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good, cheap eats in Charleston, SC?

Jeff C. Jun 2, 2013 08:23 AM

Headed back to Charleston in a few weeks for the first time in about a year and a half. I feel like know my way around the better known, higher end places on the peninsula pretty well, but would like to mix in some lesser known, non-touristy, neighborhood gems, like perhaps a good deli, burger joint, taco stand, and/or seafood dive. New-ish places a plus, but I'm open to anything worthy I haven't tried before. Thanks in advance!

  1. carolinadawg Jun 2, 2013 04:23 PM

    Poe's Tavern
    A.C.'s Bar and Grill
    Clavier and Bananas
    Goat Sheep Cow
    Jack's Cosmic Dogs
    Bubba Slye's
    Pit Stop Deli
    Tomato Shed Cafe

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    1. re: carolinadawg
      Jeff C. Jun 2, 2013 05:20 PM

      Thanks, man. Have only only done Poe's (crowded as all get-out, but we liked it) and Jack's (didn't much care for the James Island location).

      1. re: carolinadawg
        Joanie Jun 3, 2013 08:50 AM

        Yelp says Bubba's closed, is that correct?

        1. re: Joanie
          carolinadawg Jun 3, 2013 10:40 AM

          Wow, yes, apparently it closed in February. Too bad.

      2. Sue in Mt P Jun 2, 2013 02:56 PM

        Hey Jeff, you might want to look at Glass Onion on Savannah Highway.

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        1. re: Sue in Mt P
          Jeff C. Jun 2, 2013 03:20 PM

          Been to (and love) Glass Onion, Sue, and it's definitely on the shortlist. What's the hot new seafood shack? (Always thought The Wreck and Bowen's Island were overrated myself.)

          1. re: Jeff C.
            Sue in Mt P Jun 2, 2013 03:44 PM

            Have you tried Buddy- Ro's in Mt .P? He used to have great shrimp specials at lunch.

            1. re: Sue in Mt P
              Jeff C. Jun 2, 2013 04:05 PM

              Nope--but I will now! (Esp. since we are staying in Mt. P.)

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          mollybelle Jun 2, 2013 02:34 PM

          All the best lima beans are WAY A$$ north of Broad!

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            mollybelle Jun 2, 2013 02:31 PM

            Some soul food is a must.Dave's carry out Martha Lou's are maybe my fav's,and yes the turn humble lima beans into food of the gods! They really seem more like what we call butter beans, milder and less "green".

            for a nicer experience out of town, the Fat Hen is wonderful.

            There are some fun/good joints down at Folly also.

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              lbamber Jun 2, 2013 01:58 PM

              This spring we went on the Soul Food tour at the Charleston Food and Wine Festival. Hands down, the single best dish of the five stops was the lima bean dish at Ernie's. I know, I know. Lima Beans????? Yes, lima beans. If you go, I'd recommend the lima beans (and this is from a girl who thinks fried chicken is the bomb). I still dream about Ernie's lima beans. Apparently, I am not the only one.



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              1. re: lbamber
                Jeff C. Jun 2, 2013 03:22 PM

                This sounds right up my alley. Thanks!

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