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Welcome to Greasy Spoons Week 2013, Eater's tribute to all-day breakfast joints, classic diners, cheap eats, late-night haunts and, here in Charleston, the meat-and-three places that have been crushing hunger for ages. The week will be filled with guides, maps, interviews and much, much more, all celebrating the pancake stacks, slabs of pie, sides of bacon and bottomless cups of coffee around the Lowcountry.

To kick it off, a few non-greasy spoons around town are paying homage to the diner dishes they love by creating a special menu item for the week. These offerings should not be overlooked. They include, among many other delights, fried chicken and biscuits, poppers, meatloaf sandwiches and pimento cheese melts.

Finally, Eater readers, there is still time for your voice to be heard. We're on the search for best club sandwich in town. Got a three-slicer sandwich you love? Tell us here or in the comments. Eater Charleston is also getting nostalgic and collecting your memories from the well-loved diners of yore. The Holy City has witnessed the shuttering of a number of greasy spoons (The Goodie House, Your Place, etc.) and now is the time to pour one out for those late, great eateries. Send your tributes and pictures right to the tipline.



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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tristan Restaurant

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10 Linguard St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 534-2155
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The sleek Tristan is adding poppers to their bar menu for the week. The twist? These ones are comprised of octopus and peppadew, and paired with buttermilk ramp dip. Fancy.

2. Rita's

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2 Center Street
Folly Beach, SC 29439
(843) 588-2525
Inspired by a classic dish at the beloved, but now-defunct Charleston diner Your Place, chef Anthony DiBernardo is serving his take on fried chicken and pancakes out on Folly.

3. The Original Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails

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1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 766-0223
Get prepared for a week now filled with pimento cheese melts. West Ashley's Ms. Rose's is making them with house-made everything: pimento cheese, slab bacon confit and pickles, all between slices of ciabatta.

4. The Green Door

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251 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 735-9664
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The hangover masters at downtown's The Green Door are fill y'all up with their Buditto. That would be a flour tortilla stuffed with kimchi fried rice, candied bacon, grits, refried beans, creole cheese sauce and braised pig's head. That's all deep fried, before being topped with an egg, salsa verde and heirloom tomato and sweet corn salsa. Just to repeat the genius: grits and kimchi in the same tortilla.

5. Rutledge Cab Company

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1300 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 720-1440
Uptown's Rutledge Cab Co. is reviving a homey favorite special for Greasy Spoon Week. Look for the turkey and mushroom meatloaf sandwich, slathered with pepper jelly mustard and smoked onion mayo.

6. Xiao Bao Biscuit

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The Asian soul food artists at Xiao Bao Biscuit are heading to the land of comfort food with their Mapo Wings. Yes, the spicy broadbean and red pepper sauce from their popular Mapo Dofou is now dressing up wings. Co-owner Joey Ryan recommends washing them down with a Beer Lao or Tona Lager.

7. Caviar & Bananas

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51 George Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-7757
George Street's Caviar & Bananas is highlighting their Southern side with crispy chicken buttermilk biscuits. Expect fried chicken breast, a scrambled egg, aged cheddar and a dousing of tasso gravy.

8. Carter's Kitchen

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148 Civitas St
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Over at chef Carter's namesake I'on spot, he's dishing up a play on chicken and waffles. The special features buttermilk pancakes and crispy chicken gizzards, finished with maple butter and sweet and sour caramel.

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1. Tristan Restaurant

10 Linguard St, Charleston, SC 29401
The sleek Tristan is adding poppers to their bar menu for the week. The twist? These ones are comprised of octopus and peppadew, and paired with buttermilk ramp dip. Fancy.
10 Linguard St
Charleston, SC 29401

2. Rita's

2 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Inspired by a classic dish at the beloved, but now-defunct Charleston diner Your Place, chef Anthony DiBernardo is serving his take on fried chicken and pancakes out on Folly.
2 Center Street
Folly Beach, SC 29439

3. The Original Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails

1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407
Get prepared for a week now filled with pimento cheese melts. West Ashley's Ms. Rose's is making them with house-made everything: pimento cheese, slab bacon confit and pickles, all between slices of ciabatta.
1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407

4. The Green Door

251 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
The hangover masters at downtown's The Green Door are fill y'all up with their Buditto. That would be a flour tortilla stuffed with kimchi fried rice, candied bacon, grits, refried beans, creole cheese sauce and braised pig's head. That's all deep fried, before being topped with an egg, salsa verde and heirloom tomato and sweet corn salsa. Just to repeat the genius: grits and kimchi in the same tortilla.
251 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401

5. Rutledge Cab Company

1300 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
Uptown's Rutledge Cab Co. is reviving a homey favorite special for Greasy Spoon Week. Look for the turkey and mushroom meatloaf sandwich, slathered with pepper jelly mustard and smoked onion mayo.
1300 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

6. Xiao Bao Biscuit

Charleston, SC 29403
The Asian soul food artists at Xiao Bao Biscuit are heading to the land of comfort food with their Mapo Wings. Yes, the spicy broadbean and red pepper sauce from their popular Mapo Dofou is now dressing up wings. Co-owner Joey Ryan recommends washing them down with a Beer Lao or Tona Lager.

7. Caviar & Bananas

51 George Street, Charleston, SC 29401
George Street's Caviar & Bananas is highlighting their Southern side with crispy chicken buttermilk biscuits. Expect fried chicken breast, a scrambled egg, aged cheddar and a dousing of tasso gravy.
51 George Street
Charleston, SC 29401

8. Carter's Kitchen

148 Civitas St, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Over at chef Carter's namesake I'on spot, he's dishing up a play on chicken and waffles. The special features buttermilk pancakes and crispy chicken gizzards, finished with maple butter and sweet and sour caramel.
148 Civitas St
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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