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Florence, SC - dinner and breakfast

andrea12345 Jul 20, 2007 09:55 AM

Is Red Bone Alley still good for dinner? We're staying right on 95 but could wander a bit for a good meal, especailly BBQ and/or Southern.

Also, any good breakfast recommendations?


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  1. Tehama RE: andrea12345 Jul 20, 2007 09:59 AM

    Hi there! I think Florence is actually in South Carolina... of of I-95 (if this helps your quest at all). [Sorry, the only time I have stopped in Florence was to get gas].

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      andrea12345 RE: Tehama Jul 20, 2007 10:05 AM

      You're right! I'm glad I just get on 95 and drive without having to know which state I'm in.... thanks again.

      1. re: andrea12345
        CharlestonChow RE: andrea12345 Jul 20, 2007 11:09 AM

        Yes, in spite of popular belief, Florence is in South Carolina; not Colorado.

        Redbone Alley is O.K. but nothing special (there is also one in Columbia, SC... not South America). For good BBQ there are both Rogers and Cains. They are a little bit of a drive from the interstate though.

        There is another little shack of a restaurant that has really great neck bones and rice closer in (I'll have to call my Dad to ask the name). It was on the corner of Cashua and Darlington.

        For good fried seafood Gulf Stream used to be good. It is actually a seafood market. Pick your fish and they will fry it for you.

        Benton's is O.K. Good bread from what I recall.

        Ann's Kitchen is surprisingly good Thai.

        Venus and Lamplighter are both old breakfast standbys but they are both greasy spoons.

        Townhouse is fast-food Greek that is pretty good.

        Bazens is good for Sunday buffet.

        Maryland Fried Chicken/The Shrimper has the best fried chicken. It is a very small chain that makes wonderful fried chicken.

        There are certainly some new restaurants since I last lived there, but these are the ones I can vouch for.

        1. re: CharlestonChow
          andrea12345 RE: CharlestonChow Jul 20, 2007 01:46 PM

          Thank you! I feel like we should stay for the weekend ......

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