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May 26, 2013 12:24 PM

Budget lunch in Charleston - Lowcountry/Southern with veg/pesc. options

Traveling from Montreal and will be in Charleston Mon-Fri 2nd week of June. Have spent a considerable time pondering & comparing eating-out options and am overwhelmed by the bounty. We're looking for lunch recs; something distinctly Charleston/southern and not just foodie but in the budget-friendly realm. So far I've got Hominy Grill and SNOB & Page's Okra Grill (we're renting in Mt. Pleasant).

Anything that will please my fried-chicken hungry husband but with veg/pescetarian options that aren't deep fried? Help?!

Also; can you recommend goodies we should take home, food or otherwise - preferably things that won't melt in the car...

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  1. Those are good choices. If you are on Facebook, Page's puts their specials up everyday with pictures.

    You should be able to baked or grilled fish at any of those. Be aware-fried done right is not heavy or greasy.

    You could also look at Boulevard Diner and Mustard Seed in Mt P.

    Take home a sweetgrass basket. They are not cheap, but they are beautiful and durable. I've had one of mine for 30 years.

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    1. re: Sue in Mt P

      Definitely good choices ...don't miss the tomato pudding at hominy grill!
      Maybe a trip out to see wee since you are staying in mt p.
      Take home Lowcountry rice, grits, charleston cookbooks, and as sue says a Sweetgrass basket!

      1. re: LaLa

        Oh yeah, I should have mentioned Charleston Receipts!