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Dec 27, 2013 06:59 AM

Charleston-weekend in the historic distric, walking distance please

I will visit Charleston for the 1st time end of March. I will only be in town 2 nights (Friday & Saturday) and will not have a car. I'm staying in the historic district. I'm looking for rec's for 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts & 1 lunch plus some snacks/desserts if there's anything "must try".
There will be 2 of us in our early 30's, we like EVERYTHING and our budgets are open, we prefer meals under $20 plus tip, but will pay more if it's totally worth it. We prefer restaurants in walking distance to our hotel (staying on Cannon St.) Here's what I have so far, please let me know what you think of these choices and anything else that is must try:
Martha Lou's
Hominy's (better for breakfast, lunch or dinner?)
Jim & Nick's-looks kind of chainy?

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  1. Under $20 for two people in downtown Charleston? I don't think that's going to happen.

    1. Martha Lou's is a long walk from where you're staying. Assume you mean $20 per person?

      Here is a previous thread with some suggestions:

      Cru Cafe would be a good dinner option, although slightly over your $20 threshold. Most of the frequently lauded places on here, such a FIG, SNOB, Husk, etc. will be way over that amount.

      1. Add Butcher and Bee and Cru to your list for lunch. I think dinner at FIG is a must do, but it is going to be $30 just for an entree. Never heard of Jim and Nick's.

        1. Just left Charleston.I agree that $20 per person if you want to try some of the iconic Charleston restaurants for dinner would be very difficult . However, we had Lunch at SNOB and the food was excellent, the portions were generous and the prices were very reasonable. $16 for a huge plate of Shrimp and Grits.
          Also, the Burger at Husk for Lunch is superb and only $11..
          Good Luck and have fun

          1. Great beef or pork ramen noodles at Two Borough Larders runs around $10 and it is quite filling.