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Savor the Flavors of South of Broad

Food Tours

Tour Details


Adults: Starting at $100


Fridays at 2:00pm


2h 30m

Meeting Location

Mills House Hotel
115 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Max Group Size:



Not recommended for children under 14

Activity Level


Wheelchair Accessible


What’s Included?

  • Professional Guide
  • Tastings and abbreviated tours at three historic houses South of Broad Street

What’s Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Alcohol or other beverages

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation up to 24h in advance
  • Tours run rain or shine

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  • Email & mobile tickets accepted

Tour Overview

Bulldog’s most talked about food tour is Charleston’s first walking tour to combine the history and elegance of this prominent neighborhood with food tastings and fascinating stories throughout the 2.5 hour experience. Stops include abbreviated culinary-themed tours of three museum houses: the Nathaniel Russell House, the Misroon House and the Edmondston-Alston house on the Battery.


With so much to see and do in Charleston, you’ll find there’s simply not enough time to do it all. Our food tours let you experience the best of our local cuisine in just a few short hours.


In contrast to other tours in town, we keep our food tours to 12 guests or less. This means a more relaxed and casual experience, with more access to your guide and our friendly vendors.


Our knowledgeable, local guides will help you navigate the city, answer your questions and offer personalized recommendations for after your tour - giving you the best possible start to your visit.


Experience the best of southern hospitality with our team of passionate, licensed tour guides. With over five thousand 5-star reviews you can be confident you aren’t wasting your valuable time on bad experiences.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a FULL refund. We know that plans can change, that’s why we offer one of the most generous cancellation policies in the industry.

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If you don't have a great tour, let us know and we promise to make it right with a full refund or voucher for a future visit.

What Our Guests are Saying

Always a great tour! Whenever we have visiting friends or family, Bulldog Tours is our go-to company for Charleston visits. I must say that the food tours are amazing. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and spoke in a clear, easy-to-hear tone. I can't endorse Bulldog Tours enough.

Lois C - Tripadvisor

We thoroughly enjoyed our food tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, fun and shared interesting historical tidbits as we ate our way through five different food destinations. We left filled with delicious food, fun facts and plenty of ideas for where to eat for the duration of our stay in Charleston! We would definitely do this again.

Robyn - Google Reviews

Awesome experience! Blake was knowledgeable about the food and history of Charleston. He answered all of our questions and made the experience one of our most memorable. Will definitely recommend it to others visiting the area.

Martin - Google Reviews
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do the Tour Activity Levels mean?

    • EASY – Walking tours are designed for a leisurely pace but may include uneven sidewalks, some stairs and a combination of walking and standing for up to two hours.
    • MODERATE – Tours will include a more active pace at times including stairs and uneven terrain. Expect to be on your feet for the duration of the tour covering a minimum of a mile and half of the area.
    • ACTIVE – A high physical activity level is required to walk and climb narrow stairs. This tour is not recommended for guests who require canes or walkers.

  • What food will we be tasting?

    The South of Broad food tour features tastings of specialty foods that have been served at Charleston parties for decades. A variety of small bites (ie, tea sandwiches, sweet potato ham biscuits, deviled eggs) will be served at each house museum stop.

  • Is there alcohol served during the tour?

    Alcoholic beverages are not included on this tour.

  • What if I have allergies or dietary restrictions?

    On this particular food tour, it is not possible to make food substitutions. When you book a Food Tour, let us know about any dietary needs/preferences (eg. allergies, vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free) and your guide will help identify items you might want to avoid or suggest an alternate tour.

  • How much food is served on the tour?

    Our food tastings and portions for this particular tour are more along the lines of high tea.
    Portions offered on other “Savor” tours tend to be in line with a full meal.

  • What if it rains?

    We present tours rain or shine, unless the conditions are dangerous. Charleston is famous for its summer afternoon passing showers.

  • How much walking is involved?

    Our tours cover approximately one and a half miles of walking and we move at a relaxed and leisurely pace. On our food tours, you’ll have regular opportunities to sit down during tastings.

  • What if I am hard of hearing?

    Our professional guides are skilled public speakers and work hard to make sure everyone can hear during the tour. If you are hard of hearing, please let your guide know and we’ll ensure you get a front-row seat.

  • Is parking available?

    For Downtown Tours:
    There are a few precious metered parking spaces throughout the Historic District, though they require constant feeding. For our 10 pm tours, meter parking is free. Otherwise, we recommend parking in a paid lot, parking at the Visitors Center and riding the Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH), or parking in one of the garages around The City Market. Here are some suggestions:

    Charleston Parking

    Cumberland Street Garage

    Concord/Cumberland Parking Garage

  • What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a FULL refund. If you need to change or modify your tickets, simply call us at 843-722-TOUR (8687). We offer trip protection which ensures a refund within the 24 hours prior to the tour if you need to cancel.

  • What if I am unhappy with the tour?

    Our #1 priority at Bulldog Tours is giving great tours. If you don't have a great experience, let us know and we promise to make it right with a full refund or voucher for a future visit.

  • Are bathrooms available during the tour?

    Yes, we have a free restroom at our office for your convenience and most tours have regular opportunities to use the restroom throughout the tour.

  • Are tours offered only in English?

    Yes, we only offer tours in English at this time. Please email or call us if you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour.

  • Should I tip my Bulldog tour guide?

    If you feel your tour guide has provided a great experience, gratuities are encouraged— and welcomed—at the end of your tour. We believe that recognizing excellent service is a personal matter, though 15-20% of your booking fee is a good rule of thumb. Gratuities for your guide are always appreciated, but never expected.

  • Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

    Advanced purchase is strongly recommended, as tours often sell out well in advance. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance.

  • What if I still have questions?

    We’re here to help! Simply call us at 843-722-TOUR (8687) if you have any additional questions or concerns.


We’re happy to arrange private tours or build custom group tours for schools, corporate teams, non-profits, family reunions, and more. Simply contact us or call 843-722-8687 to book.

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Sustaining Charleston's Historic Places

A portion of your ticket purchase is invested back into the properties we tour, ensuring that Charleston’s most historically significant landmarks, structures, sites, and stories endure. As of today, Bulldog Tours has raised $5,103,646 for the preservation of our historic site affiliates in Charleston. Thank you for your generous support.

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