4. James Island
Just a few miles outside of Downtown, you’ll find the quiet town of James Island. Although not widely praised for its culinary scene, JI features restaurants like Stereo 8, Baguette Magic, Sermet’s Southernterranean, and The Lot, which are working hard to try and change that. Rather than offering the traditional fried seafood fare, they truly strive to think outside the batter for something a little more creative and appealing to your taste buds. Try the crab fried rice at Stereo 8 or the Frogmore raviolo at Sermet’s.