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McCrady's, Fig and ?? (Charleston)

Looking forward to my first visit to Charleston next month. I'm looking for three dinners in Charleston and maybe a fourth there or out on the Isle of Palms.

I'm looking for places that are current, locally inspired and in a modern setting. (no jacket for me)

After reading prior threads I'm leaning toward Fig on Friday night, McCrady's on Saturday and either S.N.O.B, Peninsula Grill or Charleston Grill on Sunday.

What should I go with on Sunday?
Any great casual spots in the Isle of Palms area for one dinner on thursday night?
Also looking for some great bbq for lunch

Thanks in advance

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  1. There are 2 good ones on IOP: Boathouse and Huck's. Huck's got off to a rocky start but the last few times I've been my meals were wonderful.

    Both have outdoor areas. The Boathouse has a great bar up top with beautiful views.

    Since it's your first visit, go to S.N.O.B. All three are excellent.

    We're not as well known for bbq as we are shrimp, grits, fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese and she crab soup.

    1. Great, thank you. I didn't do my bbq homework... and just for clarification, I'm open for additional recommendations if I missing something.

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      1. re: The Chowfather

        If you don't mind a bit of a drive, I loved weekend lunch at Gullah Cuisine. Buffet, locally styled soul food with creole hints. Great local flavor and completely unique (and inexpensive) to me, not being from Charleston. Definitely worth a side trip over the bridge towards Mt. Pleasant.

        1. re: veganhater

          Gullah sounds cool. I don't know the area at all. I'm staying on Isle of Palms. Is Gullah on the way to Charleston?

          1. re: The Chowfather

            someone else is a better source of directions, but from downtown Charleston Gullah was about a fifteen minute drive heading north over the bridge to Mt. Pleasant. On a side note, I agree with lulu's mom about snob, but not about McCrady's. It has consistently been a highlight of our Charleston trips. That being said, their cuisine is not quintessential low country. It is, however, highwire cooking in a neat atmosphere with a great wine list.

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            McCrady's Restaurant
            2 Unity Alley, Charleston, SC 29401

      2. I thought Fig was phenomenal when I was there last year. And the times I've tried Peninsula Grill I've LOVED it ... one of my favorite restaurants in the world. I thought S.N.O.B. was fairly average, and a friend I trust dearly said the same about McCrady's.

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        McCrady's Restaurant
        2 Unity Alley, Charleston, SC 29401

        Peninsula Grill
        112 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

        1. I just got married in charleston a month ago and we had our rehearsal dinner at mccradys and everything was absolutely amazing. wonderful food and a wonderful atmosphere. Then we had our wedding reception at peninsula grill and it was wonderful as well. I would have your dinner sunday at peninsula grill over snob. Fig is also a great place for dinner.

          1. I love this city...I love having the dilemma of where to go eat - there's so many good places. McCrady's is always my go to spot - Sean Brock and staff do a knock out job and go above and beyond. You'll love it. Mike Lata and the crew at FIG always produce a great meal, I've never left without saying "damn that was so good."

            If you want the ultimate trifecta - Peninsula Grill. Robert Carter has been in Charleston forever and he epitomizes all things lowcountry. It's classical old school Charleston - hell the walls are even velvet! I've been on several occasions and each time it's been perfect. It's much more classical than FIG or McCrady's - this way you can really see how awesome our cuisine is in Charleston.

            FIG>McCrady's>Peninsula Grill sounds like one of the best weekends I could ever think of...

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            McCrady's Restaurant
            2 Unity Alley, Charleston, SC 29401

            Peninsula Grill
            112 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

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            1. re: JBurnsPatersonIV

              I agree with JBurnsPattersonIV. FIG, McCrady's and Peninsula Grill.

              What about Magnolia's. I don't see it mentioned often but I enjoyed my visit there. The place The Chowfather asked about is getting some good reviews also.

              Amen St. Fish and Raw Bar @ 205 East Bay St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 853 - 8600. *

              http://www.amenstreet.com/

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              McCrady's Restaurant
              2 Unity Alley, Charleston, SC 29401

              Peninsula Grill
              112 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

              1. re: Littleman

                How dressy is Peninsula Grill?

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                Peninsula Grill
                112 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

                1. re: The Chowfather

                  Jackets are not required, but you will see a few in there. We go every year for our anniversary, and my husband feels comfortable in nice slacks and a dress shirt, no tie. Women are usually in nice slacks or dresses.