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Apr 18, 2011 11:44 AM

Restaurant plans in Charleston and Savannah; How should I change my "eating itinerary?"

Hey Hounds,

Planning on doing an eating trip to Charleston and Savannah in mid-late May and wanted some feedback on my eating agenda. Are any of these dubious choices? Am I missing something I shouldn't. Have been to Charleston before, and eaten at some of the ultra-upscale places (Peninsula, McCrady's), so was trying to go a different route on this trip. Never been to Savannah before. Look forward to the feedback!

Day 1 - Charleston
Lunch - Hominy Grill
Dinner - FIG

Day 2 - Charleston
Lunch - Amen Street
Dinner - Husk

Day 3 - Charleston/Savannah
Lunch - Bertha's Kitchen (for some of the best soul food on the drive out of the city)
Dinner - Alligator Soul

Day 4 - Savannah
Lunch - Vic's On The River
Dinner - ??? (Was thinking maybe Local 11 Ten, but not sure. Don't really want to do Pink House or Elizabeth's)

Day 5 - Savannah
Brunch - B. Matthews

Local 11 Ten Food & Wine
1110 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401

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

Hominy Grill
207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

Fig Restaurant
232 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Bertha's Kitchen
2332 Meeting Street Rd, North Charleston, SC 29405

Alligator Soul
114 Barnard St Ste Lowr, Savannah, GA 31401

Vic's On the River
26 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401

B Matthews Bakery Eatery
325 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401

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  1. I think that looks like big fun. I might sub Mrs. Wilkes' for one the Savannah lunches. It's so good.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Sue in Mt P

      Thanks, Sue. I would love to do Mrs. Wilkes, but I'm unfortunately in Savannah over the weekend, and I believe Mrs. Wilkes is only open during the week. Next time!

      1. re: keith

        Oops, sorry I forgot about that! Those tapas sound good.

    2. I had dinner at Jazz'd Tapas on Saturday night and every plate we tried was outstanding! We especially loved the she crab stew, the chorizo stuffed mushrooms, and the martini tenderloin tips.

      Jazz'd Tapas Bar
      52 Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401

      1. Thanks. Jazz'd sounds good. Any other suggestions from anyone? What else should I swap out?

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        1. re: keith

          She crab soup is always good even when it's hot.

          When you go to FIG get the pate. It's Like Buttah.

          Report back. I love a good food road trip.

          1. re: keith

            I found Hominy Grill to be overrated. However, Jestine's Kitchen is one of my top 5 restaurants ever, anywhere. There's a line but totally, totally worth it. The fried green tomatoes there are the best I've had anywhere, period.

            Hominy Grill
            207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

            Jestine's Kitchen
            251 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

            1. re: keith

              Jazz'd is alright, but it doesn't knock my socks off. I'd hit Local 1110 if you're already considering it. The food is awesome, and they just opened their rooftop bar Perch, which is perfect for an after dinner cocktail. I'd also suggest Cha Bella for a dinner, or Sapphire Grill, which is another of my favorite Savannah spots. Plus you can laugh as you walk past the long line at Lady and Sons since you're heading to a far superior dining experience w/o the wait! (its just next door to L&S). Other than that, Vic's is a great spot for lunch overlooking the river, and Alligator Soul is always good.

              Sapphire Grill
              110 W. St. Julian St., Savannah, GA 31401

              Alligator Soul
              114 Barnard St Ste Lowr, Savannah, GA 31401

            2. You've made good choices, but I think Fat Hen on John's Island in Charleston is a fine choice. We ate exceptionally well there earlier this year.

              Fat Hen
              3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455

              1. FIG and Husk are MUSTS but I would also throw in Poogans Porch and FISH Restaurant.

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                1. re: uluv282

                  Poogan's for brunch only.

                  Hank's for seafood.

                  1. re: uluv282

                    poogan's was very dissappointing the last time I was there. Cold food and the place needed to be cleaned. Won't go back.

                    I'd give a second to fat hen. Never had a bad meal there and very reasonable prices.