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With meat-and-three eatery Jestine's Kitchen closed indefinitely, you'll probably need to find a new place to recommend to out-of-towners searching for a Southern food experience. While they may not find the Anthony Bourdain approved Coca-Cola cake at these suggested spots, your friends, family or in-laws may be able to avoid long lines similar to those spotted wrapping around Jestine's building before they shut their doors.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Early Bird Diner

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1644 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 277-2353
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The paintings on the walls are quirky, and many on the waitstaff are artists or musicians. Slide into a booth at home cooking haven Early Bird Diner for Southern food done right. The most popular menu item is the delectable chicken and waffles, but there are plenty of other choices like a meatloaf melt or country fried steak. Be sure to end your meal with the banana pudding.

2. The Glass Onion

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1219 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 225-1717
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You would be foolish not to order the fries with Béarnaise at Southern spot The Glass Onion. The French mother sauce may not sound like it belongs with country vittles, but you must remember Charleston’s escargot-eating ancestors. For more traditional Lowcountry fare, the restaurant offers fried chicken with mashed potatoes and collards or Jeannie Ruth’s deviled eggs.

3. Hominy Grill

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207 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 937-0930
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Ok, you may have to queue up here—but you can order an adult beverage while you wait, and the patio is stocked with fans. Chef Robert Stehling serves up classic Southern dishes with a James Beard award winning pedigree (2008, Best Chef Southeast). People flock to cozy comfort food place Hominy Grill for grits, buttermilk pie and hospitality. If you go in the morning, try the "Big Nasty," a fried chicken biscuit smothered in gravy.

4. Dave's Carry Out

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47 Morris St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-7943
The little corner fish shack Dave’s Carry-Out is unassuming with their plastic tablecloths and styrofoam platters, but they consistently serve up big plates of fried fresh catches and fixin’s. Try the seafood platters with your choice of shrimp, scallops, fish or devil crabs. For those who don’t enjoy sea life with their meal, the fried pork chop sandwich should hit the spot.

5. Ike's Hot Chicken and Fish

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616D Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403
The chicken is fried to order, and the sides are simple at this dinner deal find Ike's Hot Chicken and Fish. For $2.99 you can take home two pieces of fried dark meat and a side. And when is the last time you saw a $3.00 hamburger on a menu that wasn't stamped with the Golden Arches? Seafood platters, deviled crabs and wings round out the menu.

6. Martha Lou's Kitchen

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1068 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-9583
The pink restaurant Martha Lou’s Kitchen isn’t difficult to miss on Morrison Drive—its colorful murals draw you in to discover what’s inside. Menu choices highlight proteins like chitterlings, fried chicken and pork chops with a choice of Southern sides—this place is a real deal meat-and-three joint. Chef and proprietor Martha Lou Gadsden’s lima beans will change your mind about overlooked legume.

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1. Early Bird Diner

1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
The paintings on the walls are quirky, and many on the waitstaff are artists or musicians. Slide into a booth at home cooking haven Early Bird Diner for Southern food done right. The most popular menu item is the delectable chicken and waffles, but there are plenty of other choices like a meatloaf melt or country fried steak. Be sure to end your meal with the banana pudding.
1644 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

2. The Glass Onion

1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
You would be foolish not to order the fries with Béarnaise at Southern spot The Glass Onion. The French mother sauce may not sound like it belongs with country vittles, but you must remember Charleston’s escargot-eating ancestors. For more traditional Lowcountry fare, the restaurant offers fried chicken with mashed potatoes and collards or Jeannie Ruth’s deviled eggs.
1219 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

3. Hominy Grill

207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
Ok, you may have to queue up here—but you can order an adult beverage while you wait, and the patio is stocked with fans. Chef Robert Stehling serves up classic Southern dishes with a James Beard award winning pedigree (2008, Best Chef Southeast). People flock to cozy comfort food place Hominy Grill for grits, buttermilk pie and hospitality. If you go in the morning, try the "Big Nasty," a fried chicken biscuit smothered in gravy.
207 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

4. Dave's Carry Out

47 Morris St, Charleston, SC 29403
The little corner fish shack Dave’s Carry-Out is unassuming with their plastic tablecloths and styrofoam platters, but they consistently serve up big plates of fried fresh catches and fixin’s. Try the seafood platters with your choice of shrimp, scallops, fish or devil crabs. For those who don’t enjoy sea life with their meal, the fried pork chop sandwich should hit the spot.
47 Morris St
Charleston, SC 29403

5. Ike's Hot Chicken and Fish

616D Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
The chicken is fried to order, and the sides are simple at this dinner deal find Ike's Hot Chicken and Fish. For $2.99 you can take home two pieces of fried dark meat and a side. And when is the last time you saw a $3.00 hamburger on a menu that wasn't stamped with the Golden Arches? Seafood platters, deviled crabs and wings round out the menu.
616D Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403

6. Martha Lou's Kitchen

1068 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
The pink restaurant Martha Lou’s Kitchen isn’t difficult to miss on Morrison Drive—its colorful murals draw you in to discover what’s inside. Menu choices highlight proteins like chitterlings, fried chicken and pork chops with a choice of Southern sides—this place is a real deal meat-and-three joint. Chef and proprietor Martha Lou Gadsden’s lima beans will change your mind about overlooked legume.
1068 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403

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