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Aug 9, 2006 08:41 PM

Lunch on Ashley side of Charleston

I must take my in-laws to see Magnolia Plantation in a couple of weeks, either on a Fri or Sat. Where should we eat lunch on the way back to Folly Beach? They would like something southern or soul or gullah. I considered Gullah Cuisine, but it's certainly out of the way at that point.

TIA for ideas and opinions.

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  1. Marie Leveau's, just off Hwy 17 in West Ashley next to Gerald's Tires -- and in the same strip as Al Di La (one of the two best Italian restaurants in Charleston) is New Orlean's oriented, but has many similar items as low country cooking. It's great for breakfast too.

    The Anchor Line, on Folly Road (on the second creek past Crosby's Seafood going towards the beach) has some of the best seafood going -- as well as killer fried okra. The fried shrimp is arguably the best around.

    1. I would agree with DavidA's suggestions, even though they don't fall neatly into the southern/soul/gullah categories.

      I am drawing a blank on somewhere that meets your criteria and is on the way back to Folly Beach. I guess you could keep in mind downtown Charleston isn't really that far out of your way. I will, however, let you know if I think of anything else.

      1. I did the best I could with West Ashley! I agree... if the real low country/gullah is what is being sought, a detour is needed.