Growing up near the Chesapeake Bay and now attending school in the Lowcountry, I can confidently say that the “coastal lifestyle” is a real thing. For me, this is influenced by something as simple as a salted breeze blowing through my hair or the seafood that is presented in front of me at a crowded restaurant.
The aforementioned coastal lifestyle is best experienced at a place such as Red’s Ice House. Red’s is located on Shem Creek, which offers a crowd of seafarers, downtown Charlestonians, or people who like to enjoy a beer by the water.
Monday is the night to be hungry. Red’s serves all-you-can-eat crab legs with a choice of side.
Trust me, you’ll want to keep the legs coming.
Person I would take as my date: Perfect place for a double date
The classic brunch. There is nothing quite like it. I’ve been to brunches in locations from Montana to New York. Old Village Post House has the Southern flair to make it memorable.
The building itself is an Inn, which gives it a charming touch and allows you to feel like you are getting away.
The menu boasts classics, steak and eggs, a variety of omelets and sweet breads such as french toast. A Charleston classic, shrimp and grits is shown below.
Person I would take as my date: My Grandmother
To me, class is important. It’s a quality I look for in my friends, in travel destinations, in wardrobe choices and perhaps most importantly, in restaurants. I’m always aware of class, and just when I wasn’t looking for it- it found me..
Carter’s Kitchen is clean, sharp and simple. The dark leather booths and oak tables give a steakhouse feel.
The menu offers elegant Charleston inspired choices: crab cakes, pimento cheese plates and meatloaf with mashed potatoes.
And did I mention that the potatoes are mashed in a way where the chunks remain. Who doesn’t love that?
Person I would like to take as my date: A friend who wants to get off the peninsula