Best Chow In Charleston
We are Chicago couple that will be celebrating our wedding anniversary in Charleston for 3 days in late January.Looking for recommendations for great places to dine during our stay(lunch&dinner). Staying at Harbour View Inn and want to get a true flavor of Charleston cuisine.Not looking for touristy spots, want to know where the locals go for great chow. Thanks
There are multiple posts on this topis already - do a search and you will find many people's suggestions.
Having been there recently, I can suggest without hesitation that you eat at Cordavi. Absoultely outstanding meal. FIG was very good, but not in their league.
The other spot I wanted to check out, and will hit on my next visit, is McRaddy's. Very cutting edge, micro-gastronomy cooking (though you have a lot of that in Chicago), and a GREAT wine list. All of these places have web sites with meuns, etc....
No better time for a yank to get a good taste of southern fried chicken. The best I ever had was at Hominy Grill. Nice little place, high quality ingredients, etc.
But that was some darn fine fried chicken and mashed potatoes...
Unfortunately my last visit to Charleston was last May and I can't recall what we ate. I'm sure we concentrated on seafood as we always do when on the coast. Check menus on their web sites at http://www.peninsulagrill.com/ and http://www.mavericksouthernkitchens.c....
Other possibilities for you are the Charleston Grill in the Charleston Place Hotel http://www.charlestonplace.com/web/oc..., Hank's at http://hanksseafoodrestaurant.com/ and McCrady's at http://www.mccradysrestaurant.com/01.....
We haven't yet eaten at McCradys but plan to on our trip to Charleston in May. I've heard wonderful things. It's also a very romantic restaurant by all accounts.
Don't know how familiar you are with low country cuisine but you should try she crab soup, and shrimp and grits somewhere while you're there if you haven't already had them. They're almost cliches but very tasty ones, especially if you haven't had them before (or had them in Charleston!).