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Charlie OC Nov 4, 2009 11:13 AM

checking into town for a long weekend on the 12th and looking for some good spots for brunch/dinner. We are foodies and looking for some authentic regional cooking.

So far friends have recommended:
Slightly North of Broad (SNOB)
Poogran's Porch
and Hominy Grill

Further recommendations and your thoughts on the above are welcome.


Hominy Grill
207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

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    yaslind Nov 7, 2009 05:11 AM

    Personally, I think Poogan's Porch is highly overrated. Their she-crab soup is mediocre and the last time I was there my salad had so much slimy old lettuce it it that I had to send it back. On the same block is the wonderful 82 Queen. We've never been disappointed there. The menu is more exciting and the atmosphere is nicer, too. For fantastic she-crab and good upscale seafood, try Hank's. I also love Lochlear's on Mount Pleasant. At it's old location it was more of a strictly seafood place but I think they're more of a grill now and their menu is broader.

    Poogan's Porch
    72 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

    82 Queen
    82 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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    1. re: yaslind
      Sue in Mt P Nov 7, 2009 06:07 AM

      82 Queen is my favorite for shecrab with Locklear's a close second. My favorite shrimp and grits is High Cotton. SNOB and hominy Grill are excellent as well. Boathouse IOP has great food and a wonderful view.

      82 Queen
      82 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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      BlueHerons Nov 8, 2009 06:09 AM

      I love Poogan's Porch but only for brunch. Sadly, after a couple of mediocre dinner and lunch experiences, we've skipped it for those meals but remain loyal customers for brunch. Best biscuits in Charleston.

      Poogan's Porch
      72 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

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      1. re: BlueHerons
        Sue in Mt P Nov 8, 2009 06:41 AM

        I was at Poogan's for lunch Friday. It was good, but you're right-those biscuits are the BEST.

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        Dr.Ron Jan 19, 2010 05:36 PM

        Cru Cafe
        Fulton Five
        any of these will not disappoint you.

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