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14 Restaurants Where Dessert Steals The Show

Killer desserts menus to devour

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Sure, there are some amazing dinners to be had in Charleston, but what about something sweet after the meal? There are some wonderful dessert menus to be discovered if you save room. Many restaurants in the Lowcountry utilize the bounty of local products and get really creative with the post-entree deliveries.

There are the classics, like Peninsula Grill's slice of coconut cake, but there are also novel takes on what dessert can be, like the grilled zucchini bread at newcomer Harold's Cabin. Take a look at this map to guide your sweet tooth. Maybe skip dinner all together and order one of every thing on the dessert menu — you know you want to, and we give you permission.

Note: Map points are listed in geographical order and are not ranked. Did we miss your favorite spot? Show it some love in the comments, send us an email, or start a forum thread in its honor.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Early Bird Diner

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1644 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 277-2353
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The best part of the dessert menu at Early Bird Diner is that you can order it whenever your craving hits — need banana pudding at 3:00 a.m.? Head to this Southern-fried cafe to satisfy your needs.

2. Edmund's Oast

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1081 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 727-1145
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Like all other assets of Edmund's Oast, the dessert list is killing it these days. Be sure to save room for the chocolate toffee custard with brown butter and caramel popcorn ice cream.

3. Butcher & Bee

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1085 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 619-0202
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Save room at Butcher & Bee for thoughtful desserts like semolina halva, chocolate pavé with benne crunch and tahini ice cream, or bay leaf panna cotta with rosé poached peach, vanilla wafer, peach sorbet, and blackberries.
Robert Donovan

4. Harold's Cabin

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247 Congress St
Charleston, SC 29403
Neighborhood eatery Harold's Cabin doesn't keep any ho-hum desserts on their list — stop by this newcomer for interesting bites like a sous vide zucchini bread, grilled on order, and plated with parsnip cream, bourbon-soaked cherries, and pecans. And did we mention they have a pie of the day?
492 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 203-6338
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492 pastry chef Amanee Neirouz is considered one of the best in town, so stop by this Upper King restaurant for rocky road ice cream with peanut butter "magic" shell, fudge brownie, and marshmallow fluff or sweet corn flan with blackberries, sage, and masa shortbread.

6. Chez Nous

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6 Payne Ct
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 579-3060
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Petite cafe Chez Nous changes up the dessert menu daily and usually keeps it classic. Stop by this European eatery for pistachio tarts, chocolate pot de creme, or gelato di mascarpone.

7. Indaco

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526 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 727-1228
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Finish your evening of pizza and pasta with chocolate budino at Upper King spot Indaco. The rich dark chocolate topped with a sprinkle of sea salt is the perfect end to any meal.

8. 39 Rue De Jean

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39 John St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-8881
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Downtown mainstay Rue de Jean doesn't switch up its dessert offerings often, so you can always count on a sumptuous bite of flourless chocolate torte or crème brûlée.
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232 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 805-5900
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Sure, dinner is amazing at FIG, but you must save room for the dessert list. You don't want to miss the butterscotch pot de creme with soft whipped cream or the benne seed pound cake with honey parfait and apple.
Leslie McKellar

10. Caviar & Bananas

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51 George St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-7757
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George Street cafe Caviar & Bananas has one of the best stocked pastry cases in the Lowcountry. Stop by for stacks of cookies, slices of pie, adorable cupcakes, or rotating tarts.
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11. Charleston Grill

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224 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-4522
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Get dressed up (or not) and go settle in to a table at Charleston Grill for a few sweets and champagne. Sway in place to the live music in the cocktail lounge while you enjoy a petite German chocolate cake with coconut sorbet, sweet fried pecans, salted brown butter caramel, and coconut streusel.

12. Peninsula Grill

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112 N Market St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-0700
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Let us order for you: coconut cake. Do it. Even if you don't like coconut, you'll probably enjoy this world-famous slice of fluffy goodness from Peninsula Grill. We can't explain it — you just have to try it.

13. McCrady's Tavern

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2 Unity Aly
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-0025
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Pastry chef Katy Keefe keeps it classic at McCrady's Tavern. Now that the weather is crisp, it's time to cozy up in a booth with a slice of Lady Baltimore cake or a rum caramel chocolate soufflé.

14. Cypress

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167 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 727-0111
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Pastry chef Andrea Upchurch is queen of the sweets at long-standing Cypress. While the meaty entrees may get all the attention, you should really consider her warm cinnamon apple shortcake with sweet potato sweet biscuit, brown sugar whipped cream, cinnamon apple compote, and vanilla bourbon anglaise. The chocolate chip cookie dough bread pudding isn't a bad choice either.

1. Early Bird Diner

1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
The best part of the dessert menu at Early Bird Diner is that you can order it whenever your craving hits — need banana pudding at 3:00 a.m.? Head to this Southern-fried cafe to satisfy your needs.
1644 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

2. Edmund's Oast

1081 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
Like all other assets of Edmund's Oast, the dessert list is killing it these days. Be sure to save room for the chocolate toffee custard with brown butter and caramel popcorn ice cream.
1081 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403

3. Butcher & Bee

1085 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
Robert Donovan
Save room at Butcher & Bee for thoughtful desserts like semolina halva, chocolate pavé with benne crunch and tahini ice cream, or bay leaf panna cotta with rosé poached peach, vanilla wafer, peach sorbet, and blackberries.
1085 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403

4. Harold's Cabin

247 Congress St, Charleston, SC 29403
Neighborhood eatery Harold's Cabin doesn't keep any ho-hum desserts on their list — stop by this newcomer for interesting bites like a sous vide zucchini bread, grilled on order, and plated with parsnip cream, bourbon-soaked cherries, and pecans. And did we mention they have a pie of the day?
247 Congress St
Charleston, SC 29403

5. 492

492 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
492 pastry chef Amanee Neirouz is considered one of the best in town, so stop by this Upper King restaurant for rocky road ice cream with peanut butter "magic" shell, fudge brownie, and marshmallow fluff or sweet corn flan with blackberries, sage, and masa shortbread.
492 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

6. Chez Nous

6 Payne Ct, Charleston, SC 29403
Petite cafe Chez Nous changes up the dessert menu daily and usually keeps it classic. Stop by this European eatery for pistachio tarts, chocolate pot de creme, or gelato di mascarpone.
6 Payne Ct
Charleston, SC 29403

7. Indaco

526 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Finish your evening of pizza and pasta with chocolate budino at Upper King spot Indaco. The rich dark chocolate topped with a sprinkle of sea salt is the perfect end to any meal.
526 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

8. 39 Rue De Jean

39 John St, Charleston, SC 29403
Rue
Downtown mainstay Rue de Jean doesn't switch up its dessert offerings often, so you can always count on a sumptuous bite of flourless chocolate torte or crème brûlée.
39 John St
Charleston, SC 29403

9. FIG

232 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
Leslie McKellar
Sure, dinner is amazing at FIG, but you must save room for the dessert list. You don't want to miss the butterscotch pot de creme with soft whipped cream or the benne seed pound cake with honey parfait and apple.
232 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401

10. Caviar & Bananas

51 George St, Charleston, SC 29401
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George Street cafe Caviar & Bananas has one of the best stocked pastry cases in the Lowcountry. Stop by for stacks of cookies, slices of pie, adorable cupcakes, or rotating tarts.
51 George St
Charleston, SC 29401

11. Charleston Grill

224 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
Get dressed up (or not) and go settle in to a table at Charleston Grill for a few sweets and champagne. Sway in place to the live music in the cocktail lounge while you enjoy a petite German chocolate cake with coconut sorbet, sweet fried pecans, salted brown butter caramel, and coconut streusel.
224 King St
Charleston, SC 29401

12. Peninsula Grill

112 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
Let us order for you: coconut cake. Do it. Even if you don't like coconut, you'll probably enjoy this world-famous slice of fluffy goodness from Peninsula Grill. We can't explain it — you just have to try it.
112 N Market St
Charleston, SC 29401

13. McCrady's Tavern

2 Unity Aly, Charleston, SC 29401
Pastry chef Katy Keefe keeps it classic at McCrady's Tavern. Now that the weather is crisp, it's time to cozy up in a booth with a slice of Lady Baltimore cake or a rum caramel chocolate soufflé.
2 Unity Aly
Charleston, SC 29401

14. Cypress

167 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
Pastry chef Andrea Upchurch is queen of the sweets at long-standing Cypress. While the meaty entrees may get all the attention, you should really consider her warm cinnamon apple shortcake with sweet potato sweet biscuit, brown sugar whipped cream, cinnamon apple compote, and vanilla bourbon anglaise. The chocolate chip cookie dough bread pudding isn't a bad choice either.
167 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401

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