My Three Sons of Charleston

Cafeteria | Meat-and-Three | Soul Food
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Worth driving from anywhere!
Michael Stern | February 13, 2019
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A North Charleston treasure with a broad menu of soul food classics, including many with a Gullah accent, My Three Sons demands multiple visits to have some of everything. It’s all very, very good.

Fundamental fried chicken comes encased in russet crust as savory as bacon. Ox tail meat really does melt in the mouth. Crisp-fried, bone-in catfish is bright and creamy.

All the good entrees are accompanied by fabulous side dishes. Rice in particular is a big deal. What’s here known as hoppin’ John is, in fact, a variant of Gullah rice: dark, bold, brilliant. The dish billed as Gullah rice is like that, but also includes sausage and shrimp. Seafood rice includes shrimp, scallops, and crab: a hearty meal unto itself. Mac & cheese is a festival of texture, from crunch to cream; baby lima beans are butter-rich.

The dessert menu is dauntingly large, including tender red velvet cake, banana pudding as smooth as silk, peach cobbler, bread pudding, and what might be the best sweet potato pie on the planet: creamy, spicy, at once earthy and ethereal.

It’s a friendly, homespun place, out-of-the-way and humble indeed. But don’t let its modest mien fool you. The meals served at My Three Sons are paragons.

 

 

What to Eat
My Three Sons of Charleston, Fried Chicken
Fried Chicken
Must-Try
If there's better chicken crunch within 500 miles, I've yet to taste it.
My Three Sons of Charleston, Macaroni & Cheese
Macaroni & Cheese
Must-Try
Crusty, creamy, chewy: mac & cheese has it all.
My Three Sons of Charleston, Hoppin John
Hoppin John
Must-Try
Hoppin John resembles Gullah rice.
My Three Sons of Charleston, Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet Potato Pie
Must-Try
Spicy, creamy sweet potato pie is virtual earth-candy.
My Three Sons of Charleston, Baby Lima Beans
Baby Lima Beans
Baby lima beans are tender and butter-rich.
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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