The Macintosh

The Macintosh is owned by Steve Palmer and his The Indigo Road hospitality group.

Steve is an uber-restaurateur with over 24 stores in six states. He’s a philanthropist. And he’s also sober after a 10-year battle with addiction.

He co-founded (along with Mickey Bakst from Charleston Grill) a support group called Ben’s Friends to help the restaurant industry with abuse problems.

We tell you all of this because Steve knows high-end service and he understands the importance of having quality, zero-proof options on a menu.

The Macintosh has its zero-proof options listed on the front page of the drink menu. And the servers are trained to treat their zero-proof options with as much respect as their alcoholic brethren (which makes ordering these drinks much more pleasant for customers).

And it’s the same for all of Indigo Road’s restaurants in Charleston (including Oak Room, O-Ku, Indaco and others).

Steve is blazing trails in the zero-proof space. And we were grateful that Indigo Road graciously hosted us during our Charleston visit.

All of The Macintosh’s zero-proof options are delicious, well-conceived and beautifully presented. They’re also reasonably priced (around $6) and change with the seasons.

The Macintosh is a must visit when you’re in Charleston.