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What Was the Best Dining Neighborhood of 2018?

Local food writers share their thoughts on the year

Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

In keeping with Eater tradition, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, and bloggers. To kick it off in Charleston, Eater asked the group eight questions, ranging from the restaurants they frequent most to the biggest surprises of the year. Responses are in no particular order, and readers are encouraged to leave answers in the comments.

Q. What was the best dining neighborhood of 2018?

Robert Donovan, photographer and contributor to Eater Charleston:
Cannonborough/Elliotborough, again

Hanna Raskin, Food writer and critic for the Post & Courier:
For highest concentration of interesting new options, I’m going with Shem Creek.

Erin Perkins, editor Eater Charleston:
Mount Pleasant saw a lot of action this year, but I think North Central remains the hottest.

Stephanie Burt, writer and founder of The Southern Fork:
Generally above the Crosstown things continued to be exciting, all the way over to Half-Mile North.

Parker Milner, Eater Charleston contributor:
North Central/Hampton Park Terrace

Marion Sullivan, Food editor Charleston Magazine:
Upper King