chophouse
434 King St. Downtown
(843) 727-0090
300 Nexton Square Drive. Summerville
(843) 900-6000
hallschophouse.com

Runner-up:
Oak Steakhouse

Best Sub Sandwich/Hoagie

Jersey Mike’s Subs
Various Locations
jerseymikes.com

Runner-up:
Mozzo Deli

Best Sullivan’s Island Brunch

The Obstinate Daughter
2063 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island
(843) 416-5020
theobstinatedaughter.com

Runner-up:
Poe’s Tavern

Best Sullivan’s Island Restaurant

The Obstinate Daughter

Runner-up:
Poe’s Tavern

Best Summerville Brunch

Five Loaves Cafe
1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. #100. Mount Pleasant 
(843) 849-1043
214 N Cedar St. Summerville 
(843) 804-9410 
fiveloavescafe.com

Runner-up:
Vicious Biscuit

Best Summerville Restaurant

Halls Chophouse
434 King St. Downtown
(843) 727-0090
300 Nexton Square Drive. Summerville
(843) 900-6000
hallschophouse.com

Runner-up:
Oscar’s

Best Sunday Brunch

Halls Chophouse

Runner-up:
Page’s Okra Grill

Best Sushi

O-Ku
463 King St. Downtown 
(843) 737-0112
o-kusushi.com 

Runner-up:
Locals

Best Tacos

Taco Boy
217 Huger St. Downtown
(843) 789-3333
106 E. Ashley Ave. Folly Beach
(843) 588-9761
106 Front Street. Summerville
(843) 851-8226
tacoboy.net

Runner-up:
El Molino Supermarket

Best Tapas

Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar
630 King St. Downtown
(843) 577-5393
barsacharleston.com

Runner-up:
Malagon

Best Thai

Basil
1070 E. Montague Ave. North Charleston
(843) 225-8161
1465 Long Grove Drive. Mount Pleasant
(843) 606-9641
eatatbasil.com

Runner-up:
Taste of Thai

Best Tots

Home Team BBQ
1205 Ashley River Road. West Ashley
126 Williman St. Downtown
2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island 
(843) 225-7427
hometeambbq.com

Runner-up:
Charleston Sports Pub

Best Vietnamese

Little Miss Ha
915 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 388-7251
littlemissha.com

Runner-up:
Pink Bellies

Best Wait Staff

​​Halls Chophouse
434 King St. Downtown
(843) 727-0090
300 Nexton Square Drive. Summerville
(843) 900-6000
hallschophouse.com

Runner-up:
The Royal Tern

Best Waterfront Dining

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar
186 Concord St. Downtown
(843) 722-8100
fleetlanding.net

Runner-up:
Tavern & Table

Best West Ashley Brunch

Early Bird Diner
1644 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 277-2353
earlybirddiner.com

Runner-up:
Three Little Birds

Best West Ashley Restaurant

The Glass Onion
1219 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 225-1717
ilovetheglassonion.com

Runner-up:
Home Team BBQ

Best Wings

Home Team BBQ
1205 Ashley River Road. West Ashley
126 Williman St. Downtown
2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island 
(843) 225-7427
hometeambbq.com

Runner-up:
Swig & Swine

Best Tattoo Artist
Ashley B. McMullen, Holy City Tattooing Collective
Former Ink Masters contestant Ashley B. McMullen has been tattooing for 15 years | Photo by Ruta

Health and Beauty

We’re all feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the options out there to look and feel our best, so thankfully City Paper has your back. We’ve got all the crowd favorites rounded up, whether you need a good salon, spa or aesthetician. And after so much COVID-related uncertainty last year putting a dimmer on things, it’s definitely time to get back to those exercise classes, like cycling at The Works or pilates at Breathe Pilates Studio & Spa, followed up with much-needed pampering sessions at Woodhouse Spa or Moxie Park Salon. Flip through and feel better. —Chelsea Grinstead

Best Acupuncture Practice

Blue Heron Acupuncture and Apothecary
711 St. Andrews Blvd. West Ashley
(843) 937-6890
blueheroncharleston.com

Runner-up:
Charleston Community Acupuncture

Best Acupuncturist

Chad Houfek, Charleston Community Acupuncture
1307 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 763-7200
feelgreatcharleston.com

Runner-up:
Kristin Query, Lowcountry Acupuncture

Best Aesthetician

Stefanie Sudduth, Germain Dermatology 
612 Seacoast Pkwy. Mount Pleasant
(843) 881-4440
germaindermatology.com

Runner-up:
Danielle Cois, O’Neill Plastic Surgery

Best Assisted Living Community

Bishop Gadsden
1 Bishop Gadsden Way. James Island 
(843) 762-3300 
bishopgadsden.org 

Runner-up:
Franke at Seaside

Best Barber Shop

Barelli Barber
701 East Bay St. Downtown
(843) 414-7457
4628 Spruill Ave. #102. North Charleston
(843) 637-3775
barrellibarber.com

Runner-up:
Broad Street Barbershop

Best Barre Studio

Pure Barre
164-C Market St. Downtown
(843) 732-1727
1300 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 732-1749
purebarre.com

Runner-up:
Barre3

Best Body Piercer

Kate Burns, Exotic Impressions
8780 Rivers Ave. Suite 316. North Charleston
(843) 797-2280
1042 E Montague Ave. Suite A. North Charleston
(843) 797-2490
10150 Dorchester Road. Suite 212. Summerville
(843) 419-6527
bodypiercingsc.com

Runner-up:
Kae Lonsberry, Museum of the Living Arts

Best Chiropractor

Dr. Brantley Meier, The Bridge Chiropractic
2409 Mall Drive Suite C. North Charleston
(843) 297-4907
thebridgechirosc.com

Runner-up:
Dr. Mark Luckie, West Ashley Wellness and Rehab

Best Cycling Studio

The Works Cycle
465 Meeting St. Suite 160. Downtown
1421 Shucker Circle. Mount Pleasant
(843) 718-3386
theworkschs.com

Runner-up:
Jibe Cycling Studio

Best Day Spa

Woodhouse Spa
10 Westedge St. Suite 150. Downtown
725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 203-1772
woodhousespas.com

Runner-up:
Urban Nirvana

Best Dental Practice

James Island Dental Associates
113 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 5. James Island
(843) 762-1234
smilesforcharleston.com

Runner-up:
Coastal Kids Dental and Braces

Best Dentist

Dr. Jessica Peele, Cooper Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
4830 Chateau Ave. North Charleston
(843) 225-8718
cooperfamilysmiles.com

Runner-up:
Dr Isabel Driggers, Coastal Kids Dental

Best Dermatologist

Dr. Marguerite Germain, Germain Dermatology
612 Seacoast Pkwy. Mount Pleasant
(843) 881-4440
germaindermatology.com

Runner-up:
Dr. McLean Sheperd, Shepard Integrative Dermatology

Best Dermatology Practice

Germain Dermatology
612 Seacoast Pkwy. Mount Pleasant
(843) 881-4440
germaindermatology.com

Runner-up:
Mt. Pleasant Dermatology

Best Exercise Studio

HYLO Fitness
466 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 606-5267
880 Allbritton Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 606-2723
hylofitness.com

Runner-up:
KOR4 Elite Fitness

Best Eye Doctor

Dr. Kerry Solomon
1101 Clarity Road. Mount Pleasant
2060 Charlie Hall Blvd. #201. West Ashley
(843) 881-3937
drkerrysolomon.com

Runner-up:
Dr. Elyse DeWitt, Draisin Vision Group

Best Eyelash/Eyebrow Salon

Anne Bonny’s Lash & Skin Boutique
829 Savannah Hwy. 2nd floor. West Ashley
(843) 225-2054
annebonnystudio.com

Runner-up:
Knox and Olive Lash & Brow Studio

Best Hair Salon

Moxie Park Salon
45 Romney St. Suite 200. Downtown
(843) 730-3102
moxieparksalon.com

Runner-up:
Coven Haircraft

Best Hair Stylist

​​Abigail Fisher, Moxie Park Salon
moxieparksalon.com

Runner-up:
Crystal Mitchell, Coven Haircraft

Best Health Club

HYLO Fitness
466 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 606-5267
880 Allbritton Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 606-2723
hylofitness.com

Runner-up:
KOR4 Elite Fitness

Best Hospital

Medical University of South Carolina
171 Ashley Ave. Downtown
(843) 792-1414
muschealth.org

Runner-up:
Roper St. Francis

Best In-Home Healthcare Company

Roper St. Francis Hospice
8536 Palmetto Commerce Pkwy. Suite 207B. Ladson
(843) 402-7000
rsfh.com/home-care/hospice

Runner-up:
MUSC Health at Home by BAYADA

Best LASIK Provider

Dr. Kerry Solomon
1101 Clarity Road. Mount Pleasant
2060 Charlie Hall Blvd. #201. West Ashley
(843) 881-3937
drkerrysolomon.com

Runner-up:
Dr. O’Day, Charleston Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Best Massage Therapist

Robbin Wells, Urban Nirvana
636-D Long Point Road. Mount Pleasant
(843) 881-1160
urbannirvana.com

Runner-up:
Britney Franklin, Awaken Massage

Best Medical Spa

Germain Dermatology
612 Seacoast Pkwy. Mount Pleasant
(843) 881-4440
germaindermatology.com

Runners-up:
Charleston Medical Spa and O’Neill Plastic Surgery Aesthetic and Laser Center

Best Nail Salon

Nails So Dep!
Various locations
(843) 737-5453

Runner-up:
Luxia Nails

Best Orthodontist

Dr. Vincent and Dr. Bullwinkel, Vincent & Bullwinkel Orthodontics
125 H Wappoo Creek Drive Suite B. James Island
(843) 762-2304
smilelowcountry.com

Runner-up:
Dr. Gardner and Kelley, Kelley & Gardner Orthodontics

Best Orthodontics Practice

Vincent & Bullwinkel Orthodontics
125 H Wappoo Creek Drive Suite B. James Island
(843) 762-2304
smilelowcountry.com

Runner-up:
Kelley & Gardner Orthodontics

Best Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Isabel Driggers, Coastal Kids Dental and Braces
Various locations
coastalkidsdental.com

Runner-up:
Dr. Laura Shapiro, LowCountry Kids Pediatric Dentistry

Best Pediatrician

Dr. Arlene Shawinski, Coastal Pediatric Associates
2067 Charlie Hall Blvd. West Ashley
(843) 573-2535
776 Daniel Ellis Drive. James Island
(843) 795-8100
1952 Long Grove Drive #202. Mount Pleasant
(843) 971-2992 
2015 2nd Ave. Suite 101. Summerville
(843) 737-9465
cpakids.com/hospitals

Runner-up:
Dr. Aimee Goedecke, Parkwood Pediatric Group

Best Personal Trainer

Logan Kraft, F45 Charleston
476 Meeting St. Downtown
(912) 398-1702
827A Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 718-2019
f45training.com

Runner-up:
Brittany Corbin, SPENGA

Best Local Pharmacy

Dottie’s Pharmacy
325 Folly Road Suite 101. James Island
(843) 501-9500
dotspharmacy.com

Runner-up:
Pitt Street Pharmacy

Best Physician

Dr. Jessica Hund, MUSC Health Primary Care, Daniel Island
864 Island Park Drive Suite 101. Daniel Island
(843) 876-7975
muschealth.org

Runner-up:
Dr. Justin Dean, MUSC Health Primary Care – West Ashley

Best Piercing Studio

Museum of the Living Arts
47 Spring St. Downtown 
(843) 937-5300 
1595 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. West Ashley
(843) 225-7127
charlestonpiercing.com 

Runner-up:
Exotic Impressions 

Best Pilates Studio

Breathe Pilates Studio
2019 Middle St. Suite D. Sullivan’s Island
(843) 884-4420
breathepilates.us

Runner-up:
Club Pilates

Best Place to Give Birth

East Cooper Medical Center
2000 Hospital Drive. Mount Pleasant
(843) 881-0100
eastcoopermedctr.com

Runner-up:
MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital & Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion

Best Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Patrick O’Neill, O’Neill Plastic Surgery
245 Seven Farms Drive Suite 210. Daniel Island 
(843) 881-2130
oneillplasticsurgery.com 

Runner-up:
Dr. Dennis Schimpf

Best Plastic Surgery Practice

O’Neill Plastic Surgery

Runner-up:
Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery 

Best Retirement Community

Bishop Gadsden
1 Bishop Gadsden Way. James Island 
(843) 762-3300 
bishopgadsden.org 

Runner-up:
Del Webb Cane Bay 

Best Tanning Salon

Charleston Glow
1233 Ben Sawyer Blvd. Suite 200. Mount Pleasant
(843) 277-0924
412 Nexton Square Drive. Summerville
(843) 277-0924
charlestonglow.com

Runner-up:
Bikini Bronze Charleston

Best Tattoo Artist

Ashley B. McMullen, Holy City Tattooing Collective
1916 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 202-0950
holycitytattoo.com

Runner-up:
Jason Eisenberg, Holy City Tattooing Collective

Best Tattoo Studio

Blu Gorilla
1669 Meeting Street Road. Downtown 
(843) 805-8071
105 Eagle Road. Goose Creek
(843) 573-7341
blugorilla.com

Runner-up:
Holy City Tattooing Collective

Best Therapist

Rebecca Creech
1470 Ben Sawyer Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 224-4923

Runner-up:
Gretchen Sparacino

Best Veterinarian

Patrick Veterinary Clinic 
667 Meeting St. Downtown 
(843) 722-4470
patrickvet.com 

Runner-up:
Charleston Harbor Veterinarians 

Best Waxing Salon

Waxed Salon
1300 Savannah Hwy. Suite 6. West Ashley
(843) 640-3167
1145 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. #104. Mount Pleasant
(843) 388-5118
waxedsalon.com

Runner-up:
Brazilian Wax and Spa By Claudia

Best Weight Loss Center

MUSC Weight Management Center
67 President St. Downtown 
(843) 792-2273
muschealth.org 

Runner-up:
Metabolic Medical Center

Best Yoga Studio

The Works
465 Meeting St. Suite 160. Downtown
1421 Shucker Circle Suite 1116. Mount Pleasant
(843) 718-3386
theworkschs.com

Runner-up:
Holy Cow Yoga Center

Best Local TV Anchor
Carolyn Murray, WCBD News 2
“This is absolutely the best job in the world.” | Photo by Ruta Smith

Politics, News and Media

Welcome to the best category of Best of Charleston winners (after all, news is in the title, and this is a newspaper). Here, we recognize our city, county and state leaders, community representatives, and we pat our fellow newsies on the backs after a hard year’s work. From Best Legislator (inexplicably, Joe Cunningham, who was not even a legislator last year) to Best City Paper Cover Story (a no-brainer), we have everything you need to know to recap on the highlights of 2021 in the political sphere and beyond. But seriously, who voted for Joe Cunningham for Best Legislator? It’s OK, you can come forward; we won’t laugh (too much). —Skyler Baldwin

Best Charlestonian

Bill Murray

Runner-up: 
Darius Rucker

Best Charlestonian to Defriend

Thomas Ravenel

Runner-up: 
Nancy Mace

Best City Council Member

Mike Seekings

Runner-up: 
Ross Appel

Best City Paper Cover Story

Best of Charleston

Runner-up: 
8 big ways to protect the ocean

Best Conservative

Tim Scott

Runner-up: 
Mike Seekings

Best County Council Member

Brantley Moody

Runner-up: 
Jenny Honeycutt

Best Do-gooder/Activist

Rob Fowler, WCBD News 2

Runner-up: 
Kay Hyman, Charleston Animal Society

Best Local Cause

Charleston Animal Society
2455 Remount Road. North Charleston
(843) 747-4849
charlestonanimalsociety.org

Runner-up: 
Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

Best Local Instagram

@coop_charleston

Runner-up: 
@holycitysinner

Best Local Interest Blog

Holy City Sinner
holycitysinner.com

Runner-up: 
Lowcountry Eat Out!

Best Local Investigative Reporter

Mandy Matney

Runner-up: 
Harve Jacobs
(Editor’s note: Harve retired from Live 5 News in December.) 

Best Local Radio Personality

Brooke Ryan, Mix 95.9

Runner-up: 
Richard Todd, 105.5 The Bridge

Best Local Radio Show

Two Girls and a Guy, Mix 95.9

Runner-up: 
The Morning Buzz with Richard Todd, 105.5 The Bridge

Best Local TV Anchor

Carolyn Murray, WCBD News 2

Runner-up: 
Tessa Spencer, WCIV ABC News 4

Best Local TV Sports Anchor

Scott Eisberg, WCIV ABC News 4

Runner-up: 
Kevin Bilodeau, WCSC Live 5 News

Best Local TV Station

WCSC Live 5 News

Runner-up: 
WCBD News 2

Best Local TV Weather Forecaster

Rob Fowler, WCBD News 2

Runner-up: 
Bill Walsh, WCSC Live 5 News

Best Local Twitter Feed

@holycitysinner

Runner-up: 
@live5news

Best Local Video/Commercial

Gerald’s Tires & Brakes commercials

Runner-up: 
Lauren Hall “Thank You Very Much” music video

Best Local Website

holycitysinner.com

Runner-up: 
Live5News.com

Best News Story of 2021

Murdaugh murders

Runner-up:
Largest cruelty case in South Carolina history

Best Newspaper Columnist

Warren Peper, The Post and Courier

Runner-up: 
Brian Hicks, The Post and Courier

Best Philanthropist

Anita Zucker

Runner-up: 
Shawn Jenkins

Best Progressive

Joe Cunningham

Runner-up: 
Tamika Gadsden

Best Radio Station

105.5 The Bridge

Runner-up: 
92.5 Kickin Country

Best S.C. Legislator

Joe Cunningham
(Yes, we know Joe’s not currently a legislator, but y’all voted for him anyway.)

Runner-up: 
Tim Scott

Best School Board Member

Erica Cokley

Runner-up: 
Kristen French

Best Talk/News Radio Station

WJWJ-FM 89.9 FM/SC Public Radio

Runner-up: 
94.3 WSC

Best Troublemaker

Bill Murray

Runner-up: 
Jess Patterson of The Co-Op

Best Kayak Company, Best Paddleboard Company, Best Watersports Company
Coastal Expeditions
Chris Crolley has been guiding folks through the Lowcountry wilds for more than three decades | Photo by Ruta Smith

Recreation and Outdoors

If you’re into the outdoors — particularly watery pursuits — it’s a simple fact that few cities in the United States offer as much as Charleston. We may not have many hills, but if you have access to a paddleboard, kayak, sailboat or powerboat, you have basically doubled or even tripled the size of the city you inhabit — and infinitely expanded your opportunities to get out into nature.

Thanks to the relentless work of organizations like The Lowcountry Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited and the Coastal Conservation League, no city along the East Coast can boast more nearby protected islands, forests and beaches. If you’re willing to head a few miles out of town, you’ll find an endless array of places to hike, bike (even mountain bike), hunt and fish. Just bring some bug spray. 

Sure, Charleston is growing by leaps and bounds, but despite all the development and newcomers, mother nature continues to bless the Holy City. What follows are our readers’ favorite people, places, places to stay and businesses that keep those blessings flowing. —Chris Dixon

Best Bed & Breakfast

Zero George
0 George St. Downtown
(843) 817-7900
zerogeorge.com

Runner–up:
Post House Inn

Best Bike Shop

Mike’s Bikes
808 Folly Road. James Island
(843) 795-3322
mikesbikescharleston.com

Runner–up:
The Bicycle Shoppe

Best Bowling Alley

The Alley
131 Columbus St. Downtown
(843) 818-4080
thealleycharleston.com

Runner–up:
Ashley Lanes

Best Dive Shop

Carolina Dive Locker
303 Ben Sawyer Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 884-1500
carolinadivelocker.com

Runner–up:
One More Chance Scuba

Best Fishing and Tackle Shop

Haddrell’s Point Tackle and Supply
47 Windermere Blvd. West Ashley
(843) 573-3474
haddrellspoint.com

Runner–up:
Sewee Outpost

Best Fishing Charter

RedFin Charters
145 Lockwood Drive. Downtown
(843) 277-5255
inshorefishingcharters.com

Runner–up:
Adventure Outdoors with Captain Fritz

Best Golf Course

The Ocean Course Kiawah
1 Sanctuary Beach Drive. Kiawah Island
(843) 768-2121
kiawahresort.com

Runner–up:
Charleston Municipal Golf Course

Best Hotel

Hotel Bennett
404 King St. Downtown
(833) 313-1798
hotelbennett.com

Runner–up:
The Dewberry

Best Island

Sullivan’s Island

Runner–up:
Folly Beach

Best Kayak Company

Coastal Expeditions
514 Mill St. Mount Pleasant
(843) 884-7684
50 41st Ave. Isle of Palms
(843) 884-7684
coastalexpeditions.com

Runner–up:
Charleston Outdoor Adventures

Best Local Athlete

Raven Saunders

Runner–up:
Kyle Busey

Best Local Sports Team

Charleston RiverDogs
360 Fishburne St. Downtown 
(843) 723-7241
milb.com/charleston

Runner–up:
South Carolina Stingrays

Best Marina

Isle of Palms Marina
50 41st Ave. Mount Pleasant
(843) 886-0209
iopmarina.com

Runner–up:
Bohicket Marina

Best Outdoor Outfitters

Half-Moon Outfitters
280 King St. Downtown 
(843) 853-0990
94 Folly Road Blvd. West Ashley
(843) 556-6279
425 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant 
(843) 881-9472
halfmoonoutfitters.com 

Runner–up:
Sewee Outpost

Best Park

James Island County Park 
871 Riverland Drive. James Island 
(843) 406-6990 
ccprc.com/68/James-Island-County-Park

Runner–up:
Hampton Park 

Best Place for Family Fun

James Island County Park 

Runner–up:
Frankie’s Fun Park

Best Place for Kids to Play

James Island County Park 

Runner–up:
Sky Zone

Best Place to Buy A Boat

Hanckel Marine
2445 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 556-2550
hanckelmarine.com

Runner–up:
Seel’s Outboard

Best Stand Up Paddleboard Company

Coastal Expeditions
514 Mill St. Mount Pleasant
(843) 884-7684
50 41st Ave. Isle of Palms
(843) 884-7684
coastalexpeditions.com

Runner–up:
Charleston Outdoor Adventures

Best Store for Beach Gear

McKevlin’s Surf Shop
8 Center St. Folly Beach
(843) 588-2247
mckevlins.com

Runner–up:
Parrot Surf & Skate 

Best Surf Shop

McKevlin’s Surf Shop

Runner–up:
Parrot Surf & Skate 

Best Water Sports Company

Coastal Expeditions
514 Mill St. Mount Pleasant
(843) 884-7684
50 41st Ave. Isle of Palms
(843) 884-7684
coastalexpeditions.com

Runner–up:
Charleston Outdoor Adventures

Best Realtor
Shana Swain
Bartender-turned-real-estate-agent Rochelle Swain believes honesty is the only policy | Photo by Ruta

Services

Whether you’re in need of a quick cell phone repair, a new roof or a doggie daycare center, City Paper can help you find the right service provider to get the job done. Internet searches are all well and good, but you never know what you’re going to find. With real votes from real locals, our Best of Charleston Services section delivers our readers’ favorite people and businesses to call when you’re in need of a body shop, lawyer, wedding venue and everything in between. It’s all here. —Samantha Connors

Best Attorney (Criminal Defense)

David Aylor, David Aylor Law Offices
24 Broad St. Downtown
(843) 310-4900
4917 Centrepoint Drive #200. North Charleston
(843) 256-8400 
davidaylor.com

Runner–up:
Paul Thurmond

Best Attorney (DUI)

David Aylor, David Aylor Law Offices

Runner–up:
Paul Thurmond

Best Attorney (Family Law)

Colleen Condon, Condon Family Law
4840 Chateau Ave. North Charleston
(843) 225-7288
condonfamilylaw.com

Runner–up:
Sara Turner

Best Attorney (Personal Injury)

David Aylor, David Aylor Law Offices
24 Broad St. Downtown
(843) 310-4900
4917 Centrepoint Drive #200. North Charleston
(843) 256-8400 
davidaylor.com

Runner–up:
Carson Parker

Best Auto Body Shop

Ascue’s Auto Body & Paint Shop
1725 N. Hwy. 17. Mount Pleasant
(843) 884-6862
ascuesautobody.com

Runner–up:
Caliber Collision

Best Auto Service

Gerald’s Tires & Brakes
Various locations
geraldstires.net

Runner–up:
Hay’s Tire Pros

Best Cab Company

Charleston Black Cab Company
1529 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Suite 2B. West Ashley
(843) 216-2627
charlestonblackcabcompany.com

Runner–up:
Green Taxi

Best Car Wash

In & Out Car Wash
477 St. Andrews Blvd. West Ashley
(843) 556-3560
inandoutcarwashcharleston.com

Runner–up:
Fins Car Wash

Best Cell Phone Repair

iDoctor
1750 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 766-8778
3620 Ashley Phosphate Road. North Charleston
843-297-8641
75 Old Trolley Road. Summerville
(843) 419-6380
idoctorsc.com

Runner–up:
CPR Cell Phone Repair Summerville

Best Cleaning Service

Southern Comfort Cleaning
(843) 822-4101
southerncomfortcleaningco.com

Runner–up:
TurnPro Make Ready Specialist, LLC

Best Disaster Recovery Company

ServPro of South & West Charleston
5904 Savannah Hwy. Ravenel
(843) 823-7400
servprosouthwestcharleston.com

Runner–up:
ServiceMaster of Charleston

Best Doggie Day Care

My Three Dogs
Various locations
mythreedogs.com

Runner–up:
Dog Tired

Best Doors and Windows

Window World of the Lowcountry
273 Treeland Drive. Ladson
(843) 890-8967
windowworldlowcountry.com

Runner–up:
Muhler Company

Best Dry Cleaner

Lyerly’s Cleaners
Various Locations
(843) 377-6994
lyerlys.com

Runner–up:
Sandy’s Dry Cleaners

Best Electrician/Company

Charleston Electric, LLC
1524 Shandon St. James Island
(843) 408-0245
charleston-electric.com

Runner–up:
Gloudeman Electric

Best Event Planner

Abby Frye, PPHG Peninsula Events
456 King St. Downtown
(843) 853-1810
pphgcharleston.com

Runner–up:
Pop the Bubbly

Best Financial Institution

South Carolina Federal Credit Union
Various locations
(800) 845-0432
scfederal.org

Runner–up:
REV Federal Credit Union

Best Financial Planner

Heath Johnson, Bera Wealth Advisors
235 Magrath Darby Blvd. Suite 120. Mount Pleasant
(843) 459-3096
berawealth.com

Runner–up:
Kyra Morris, Morris Financial Concepts

Best Flooring Installation

Carpet Baggers Flooring
3196 Marginal Road. West Ashley
(843) 410-2680
carpetbaggerscarpetone.com

Runner–up:
John Griffiths Hardwood Flooring

Best Heating & Air Company

Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
2470 Faber Road. North Charleston
(843) 554-8600
morelliair.com

Runner–up:
Carolina Custom Air, LLC

Best Home Builder

Crescent Homes
572 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 573-9635
crescenthomes.net

Runner–up:
Salt Marsh Contracting

Best Home Painter

Old Charleston Painting Company
4805 Shady Tree Lane. Summerville
(843) 906-2272
ocpcllc.com

Runner–up:
Jill of All Trades

Best Home Remodeler

New Beginnings Construction
928 Savage Road. West Ashley
(843) 789-4604
newbeginningsconstructioninc.com

Runner–up:
Peartree Homes

Best Home Security Company

ADT
Various locations
(800) 716-3640
adt.com

Runner–up:
CPI Security

Best Insurance Agency

Anderson Insurance Associates
3491 Shelby Ray Court. West Ashley
aiasc.com
(843) 763-7525

Runner–up:
Harrell Insurance Agency

Best Landscaper

The Greenery of Charleston
145 President St. Downtown
(843) 884-0084
thegreeneryinc.com

Runner–up:
Bumblebee Landscapes

Best Law Firm

David Aylor, David Aylor Law Offices
24 Broad St. Downtown
(843) 310-4900
4917 Centrepoint Drive #200. North Charleston
(843) 256-8400 
davidaylor.com

Runner–up:
Thurmond, Kirchner & Timbes, P.A.

Best Lawyer

David Aylor, David Aylor Law Offices

Runner-up:
Carson Parker

Best Limo/Party Bus Company

Charleston Black Cab Company/Party Bus Charleston
1529 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Suite 2B. West Ashley
(843) 216-2627
charlestonblackcabcompany.com
partybuscharleston.com

Runner–up:
Coastal Limousine of Charleston

Best Marketing/PR Company

Matchstick Social
58 Folly Road Blvd. #300. West Ashley
(843) 631-6273
matchsticksocial.com

Runner–up:
Charlotte Berger PR

Best Mortgage Company

Prime Lending
75 Port City Landing Suite 110. Mount Pleasant
(843) 972-4320 
lo.primelending.com/mt.pleasant
206 Brighton Park Blvd. Suite A. Summerville
(843) 879-7095
lo.primelending.com/summerville

Runner–up:
Tabor Mortgage Group

Best Moving Company

Professional Movers of Charleston
(843) 352-8696
movepmc.com

Runner–up:
Smooth Move Charleston

Best Pest Control

Palmetto Exterminators
624 Orleans Road. West Ashley
(800) 585-8019
720 North Gum St. Summerville
(843) 873-7997
palmettoexterminators.net

Runner–up:
Ledfords

Best Pet Groomer

My Three Dogs
Various locations
(843) 884-8818
mythreedogs.com

Runner–up:
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming (Gabi Everhart)

Best Pet Trainer

K9 Control Training
1731 Signal Point Road. James Island
(843) 901-9499
k9controltraining.com

Runner–up:
Denise Miller, Mtn Hollow 

Best Photographer (Portrait)

Justin Falk
4043 Prosperity Road. Johns Island
(843) 364-2577
justinfalkphotography.com

Runner–up:
Victorious Photography

Best Photographer (Wedding)

Valerie & Ed Photography
334 East  Bay St. Suite 243. Downtown
(843) 882-7009
valerieandco.com

Runner–up:
Justin Falk Photography

Best Plumber/Company

Blitch Plumbing
407 Fleming Road. James Island
(843) 795-9674
blitchplumbing.com

Runner–up:
Preferred Home Services

Best Pool Company

Aqua Blue Pools of Charleston
5190 Towles Road. Hollywood
(843) 202-4148
aquabluepools.net

Runner–up:
Heritage Pools

Best Property Management Company

Charleston Rental Properties
1007 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Suite 133. Mount Pleasant
(843) 654-9140
charlestonrentalproperties.com

Runner–up:
Daniel Ravenel Real Estate Company

Best Realtor

Shana Swain
(843) 224-8400
shanaswainrealtor.com

Runner–up:
Matt O’Neill

Best Realty Company

Carolina One Real Estate
Various locations
carolinaonerealestate.com

Runner–up:
Matt O’Neill Real Estate

Best Roofing Company

New Beginnings Construction
928 Savage Road. West Ashley
(843) 789-4604
newbeginningsconstructioninc.com

Runner–up:
Bone Dry Roofing Company

Best Shoe Repair Store

Peter & Sons
42 Windermere Blvd. West Ashley
(843) 766-3277
peterandsons.com

Runner–up:
Alex’s Shoe Repair & Sales

Best Storage

Stomo Mobile Self Storage
237 King St. Unit D. Downtown
(844) 439-7866
stomostorage.com

Runner–up:
Public Storage

Best Videographer

Jessie Smith, Palmetto Wedding Films
(843) 580-3636
palmettoweddingfilms.com

Runner–up:
Chantilly Lace LLC

Best Wedding Venue

Lowndes Grove
266 St. Margaret St. Downtown
(843) 853-1810
pphgcharleston.com/venues/lowndes-grove

Runner–up:
Hotel Bennett

Best Consignment Furniture Store, Best Consignment Store
The Station Park Circle
Sharon Payer and the team are excited about the incredible treasures they have for sale | Photo by Ruta Smith

Shops and Wares

Supporting local businesses is a vital way to give back to the community and a great way to find unique items brought to you by Charlestonians. Whether you’re searching for a present, splurging on yourself or looking for a local place to buy groceries and good wine, we’ve got you covered with everything from the Best Gift Store (Old Whaling Company) and Best Women’s Clothing Store (Two Cumberland) to Best Wine Shop (Graft Wine Shop & Wine Bar) and Best Local Gourmet Grocery Store (The Veggie Bin). Whatever you’re looking to buy, head out and show your favorite Charleston shops some love. —Samantha Connors

Best Accessories Store

The Tiny Tassel
46 Spring St. Unit B. Downtown
(843) 813-9920
thetinytassel.com

Runner-up:
Copper Penny

Best Adult Toy Store

Guilty Pleasures
2992 Ashley Phosphate Road. North Charleston
(843) 767-0690
guiltypleasuressc.com

Runner-up:
Badd Kitty

Best Antique Store

Mount Pleasant Mall
708 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 388-8575
mtpleasantmall.com

Runner-up:
The Station Park Circle

Best Art Supply Store

Artist and Craftsman Supply
981 King St. Downtown
(843) 937-5199
artistcraftsman.com

Runner-up:
Hobby Lobby

Best Baby Store

Southern Belles: A Children’s Clothier
280 W Coleman Blvd. J. Mount Pleasan
(843) 881-1741
southernbelleschildren.com

Runner-up:
Kids on King

Best Bookstore

Blue Bicycle Books
420 King St. Downtown
(843) 722-2666
bluebicyclebooks.com

Runner-up:
Mr. K’s Used Books, Movies and More

Best Boutique

Two Cumberland
455 King St. Downtown
(843) 501-7245
twocumberland.com

Runner-up:
E. Blackhurst

Best Bridal Store

Bridals by Jodi
823 St. Andrews Blvd. West Ashley
(843) 863-8400
bridalsbyjodi.com

Runner-up:
Verita Bridal

Best CBD Shop

I Heart CBD

423 W. Coleman Blvd. A. Mount Pleasant
(843) 823-5293
1722 Ashley River Road. West Ashley
(843) 576-4440
1083 E Montague Ave. C. North Charleston
(843) 203-4243
8510 Rivers Ave. F. North Charleston
(843) 996-4165
facebook.com/Iheartcbd843

Runner-up:
Charleston Hemp Collective

Best Cheese Shop

goat.sheep.cow.
106 Church St. Downtown
(843) 480-2526
804 Meeting St. #102. Downtown
(843) 203-3118
goatsheepcow.com

Runner-up:
Avondale Wine & Cheese

Best Children’s Clothing Retailer

Southern Belles: A Children’s Clothier
280 W Coleman Blvd. J., Mount Pleasant
(843) 881-1741
southernbelleschildren.com

Runner-up:
Kids on King

Best Children’s Consignment Store

Once Upon a Child
946 Orleans Road Suite F1. Charleston
(843) 724-9160
7800 Rivers Ave. #1440, North Charleston
(843) 824-1242
onceuponachild.com

Runner-up:
Tiny Tadpoles

Best Cigar Store

Smoke ‘N Brew
815 Folly Road. James Island
(843) 501-7979
smokenbrew.com

Runner-up:
Charlestowne Tobacco & Wine

Best Collegiate Store

Palmetto Moon
1632 Palmetto Grande Drive. Mount Pleasant
(843) 849-8122
4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd. #801. North Charleston
(843) 763-7444
2150 Northwoods Blvd. North Charleston
(843) 553-0552
416 Azalea Square Blvd. Summerville
(843) 871-7727
palmettomoononline.com

Runner-up:
College of Charleston Bookstore

Best Comic Book Shop

Captain’s Comics and Toys
1209 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. D. West Ashley
(843) 766-6611
captainscomics.com

Runner-up:
Green Dragon

Best Consignment Furniture Store

The Station Park Circle
4610 Spruill Ave. North Charleston
(843) 225-1130
facebook.com/thestationparkcircle

Runner-up:
Consign Charleston

Best Consignment Store

The Station Park Circle
4610 Spruill Ave. North Charleston
(843) 225-1130
facebook.com/thestationparkcircle

Runners-up:
Ensemble Consignment Boutique and Consign Charleston

Best Corner Store

Bert’s Market
202 E. Ashley Ave. Folly Beach
(843) 588-9449
bertsmarket.com

Runner-up:
Queen Street Grocery

Best Costume Shop/Party Store

Hokus Pokus
Citadel Mall, Sam Rittenberg Blvd. West Ashley
(843) 556-6607
hokuspokuscharleston.com

Runner-up:
Uncle Kyle’s Sweater Emporium

Best Eyewear Boutique

Shades of Charleston
2205 Middle St. D. Sullivan’s Island
(843) 882-8142
233 Mathis Ferry Road. Mount Pleasant
(843) 388-4369
shadesofcharleston.com

Runner-up:
SEE

Best Florist

Tiger Lily Florist
131 Spring St. Suite B. Downtown
1614 Camp Road. James Island
(843) 723-2808
tigerlilyflorist.com

Runner-up:
Roadside Blooms 

Best Frame Shop

Havens Fine Framing
1070 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 881-1543
havensfineframing.com

Runner-up:
A Simple Tree Framers

Best Furniture Store

Celadon Home
1015 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 884-7005
celadonathome.com

Runner-up:
GDC Home

Best Garden Store/Nursery

Hyams Garden & Accent Store
870 Folly Road. James Island
(843) 795-4570
hyamsgardencenter.com

Runner-up:
Abide A While Garden Boutique

Best Gift Store

Old Whaling Company
409 King St. Suite 100. Downtown
(843) 619-7799
43 Broad St. Downtown
(843) 722-4630
188 Meeting St. Downtown (Charleston City Market Great Hall Building)
(843) 619-7799
oldwhalingcompany.com

Runner-up:
Oyster Candle Company & Coastal Gifts

Best Grocery Store

Trader Joe’s
401 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 884-4037
traderjoes.com

Runner-up:
Harris Teeter

Best Hardware Store

Royall Ace Hardware
883 Ben Sawyer Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 884-2551
royallhardware.com

Runner-up:
West Ashley True Value

Best Health Food Store

Whole Foods Market
1125 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 329-6540
923 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 971-7240
wholefoodsmarket.com

Runner-up:
Earth Fare

Best Home Accessories Store

Celadon Home
1015 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 884-7005
celadonathome.com

Runner-up:
The Station Park Circle

Best Jewelry Store

Croghan’s Jewel Box
308 King St. Downtown
(843) 723-3594
croghansjewelbox.com

Runner-up:
Polly’s Fine Jewelry

Best Lighting Store

Circa Lighting
426 King St. Downtown
(843) 937-5990
circalighting.com

Runner-up:
Charleston Lighting and Interiors

Best Lingerie Store

Bits of Lace
453 W. Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 531-6625
bitsoflace.com

Runner-up:
Guilty Pleasures

Best Local Clothing Designer

Amy Driggers, Taxidermy
62 Spring St. Downtown
(843) 297-5233
shoptaxidermy.com

Runner-up:
Nick Overstreet, Boysterous

Best Local Farm

Boone Hall Farms
1235 Long Point Road. Mount Pleasant
(843) 884-4371
boonehallplantation.com

Runner-up:
Legare Farms

Best Local Gourmet Grocery Store

The Veggie Bin
96 Spring St. Downtown
(843) 779-0301
facebook.com/vegetablebin

Runner-up:
Burbage’s Self Service Grocery

Best Local Liquor Store

Bottles Beverage Superstore
610 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 849-9463
1110 N. Main St. Summerville
(843) 875-6666
shopbottles.com

Runner-up:
Total Wine & More

Best Local Wine Shop

Graft Wine Shop & Wine Bar
700b King St. Downtown
(843) 718-3359
graftchs.com

Runner-up:
Bottles Beverage Superstore

Best Mall/Shopping Center

Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
1218 Belk Drive. Mount Pleasant
(843) 216-9900
mtpleasanttownecentre.com

Runner-up:
Tanger Outlets

Best Men’s Clothing Store

M. Dumas & Sons
294 King St. Downtown
(843) 723-8603
mdumasandsons.com

Runner-up:
Berlin’s For Men

Best Motorcycle Shop

Low Country Harley-Davidson
4707 Dorchester Road. North Charleston
(843) 554-1847
lowcountryharley.com

Runner-up:
American Biker

Best Musical Instrument Store

Fox Music House, Inc.
4248 Dorchester Road. North Charleston
(843) 740-7200
foxmusichouse.com

Runner-up:
Ye Olde Music Shop

Best Paint Store

Sherwin-Williams
Various locations
sherwin-williams.com

Runner-up:
Spectrum Paint/Benjamin Moore

Best Pawn Shop

Money Man Pawn
Various locations
facebook.com/BamTheMoneyMan

Runner-up:
Big Bucks Pawn

Best Pet Store

Dolittle’s 
22 Windermere Blvd. F. Charleston
(843) 852-5811
dolittles.com

Runner-up:
Park Pets Park Circle

Best Place to Buy A New Car

Baker Mercedes
1513-1517 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
(843) 806-4972
bakermotercompany.com

Runner-up:
Fred Anderson Toyota

Best Place to Buy A Used Car

CarMax
712 Savage Road. Charleston
(843) 766-2155
carmax.com

Runner-up:
Fred Anderson Toyota

Best Place to Buy Local Produce

Charleston Farmers Market
329 Meeting St. Downtown
(843) 724-7305
charlestonfarmersmarket.com

Runner-up:
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

Best Record Store

Monster Music & Movies
946 Orleans Road. West Ashley
(843) 571-4657
monstermusicsc.com

Runner-up:
Record Stop

Best Shoe Store

Phillips Shoes
80 Folly Road Blvd. West Ashley
(843) 763-1000
phillipsshoes.com

Runner-up:
Shoes on King

Best Shopping District

Downtown/King Street Shopping District

Runner-up:
Park Circle

Best Smoke Shop

Smoke ‘N Brew
815 Folly Road. James Island
(843) 501-7979
smokenbrew.com

Runner-up:
I Heart CBD

Best Sporting Goods Store

Half-Moon Outfitters
94 Folly Road Blvd. James Island
(843) 556-6279
280 King St. Downtown
(843) 853-0990
425 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant
(843) 881-9472
halfmoonoutfitters.com

Runner-up:
Dick’s Sporting Goods

Best Stationery Store

The Scratch Pad
409 Mill St. Mount Pleasant
(843) 884-3433
facebook.com/scratchpadmp

Runner-up:
Ink Meets Paper

Best Thrift/Resale shop

Charleston Animal Society Second Chance Resale
5101 Ashley Phosphate Road. North Charleston
(843) 225-4193
secondchanceresale.org

Runner-up:
The Station Park Circle

Best Tire Store

Gerald’s Tires & Brakes
1 Magnolia Road. West Ashley
(843) 566-1910
3900 Dorchester Road. North Charleston
(843) 747-4011
4900 Rivers Ave. North Charleston
(843) 744-3285
5646 Rivers Ave. A. North Charleston
(843) 747-2433
geraldstires.net

Runner-up:
Hay Tire Pros

Best Tobacco Shop

Smoke ‘N Brew
815 Folly Road. James Island
(843) 501-7979
smokenbrew.com

Runner-up:
Purple Haze

Best Toy Store

Wonder Works
188 Meeting St. Downtown
(843) 577-2422
624 Long Point Road. Mount Pleasant
(843) 849-6757
wonderworkstoys.com

Runner-up:
Hollipops Fine Toys and Gifts

Best Vape Shop

I Heart CBD
423 W. Coleman Blvd. A. Mount Pleasant
(843) 823-5293
1722 Ashley River Road. West Ashley
(843) 576-4440
1083 E. Montague Ave. C. North Charleston
(843) 203-4243
8510 Rivers Ave. F. North Charleston
(843) 996-4165
facebook.com/Iheartcbd843

Runner-up:
Smoke ‘N Brew

Best Vintage Clothing Store

Red Rose Vintage
Mobile vendor
(888) 250-9130
redrosevintage.com

Runner-up:
Reinvented Upscale Resale

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Two Cumberland
455 King St. Downtown
(843) 501-7245
1126 Bowman Road. Mount Pleasant
(843) 800-5353
twocumberland.com

Runner-up:
Copper Penny


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