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  • Michelle
    South Carolina •12 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    Virginia’s food is always consistently good. We have eaten here over the last 20 years when we come to town. We both ordered the veggie plate. The Mac n cheese is to die for. Grits, excellent. Collards, some of the best. I ordered a side of grilled shrimp for some protein and hubby ordered wings, both were excellent. Husband also ordered red rice x2 because it’s so good. Caleb was our server and he was wonderful. I bet he refilled our tea 5 times, because it’s so good also. Hostess was very nice. We don’t have a single complaint. If you choose not to go, you’re missing out!
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    Virginia's on KingPrice: Moderate• Southern• Downtown Charleston
    4.5
  • OpenTable Dinervip
    Asheville / Western North Carolina •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    Very good food! Love the gluten free options! Good service
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    IndacoPrice: Moderate• Italian• Downtown Charleston
    4.8
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    Fort Lauderdale •1 review
    4.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    My husband and I went to dinner with another couple. Upon two of us being seated, our server didn’t introduce himself to us. Both tables to our right who were seated after us were being served. At this point still no server(no water, no cocktails.) I had to ask the hostess who our server was. The restaurant was extremely noisy as there was a party of 8-9 young men behind us who should have been asked to quiet down. They were not. Food was good but certainly not what one would expect for the caliber of such a restaurant.
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    39 Rue de Jean - CharlestonPrice: Expensive• French• Downtown Charleston
    4.2
  • OpenTable Diner
    Memphis / West Tennessee •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Great location, though you would think the setting would be loud, it still feels intimate. As first time guests we really appreciated a complimentary hummus brought to the table. The prosciutto and burrata was out of this world. Our waiter was phenomenal, not a single complaint.
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    Church and Union - CharlestonPrice: Expensive• American• Downtown Charleston
    4.5
  • AnnaK
    Cleveland / Akron / Canton •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on Apr 10, 2024
    Absolutely phenomenal dining experience. Everything was lovely. The scallops were prepared in the most flavorful way; best I’ve ever had. Coconut cake is a must! Service (Dana) was very attentive, but in a subtle way. This was one of the highlights of our yearly trip to Charleston!
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    Peninsula GrillPrice: Very Expensive• American• Downtown Charleston
    4.7

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Surrounded by the Charleston Harbor, James Island is home to a number of dining options, especially if you’re yearning for fresh seafood. You can enjoy crab legs, fish tacos or lobster bisque in a relaxed atmosphere at one of the island's many casual seafood restaurants. As a part of South Carolina's Lowcountry, James Island offers a number of spots where you can enjoy shrimp and grits, crab soup or Lowcountry boil, which is a steam pot stuffed with shrimp, sausage and corn. Given its Southern location, it’s no surprise that James Island is also home to barbecue joints where you can sample beef brisket and chopped pork. Alongside these traditional American restaurants, you can also find authentic Italian restaurants and Mexican taquerias.

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