It was about 7 years ago, on Meeting Street, which is the main drag in the tourism area, I want to say the name of the place is Hyman Seafood, it’s huge, you can’t miss it, 2 stories high, I had an incredible meal there, it was their Wahoo special. The menu list is enormous, and I remember laboring for well over 15 minutes trying to decide what special I should have.
Now I want she-crab soup followed by a praline.
This diet is going to kill me.
I had the blackened grouper at 82 Queen and it was to die for. And the she-crab soup is awesome. Do go at lunchtime. Poogan’s Porch (right down the street from 82 Queen) is also good. Do stop by Market Street Sweets for awesome pralines, bear claws, and glazed pecans, amoung other goodies. They give free samples! There are good benne wafers to be found in the market, if you want to try a traditional Charleston treat.
Word of warning about the Wreck: you will get lost on the way. They don’t advertise and since they’ve always been crowded every time I’ve eaten there, they don’t need to. I’ve been there at least three times and I couldn’t tell you where it is. Hopefully you can use the address in the review and mapquest it, but once you’re in the neighborhood, don’t be afraid to ask a local where it is. They’re used to being asked.
And now I’m craving a bowl of she-crab soup
Thanks, guys! I’m looking forward to the music, food and a night without the 11-year-old attachment. At this point, I’m leaning towards Jestine’s, but I definitely intend to make a special trip to the Wreck.
The Wreck in Mount Pleasant is one of my favorite restaurants in South Carolina.
You can never go wrong with Jestine’s, either. One of these days I need to check out Hominy Grill.
I enjoy fish and chips and Guinness at Tommy Condon’s.
couldn’t say where to eat, but enjoy Robert Cray- he is awesome!!! "i was warned"!!! enjoy fb
We’re taking a daytrip to Charleston to see Robert Cray in concert. I’ve got FIG, Hominy Grill and Jestine’s Kitchen on my list. Does anyone know if they all serve dinner? Of course, any other suggestions are most welcome!
I second southpaw, my husband and I ate at Gullah Cuisine when we were in Charleston in September and it was great. We also ate at Hyman’s Seafood which has already been mentioned and it was fantastic. I’ve rarely eaten better seafood.
… also in Mt. Pleasant is GULLAH CUISINE. Some of the BEST food I’ve ever had.
I had the pork chops, rice, and collards. LIP SMAKIN’GOOD.
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Since I originally posted the above in 2007 I have visited the re located BookStore. It is now called Charleston Cafe and is located in nearby Mount Pleasant. The new place had a menu very similar to the on on King Street. Owner had turned it over to daughter and it continued with same great food and service and mostly same employees and Dad "helped out". The daughter has since married and moved out of state and Dad re taken over management. He is a great guy but his daughter was the dynamo that kept it at an extremely high level. It is still a good place to eat but maybe not quite the same since daughter left. The Shrimp and Grits are still a good choice.
My favorite Charleston restaurant is on Rutledge St. It’s called Moe’s Crosstown Tavern–not to be confused with the Mexican chain Moe’s. On my last visit, I had one of the best burgers I’ve ever tasted.
That visit was a couple years ago, and I hope it’s still there.
I would recommend Anson, which is located on Anson street a couple blocks north of North Market Street. It takes low country cuisine to a whole new level. Their shrimp and grits is the best I’ve ever had. The restaurant itself is also quite beautiful.
If you’re in the mood for oysters, check out Pearlz, which is a couple blocks south of Market street on East Bay Street. They have Oysters from many different regions near and far.
Charleston is a a great city.. especially for those who love to eat. Enjoy.
Also, there was a diner I went to for lunch when walking from Meeting Street to Rutledge Avenue from the Market area. I meandered around a bit so I don’t know what street it was on. The food was great though! I had she crab soup and biscuits and gravy that had a somewhat cajun twist. Anyone know what diner this is? I’d love to visit it on my next trip to Charleston.
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