From all-day cafes to barbecue joints and fish camps, check out where to eat and drink around the South. With recipes and stories from your favorite restaurants and chefs, use our guides to help you plan your next outing.


10 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in 2024 | Listen

From re-envisioned Bayou favorites to eagerly awaited brick and mortars, find our top 10 most anticipated restaurant openings for 2024.


Radar: 8 “Must-Go” New Restaurants of 2023

From omakase to Yucatan-inspired fare, these 8 must go restaurants bring something new to the South's diverse culinary landscape.


Top 10 Restaurant Openings This Spring and Summer | Listen

From embracing cultural heritage to new takes on fine dining, these top 10 restaurant openings are guaranteed to enrich the culinary scene.

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Our Top Restaurants of 2023

From Japanese comfort food to elevated African fusion, discover our top restaurants of 2023 and the must-order menu items for each.

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10 All-Day Cafes

From Old World bistro vibes to modern and inventive, these ten casual gathering places are inviting guests to sit down and get their morning buzz, and maybe return for an aperitif.

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12 Scenic Spots to Dine with a View

The South is filled with spectacular skylines and scenic shorelines—Why not sit back with a glass of wine or plate of food and enjoy the view?

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7 Southern Food Halls To Explore

Southern cities have capitalized on the food hall's popularity, turning historic and large scale venues into hubs of diverse cuisine and gathering. 

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Check out Seabird in Wilmington, North Carolina for a trendy seafood experience that connects diners with the seafaring community.

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Dakar NOLA

Tucked within the heart of New Orleans, Dakar NOLA provides a taste of chef Serigne Mbaye's Senegalese culture.

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Kisser is a 40-seat Japanese comfort food restaurant in East Nashville specializing in onigiri, chicken katsu, and spicy miso bowls.

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An homage to his grandmother’s New Orleans, chef Hunter Evans’ all-day cafe Elvie’s offers a neighborhood spot that sets the scene for camaraderie and romance.

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A First Look at Flora and Fauna | Listen

Flora and Fauna launches this month as an all day bakery and supper club in the space that previously housed the iconic Back in the Day Bakery.

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A First Look at Brodeto | Listen

As Brodeto prepares to open, Scott Crawford hopes a feeling of weightless abundance and Adriatic sea breeze translates throughout every dish.

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A First Look at Luca Lagotto

Luca Lagotto hopes to supply fresh Italian cuisine and a neighborhood respite to the busy residents of Homewood, Alabama.

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A First Look at Dear Charles

With a menu of elevated classics, Dear Charles is poised to become a local’s staple, a tourist’s haven, and a student’s favorite escape.

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A First Look at Lowland

Jason Stanhope gives an intimate tour of the menu at his new concept, Lowland Tavern, and his inspiration behind its celebratory tavern dishes.

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A First Look at Joelle | Listen

Joelle is poised to bring an undeniable liveliness to Bluffton with Italian American dishes, semolina pastas, and wood fired pizzas.

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Get This Look: Justine

The husband-wife team, Justin and Mia Devillier, curated a crossroads of New Orleans meets Paris in their French Quarter space, Justine.

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Get This Look: Channeling the Coast

Designer Suzanne Humphries creates a coastal feel for husband’s Birmingham seafood spot.

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Sorelle: La Dolce Vita in Vogue

Sorelle, situated in Charleston, South Carolina, draws inspiration from its 1800s architectural structure and traditions of Italian cuisine.

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Honeysuckle Rose

This Charleston restaurant takes a new approach to the chef’s tasting menu.

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Inspired by the Amalfi coast, Costa brings an authentic taste of Italy to Charleston, South Carolina using farm-fresh ingredients.

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Enjoy a taste of Pakistani street food with Malika, a family-run business in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina.

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Raw Lab

If you're in the market for a multi-sensory dining experience, Raw Lab's seafood bar in Charleston, South Carolina is the place for you.

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HERD Provisions 

Farm to table gets an upgrade at HERD Provisions where chef Jeanne Oleksiak and Alec Bradford source their meats from their own farm.

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Regardless of the specific tapas that cross your table at Malagón, you’ll carry the authentic flavors of the Spanish peninsula with you.

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Chez Nous

Chez Nous transfigures a historic home into a culinary respite for slow sips of wine and dishes that feel intentionally refined. 

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Félix Cocktails et Cuisine

Whether you’re walking into Félix as a first-time visitor or seasoned regular, you walk away feeling undeniably French.

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Sugar Bakeshop

Head to Sugar Bakeshop to experience the best bakery of your life where cupcakes and pies are paired with a beautiful Charleston scene.

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The Grocery

Enjoy a cozy meal at The Grocery, a delightfully warm South Carolina establishment that serves classics in new ways.