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Jan 16, 2011 02:56 PM

Charleston - great value near Charleston Place Hotel

I'm in Charleston next week with some work colleagues, staying at the Charleston Place hotel.

My co-workers enjoy good food, but aren't hardcore foodies. They'll let me pick the restaurants so long as the checks don't get too high. We're all on a per diem from our employer.

Any great deals within walking / short taxi ride of Meeting and Market streets? I see Fish has a Tuesday prix fixe meal, Carolina's has some happy hour specials, and Jestine's is very close.

Any other recommendations in the area?

Thanks so much!

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  1. Hominy Grill would be a good choice. I don't think they have any particular specials, but their entrees range from $8 to $17.

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    1. re: jla1960

      Perhaps you may be interested in Charleston Restaurant Week, January 14-22 (or are you arriving after the 22nd?). Fixed priced menus at some of Charleston's best, three courses for $20 or $30 depending. Lots of them within walking distance.

      You will need to cab it to Hominy -- and back.

      1. re: birgator

        I arrive on the last day of restaurant week. So close, but yet so far...

    2. Definitely check out Charleston Restaurant Week as birgator suggests. More than 100 restaurants are offering three course menus for either $20 or $30. You can preview all of the menu options here:

      1. Go to Amen Street for good seafood. High Cotton is a great restaurant also. Toast is a good casual joint. Sweetwater is good for breakfast or lunch.

        Amen Street Seafood and Raw Bar @ 205 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 843 - 853 - 8600.
        High Cotton Maverick Bar and Grill @ 199 East Bay St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 724 - 3815.
        Toast Restaurant @ 155 Meeting St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 534 - 0043.
        Sweetwater Cafe @ 137 Market St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 723 - 7121.

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        1. re: Littleman

          The OP should note that High Cotton only has one entree priced less than $22 and most are in the mid to upper $20's.

          1. re: Littleman

            I was in Charleston about 2 weeks ago and we were taken to Amen Street....didn't impress us. Service was not what it could have been, and menu was marginal and pricy.

            We did hear Hominy Grill was great.

            Hominy Grill
            207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

          2. Fleet Landing is a big casual place that is not too expensive.


            Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar
            186 Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401

            1. We had a great meal at Magnolia's recently.

              185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401