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Oysters in Charleston - Help??

maina May 18, 2008 06:12 PM

Last time we were in Charleston ( 5 or 6 yrs ago), we had lunch at a great little restaurant in the heart of the downtown. Can't remember the name. I had a delicious Po'Boy sandwich with lightly fried oysters. Can't remember name of restaurant, but would love to eat there again when we return to Charleston next month. Don't remember too much about it, think it was on a side road, dining room was relatively small, very quaint. Know that this is not much to go on, but anyone want to suggest what restaurant it might be? Or suggest another restaurant for lunch with great oysters? Thanks!

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    birgator RE: maina May 18, 2008 07:04 PM

    Even though it's on Meeting Street, hardly a side street, betcha' it was Joseph's Restaurant.

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      peppermynt RE: birgator May 30, 2008 11:02 PM

      By all means, hit Joseph's. Excellent food, warm service, and the soups are heavenly. They also serve a mean breakfast. Fresh and well-cooked seafood.

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      sandylang RE: maina May 20, 2008 05:32 AM

      You'll have to drive north 40 miles, but the oysters at T.W. Graham's in McClellanville are worth it. Last week I was talking to Claudia there - she makes the amazing coconut pies - about her husband's oyster frying. The secret is VERY light breading, not overcooking and serving hot. That way you can taste the oysters, which are cream-tender, from the local beds. If they're serving the shrimp and pinto bean salad, I'd recommend ordering that too.

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        wineie RE: maina May 24, 2008 04:04 PM

        try Pearlz- downtown East Bay and West Ashley on Magnolia

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          BlueHerons RE: maina May 31, 2008 07:37 PM

          Whatever you do, do not eat at the Noisy Oyster.

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            Suzy Q RE: BlueHerons Jun 1, 2008 06:51 AM

            Hear hear! The N.O. has to be one of the worst dining experiences we've had.

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