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Casual Seafood in Charleston, SC???

Going to be traveling to Charleston in a month or so...have a great list of gourmet restaurants but am also looking for local seafood dives...possibly seafood on the docks? Somewhere casual to get great seafood and drink beer. Any suggestions?

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  1. Sounds like "The Wreck" in Mt. Pleasant may fit the bill. Unpretentious, on the docks, fresh seafood, beer.

    1. Not necessarily a dive, but Fleet Landing downtown on the water is fantastic. And of course, there's always the Crab Shack on East Bay (with buckets in the center of the table for crab leg remains!).

      1. The Anchor Line on Folly Road (about a mile on the right before you hit the actual beach) is ultra casual, with a dock on a tidal creek in the middle of the marsh. Fantastic fried shrimp and fried okra. All else is excellent, as well. Best of its kind in Charleston.

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        1. re: DavidA

          I agree with you about Anchor Line, and I would also add Bowen's Island. BI is a few miles away from the beach off Folly Road, just follow the sign.

          The only thing is I am not sure either of them serve beer. I think BI might, and I am pretty sure AL doesn't. I would definitely call first if that is important to you.

          ETA: I know The Wreck does serve beer.

          1. re: lizzy

            You can bet you Bud BI sells beer nothing crafty or imported though. Their idea of imported is Rolling Rock.

        2. The wreck also has the best banana pudding ever.

          1. Bowen's Island is definitely a worthwhile experience, although I do think the food at The Anchor Line is better. I am not sure if the AI does serve beer or not.