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Apr 26, 2012 07:34 PM

Last night in Charleston - dinner quandry; lunch recs too

We'll be in Mt Pleasant the first week of June in a house with a great kitchen, so we decided to cook 3 nights and go out 4. Here's what we've planned so far: Sat - Fig (xing fingers that we can get in); Mon - McCrady's (tasting menu); Wed - Macintosh. We want to get out final fix of low country food on Friday, our last night. Trying to decide between High Cotton and SNOB. Which way should we go? Or would you suggest someplace else for our last night?

We haven't made any lunch reservations. Can you typically walk-in even at nicer places? Any recommendations for Gullah or down home low country lunch places? We'll have a car, so we'll drive for a destination lunch too (Beaufort, Edisto Island, etc.).


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  1. Yipes. You'll want reservations and make them now. The Spoleto Festival runs through June 10 and many visitors will be in the HD.

    High Cotton and SNOB are owned by the same people. SNOB is open for lunch on weekdays, but it's small and will get crowded quickly. The Olde Village Post House in Mt Pleasant is owned by them too, so you might consider that an option if you can't get reservations at another of your choices. It won't have the crush that HD places will. But make your reservations for yur HD choices today.

    Lots of down home places for lunch: my favorite is the Seewee , second is Gullah Cuisine. Others include Boulevard Diner, Mustard Seed, and Graze, which is a little more upscale. On Fridays the Carolina Creole food truck is next to the Publix on Ben Sawyer from 11-7 (I think).

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    1. re: Sue in Mt P

      Thanks Sue. Seewee and Gullah Cuisine were on my list based on some of your previous posts :-). I appreciate all of your help.

      Danna, Cru is definitely on my list. Thanks.

    2. If Cru Cafe is on your list of lunch spots (and it should be), go to open table and make a res. It's easy, and it will save you from having to stroll around while you wait for a table. Not the worst thing that could happen, but still. Of course if you go at 11, no problem.