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Wheelchair Accessable in Charleston SC

Sam at Novas | Oct 17, 200907:24 AM

We are headed to Charleston for a few days of food and relaxation. We have spent many days there in the past and are always looking for good places to eat in the old part of town. We are staying at the Days Inn on Meeting St and like to take in the sights on foot or in my wife's case wheels as she uses a power wheelchair. We have in the past called restaurants in advance to confirm accessibility and had to pass on some good eats due to the lack thereof. One of the first we called said "sure come on, it's only two steps up". We went and it took three burly guys to lift wife and chair up 5-6 steps up to the hostess stand and then 4-5 steps down to the dining room. We found later that the back door was just two steps down and easy enough to get us out. That was a few years ago and I am not as strong as I was to heft lady and chair like I once did.

So to the point...Are there exceptional places or places that serve good "homecooking" that are more accessible than others? So many of the great restaurants in the old parts of old city's have been around for a long time, with steps, perhaps not but one, but along with a narrow doorway, passage is impossible. Small spaces with limited seating can also be difficult. Hominy Grill is one that we enjoyed on our last trip, so I know that it can be done.

We are going for Charleston's local flair, so the usual places are all on our list, but the search is for truly local fair that we can get to.

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