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Brio May 21st, 1999 09:48 AM

Charleston Anniversary
 
My wife and I are celbrating a surpise 1st anniversary in Charleston May 29 - 31. We are staying at the John Rutledge House, plan to eat at Magnolias, see Kiawah Island and Middleton Place plantation. Is there a more romantic restaurant or location we should see? <BR> <BR>Any advice is most appreciated.

lisa May 21st, 1999 12:04 PM

Congratulations! You picked a great place -- Charleston is lovely. I stayed at the Rutledge House once and did like it. I recommend taking a horse and buggy tour of the city which goes up to the battery and all over the historic district. The restaurant I strongly recommend is 82 Queen which is delicious and very special. Their shrimp and grits are to die for. I haven't been to Magnolia's so can't say whether it's "more romantic," but I think it would be hard to top. A bit more casual place, which might be good for lunch, is Poogan's Porch -- they had good she-crab soup as I recall. This was a couple of years ago. Have a great time.

Rob May 22nd, 1999 04:50 AM

<BR>Magnolia's is one of my favorites in the area (if not my favorite). Food is outstanding, service impeccable and the environment is modern, however, a bit noisy. 82 Queen is another great selection. It's an older establishment with a lovely courtyard. May have more of the romance you seek. Either is a great choice - you can't go wrong. Congratulations.

Donna F May 23rd, 1999 04:37 AM

A short drive outside of Charleston is a place called Summerfields, an old tea plantation. Lunch was expensive (about $35/for two) but I thought it was well worth it. Excellent and elegant service and lovely place. Chairs were big cushy wicker on casters. It all seemed like a private, hidden world. I thought it was closed when we first arrived...because they have valet parking service. But someone was soon hurrying up to the car "to take care of it" for us. <BR>We got directions at the car rental desk at the airport. I also recommend the carriage tour. It was lovely and very interesting. I would also recommend walking out on the pier in the historic market district and sitting in one of the swinging benches and just enjoy the view. <BR>

Susan May 24th, 1999 07:20 AM

Oh I'm so jealous. I think Charleston is one of the most romantic places on earth. Middleton Plantation is lovely. The most romantic thing to do is the walk along the battery. I have some <BR>information on Charleston on my web page <BR>so perhaps you would like to check it out. <BR> <BR>http://www.telusplanet.net/public/al...ravelpage.html <BR> <BR>Click on U.S. and it will take you to information on Charleston. <BR> <BR>Sue <BR> <BR>

sara May 26th, 1999 02:43 PM

You should definitely try to eat at Slightly North of Broad. It is one of Charleston's best restaurants and is a more intimate and romantic setting than Magnolia's. Congratulations and have a wonderful time!


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