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Dec 2, 2008 08:28 AM

Low country food South Carolina to Savannah

stopping in Myrtle Beach driving down to Charleston then Beaufort then Savannah and back up North thro Francis Beidler forest . whats good along the way . friends wont detour much . they are not chowhounds like us thanks

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  1. Any of a number of places in Charleston have excellent lowcountry food (SNOB, High Cotton, 39 Rue de Jean, Circa 1886). However, the Old Village Post House in Mt. Pleasant is my current favorite:


    If in Savannah, try the New South Cafe.

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    1. re: mikeh

      sadly, the new south cafe has closed.

      1. re: gregorypceo

        New South's chef has taken hos operation and relocated to the Mighty 8th AAF Museum, located just off I-95 in Pooler. This makes it immediately accessible to folks traveling up and down I-95.

    2. If your looking for a more traditional Southern , this little gem is adored by locals and is off the tourist route:

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      1. re: bkhuna

        wow what a lead thanks hope they are open on Thursdays do u know?

      2. I just discovered a website you might like to look over before your trip. It is

        1. In Savannah and not touristy: Sweet Potatoes for basic Southern; Desposito's for seafood; Elizabeth on 37th for high-end (ok, that one's a little touristy); Blowin' Smoke for BBQ.

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          1. re: gregorypceo

            since you seem in the know about Savannah - I've found Sweet Potatoes to be one of the best basic Southern places we've ever experienced. Given that, do you think it's worth it to stand in line for lunch at Mrs. Wilkes? How does the quality and type of food compare?

            1. re: mikeh

              Mrs. Wilkes is worth the wait. The vegetables are excellent. I'll have to try Sweet Potatoes.

              1. re: flyingtiger

                Mrs. Wilkes IS worth the wait. We were down there over the Holidays, and I have to say - it might just be the best Southern food I've had in a restaurant.

                Sweet Potatoes is good for sure (we also made it there), but it's no Mrs. Wilkes. Honestly, I think Mrs. Wilkes has ruined me to all other home cookin' places.

                1. re: flyingtiger

                  if you do sweet potatos make sure to have the collard greens, they were seasoned perfectly, so good in fact that we took some to go and ate them on the way back to the hotel

            2. FIG in Charleston is great. Lowcountry food with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients as much as possible. And it's centrally located downtown so you won't have to stray off the beaten path.

              On the way into Chs on Hwy 17 in Mt. Pleasant, you'll pass a place called Gullah Cuisine (right before you get to the I-526 intersection). This is a great,very casual place that offers authentic southern fare for lunch and dinner.