The History Behind Restaurant Names: McCrady’s Tavern

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) — If you take a trip down Unity Alley and have a meal at McCrady’s Tavern, you’re taking part in an experience shared by some of histories most influential people.

This establishment on East Bay Street was founded hundreds of years ago by a man named Edward McCrady.

McCrady wore many hats. In historical records, he is listed as a barber, an inventor, a breeder and racer of horses, but he was known best for his tavern.