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Jan 23, 2012 01:00 PM

Charleston seafood


I am looking for a good seafood restaurant around Charleston. WE have noever been to the area.


Mary Ann

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  1. Mary Ann,

    Please be more specific so we can help.

    Are you thinking upscale or whole-in-the wall? Where will you be staying? What are your seafood preferences?

    I can tell you this.You are headed to one of most beautiful/interesting/delicious cities in the US

    1. I agree. We need to understand your expectations before we can tell you what we think.

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      1. re: Sue in Mt P


        We will be staying in Summerville at the Del Webb community. We are thinking of retiring to the area. We are looking for good fish at a reasonable price. If it is a whole-in the-wall but have great food that is ok with me!!

        1. re: mady

          I rarely get up to Summerville, but I'm familiar with Mustard Seed in Mt Pleasant. It's excellent and there's one up there:

          If you're willing to travel, try the Seewee north of Mt Pleasant. They have daily specials based on what's fresh (oysters are in season right now) and homemade desserts.

          If you're in the Historic District, try Jestine's. It's very popular, so if you don't want to stand in line, go on the middle of the afternoon.

          1. re: mady

            A little different take.

            As far as Seewee goes its very reliable and a value..,just go! Gullah Quisine is simular and good also,in Mt Pleasant.

            Not a whole lot of love on this board but we really like Sullivan's on SI and the Marina Variety Store at the municipal marina,both "homey" and good values.

            Now if you want a more downtown Charleston experience,we really like Coast just off John Street,not cheap but still a good value and experience.

            No hole-in-the-walls included here;all nice places.You can save those for your second trip.:)

            Three of the places I mentioned do whole bone-in crispy flounder.That alone is worth the trip.

            1. re: mollybelle

              I don't think a first timer would be comfortable at my hole in the wall recs!