Charleston on a budget with a child.....help!
Headed to Charleston for a weekend in June with my 8 year-old son to meet my folks, see the town, and to sample some of the wonderful food I've been reading about. We're staying downtown in the historic district, and we'll have a car.
I made a "master list" of restaurants to choose from based on everything I've read on this site and others (including Fig, Pearlz, Husk, Peninsula Grill, Magnolia's, SNOB, Charleston Grill, HIgh Cotton, McCrady's, 82 Queen, Hominy Grill, Cru, Hank's, Trattoria Lucca, etc.), but most of them are way over our budget for dinner (most entrees being between $25-$35) and/or not suitable for a child food-wise. We'll certainly try a few for lunch/brunch, though.
Any ideas for a great (yet not too pricey) Charleston dinner for 3 adults and 1 somewhat picky 8 year-old? Thanks for your help!
Cru, Hominy and 82 Queen are probably the cheapest ones on your list and are certainly suitable for children. If you can tell me what "somewhat picky"means I may be able to recommend specific places outside the HD that might suit you. In the meantime look at Mustard Seed, Page's, Boulevard Diner all in Mt. P. Check out Glass Onion, Triangle Char and Bar and Mustard Seed West Ashley.
82 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401
409 W Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Triangle Char & Bar
828 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
Mustard Seed Cafe
38 S Main St, Sparta, NC 28675
Perhaps Sermet's Corner on King? the entrees are in the 14-16 range with a small option avail for $2 less. It's the $10 calamari appetizer that I live for though, and the really, really good bread. There are burgers and sandwiches on the menu even at dinner. It's a nice lively atmosphere and right in the thick of things on King St. so you won't feel like you had to settle.
I don't remember exactly what Al di La costs (Italian, just across the Ashley) but you can get small portions of the pasta...and it's plenty. Sue...help me out, is Al di La budget-priced?
276 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
Charleston Grill is a little pricey. Charleston's Cafe is a gem that should not be missed. Pimento cheese and fried green tomato BLT=AMAZING. Great breakfast too. Jestine's is overrated. Sticky Fingers has great BBQ and would please the kidlet .Hominy Grill=looong line. There's also a terrific takeaway place (the name escapes me, sorry.. Frank's? Maybe?) that has fantastic fried seafood. It's a couple of blocks away from the Blind Tiger. Gullah Cuisine is family run and offers a buffet of lowcountry dishes plus a menu. It's on Johnnie Dodd along with Sticky Fingers. Have a great time! It's such a beautiful city
224 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401