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Fried seafood in Charleston

Sarahgraci Jan 20, 2008 05:40 PM

Who has the best fried seafood in the historic area of Charleston? The places I thought about trying, namely Hyman's, have been kicked off my list.

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    DavidA RE: Sarahgraci Jan 20, 2008 06:07 PM

    The Marina Variety Store Restaurant, at the City Marina (on the Ashley River) does a good job with fried seafood. Not many places downtown for fried.

    1. Capn Ron RE: Sarahgraci Jan 20, 2008 06:09 PM

      Hyman's is considered a tourist trap by the locals, and we always laugh at the waiting lines outside during the season.. Most of us consider "Hank's" (downtown, just north of North Market), or the "Boat House" ( on Sullivan's Island) to be the best places to go to get GOOD seafood.

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        GrillMaster RE: Sarahgraci Jan 21, 2008 05:36 AM

        The Wreck in Mt. Pleasant is probaby tops on my list. I'm assuming that you're looking for something fairly casual (rather than Hank's which is a little more to the swanky side although still not too fancy) and it doesn't get any more casual than The Wreck. You will have to leave the historic district but I think it is well worth it. Anyway, you'll be on Shem Creek which is fairly historic itself.
        In addition to the seafood I would strongly recommend the banana pudding. I have eaten a lot of banana pudding in a lot of places and it is hands down the best I've ever had.

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          eatslower RE: Sarahgraci Jan 22, 2008 01:53 PM

          The Wreck is a great rustic experience. But you can go nicer to Hank's too ($$$). But Wreck is fun for all.

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            Sarahgraci RE: Sarahgraci Jan 24, 2008 05:31 PM

            Thank you everyone for your suggestions! I think I'm going to venture out to The Wreck one night.

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              kerryd RE: Sarahgraci Jan 25, 2008 03:36 PM

              I think the wreck may only take cash, so keep that in mind.

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