Leon’s is a meticulously renovated former auto-body shop that's now famous for oysters and fried chicken. Don’t overlook chef Ari Kolender’s shrimp roll, though—lightly dressed with horseradish mayo, it’s served on a bun grilled to crunchy perfection.
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The everyman's oyster bar.
Opened in the Spring of 2014, this local Charleston spot is one of this town's hottest tickets. Leon's has a cozy warm atmosphere, amazing local and regional oysters, and homey classic Southern standards. Owner Brooks Reitz is the guy - tell him AFAR sent you!
Guests should come hungry and ready to devour the feast of Lowcountry treats on the menu at Leon’s. Start with the fried oysters Rockefeller with spinach and herbs or the fried-oyster sandwich with avocado. Among the sides, the hush puppies and black-eyed-pea salad are standouts. Finish your meal with a milk shake for dessert.