Food is one of the great delights of the Charleston  and Savannah  area — seafood, to be sure, from fresh shrimp to fish to crab cakes to oysters. But there’s also barbecue galore, and a multicultural bonanza of worldly flavors.
Here are some of the highlights of the area restaurant scene (follow the links for detailed descriptions of each establishment):
The best seafood places in the area depend on fresh, locally harvested fish and shellfish.
The area is home to some adventurous chefs offering an updated take on Lowcountry classics.
Here are your best bets for fine old-school Southern cooking, both high-style and home-style:
The pleasures of the pig are never far away in this region. Here are the best coastal ’cue joints: