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Jun 2, 2008 06:53 AM

Charleston with kids

My hubby and I are heading to Charleston for a long weekend with the kiddos (ages 1 and 3). We are staying downtown and are interested in family friendly dinning. Specifically we are interested in a seafood place near the beach to go to after an afternoon of fun in the sun. We have been to SNOB, Rue de Jean, and Justines before. I was wondering if Magnolias is child friendly, they tend to be pretty good diners (although I may have just jinxed myself!) Thanks

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  1. I have never been to Magnolias so I can't help you there. However, if you know what beach you might be visiting I would be more than happy to give you my two cents.

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    1. re: lizzy

      I'd like to check out Folly's, but my hubby is interested in Isle of Palms. So that doesn't really answer your question...I guess both areas.

      1. re: jackandmak

        On Folly there is Taco Boy, but it is obviously not strictly seafood. Just off the island is Bowen's Island Rest., it is mainly fried seafood and definitely a come as you are type of place. It is plastic patio furniture, and be prepared to bring your own bug spray, although they do have a screened in area. I just wanted to mention this because I know you are traveling w/young children, and if you need highchairs and the like I would be extremely surprised if they have any.

        There are two places in Mt. Pleasant that would work if you were heading back to your hotel. The first is The Wreck, a fried seafood place. Although I like Bowen's better, The Wreck would be more likely to have highchairs.
        The second is Boulevard Diner, not seafood but comfort food with a twist. They are family friendly.

    2. There are very few places in Charleston that aren't kid friendly (Peninsula Grill and Circa 1886 come to mind) and pretty much anywhere you want to go will welcome your children.

      I do suggest dining early to beat the crowds and reservations if possible.

      A few restaurants come to mind:

      Jestine's Kitchen
      Poogan's Porch

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      1. Coconut Joe's on Isle of Palms might be a possibility- kid friendly- right on the beach-

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        1. re: rayddd

          I'm sorry, I would not recommend Coconut Joe's to my worst enemy. Horrible service, horrible food, ridiculous prices. They're a restaurant that takes advantage of their locale...Take a few snacks to IOP, and then refresh for a nice meal downtown.