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Help for 4 days in Charleston

Joanie | May 8, 2013 04:51 AM

I'll be coming from Boston the first full weekend of June, visited many years ago and have wanted to go back for a while. I'm on my own (unless a friend happens to come up from FL) so I need places with good bar seating. I've read a lot of helpful posts and certainly won't be at a lost for higher end. Anson, Cru, Cypress/Magnolia's/Blossom, FIG, Grocery, Halls Chophouse, Hank's, Hominy Grill, Husk, The Ordinary, MacIntosh, McCrady's, Peninsula Grill, Rutledge Cab Co, Snob, Tristan. All of these sounds good but are some more comfortable/easy to grab a seat than others for a gal on her own? Don't want a menu where most entrees are >$30 (but I'll probably be eating apps).

Also looking for the funky places, the equivalent of Clover Grill in New Orleans or Corner Bistro in NY. Good burgers, grilled hot dogs, fried chicken, stuff like that. I've got Glazed Donuts on my list but if there are mom & pop shops around, let me know. Should I try the coca cola cake at Jestine's?

In addition, where are the rock bars/dives? Is there a club with live (rock) music? Staying on Spring St. and will not have a car. Thanks for your help and if anyone wants to split some of this fattening food with me, let me know.

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