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Charleston-weekend in the historic distric, walking distance please

TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Dec 27, 2013 06:59 AM

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. Naco RE: TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Dec 27, 2013 08:42 AM

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

    1. carolinadawg RE: TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Dec 27, 2013 09:07 AM

      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. danna RE: TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Dec 27, 2013 09:27 AM

        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. HairIcon RE: TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Dec 28, 2013 05:33 AM

          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

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            Expat1234 RE: TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Dec 28, 2013 07:08 PM

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

            1. LaLa RE: TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Dec 28, 2013 08:57 PM

              Jim n nicks is a small chain

              Hominey is great for all three but lunch is my favorite
              Cannon is close to hominy
              I am not sure what is walking distance for you but being on cannon is going to involve some walking.<<< but that is what rocks about Charleston

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                TampaNativeThatLovesNYC RE: LaLa Dec 30, 2013 09:25 AM

                Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I will up my budget since it sounds necessary. We don't mind walking, gotta walk off all the good food to make room for more!

                Thank you!

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