Where to eat in Charleston
I am going to Charleston this weekend. Anyone know of some awesome places to eat??? My family and I are real foodies so please no chains or tourist traps! We love seafood and local joints. It doesn't have to be a five star to be good either in my book! If it's just plain amazing please let me know!! Thanks!
Check out Jestine's Kitchen. My girlfriend and I drove from Atlanta and stayed in Charleston for a weekend, so I'd done some research on a few restaurants I definitely wanted to check out. This was at the top of the list - and it could have been the only place we visited! We tried two dishes I'd heard countless recommendations for -- shrimp & grits, and pecan-crusted chicken. Both were OUTSTANDING. Their cornbread is held as pretty good too. For dessert, I ordered a slice of Coca Cola Cake to go, and we drove out to the pier at night and sat and ate our dessert. The cake was awesome, and though a bit windy, the pier was a beautiful sight at night with the bridge in view and a few container ships sailing in and out.
251 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
We really enjoyed Pearlz on Bay St. Kind of a sports bar, a little loud and NO TABLECLOTHS! But we enjoyed some good raw oysters and the shrimp salad was a delight to see and good to eat. I had a blackened "Sheepshead" or maybe "goatshead". Anyway it is a fish and it was very good.
We had spent the day at the aquarium and were advised by the staff there that many species of seafood are scarce and being fished to extinction and that there are restaurants in Charleston that subscribe to a policy of using only sustainable seafood. Check with the restaurant and see if they are and let us try and support those conscience purveyors.