Sat at the oyster bar, watched the shuckers open my oysters and then ate ‘em. Can’t get much safer than that. Also: outstanding oysters in a chic space
The wait staff seemed very knowledgeable and was able to list what on the menu was gluten free. I had the cerole shrimp as well as oyster and it was all delicious.
Staff was knowledgeable! The food was delicious!! We had the $1 raw oysters as starters. I had the shrimp and grits for an entree with no reaction. Totally recommend!
Came here with my wife on a trip down to Charleston for our 3rd wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed! The seafood was fresh and delicious. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the GF options. The kitchen apparently uses tamari instead of soy sauce in some dishes so we had the tataki and it was yummy! The drink menu has a good dry cider in addition to plenty of wine offerings. I Don’t think the menu was labeled for GF but a seafood menu is obvious enough and our server filled in the gaps when we had questions. Overall a great experience.
This was the best experience ever! The staff was knowledgeable and willing to accommodate . They double checked to make sure they were safe with my meal.
May eat there tomorrow!
Awesome. Try their clam chowder, octopus salad, or oysters. Fresh and flavor filled.
This Charleston gem is a must-visit for any seafood-loving celiac! A last-minute biz trip with a dinnertime planning session at The Darling led me to I contact the team via email to assess gluten-free options and note extreme sensitivity to cross-contamination. The website doesn't specify, but don't let that stop you from checking out its many temptations!They replied quickly and were highly accommodating, going as far as to send a list of menu items that were naturally gluten free given the ingredients and prep methods, and asked for the name and time on the reservation so they could make a note. Michael, the manager (I believe), confirmed they had our info and that he'd be working that evening. This lovely spot was packed, surprising for a Monday night, but not only did our duo of servers know to ask which of us was gluten free, Michael came over shortly after we were seated to introduce himself and assured me that the team was on top of it. A variety of options were easily adaptable to be gluten free.The only challenge was choosing what to eat, since I could spend a week sampling the raw bar alone. I don't believe there's a dedicated fryer, but I didn't ask - so if that's your thing, I recommend contacting them to see whether they're able to adapt fried items to be gluten free. If not, though, there's something for any seafood lover's taste here. I decided on the snapper ceveche to start, then treated myself to some true southern shrimp and grits (minus the fried brussels sprouts, a simple accommodation). Everything was delicious, and my fellow diners enjoyed their meals just as much as I did. The atmosphere is fantastic; the space is lovely and didn't feel crowded or overly loud despite it being a packed house. Darling, indeed!