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Jul 30, 2007 07:18 AM

Off the Hook - Sullivan Island

Read a July 18th review of off the hook - wanted to get feed back to see comments on low key food around Charleston area this Friday night- open to all suggestions and any cuisine

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  1. Off The Hook has never blown me away but it is good enough. Recently it has changed it's name and supposedly the food served.

    Slightly better would be High Thyme next door. Much better, IMHO, would be Poe's across the street. It is hit or miss at Poe's but I really like it most of the time. They are known for their burgers but I love their fish tacos.

    Stay away from Sullivan's. It is a typical terrible tourist trap.

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    1. re: CharlestonChow

      Thanks for the info
      I have read several of the blogs about great places to eat in Charleston and I have had of poogans porch cordavi and mccradys but finding a low key in the city - Do you have any recommendations CharlestonChow

      1. re: FoxBeatus

        Sure. Great restaurants abound in Charleston. The following info will help get the best recommendations:

        1)What area of Charleston will you be visiting?

        The greater Charleston metro area is fairly large. There is a big triangle from Summerville to Awendaw to Kiawah that pretty much encompasses everything that Charleston has to offer. To travel from end to end can take upwards of an hour of driving.

        2) What is your price range for any given area you will be traveling?

        Maybe you need a sub $15/plate recommendation for the beach but a sky's-the-limit recommendation for Downtown.

        3) How many meals are you planning on having in Charleston?

        There are some places you should not miss if you are only going to be in town Friday night.

        1. re: CharlestonChow

          We will be there friday through sunday
          there is no price range
          we will actually be staying at the francis marion hotel right on king st in charleston

          we have a navigation system for the car so going outside of the city is no problem
          Heard about Off the Hook last time we were dining at Cordavi a gentleman eating at the bar was the manager and I just wanted to see other peoples opinions of the establishment
          skys the limit
          thank you for your help

          1. re: FoxBeatus

            There is not really a need to leave the peninsula unless you just want to. From Francis Marion it is a short walk to all of the restaurants in the East Bay/Market area.

            For unique/good food off the peninsula try:

            Mt Pleasant-Langdons, Gullah Cuisine, Mama Browns
            James Island- Mustard Seed, Daily Dose, Mondo's
            West Ashley- Al di La, Amuse
            Johns Island- J.B.'s Smoke Shack, Fat Hen (new; haven't tried it)

            There are many other good restaurants off the peninsula but these are a good start.

            1. re: CharlestonChow

              Thank you
              Might check out Fat Hen and let you know how it turns out
              those look to be some great places

              1. re: FoxBeatus

                If you go to the Fat Hen, please do report back! I love 39 Rue de Jean, so I am anxious to hear how their former chef's new restaurant has turned out. It wasn't open yet when we were down there in June.

                If you want to go out to Sullivan's Island, I agree with Charleston Chow that it's hard to go wrong with a burger at Poe's Tavern. It's one of my favorite places, because it has this great laid-back, beachy vibe. I've never been disappointed with my burger there.

                Other favorite "low-key" places:
                Boulevard Diner in Mt. Pleasant
                Sermet's Corner on King St.
                Hominy Grill on Rutledge Ave.
                G&M Fast and French Broad St.

                Have a great trip!