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Your favorite amazing Charleston Restaurants

Old Feb 21st, 2016, 12:39 PM
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Your favorite amazing Charleston Restaurants

We are going to Charleston for my husband's birthday weekend. We only have time for 3 dinners and 2 lunches. For dinners we are definitely going to Husk and Halls. Lunch might be Cru and Brunch at Magnolia. We tried to get into fig but no luck... So our first night is still up in the air. We were all set on Slightly North of Broad and then heard from some people that it wasn't their favorite. Looks so good though! Thinking about The Grocery, High Cotton , Cypress or McRady's.

Would love to get some opinions from those in the know. Thank you!
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Old Feb 21st, 2016, 02:54 PM
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Charleston... one of the cities I would gladly visit just to eat. =) SO many wonderful meals there in my visits. Here are my three personal favorites that I try to hit anytime I can get there:

1) Hyman's Seafood: Specifically, I love their Crispy Flounder dinner!

2) Poogan's Porch: I usually go here for lunch one day.

3) Jestine's Kitchen: Another one I do for lunch or dinner. Very casual, more like a diner than a formal restaurant, but I love every meal I get there.

I think you will get lots of great suggestions! These are three that top my list but I have had plenty of other delicious meals in Charleston. Enjoy!
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Old Feb 21st, 2016, 03:51 PM
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We don't normally eat a real lunch so I can't help there.

We had dinner at Hanks and it was excellent.
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Old Feb 21st, 2016, 04:04 PM
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McCrady's -- Sean Brock's flagship restaurant
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Old Feb 21st, 2016, 04:22 PM
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I had a great meal at SNOB. I liked it better than Magnolia. But to each their own!
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Old Feb 22nd, 2016, 06:52 AM
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Emcash--I enjoyed Hominy Grill and the famous Husk while there. Your post reminds me that it's been three years since I've had Low Country cuisine--which can be truly unique in a stellar flavourful sort of way. Enjoy! Daniel
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Old Feb 27th, 2016, 04:34 AM
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I lived in Charleston for decades, but I don't now. So I can't comment on the newer places. FIG is my favorite. I also love McCrady's, High Cotton for brunch on weekends, SNOB for lunch on weekdays. Also look at the MacIntosh, Ordinary, the Grocery, and Oku if you like sushi.

Tough choices I know. I will say I'd avoid any place that has hawkers out front trying to lure tourists in. The really good places don't need that kind of advertising.
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Old Feb 27th, 2016, 07:49 AM
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I think it was Hank's where I had the best shrimp and grits in my life
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Old Feb 27th, 2016, 01:39 PM
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Thank you all so much! I'm going to look into each of these! Only wish i had more time there...
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Old Feb 27th, 2016, 05:59 PM
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I loved the restaurant FIG....excellent farm to table!
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Old Feb 28th, 2016, 03:24 AM
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FIG is amazing.

We always go to Hominy Grill and it does not disappoint. Because we don't get to eat out like we ideally would when we go to Charleston (at this point), we have discovered HG does take out very well.

I thought Husk was fine but not amazing.

We are also fans of MacIntosh and Magnolia.
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Old Mar 4th, 2016, 09:38 AM
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Thank you!
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Old Mar 4th, 2016, 08:30 PM
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For something different, take a ride down Rt 17 to the SeeWee Restaurant. Their hush puppies alone are worth the trip. This is a simple place with good low country home cooking.

In town, Blossoms has top notch shrimp and grits. We prefer it to Magnolia. You can't leave Charleston without having a plate of first rate shrimp and grits.
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