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Charleston area restaurants with a 6 year old

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We will be in Charleston this Sunday-Wed and need some restaurant ideas that are child friendly. He's well behaved in restaurants - but not for a 3 hour dinner! We aren't picky eaters - but are looking for primarily seafood ideas (and are thrilled that softshells are early this year!). We'll have a car, so we are up for adventures (The Wreck and Bowens Island look like fun places, but food gets mixed reviews?). Also would love some suggestions for where we could pick up a to go picnic to take to a park somehwere. Also on the agenda for the few days is a visit to sea The Hunley Subamrine, Patriot's Point, and the aquarium. We'll be staying downtown at the French Quarter Inn by the market. Any help would be great. Oh, and we also would like to charter a boat for a few hours to do some inshore fishing - any good companies? Thanks!

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  1. I don't remember ever having a three hour dinner, so don't worry about that.

    Most places downtown have great seafood choices, and with the current popularity of local food, fresh stuff is easy to find. Bowen's and the Wreck are both great IMHO. I had a great softshell at Atlanticville on Sullivans Sunday. Many families go there for Sunday brunch. Get there before noon. Poes on Sullivans is fun too. I've had many meals at High Cotton with friends who have young children. The children were always treated well, the food's great, and the staff is too. Cru Cafe and 82 Queen have nice outdoor seating areas.

    Can't help you with the rest, since CH is about food only. I've never taken a charter boat.