Best in Charleston SC
I am going to be in Charleston next weekend and am looking for the your best recommendation for a local restaurant in the area. Prefer seafood or comfort/home cooking. Also any thoughts for Hilton Head if you have a go too place there as well.
Charleston has so many places and everyone has their own opinions. I was reading a credit card guide that listed Charleston as one of the Top Ten Food Cities in North America (imagine Charleston listing with the big dogs). I suggest typing in "Charleston" under SEARCH and prepare to spend some time reading the screen. Enjoy.
I second the Jestine's Kitchen and Hominy Grill recs.
If you don't require fancy digs, The Wreck on Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant is a pretty good seafood dive.
Bowen's Island Seafood restaurant, just off of James Island, also comes to mind, but I understand it burned a few months back and may not be reopened yet. (Maybe somebody else knows.)
Mt. Pleasant is just out from Charleston, and if you want the best seafood and a home cooking/laid back atmosphere you have got to eat at The Wreck.
I live in VA so I cannot give you directions, but ask a local who knows, and write them down! This place is a hidden gem - on the water, right next to a seafood market where shrimp boats come in with fresh catches everyday. But let me reiterate HIDDEN. I don't recall there even being a sign out front! Here's the info copied from a Charleston Travel website:
THE WRECK 106 Haddrell St. 8840052. Seafood, fried shrimp, oysters, scallops, flounder, grouper, mahimahi. Shem Creek views. Daily 5-8:45 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 9:45 p.m. Cash only.
You will love it!! Also, if you drive there, and have some cooler space, buy seafood from the market next door, freeze it, and take some home with you.