OK, I know it is fashionable here to badmouth Jestine's as becoming just a tourist trap. I haven't been in a quite a while as I prefer not to stand in line.
Yesterday, however, with a visitor from China who had never been in Charleston before, we were driving by during lunch time and there was no line. Got an easy parking spot (also a rarity in Charleston) and went in. Maybe it was because it was a slow day, but the food was delicious! From the vinegar soaked cucumbers to his fried chicken to my pecan whiting to the fried okra to the cocola cake, everything was excellent. My guest was delighted.
So, don't just write Jestine's off. Maybe you just need to be there on a day when they are not shoveling it out the kitchen door.