A Charleston Lunch Break: Beach Take-Out, Park Picnic, or Shopper's Pit Stop

Clare Sweeney

By , Local Expert, Charleston
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There's so much to do in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, and it's no secret that choosing a restaurant at mealtime here can be the trickiest part of your trip - there are so many great options! When it comes to choosing a lunch spot that's easy on the wallet and walking distance from all of the historic sites and museums, the decision isn't any easier.

Our advice? Work a fantastic Charleston restaurant into your busy schedule with fantastic to-go and delivery options. Try Mellow Mushroom's delivery service at the end of a long morning or if just in need of a superior pizza pie, or swing by King Street's Jim 'N Nick's for...  Read more »

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    Five Loaves

    Local Expert Tip: "Make plans to visit Five Loaves on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and enjoy half price bottles of wine with your meal!"

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    Caviar & Bananas

    Local Expert Tip: "Avoid peak lunch hours during the school year - Caviar & Bananas is only a block from the College of Charleston campus, and a popular lunch spot for students on their way to class."

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    Gaulart & Maliclet's Fast & French

    Local Expert Tip: "This small storefront has a lot of heart, an authentic menu, and even sells replacement parts for your French Press! "

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    Local Expert Tip: "Swing by O-ku on weekend nights for a bar and lounge atmosphere with DJ music and happy hour food and drink specials!"

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    Bull Street Gourmet & Market

    • Average Main Course Price: $9
    • Neighborhood: Downtown

    Local Expert Tip: "The masterminds at BSG have created a build your own craft beer 6 pack - ask any employee for advice on which beers to include!"

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    Cru Cafe

    Local Expert Tip: "Refuel and refresh at Cru Cafe after a carriage ride at one of four carriage companies in the area - all located within two blocks from Cru!"

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    Local Expert Tip: "Fish is known to join right in with the buzzing nightlife of Upper King with a wide variety of wine, cocktails, and a DJ-fueled dance party on Saturdays."

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    Mellow Mushroom

    Local Expert Tip: "Head to Mellow Mushroom for Trivia Night, every Sunday evening at 8 p.m.!"

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    Jim N' Nick's

    Local Expert Tip: "Head to Jim 'N Nick's for Taco Tuesday with $2.79 tacos, and Wednesday Pork & Grits, a barbeque twist on a traditional Charleston favorite."

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    East Bay Deli

    • Cuisine: Deli
    • Average Main Course Price: $10
    • Neighborhood: Downtown

    Local Expert Tip: "Order online at www.eastbaydeli.net for quick and easy to-go orders!"



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