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Feb 14, 2010 05:01 PM

Charleston Lunch on tight timeline?

Hi All,

We arrive in Charleston airport at noon on the 26th, and will need to get our bags dropped off at the Fulton Lane Inn and then grab a quick bite, before joining our friends for a birthday activity at 2pm (it's a garden tour that ends with tea, I believe it starts in the historical district somewhere but don't yet know where).

Tight timeline! Having never been to Charleston before, will it be easy to get some good "grab quickly" food for lunch as opposed to a nice sit-down meal, and any suggestions as to where? If this is impossible, we'll catch up with them later, but we're hoping it's do-able.

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  1. Walk up King Street to Wentworth and go left. Just on the left will be Caviar and Bananas. They have great grab and go.

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    1. re: Sue in Mt P

      Caviar and Bananas is on George, actually, but it is delicious for a quick lunch. The only problem is that it's likely in the opposite direction of your garden tour.

      I might go with Brent's, it's on Broad St. between Church and State. It's just your basic sandwich shop, where you stand to order, then take it to go or eat at one of the tables inside or in the courtyard. It's usually Brent himself who's making the sandwiches.

      1. re: DoubleBaconVeggieBurger

        Sorry! You are right. And I concur with you about Brent's. And there's also Gaulart and Maliclet aka Fast and French on Broad Street. Last time I was there I was in a hurry, and it was fast.

        1. re: Sue in Mt P

          Thanks, both of you - it feels much more likely to work, to go with an idea in mind, as this is clearly not the part of our trip where we'll have time to explore the options ourselves. Apprediate your taking the time to help!