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Apr 28, 2008 11:30 AM

charleston to wilmington, nc?

we will be driving from charleston to wilmington next week - does anyone have any good recommendations of somewhere good to eat on the way?

also, can anyone recommend any places to eat in wilmington?
we will have a large party and 2 kids, so somewhere casual with great food.
thanks in advance for any recs!

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  1. K-38 in Wilmington has a great casual atmosphere, awesome margarita list and yummy food. Here is a link to their website:

    I think they even have a kids menu. Try their Shrimp, Bacon and Pineapple Enchiladas - my absolute favorite on the menu. So good!

    1. Not sure about eating on the way - it's only about three hours, so we've never stopped.

      Once you get here though, I second schmems suggestion for K38 - very kid friendly, but I'd recommend getting there early. It's always crowded and you'll have a wait if you get there past about 6:30/7:00 most nights.

      Also great for large parties and kids:

      The Mellow Mushroom - yes, it's a chain, but they have good pizza and an excellent beer list. 4311 Oleander Dr

      Osteria Chicchetti 1125 Military Cutoff Rd - big, noisy Italian place that the kids will like but the adults should really enjoy too. They've got some really good-quality antipasto items, and the entrees are excellent.

      Indochine 7 Wayne Dr - Another place you'd do better to get there early. If the kids like Vietnamese/Asian food at all, this is a good place for them and adults. There are always plenty of kids there when we're there.

      El Agave Mexican Restaurant - 3803 Oleander Dr - Probably our favorite Mexican place in town. Noisy, bustling, always lots of kids, inexpensive, but excellent food. And very fast. They get you in and out of there in a hurry.

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      1. re: Andiereid

        I would definitely recommend a reservation if you end up choosing K-38, Mellow Mushroom or Indochine. All three can get pretty busy.

      2. SeeWee Restaurant (toward Myrtle Beach up Hwy 17) is one of the best places along the SC coast to get great casual seafood, Southern sides, and homemade desserts. Best she-crab soup in the world (and Southern Living Magazine seemingly concurs). It's a dive too, so great for a large group with kids:

        The only "problem" is that it's only 30 minutes up the road from Charleston.


        I've also heard good things about Louis's Fish Camp near Pawleys Island, also up Hwy 17 just past Georgetown. This will be about 1 1/2 hours up the road from Charleston.
        Their website is down right now , but here's a cached version of it:

        Make sure to call first to see whether they are still open given the broken website.

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        1. re: mikeh

          Two great recs. Had lunch at SeeWee yesterday. The seafood was fresh and perfectly cooked. Had lunch Sunday at Louis'. The skillet fried chicken was as good as ever. Louis' and Louis' Fish Camp are open 7 days a week.

        2. Great suggestions by Andiereid

          If you're hungry, go to Flaming Amy's - Burritos the size of your thigh...very quick and reasonably priced.