Best Post-Surf Food in Charleston

Our favorite CHS eats after a day in the water.

Every surfer has their pre/post surf routines. One of the most important and our favorites is where to eat after six hours in the water. There are so many really good places in Charleston (and Folly Beach) it can sometimes be overwhelming. So to help you out we have made a list of our top four places to eat after surfing. 

1. Huriyali - Huriyali is our go to spot to grab a bite to eat and drink after a morning surf. They offer an insane variety of fresh pressed juices, smoothies, acai bowls, and sandwiches in their original space and now they offer way more in their market located right next door. Located on Huger Street (downtown Charleston) it isn't the closest place after a surf but trust us, it's significantly better than any other similar establishments closer to Folly. Our usual order usually consists of the dragon berry smoothie, dragon berry acai bowl, and the organic turkey panini, which we eat in the back garden. No better place to eat healthy and relax after a morning surf!

2. Brown's Court Cafe - Another quick and easy option, Brown's Court offers really tasty breakfast sandwiches and some insane breakfast pastries including cinnamon rolls and doughnuts. Definitely not the healthiest option, but sometimes you've got to treat yourself. They also have great coffee to fuel up for the rest of the day. Tasty, quick, and easy to get to.

Early morning Folly Beach. Where to eat after this session?

Early morning Folly Beach. Where to eat after this session?


3. Circe's Grotto - Circe's Grotto is special to us because Reed and I both worked there when our good friend Nick Stella opened up in the fall of 2014. Circe's offers Charleston's best (and biggest) sandwiches for a very reasonable price. You cannot got wrong ordering off the menu. We would recommend the Turkey Melt, Breakfast Burrito, and the Caprese. They also have great outdoor seating to enjoy the weather or to get some work done. Head in and tell Nick we sent you!

4. XBB - This is our recommendation for a post-surf dinner spot. Xao Bao Biscuit is on the corner of Rutledge and Spring Street. They offer a 50/50 mix of indoor and outdoor seating. Can't go wrong either way. The restaurant was converted from an old gas station and has tons of charm and subtle designs that make it very laid back and a fun place to grab dinner and some drinks. We've had everything on the menu and can honestly say everything is incredibly unique and one-of-a-kind. As far as I'm concerned there is no other food like it in the greater Charleston area. 

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