The Darling Oyster Bar in Charleston
Andrew Cebulka

The Darling Oyster Bar

Charleston
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Housed in a 115-year-old storefront, this gorgeously designed space has a 14-seat raw bar and rich leather green booths, where any seat is perfect for slurping bivalves and sipping cocktails. The Darling blends classical preparations with exciting new flavors with devoted attention to local ingredients and sustainability. For those without their seafood-legs, The Darling also offers non-aquatic options like fried chicken and burgers.