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Old 07-07-2013, 09:07 AM
 
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Where in Maine? We are from the Portland area but lived midcoast prior to moving to SC.
I lived in Maine for a few years, near Rumford, north of Lewiston/Auburn.....I agree with most of the others on here though; focus on shrimp and oysters in the lowcountry.....shrimp and grits should be what the op should be looking for!
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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Well after leaving South Florida and getting excellent Lobster we now live back in Charlotte and well no lobsters here obviously...lol I haven't been to charelston before, and thought we love seafood and lobster I would ask around....I have a list of some of the Restaurants we would like to eat in already have a reservation at Halls Chophouse for Saturday night...I have to be careful what I eat so alot of the places that offer fried foods I can no longer eat...We might try Bubba Gump's Shrimp Co we had one in South Florida but never got there before moved...

Thank You to all Very excited about our trip...
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:27 AM
 
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Well after leaving South Florida and getting excellent Lobster we now live back in Charlotte and well no lobsters here obviously...lol I haven't been to charelston before, and thought we love seafood and lobster I would ask around....I have a list of some of the Restaurants we would like to eat in already have a reservation at Halls Chophouse for Saturday night...I have to be careful what I eat so alot of the places that offer fried foods I can no longer eat...We might try Bubba Gump's Shrimp Co we had one in South Florida but never got there before moved...

Thank You to all Very excited about our trip...
Some casual places you may like is The Crab Shack or Aw Shucks. Both don't get the best reviews but I've always been very happy with it. I did not like The Landing but I've only been once(I love fried oysters but did not like them at the Landing).
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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Some casual places you may like is The Crab Shack or Aw Shucks. Both don't get the best reviews but I've always been very happy with it. I did not like The Landing but I've only been once(I love fried oysters but did not like them at the Landing).
Awesome thank you..We love Raw Bar too especially Raw Oysters, I too saw the reviews on these places and not so good, but its worth a shot maybe for lunch..lol
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:59 PM
 
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Sprouts, have you tried the fried oysters at the Glass Onion? The best I've had down here and the closest you'll come to fried clams.

One of these days I'm going to make *proper* lobster rolls. I spent $30 on a baking pan for the *proper* hot dog buns. Anyone from new england will know what I mean. However, I haven't had the ambition to try it yet. Flour, yeast...work!

Swimmom, I agree with the others, this really isn't a lobster town. Enjoy our local seafood and save the lobster for a trip to new engand. And i don't care how good the Red Lobster commercials look...the ONLY thing that place is good for is cheese biscuits!
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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The Ordinary is known for their lobster rolls but it isn't cheap.....Dining Around Charleston: The Ordinary Fancy Seafood Oyster Hall, Charleston SC

The Old Village Post House does some good scallops......
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:00 PM
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Worst Commercial Ever - YouTube <-- get your lobsta there.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:08 PM
 
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Well after leaving South Florida and getting excellent Lobster we now live back in Charlotte and well no lobsters here obviously...lol I haven't been to charelston before, and thought we love seafood and lobster I would ask around....I have a list of some of the Restaurants we would like to eat in already have a reservation at Halls Chophouse for Saturday night...I have to be careful what I eat so alot of the places that offer fried foods I can no longer eat...We might try Bubba Gump's Shrimp Co we had one in South Florida but never got there before moved...

Thank You to all Very excited about our trip...
No to Bubba Gump's...chain quality food.

For seafood, try Poogan's Porch or 82 Queen.

Poogan's Porch Restaurant Charleston, South Carolina

82 Queen | A 300 Year Old Address

for dessert, head to Kaminsky's

Kaminsky's | Downtown Charleston SC Desserts & Bar

BTW, you may hear a lot about Hyman's. Fair food, line usually out the door, but most locals do not eat there.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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Kaminsky's for me was okay -- nothing real special, not bad, but just okay. We all had different cakes and they didn't taste AMAZING like a real bakery. To me - they tasted like a good quality frozen cake. Am I the only one?
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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The seafood in Charleston is quite, quite, quite different then the New England coast. Not that it sucks (close) but just different, especially the shell fish variety.

The variety of shrimp dishes is actually quite good.
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