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Charleston Dining, Wild Dunes Family Vacation

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Staying at Wild Dunes Resort before and through Christmas with family group of ten. Interested in the best and most unique dining the area has to offer. Looked over the last couple of months on this board, but still have a lot of questions and open to many suggestions. Yes, we will have vehicles and cost not much of an issue. Family traveling from St. Louis, Austin, and L.A.

First, any recommendations about eating in and around the resort?

Second, any places that will be open Christmas Eve and day?

So far our list includes Husk and Fat Hen.

Any suggestions on the best fried chicken?

Thanks in advance. I promise to report.

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Fat Hen
3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455

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  1. The Charleston City Paper usually posts a list of restaurants open during the holidays closer to Christmas.
    http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/

    I know Charleston Grille will likely be open since it's in a big hotel.

    I never go to Wild Dunes. I think you'll find better options in the Historic District. Look at FIG, SNOB, High Cotton, Tristan, Anson, and Peninsula Grille. Hanks' is a great option for seafood. On Isle of Palms Sea biscuit is great for breakfast. Huck's and Boathouse are both good too.

    Jestine's Fried Chicken was voted best of 2011 by the City Paper readers. My favorite fried chicken place closed last year.

    1. If a place has a gate,make sure you always eat outside the gate,an undeniable truth of life.

      Check out some of the places on Middle street on Sullivans.

      You will be 45 minutes from the Fat Hen,but worth the drive.

      Hit The Boat House before dark and sit as high up as you can for the view.

      Don't leave town without having had a whole, fried ,bone in Flounder!