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Jun 9, 2010 04:38 PM

Lunch in Mt. Pleasant, SC

Who has the best shrimp and grits--Mustard Seed or Boulevard Diner? Looking for a lunch spot on the way to Boone Hall or would you recommend another choice rather than the two mentioned?

Boulevard Diner
409 W Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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  1. Both are good. The grits at BD are cheese grits, so that might sway you on way or the other. My favorite two dishes at the Seed are Pad Thai and the lemon, shrimp and basil cakes.

    Not to muddy the waters, but I would go out to Seewee. It's past Boone Hall on 17 toward Awendaw. Another good choice is Gullah Cuisine near the Towne Center. They have a buffet at lunch that is delicious. I normally don't like buffets, but this one is great. Have fun. Are you staying in Mt P or Charleston?

    Seewee Restaurant
    4804 N Highway 17, Awendaw, SC 29429

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    1. re: Sue in Mt P

      We are staying in Charleston but will have a car so we are not limited to one area. Have not heard of Seewee, but will definitely consider it.

      Seewee Restaurant
      4804 N Highway 17, Awendaw, SC 29429

    2. I will defer to Ms. Sue in Mt. Pleasant but Boulevard is outstanding. Also Shem Creek Bar and Grill has an outstanding location and serves some really great seafood of all choices along with your preferred shrimp and grits. I started eating S&G so long ago I have grown tired of the dish myself. My wife cooks thin Italian pasta with some kind of sauce and shrimp. It's the best. Good luck.

      Shem Creek Bar & Grill @ 508 Mill St., Mt. Pleasant, SC. 843 - 884 - 8102.


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      1. re: Littleman

        We started with shrimp and grits during our first Charleston visit and can hardly wait to try them again on this trip. Thanks for your recommendation!

        1. re: cjml

          In Charleston consider FIG, High Cotton, Magnolia's, Charleston Grill, Peninsula Grill, Tristan and McCrady's. I'm sure Ms. Sue will post some more MP choices. Good luck and have a nice trip. On your way to Boone Hall just as you turn on # S 10 97 on your right is Christ Church which dates back to 1708 over 300 years. It's right on Hwy. 17. Stop in and view the buildings and study their history if only for a few minutes. Have fun at BHP. There's a neat store there.


          Try to visit Sea Biscuit and Sesame at MP for lunch.

          Sea Biscuit Cafe @ 21 J C Long Blvd., Island of Palms, SC. 843 - 886 - 4079.

          Sesame Burgers and Beer @ 4726 Spruill Ave., North Charleston, SC. 843 - 554 - 4903.


          1. re: Littleman

            We have reservations at SNOB and Magnolia's for dinner and Cru Cafe for lunch on our day in Charleston. Our time is limited as we will be going on to Beaufort and Savannah. We will definitely visit Christ Church on our way to Boone Hall. Now just to make the right decision as to where to eat!!!!!

            1. re: cjml

              I recommend Breakwater in Beaufort for dinner. The tapas and sliders are outstanding.

              Breakwater Restaurant & Bar @ 203 Carteret St., Beaufort, SC 843 - 379 - 0052.


              I like Firefly in Savannah.

              Firefly Cafe @ 321 Habersham St., Savannah, GA. 912 - 234 - 1971.


              Have a nice trip.

          2. re: cjml

            Thank you, kind Littleman.

            The cool thing is they are different everywhere, and none of them are bad. I had some for lunch at High Hammock at Pawley's today-delish. Shem Creek has a beautiful view at sunset and delicious cocktails.

            I also very highly recommend Atlanticville for dinner. It's on Sullivans. Get the oyster appetizer if you go. Have fun. Now back to SC politics :0

            Here's a link:

            Atlanticville Restaurant
            2063 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

        2. If you go through Coleman Boulevard, you should try Okra Grill. Great food with lots of locals! They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week except Sunday when they only serve brunch.

          Cheryll Woods-Flowers

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          1. re: cflowers

            Hi Cheryl. I live down the street from your daddy. Page's is great, but it gets crowded during lunch. And there are no tourists.

            1. re: Sue in Mt P

              I'll jump on the Paige's Okra Grill bandwagon. Don't expect anything too fancy. The food is good, and they give pretty decent portions (read: large) for the Charleston area. Also, the prices aren't too out of sight...something that's a bit out of the norm around here.

              I can not, however, recommend the SeeWee Restaurant. Tiny portions, over priced, and simply not enough quality to make up for what's lacking. Sorry, I know my opinion differs from many folks' on this.

          2. if I was in MT P today I would have to have two astro dogs and blue cheese slaw from Jack's Cosmic Dogs....maybe I will convince the kid to hop down hwy 17 today or tomoorrow!

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            1. re: LaLa

              Not a bad idea! maybe I will too.

              1. re: Sue in Mt P

                The last time I got my food to go and I forgot to grab a fork for the slaw so I just sucked every bit of it out with my mouth...lol...it is that good!

                1. re: LaLa

                  Funny how people have different tastes. I despise the b/c slaw at Jack's.

                  Actually, I don't think their dogs are that great anymore either. Not that I won't stop on occasion, just saying that aren't awe inspiring anymore.

            2. Charleston's Cafe for me...

              Charleston's Cafe
              1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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              1. re: Reignking

                There are great dogs at Johnny's at Royall Ace.

                1. re: Sue in Mt P

                  Thanks to all for your wonderful suggestions. Such great places to eat in Mt. Pleasant. What about a breakfast stop before arriving at Boone Hall. We are doing a late lunch after leaving Boone Hall.

                  1. re: cjml

                    Boulevard Diner and Page's both have good breakfast. If you want to go all the way to IOP, Sea Biscuit is great too.

                    Sea Biscuit Cafe'
                    21 J C Long Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

                    Boulevard Diner
                    1978 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412

                    1. re: Sue in Mt P

                      Sue, you have been so helpful. Thank you for your wonderful suggestions. We are so looking forward to our trip. Will also be in Beaufort and Savannah. Do you have any recommendations?

                      1. re: cjml

                        I will defer to others with more knowledge. I don't leave town much, lol! I am happy to help. Let me know how it turns out.