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5 Mike Lata-Approved Greasy Spoons in Charleston

Mike Lata might be a partner at Charleston's fanciest seafood hall, but he is also a crowned Waffle House Master Blaster who dreams of owning a fish shack and is well-versed in world of greasy spoons. Eater Charleston asked the Ducati-riding chef of The Ordinary/FIG to share a couple of his favorite dives, and he had no shortage of suggestions. Here are five of Lata's picks, which range from a fish store to a local legend, and stretch across the Lowcountry...

Fishnet Seafood on Route 17: "It's basically a seafood store, where you get a fried flounder sandwich or Jesus crab (they're little crabs, but they cook the devil out of them). You sit on the hood of your car and eat. It's a cool little place."

Waffle House
: "...because somebody had to say it."

The Tomato Shed on John's Island: When asked what to order, the answer was two words: "Tomato pie."

Downtown's Dave's Carry-Out: "It's a great spot for late-night food." Lata reminisced about Dave's old locale, which "leaning over so much, it was nearly falling down."

The famous Martha Lou's Kitchen on Morrison Drive: For fried chicken, of course.

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[Photo: Art Mag]

The Ordinary

544 King Street, , SC 29403 (843) 414-7060 Visit Website


232 Meeting Street, , SC 29401 (843) 805-5900 Visit Website

Fishnet Seafood

3832 Savannah Highway, Johns Island, South Carolina 29455