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Best Restaurant in Charleston, SC ?

Jim and Fran Jun 24, 2001 09:23 AM

My wife and I will soon be traveling to Charleston to visit for several days. We would like to have the opinion of several Charlestonians as to the best places to eat .... they could be fancy/romantic or just good seafood at a fair price. We will be staying in the historic district but can travel if it is not too far.

With so many places to choose from we sure could use the help.

Also, this will be our first trip to this wonderful city ..... any ideas on the company who gives the best tours of the area?

Thanks in advance.

Jim and Fran

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    Bob Foster Jul 3, 2001 01:35 PM

    Please scroll down and see a string of notes about the Hominy Grill in Charleston. For me it's a "must dine" location!

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      Cristina Aug 11, 2001 06:27 PM

      Great food at very reasonable prices and the staff couldn't be nicer. We had 3 delicious meals there in 5 days. Just really good food.

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        cliff Sep 2, 2001 08:55 PM

        so where is it?

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          Rebecca Angell Dec 7, 2001 11:20 AM

          Hominy Grill is located off Rutledge Ave. (that doesn't really help, but I would suggest calling information for their #). Hominy Grill is AMAZING!!! Small, quaint, and VERY southern fare. The homemade chocolate pudding is to die for. In fact, while making way too much noise while eating it, our server was kind enough to share the recipe. Now, we enjoy it quite a bit at home (but, waistline, beware...there's no 'lowfat' to it!).

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      hey Jun 25, 2001 01:16 PM

      My personal favorite is 82 Queen, with Poogan's Porch the runner-up. Others have mentioned Carolina's and Magnolia's, but I did not enjoy those restaurants as much -- they were good but not memorable.

      A friend swears by the Boathouse for seafood but I haven't tried it. Charleston is such a great vacation destination with such wonderful restaurants that I think you'd be hard-pressed to make a bad choice -- everything will be delicious.

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