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Sep 29, 2009 09:17 AM

Mt. Pleasant, SC, best places

I am quite familiar with the downtown Charleston options, but not so much with Mt. Pleasant and environs. Please provide some of the most superb possibilities. Thanks...

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        1. Do you want casual or more upscale? As far as casual dining, I don't think you can beat the Boulevard Diner. The Mustard Seed, owned by the same people, is also very good, but a little more upscale. I also love the Old Village Post House. It is run by the Maverick Kitchen group, which also owns SNOB and High Cotton downtown.

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          1. re: BetsyinKY

            Just ate at Boulevard on Monday. Not sure what happened, because it use to be good two years ago, but nothing on my plate was any good. Could not eat more than one or two bites of anything. Green bean casserole was just junky and gross. Speckled butter beans (frozen?) and totally tasteless. Okra, over breaded and over fried. could not even taste any okra flavor at all. They currently make great Southern dishes and vegetables taste awful. I felt bad as a Southerner if northern visitors eat there and think that's Southern food. It's not even a mediocre example of how good Southern stuff can be. The wait staff is super! And I'm sorry to say anything negative because I so want it to be good. But it wasn't and turned out to be a $30 bad lunch for two. My fried chicken livers were way over cooked, too breaded and dark dark brown from old grease. My friends Salmon salad was good according to him. I will not return ever and it use to be a 'drive to' favorite.

            1. re: truth_be_told

              Yes, Boulevard is no good, shrimp and grits are terrible, had a cheese omelet there and the cheese was a slice of thick cheese that didn't even melt, so it was like eating a slab of cheese with a little thin egg around it...bad.

          2. I've always had very good meals at Red Drum Gastropub. Friends seem to like the Greek place next door, but I've not been and am totally blanking on the name. It's been several months since I've been, but if you're looking for dinner, Jacob's Kitchen is pretty good.

            For lunch/sandwiches/salads, Village Bakery (owned by same people who own Mustard Seed and Boulevard Diner) and Square Onion are both quite good.

            And I've heard mixed reviews on Langdon's. Not really that it's not good, but that it's perhaps overpriced.

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            1. re: msbo78

              Betsy, go ahead, give it up, and move on down here with us! :)
              I agree with all your recs. I also like Seewee, Locklear's and Atlanticville is my favorite.

              The Greek place is Samos, and it is very good.

              1. re: msbo78

                I also can recommend Red Drum Gastropub! Had a wonderful dinner there recently.