"If you only do one tour, do Chow Down Charleston."

-- Colleen S.

"Wonderful Experience!"

“This three hour stroll was limited to nine participants so it felt more like a gourp of friends hanging out together rather than being on a walking tour. The tour was peppered with lots of local history and information about the locally owned restaurants…The highlight of our Charleston visit!”

-- TraderLinda

"Great food, beautiful walk, and informative, polite, hilarious tour guide."

This is not the restaurants you read about. These are the local gems that you would have a hard time finding unless you knew a local. Great food, beautiful walk, and informative, polite, hilarious tour guide. Reed did a great job and the places he selected for his tour were perfect. Nothing fancy, just great food and great locations. If you want to hang out where the locals do, this is the perfect tour.

-- Heath B.

Awarded the "Certificate of Excellence" from TripAdvisor for 2016!

-- "For the consistent achievement of high ratings from travelers." 

Chow Down Charleston is a finalist for Best Tour Company 2016!

-- Charleston City Paper

Featured in the 2015 Holiday Gift Guide!

“40 very Charleston selections for everyone on your list”

-- Charleston Magazine

"Fun and informative!"

“I am so happy I signed up for this tour. The guides were very knowledgeable about the history, culture and food in Charleston and our tastings were delicious. I was not expecting to get such an in-depth look at the Holy City but came away with so much great information. Jessica and Reid were all-around great people and I would definitely do the tour again on my next visit. Highly recommended!”

-- rosaleendark

"...The charming husband-and-wife duo Reid and Jessica Surface project infectious enthusiasm."

-- Vanessa Wolf, Charleston City Paper

“We live here in Charleston and loved this tour! History meets tasty bites scattered around Downtown Charleston. We definitely recommend this to both people visiting town and local residents wanting to learn and experience something new in their beloved city!”

-- Jennifer C

Huge thanks to Jessica and Reid for a fun, unique and yummy way to spend a few hours in Charleston! We had a blast with our group, loved all the food and enjoyed the extra bits of historical info! GREAT TOUR!

-- Nikki B

"Excellent even for vegetarians"

“We did the tour with Chow Down Charleston and had a great time. The restaurants we went to were great and they easily accommodated the two people in our group who were vegetarian, which some of the other food tours said they would not be able to accommodate. Jessica was very knowledgable about Charleston and the portion sizes were perfect. Would highly recommend the tour!”

-- Sumit S

"Great value"

“The entire tour was above and beyond our expectations. Portions and variety of foods were plentiful. Take some small containers to take some food home.”

-- suebyrne15017

“Living in Mt. Pleasant for over 40 years, we still take frequent vacations to Charleston to learn more from our fair city. I have to say this tour was the best one we have participated in. We had been to none of the restaurants visited which means we now know where they are. The guide was very knowledgeable and as always, we picked up some new facts previously unknown to us. We will definitely go again and have given our kids this gift as well. Very, very enjoyable weekend!!!!!”

-- William N