Today I wanted to share where we stayed and where we ate in Charleston. We kind of splurged on this trip, especially since it was our honeymoon and because Charleston is such a foodie city. I had a few bloggers who lived in Charleston provide some recommendations and then also looked at a few other blogger's posts about their trips to Charleston to determine where we should eat and stay. Luckily, most of the places with the best recommendations were near our hotel, so that was a win!
We stayed at the Fulton Lane Inn in the heart of downtown Charleston, right on King Street. This was the perfect location because it was truly central to everything we wanted to see and do, therefore everything was in walking distance.
Our room was very charming and very clean and comfortable.
They had complimentary room service every morning for breakfast, so we took advantage of hanging out in our room and having breakfast every morning while we planned our day.
They also had a complimentary cheese and wine happy hour every day in the courtyard next door.
Of course we enjoyed a little wine and cheese while we were there.
The first night we went to Husk for dinner.
Quick selfie while we were waiting for our table.
I had the Keegan-Fillion Chicken with glazed carrots and sweet peas. It was all local ingredients and very fresh and flavorful.
Rick had the Cornmeal Dusted Catfish. We also enjoyed a side of corn bead in it's own cute little cast iron skillet with sweet butter.
My favorite part of the meal was sitting outside on the balcony. It was the perfect dinner ambiance...look at the background!
The next day we headed over to Folly Beach, and hit up Taco Boy for lunch.
We started off with a Pineapple-Infused Margarita and some chips and the salsa trio.
At this point I can't remember exactly what tacos I had, but they were amazing.
Rick also enjoyed the Mexican Street Corn, which he said was pretty good as well. These pictures are already making me super hungry!
Later that evening we went to Poogan's Porch for dinner.
Rick's sister recommended this restaurant, and we both loved it.
We started off with the Pimiento Cheese Fritters, which were seriously amazing.
I then had the Sweet-Tea Glazed Salmon with Mint Risotto, which was hands down my favorite meal of the trip.
Rick had the All Natural Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes.
The next morning we woke up early and headed to the Farmer's Market. We then headed on over to Jim and Nick's BBQ for lunch. I love BBQ and make sure to try it at every city I visit. My goal is to discover the best BBQ in America...but that's another story for another day.
Jim and Nick's know their BBQ. We both had the pulled pork sandwich, and I had the sweet potato casserole and Rick had the mashed potatoes. We also split some deviled eggs as an appetizer.
For our last night in Charleston, and to celebrate our 1 week anniversary, we went to 82 Queen for dinner.
We didn't get to sit in this section, but how fun would it be to have a dinner date here. So romantic!
We started of dinner sharing the She Crab Soup, which I saw all over the menus in Charleston and we just had to try. It did not disappoint!
I had the NY Strip Steak. It was a good steak, but nothing super special about it.
Now Rick had the special, which was also steak, but I can't remember what it was all about. But this was amazing. Rick said it was in his top 5 meals. I kind of wish I would have gotten the special, but I did enjoy a few bites of Rick's meal.
Then because it was our 1 week anniversary, we celebrated with a little Apple Cobbler for dessert. We both scarfed this down immediately and both wished we would have gotten two instead of sharing...ha!
It was the perfect way to end our honeymoon.
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