Charleston, SC
Food Allergy-Friendly Restaurants


Hominy Grill

Hominy Grill is a staple for Southern comfort food. This high-energy spot is kid-friendly and serves breakfast through dinner but is most famous for its brunch and James Beard Foundation Award winning chef/owner Robert Stehling. 

Spokin Tip: During dinner, the kitchen serves boiled peanuts, but they're kept in a separate area, and the staff is very aware of cross contamination. There's also a gluten-free menu upon request.

Details: hominygrill.com


Edmund's Oast

Edmund’s Oast offers an American fare menu that changes daily as well as a beautiful outdoor patio. This hip and trendy spot also gets Zagat's nod—it's rated one of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Charleston.

Spokin Tip: During dinner, the kitchen serves boiled peanuts, but they're kept in a separate area, and the staff is very aware of cross contamination. There's also a gluten-free menu upon request.

Details: hominygrill.com


Husk

Chef Sean Brock's Husk is quinessential Charleston—an ever-changing and seasonal menu of Southern comfort and farm-to-table dishes. The restaurant also gives you a taste of Southern architecture since it's located inside a restored Victorian style home that dates back to the late 1800s. 

Spokin Tip: Note that boiled peanuts are featured on the menu, but the servers are very educated on food allergies and extremely helpful.

Details: huskrestaurant.com


Butcher and Bee

Butcher and Bee sits inside a barn-like building with a lively open patio. The restaurant serves locally and ethically sourced ingredients and offers guests anything from mezze or “small” plates to thick sandwiches and a variety of burgers. 

Spokin Tip:  Butcher and Bee doesn't use separate fryers, so when ordering ask your server if there are any fried specials that have nuts. 

Details: butcherandbee.com/locations/charleston


5Church

5Church offers a vibrant atmosphere and a menu with a modern take on regional favorites as well as various meat options. Equally as impressive is its magnificent setting—the restaurant is situated inside a former church with arched ceilings and beautiful stained glass windows. 

Spokin Tip: The lemongrass mousse comes with sprinkles that are made with almond flour, so if you have a nut allergy, just make sure to ask for no sprinkles.

Details: 5churchcharleston.com


Indaco

This rustic eatery, with its communal tables, open kitchen, and comfortable setting, serves many Italian favorites. The restaurant offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, which you can enjoy on its outdoor patio. They also have a kid's menu with all the usual suspects.

Spokin Tip: The pizzas and pastas are not gluten free, but the restaurant offers plenty of other options.

Details: indacocharleston.com