Sometimes you come across a restaurant that leads rather than follows - this is one of them. Cypress Serves what's known as Lowcountry food - the regional food of Lowcountry with a sprinkling of different flavors from Asia. The grill, which is the main component here is used to make many sumptuous dishes; from meats to vegetables. Orders like Steak Diane, Reconstruction Lamb T-Bone, and Steak Au Poivre are a few selections. There is also a raw menu that serves Sashimi Tuna and Kumomoto Oysters, Steamboats and Beef Tartare with capers, frisee and olive oil. Top it all of with the mother of all chocolate desserts, the Warm Chocolate Molten Cake - enough to make you melt.
Take a trip back to old Italy as you step through the door off King Street in historic downtown Charleston to find a homey, provincial ambiance and great country Italian cuisine. Sample offerings include Wild Boar Stew, Goat Cheese Salad, mussels, Mushroom Ravioli and Lamb/Asparagus Risotto. Desserts are supplied from Italy and the restaurant offers hard-to-find cheeses as well as an extensive Italian wine list. Dining is available inside at cozy tables or outside on the patio where smoking is allowed.
5134 North Rhett Avenue North Charleston, SC 29401
This restaurant is the perfect choice for those who want to pick up some 'healthy fast food'. Limited seating is available, but most people come in for takeout. Offerings include Tasty Chicken Pita Pocket, filled with plums, celery, chicken, green onions, lettuce, tomatoes and alfalfa sprouts. Or try Doe's in-house Baba Ghanouj, Tabouleh, Hummus, or Lebanese Potato Salad. Order peanut butter and jelly (in a pita pocket) for the kids; non-alcoholic beverages are also available.
Slightly North of Broad is a restaurant that is popular with just about everyone in Charleston, including the locals. Celebrities, politicians, tourists and residents who come in every day feast together on what has become known as a "
"maverick Southern cuisine with "
"multicultural overtones. Menu offerings include Corn Cakes and Caviar, Pad Thai with Dixie Clams, Maverick Shrimp and more. Reservations are suggested for six or more.
Poogan was the name of a dog that got left behind when the house was sold; Poogan stayed on the porch even after the new owners decided to change a charming old Victorian house into a restaurant. The establishment's name choice was obvious, since the dog greeted everyone who came. Diners are still greeted with a Southern hospitality and menu. Dishes are made with local ingredients featuring such specialties as Miz Bertha's She Crab Soup, Poogan's Po-Boys (shrimp, oyster, catfish), Lowcountry Shrimp & Grits, Plantation Fried Chicken, Carolina Alligator, a host of mouth-watering desserts. The Food Network, Martha Stewart Living, Wine Spectator and the Travel Channel have all featured Poogan's Porch, and a number of celebrities have dined there as well. Reservations are highly recommended.
Billing itself as an "authentic Irish pub," Tommy Condon's offers three different dining experiences beneath one roof. Diners can opt to enjoy a meal on the large outdoor deck, in the pub section, or in the more formal back dining room. The dining room is decorated in true Irish country style and the entire establishment is adorned with Irish antiques and collectibles, brought straight from Ireland by Condon himself. The atmosphere is family-oriented and children are always welcome. Shrimp and grits sit right alongside fish and chips on the menu.
This downtown warehouse restaurant is a fun place for large groups and casual get-togethers. Anyone who has seen the movie "Forrest Gump" knows that the Gumps know shrimp. Fried shrimp, BBQ Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Drunken Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Shrimp Shack Pasta;it is all here and more. And all the seafood served is fresh off the restaurant's own shrimp trawlers. Shrimp is not the only thing they do here though. You can order up a platter of Dixie Style Baby Back Ribs, a burger, or a cool, creamy smoothie too.
This seafood restaurant and raw bar is located at the historic Market downtown, in a 70-year-old building that was once a speakeasy. The casual atmosphere encourages lively conversation and lengthy stays, and the outdoor patio allows guests to relax and people-watch while they enjoy a meal fresh from the ocean. Try the Steampot for One, a hearty collection of shellfish cooked up with smoked sausage, new potatoes and corn. Taste the sea itself with an order of briny oysters on the half shell, served up with Shucks signature spicy sauce.
Try a plate of shrimp or salmon served with grits at this popular restaurant. Seafood dishes can be ordered fried, broiled, Cajun, Caribbean Jerk and more. Try the Crispy Flounder (USD14.95), the restaurant's specialty and best selling dish. If you prefer the land to the ocean, there are chicken and pasta dishes on the menu as well. Visit the merchandise store for coffee mugs, shirts, hats, Hyman's seasonings and other assorted paraphernalia. The owners take customer service very seriously and go out of their way to ensure a positive dining experience. Reservations are not accepted so arrive early. Parking is available in the Omni parking garage.
The Blind Tiger Pub provides a delightfully upscale experience while offering a selection of wines and beers from around the globe. The pub is in a building that dates back to 1803, and was the site of a pub during the Prohibition. This is a place where you'll be able to get both a nice Chardonnay and an Oatmeal Stout. There is live music most nights. If you get hungry, sample their menu, or consider The Four Corners Café next door, which the pub is connected to.
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