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Aug 13, 2010 07:00 AM

Charleston, SC - inexpensive meals

Heading for Charleston on Tuesday. We have plenty of info on fine dining restaurants but I am having trouble finding places that are both good and moderately priced. We will be doing some of both. This is our first trip so I would appreciate any advice on where to find some good food at moderate prices. We will be mostly in old (touristy) Charleston. Also, I understand there are a lot of street food vendors in Charleston. Can that be a good option? Thanks in advance for your help.

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  1. What is moderate or inexpensive to you? Also, what kind of food are you looking for, seafood, southern, etc? Are you looking for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner? This will help me with some suggestions for you.

    I'm not sure who told you about street food, but the only street food I can think of are the flavored ice vendors.

    1. Dixie Supply and Bakery serves good lowcountry country cuisine for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. Blind Tiger Pub has outstanding burgers. Boulevard Diner serves great country food and Dave's Carryout is very good inexpensive lowcountry dishes to go. Eat in the park. Sweetwater Cafe has outstanding breakfast and lunch. Three Little Birds and Toast serve good breakfast and lunch food. Bon Appetit.

      Dixie Supply and Bakery @ 62 State St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 722 - 5650.
      Blind Tiger Pub @ 38 Broad St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 577 - 0088.
      Boulevard Diner @ 1978 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC 843 - 795 - 8983.
      Dave's Carryout @ 42 Morris St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 577 - 7943.
      Sweetwater Cafe @ 137 Market St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 723 - 7121.
      Three Little Birds Cafe @ 65 Windermere Blvd., Charleston, SC 843 - 225 - 3065.
      Toast Restaurant @ 155 Meeting St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 534 - 0043.

      1. Great recs. Also look at the Mustard Seed, Long Point Grill, Page's Okra Grill, all in Mt P.

        And we must not leave out the great Seewee!

        Seewee Restaurant
        4804 N Highway 17, Awendaw, SC 29429

        1. Thanks so much. I have looked at the websites and menus and these are just the kind of places I had in mind. Great recs!

          1. Sermet downtown is a bit more reasonable than other places in the historic district, and tasty. You could do something like Cru Cafe which is moderately priced at lunch, and then have a more laid-back meal on Folly for dinner. Because you'll still be stuffed from Cru ;-)

            I've never seen any street food in downtown, but on Folly, right next to Bert's Market (a really cool place that you should check out) is a crepe stand that looked good, although I didn't get around to trying it.