Leon’s Oyster Shop
As the name implies, head to LEON’s for fried chicken and oysters.
Then prepare to settle in.
It’s a cozy joint in an old garage situated on upper King Street, which used to be off limits for most. But owners Brooks Reitz and Tim Mink started a small restaurant empire up there with LEON’S, Melfi’s (Italian) and Little Jack’s Tavern (burgers) all on the same street.
LEON’s isn’t known for its zero-proof offerings, per se… it’s definitely a party spot. But we were happy to see a dedicated non-alcoholic section on the menu (which included local, craft sodas from Cannonborough) and a spirit-free cocktail offering with house-made shrub, soda and honey.
And it’s too good a spot to miss if you visit Charleston.