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NYC Foodie coming to Myrtle Beach/Charleston

...with visions of shrimp every way in my head. What are "not to miss" meals or your particular items?
Favorite Southern restaurants; old-style or reinterpreted? Areas you love?

We are staying for a few days with friends in Myrtle Beach then on to B&B or such in Charleston.
I want to try it all!

Thanks in advance....

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  1. I recommend Peninsula Grill or 82 Queen in Charleston.

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    Peninsula Grill
    112 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

    82 Queen
    82 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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    1. re: mtnmchgrl

      Thank you! I have seen lots written about Sean Brock;s restaurants and one article mentioned 82 Queen as well, I believe.

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      82 Queen
      82 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401

      1. re: lichow

        You really can go to wrong in Charleston. They have amazing restaurants.
        We also really like Coast & Fleet Landing, both of which are at a lower price point than the other two. have a great time!

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

    2. Can't help you with MB.

      Charleston choices have been discussed so much on this board. I have my favorites but without knowing more about what you are looking for, it would take me all day on my holiday weekend to tell you everything.

      Sean Brock's places, McCrady's and Husk are both excellent. Other locally sourced places are SNOB, FIg, High Cotton. High end: Peninsula, Oak, Carolina's and Charleston Grill. Down home: Hominy, Toast, Jestine's. Hank's and Fish are great for lots of seafood choices. I would pick either over Fleet, which is fine, but you go for the view. Cooking lessons: Charleston Cooks.

      There are other places out in the burbs but not sure if you'll have a car. When is your trip? It makes a difference since seafood changes with seasons.

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

      Charleston Grill
      224 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

      1. Highly recommend Peninsula Grill. I've been 3 times over the past 10 years and every time it was outstanding. Wasn't much impressed with SNOB. Liked FIG a lot, and Hominy for brunch. Hope you have a great trip.

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        Peninsula Grill
        112 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

        1. In regards to MB, you need to drive down to Murrell's Inlet that is where the best restaurants are. For a casual dinner, go to Lee's Inlet Kitchen, it is a classic great seafood restaurant. For a more upscale dinner, go to Capt. Dave's Dockside.

          My family also loves Hanser House in Litchfield. Have a great trip!

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          Hanser House
          14360 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

          Lee's Inlet Kitchen
          Highway 17 Bus, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

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          1. re: Roadpony

            We did go out to Murrell's Inlet, twice--thanks to all the CHers who recommended that. Our friends from Conway said they thought Lee's Inlet had gone downhill so we did Russell's and Sara J's (if I have that right). Both were wonderful; Sara J's was so much food I could not believe it, and all good. That is a wonderful place to go for fried seafood. Russell's had the best she-crab soup ever....

            1. re: lichow

              your friends would be wrong...I have been eating at Lee's my whole life (37 years) and ate there twice two weeks ago and it was as delicious as always.
              Russells is good but the best she crab is at Salt Water Creek, Sara J is passable but nowwhere in the league of Lee's or Russells or half a dozen other MI places.

          2. These are such wonderful suggestions; thanks so much! We are coming in a few weeks so I look forward to whatever summer seafood we can find.