Rappahannock Oyster Bar • Charleston

Rappahannock Oyster Bar is nestled in a jaw-dropping 19th-century cigar factory along Charleston’s Cooper River. At the culinary helm is Chef Kevin Kelly, who oversees this space of 4,000 square feet, with outside dining options, and a forty-seat copper bar (one of Charleston’s largest).

Though the ambience is spectacular, Chef Kelly’s food is the star attraction. Light, bright, and brazen twists on classics like lambs ‘n clams, crab cakes, oyster po’ boy, and ceviches. Vegan and pork/beef/chicken options are available.  Browse their “pantry seafood market” for goodies to take home. The selection changes daily and will be growing over time.

Visit: 701 E Bay St No. 110, Charleston, SC; 843-576-4693; www.rroysters.com