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The Planters Inn, located in the very heart of Charleston’s famed Historic District, was named #1 Best Small City Hotel in the United States by Travel + Leisure 2014 World’s Best Awards.


"Staying at the Planters Inn is akin to an overnight with well-to-do friends in their old Charleston mansion. The hotel is also home to the Peninsula Grill, a Lowcountry institution and one of the best restaurants in town.” — Travel + Leisure


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Hank's Seafood Restaurant

Located at the corner of Church and Hayne streets
Reservations: (843) 723-3474

Voted Best Seafood Restaurant in Charleston for 15 years running by readers of the Charleston City Paper, Hank's Seafood is a local institution. 

A deep appreciation for fresh, local ingredients, like stone crabs and creek shrimp, is what makes Hank’s Seafood the ultimate place to taste authentic Lowcountry flavors. Meanwhile the décor—hand-blown leaded glass windows, pine plank floors, the zinc and copper raw bar, mahogany paneling—coupled with the wait staff in white jackets, make Hank’s Seafood one of Charleston's most beloved dining traditions.

Menu highlights include:

  • Seafood Tower and Seafood Castle 
  • Rich selections of iced shellfish from the oceans of the world
  • Tuna Tartare with jalapeno, shallot, and extra virgin olive oil
  • Charleston She Crab Soup 
  • Hank’s Oyster Stew with leeks, potatoes, and bacon
  • Oysters Casino with garlic butter, smoked bacon, asiago cheese, and bread crumbs
  • Shrimp and Grits with smoked Andouille sausage, tomato, garlic, and parsley butter over stone ground grits
  • Seafood A La Wando with sauteed shrimp, scallops, and fish in a sherry, crabmeat, button mushrooms, scallions, and shellfish saffron cream sauce. Served with a fried grit cake.