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Leon's Oyster Shop

88 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
About this place
Leon’s Fine Poultry & Oyster Shop is a comfortable Southern joint serving fried chicken, oysters, lots of salads, cheap beer, soft serve, rosé on tap, tons of grower Champagne, and good cocktails. The restaurant is housed in an old body shop that belonged to Leon Ravenel—a businessman that served Charleston residents for many years. The space preserves much of that industrial history, complete with functioning garage doors, concrete floors, and some remaining memorabilia from Leon himself. Leon’s has been recognized as a leader in Charleston’s food scene by Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, New York Times, James Beard Foundation, Travel & Leisure, Eater, and more.

Tips from locals

November 23, 2019
Oysters and frose - need I say more?
Inspire 2
Inspire 2
November 23, 2019
Awesome little gem on King for some great seafood!!
November 12, 2019
DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON: Best fried chicken and fried shrimp in trendy atmosphere with good vibe. Siam salad is the best salad anywhere. First come first serve; can be a long wait during peak times. Valet parking across the street.
October 23, 2019
Champagne, oysters and fried chicken, say no more fam
October 13, 2019
Delicious and kid friendly!

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698 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 10:00 PM
Credit cards
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor seating
Brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour
Beer, full bar, cocktails
Dining options
No delivery
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