We're going to attend our first Spoleto Festival from June 5 through June 8 in Charleston and I have a few questions. Many people have recommended SNOB, McCradys, Figs, etc. Are any of these places open at lunch? Are reservations a necessity either for lunch or dinner? Are they located in the downtown area close to the Festival performance venues? Because we are new, I have probably scheduled us too tightly so are there a few suggestions for informal, but good places in the Festival area where you can just grab a bite without making a production out of eating?
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