Located in a converted auto body shop, Leon’s was opened by Charleston restaurateur Brooks Reitz—who previously served as general manager at Fig and The Ordinary—and partner Tim Mink. The industrial interior is hip, but this really feels like a neighborhood joint—the outdoor patio, with its mismatched chairs and yellow umbrellas, could be straight out of a backyard BBQ. Leon’s is known for their oysters and fried chicken—order some of each.

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