While we can’t rightfully tell all of you incoming freshmen where to go to get some solidly cheap beer, we can whisper some delicious food spots in your little underage ears. Trust us, after hours of drinking — we mean, studying — you’ll want a fourth meal. Or heck, fifth meal. We’re not judging. Man-babies need all the protein they can get if they hope to grow up to be big and strong. Some places require that you hoist yourself up on a bar stool and grab the greasy goodness, while others give you the option of pick-up or delivery. Here’s lookin’ at your freaky fast delivery, Jimmy John’s.

AC’s Bar and Grill
467 King St.
(843) 577-6742
Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m.
Sun. 4 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Their motto isn’t “up all night” for nothing. Head to the back of A.C.’s for the good stuff — chili cheese fries, loaded nachos, and a full lineup of burgers, from basic cheese to the scary-sounding Death Burger topped with all things hot and spicy. You get a number and the cooks call it out. Simple and delicious.

Butcher & Bee

654 King St.
(843) 619-0202
Fri. and Sat. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

You may not usually get the urge to Instagram your food at 2 a.m. but B&B will change that. The dishes may be a little pricier than what you’re used to, but they’re so damn good it’s worth saving up your money. We don’t suggest but rather demand that you get a large order of buffalo fries. Same goes for the burger. The place is BYOB so you can choose to be a man or a baby, with a six-pack or soda. The menu changes daily, but we can promise that whatever your hazy post-midnight eyes see, you’ll love.

Chopsticks House

86 Society St.
(843) 965-5866
Open daily 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Nothing says Sunday night like Chinese takeout, and what better way to end your weekend than to binge eat reasonably priced sesame chicken? Chopsticks House offers all the basic Chinese food you’d expect and they deliver. Oh, and you can order online. What more would one need?

Cook Out

2036 Savannah Highway
West Ashley
(866) 547-0011
10:30 a.m.-3 a.m.

If you find yourself meandering over by Savannah Highway head to Cook Out. Yes, yes, it’s a chain, but it’s also a delectable Southern tradition — at least we really want it to become one. Save money for beer and order a peanut butter chocolate milkshake, thank you very much.

Gee’s Infamous Dogs & More

32 Ann St.
(843) 597-7615
Wed.-Sat. 10 p.m.-5 a.m.

Located right next to Music Farm, this hotdog stand lures long lines with the delicious scent of smokin’ links. Owner Gary Alameda cooks up grilled veggies too, so your dog isn’t totally unhealthy. Who are we kidding — it’s midnight, healthy is so out the window. Make sure to get here early (or late?) because the line can often take 45 minutes to get through.

Jimmy John’s

51 George St.
(843) 727-2550
Daily 11 a.m.-3 a.m.

A late night dream come true. Jimmy John’s may not be the most gourmet sub you’ve ever ingested, but they deliver until 3 a.m. every night and somehow consistently manage to get to your place in under 10 minutes.

Pizzeria Di Giovanni

40 N. Market St.
(843) 727-6767
Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m.-3 a.m.

Pizzeria Di Giovanni is like that gal or guy that you told yourself you weren’t going to call, but end up calling after, like, one beer. It’s a greasy pizza place that serves up delicious huge N.Y.-style slices — sure to fulfill your caloric needs for the week.

The Rarebit
474 King St.
(843) 974-5483
Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

While the full menu is served until 10 p.m. (grab a classic grilled cheese and house-cut fries), the breakfast menu is hot and ready until 1 a.m., fulfilling all of your late-night bacon dreams. Grab a platter of chicken and waffles or a patty melt (two meat patties and good ol’ American cheese) for under $12 a pop.


151 Calhoun St.
(843) 577-8861
Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri. 11 a.m.- 3 a.m.
Sat. 12 a.m.-3 a.m.

Don’t feel like driving or walking — Sabatino’s is your friend. No, really, the owner is super-friendly and sells big slices of greasy, delicious pizza at one of the best prices in town. If you don’t get enough at night, they also have some fantastic lunch deals.

Smoke BBQ
487 King St.
(843) 805-5050
Mon.-Wed. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Sun. 4 p.m.-11 p.m.

Smoke BBQ is new on the Charleston scene, but it’s already on its way into our hearts. It’s not overly expensive, and you can pick up a delicious Texas brisket sandwich till 1:30 a.m. on the weekend.

The Tattooed Moose

1137 Morrison Drive
(843) 277-2990
Open Daily from 11:30 a.m.- 2 a.m. with kitchen open ’til 1 a.m.

Duck fat fries. Need we say more? Get your grease on with hefty sandwiches — we recommend the duck club or the Lucky #1 Sub — and the aforementioned sticks of delight at Tattooed Moose, where, if you’re really feeling creative, you can also doodle your name in permanent marker on old wooden tables. Vegetarians beware: there’s literally nothing on this menu that hasn’t touched the meat’s fryer, so load up on whatever it is you eat beforehand if you’re headed there with patty-grubbin’ friends.