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Buccaneer Restaurant a tasty way to discover Charleston pirate history

Buccaneer Restaurant reception area
Buccaneer Restaurant reception area

The Buccaneer Restaurant, 5 Faber St. provides a rare opportunity  to savor excellent food, show your support for the environment, and learn some fascinating Charleston pirate history to boot.

Buccaneer Restaurant, 5 Faber St., near corner of Faber and East Bay streets
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Located in a former 18th century cotton warehouse, the Buccaneer houses a small museum with artefacts from Charleston's pirate era, including coins, weapons and pottery.  It is also a "green" restaurant; recycled materials were used during restoration, and are used in daily operations.

Many menu items feature fresh crab, although there are plenty of dishes for other tastes.  Seafood and Southern cooking lovers will rave over the fried green tomato and crab BLT with sweet potato chips (made in-house daily). 

The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, and the service excellent.

The Buccaneer Restaraunt's number is  843-805-5065. You may also wish to stop by the Charleston  Visitor Center  to obtain a free city map.


  • Jim G 5 years ago

    My family and I have eaten several times at the Buccuneer and will return again. When we have friends or family visiting this is one of the places we really try to get to. It's well worth the trip downtown to enjoy the excellent food and amazing decor!