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Near 95 & 26 in South Carolina

north2south Jul 19, 2012 05:13 AM

Greetings, y'all. I'm looking for a place to eat dinner roughly halfway between Columbia and Charleston, near the intersection of I-95 and I-26. The town of Holly Hill is around there, and yes, Sweatman's, but they are not open for dinner on a Thursday. Any other suggestions? Thanks.

  1. Sue in Mt P Jul 19, 2012 02:56 PM

    There's precious little. I'd just drive straight to Charleston and eat dinner here. It's only about 100 miles.

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    1. re: Sue in Mt P
      carolinadawg Jul 19, 2012 03:10 PM

      Assuming Charleston is the destination, that would be my advice too, since it's only about 50 miles from I-95 to Charleston.

      1. re: carolinadawg
        north2south Jul 19, 2012 03:32 PM

        Yes, obviously Charleston has better eats, but the point of this excursion is explicitly to not have to travel all the way to Charleston. I'm not looking for great, but was hoping for decent. Anyone ever been to 82 Cafe or Georgio's in St. George?

        1. re: north2south
          mollybelle Jul 19, 2012 06:22 PM

          This is hard to figure,to drive hell bent from parts north toward Charleston in search of chow worthy food with no intent of getting there.What to call this,gastricus interuptus!

          I-95 is exactly one hour from downtown...keep drivin!

          1. re: mollybelle
            Sue in Mt P Jul 19, 2012 06:30 PM

            Now that is funny!

            1. re: Sue in Mt P
              birgator Jul 19, 2012 06:37 PM

              I actually had lunch a year or two ago at Georgios in St. George. White it was pleasant and good enough, I don't think I'd make a 20 mile RT detour for it. If you HAVE to eat before you get to Charleston, how about Summerville (granted that the only place I ever ate was the Woodlands, and I don't know a single place to recommend).

              1. re: birgator
                north2south Jul 19, 2012 07:57 PM

                Georgio's was terrible.

                1. re: north2south
                  mollybelle Jul 20, 2012 08:15 AM

                  Not trying to be mean,but let that be a lesson to you.Its the old "silk purse from a sow's ear" thing.

                  1. re: mollybelle
                    north2south Jul 20, 2012 10:52 AM

                    Not trying to be mean, but if you are not willing to try out a sow's ear from time to time you have no idea what Chowhound is.

                    1. re: north2south
                      mollybelle Jul 20, 2012 11:00 AM

                      Touche'...good point!

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      UrDaddy Jul 21, 2012 03:04 PM

      I haven't been there in a while, but Lone Star BBQ in Santee can be a fun experience.

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