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Anniversary trip to Charleston

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My wife and I are planning trip to Charleston Dec 26 to 29 for our Anniversary. Looking for recommendations for a really nice comfortable Inn or B&B and dinning recommendations. Were are avid food lovers (have eaten at the French Laundry). Looking particularly for great low country and gourmet southern fare. Please post recommendations! Thanks!

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  1. We will be in Charleston Dec 23-26, and staying at the King Charles Inn. This is not an inn or B&B, but we feel this is the best value in the Historic District (plus they have free parking). We are having dinner at Magnolia on Christmas Day, and other dinners at High Cotton and Poogan's Porch. They all have websites. FIG and Chef Mike Lata are almost directly across the street from King Charles and Jestine's is next door. For substantially more bucks head to Husk, Charleston Grill, McGrady's, etc. The place we like for breakfast and lunch is Barbara Jean's near the Old Market.

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    Poogan's Porch
    72 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

    Charleston Grill
    224 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    Barbara Jean's
    214 Mallery St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

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    1. re: Mayor of Melonville

      Barbara Jeans? It is in St Simons... For substantialy more bucks head to Husk??? I shoot their food and eat at all of these places. Same prices, Chachi... It is McCradys not McGradys. I know you are coming from a place of positivity...but....

      1. re: charlestonfoodcompany

        Barbara Jean's has locations in St. Simons, Beaufort, Amelia Island, Ponte Vedra Beach AND at 99 S. Market Street in Charleston, Joanie.

        1. re: Notaslavetofashion

          I'm not sure I'd waste time at Barbara Jean's. There was one in Mt P that didn't last long. The shrimp tasted frozen. There's really no excuse for that.

    2. We can't do recs for places to stay on Chowhound. Go to Tripadvisor or Fodors for lots of posts on that subject.

      I personally like FIG, McCrady's, High Cotton,or SNOB for gourmet; 82 Queen, Hominy Grill or Jestine's for traditional lunches. I also like Husk a lot, but the hype they've been getting means it's hard to get in. If you want to go and can't get a reservation, go to the bar instead. The complete menu isn't available, but the burgers are great.

      Stay away from places that hawk your business on the street.

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

      Hominy Grill
      207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

      82 Queen
      82 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401