Join us for 2016 Southern Living Taste of Charleston!

This year will mark the 36th anniversary of the Lowcountry’s culinary event of the year, The Southern Living Taste of Charleston, hosted by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc (GCRA).  A 3-day event showcasing taste-tempting delights served by Charleston restaurants.


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Historic Boone Hall Plantation is transformed into a sea of culinary enchantment!  50 of the Lowcountry’s  favorite casual and fine dining restaurants serving sample size portions + beer and wine.  Specialty and imported beer tasting tent, live entertainment, the legendary “Waiters’ Race” and the children’s area that includes acrobatics, juggling, dancing, crafts, jump castles and much more. Children 10 and under are free. Rain or Shine. No Pets, Coolers or Tailgating. Free Parking. Please Carpool.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the following charities:The Ronald McDonald HouseHollings Cancer CenterHospitality Heroes, Shriners Hospitals for Children and Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center View the Charleston Restaurant Association’s Benefiting Charities.


September 23
10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Boone Hall Plantation in
Mount Pleasant.
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The 36th annual Southern Living Taste of Charleston will take place September 23-25, 2016.  The weekend features a variety of events including: Taste: Iron Chef, where local chefs compete at the Culinary Institute of Charleston at Palmer Campus in a heated head-to-head battle; Taste: Sweet & Southern, an upscale event on Historic Charleston Harbor at Harborside East; and Taste: The Main Event, a showcase of samplings from more than 50 local restaurants that takes place at picturesque Boone Hall Plantation. During the Main Event, guests will enjoy demonstrations and vignettes from Southern Living, live music, a children’s area, the legendary waiters’ race, and much more.

The Southern Living Taste of Charleston is a charity event and raises money for local charities including The Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center, Hospitality Heroes, Shriners Hospitals for Children and Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center. Tickets for all Taste of Charleston events are now on sale and can be purchased online through the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association’s website, or in person at the Downtown Charleston or Mt. Pleasant Visitor Centers, Boone Hall Farms or any Southcoast Community Bank.


The GCRA will host two more foodie events in January 2015. Charleston Restaurant Week will take place January 6-17, followed by the Lowcountry Oyster Festival coined the “World’s Largest Oyster Roast,” which will take place on January 31. For more information about these and other events orchestrated by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, please visit or contact Kathy Britzius at or Jenny Peppler