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May 8, 2007 12:57 PM

Bluffton - Beaufort - Port Royal Recs

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DC Hounder here, heading down to the Low Country for a Marine Corps graduation at the Island.

We're staying in Bluffton, and this is a 3-generation family affair. We're a family that likes to "eat local" when we travel - we can do fancy and exotic when we're at home. So, we're looking for authentic Low Country, Gullah, BBQ, or Southern Cuisine when we're down there.

Any recs? Any particular places for "Meat & Threes"?


- Langer

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  1. Was in Bluffton/Beaufort in March of this year to cheer a friend competing in Parris Island Triathlon. Beautiful part of the country.

    All meals in Beaufort. Saturday had a late lunch at Panini's. Limited menu - chose a pizza with prossiuto. Very good, good service.

    Dinner that night at Emily's. She crab soup was richer and thicker than most with an excellent flavor. Oysters Rockefeller were excellent as well. Entree of beef medallions with a wine sauce (burgandy?) was fine. However, the mushy mixed vegetables they served as a side were bad enough to mar the meal. Some crisp asparagus would have been preferred. Young waiter was inattentive and slow. For the above plus two drinks and tip I paid right at $60.

    Breakfast Sunday morning was waterside at a cute coffehouse/deli. Can't remember the name but it was delightful.

    Be sure to stop in at the lovely wine and cheese shop, and the Chocolate Tree right down the street. Please give my congratulations and my thanks to your new Marine!

    1. Try Harold's Country Club for a BBQ "experience." Be sure to check out Old Sheldon Church nearby. Here is a link. http://www.savannahoffthebeatenpath.c...

      In Beaufort the Beaufort Inn is high-end southern fare. Also Sgt. White's for more BBQ.

      I second a stop at the Chocolate Tree for sweets.

      Stop into the Squat & Gobble in Bluffton, not sure if they can accommodate a large party.