We tried to go to Uncle Bubba's oyster house but were turned away because we didn't have a reservation. So, beware, CALL FIRST!!
We went to Johnny Harris BBQ and their BBQ is awesome!! I am not a big fan of Southern BBQ, however, this captured my heart. I had chicken which was so juicy and falling off the bone. We also had the pulled pork plate with fries and brunswick stew. SO GOOD!!!
We went to Casbah Moroccan and I highly recommend this place. Very authentic. We had lamb and another dish with shrimp. You can also dance with the bellydancers. This is truly an event.
We went to Cotton Exchange which has reopened after a fire. Their potato salad is very good as is their Po'Boy.
Another good restaurant was the Olde Pink House. This is a very upscale restaurant in a Victorian mansion. The beef tenderloin was very flavorful and tender, as was my companion's grouper. They also had an awesome dessert in which a baby pumpkin was carved out, filled with pumpkin mousse and topped with fresh cream. Very yummy. Be sure to ask them why the house is pink.
For low-key, try Vinnie Van Go-Go's for pizza. Thin crust with a very light but flavorful tomato sauce.
Jazz'd Tapas bar should also not be missed. Has a beatnik feel about it and the jazz trio was great. Portions were plentiful and filling.
Only one that didn't bowl me over was Cotton Exchange in River Street. But the food was decent and the building is neat.