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Jan 13, 2004 10:12 PM

Atlanta ===> Charleston, SC

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I'm visiting Charleston this summer (sadly, for the first time). The Lowcounty is quite beautiful, I hear.

Looking for recs under $25/person. Places, you know, that "the locals eat at."

Would be more than willing to travel, in either direction, for well-recommended places. Seafood, home-style cooking, steakhouses, Italian; anything really.

Thanks !

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  1. A favorite of mine is Anson's in the Market area...Food may run you a little higher than $25 pp though...


    ( 843 ) 577 - 0551

    I also LOVE Magnolia's- get a table in the back room--room is deocorated with HUGE paintings of various stages of a Magnolia blossom...

    Then there is Blossom's -- a less expensive but still a nice place for lunch and dessert..


    ( 843 ) 577 - 7771
    185 E BAY ST,CHARLESTON,SC,29401

    Great for Breakfast or lunch:


    ( 843 ) 577 - 2694

    1. The Mustard Seed (a local place with a couple of locations in the suburbs) is really good for under $25. They aren't in really scenic locales, but they are definitely popular with the locals who are wanting downtown food at lower prices..

      Gaulart and Maliclet (also called "Fast and French") on Broad St. is pretty popular with younger locals and College of Charleston students.. It's a really cheap French cafe that serves rustic French food...

      1. If you're looking for good, inexpensive home cooking and a place for locals, try the Boulevard Diner in Mount Pleasant. It is always tasty.
        I second Anson's.... a little more than your price range but worth the splurge.
        Mustard Seed is good too. For traditional "fish camp" fried any and everything, try Gilligan's. They have several locations.

        1. Jestine's Kitchen sounds like exactly what you want. Very laid back small restaurant w/ very good food at very reasonable prices.

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          1. re: Lan4Dawg

            I completely HATED Jestine's Kitchen. It was the WORST meal I ate in Charleston, or anywhere for that matter!!!!

          2. Consider Slightly North of Broad (SNOB'S). Southern Maverick kitchen. Maybe $25 pp w/one glass of wine, excl. tax & tip.