Low Country Excursion

April 27, 2011 · 6 comments

in out of town dining

A few other shots from my recent excursion towards the low country…

I tried to hit up Watford’s BBQ, but like much of the good BBQ in South Carolina, they are only open Wednesday to Saturday (many places are Thursday, Friday, Saturday only). I looked into going to Scott’s in Hemingway and Schoolhouse in Scranton and they were closed too. Bummer.

bbq

On the way into Myrtle Beach (via Conway) I stopped at Maryland Fried Chicken. A chain mostly in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, I thought it was good. Crispy, not too oversized, well seasoned, and cheap.

chicken

In Myrtle Beach, a city full of chain restaurants, I finally found somewhere I can look forward to eating – Mr. Fish. I found the she-crab soup to be dense and cloying, though it did have plenty of crab.

But I was actually happy with the sushi. It’s not gonna blow any sushi freaks minds, but it was fresh, fresh, fresh. In fact, I don’t often order salmon nigiri, but this was excellent. I believe the sushi chef’s name is Scott, he learned sushi while putting himself through college at a Japanese restaurant near Ole Miss. He definitely cared about his craft, speaking proudly of the quality of his fish.

I also had some shrimp and grits, which was a bit heavy, but the shrimp were wonderful.

Mr Fish Seafood Market & Grill on Urbanspoon

I stopped at Prosser’s BBQ in Murrel’s Inlet on the way down to Charleston from MB. South Carolinians love their all-you-can-eat BBQ buffets, and this is one of the best I’ve seen. The chopped pork wasn’t memorable, but the pork bark chopped up with dirty rice was incendiary. I also sampled the collards, beans, fried chicken, mac n cheese, crab cake, and the schlong looking thing in the middle is fried trout. All served with a sweet tea for under $10.

Prosser's Bar-B-Que on Urbanspoon

An evening in Chuck-town.

chucktown

Charred octopus with powdered olive oil, squid ink potato puree, piped egg yolk, and micro cilantro at Husk. Looked cool, but it had a burnt aftertaste I didn’t enjoy and the octopus was too salty.

mccrady's

General Tso’s sweetbreads with pea puree – in short, this was the balls (really, really good, in case you are over 40). Best use of sweetbreads I’ve had.

mccrady's

Eggs at Glass Onion.

Glass Onion

Crispy chicken confit with tomato jam, grits, greens, High Life at Glass Onion. Best meal I ate all week. It brought me out of my Husk funk.

Glass Onion

Glass Onion on Urbanspoon

More High Life at AJ’s on Tybee Island. A local buddy and I sat on the dock, drank cold beer, ate peel and eat shrimp and fried seafood and watched the sun set over the water. Tough to beat.

AJ's

The fried flounder was really nice, everything else was just OK, but I’d go back just to drink beer and take in the venue.

AJ's

AJ's Dockside Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Finished the weekend watching the golf tournament up at Hilton Head. Quite the weekend, and this time of year is the absolute best in South Carolina. In just a few weeks it will be miserable. Get there soon.

Hilton Head

  • http://eatingappalachia.com/ Jes

    Quick question: where was the sushi at? Mr. Fish? I can’t seem to find that on their website (will by Myrtle this summer–looking for good places to eat at).

  • http://www.eatitatlanta.com jimmy

    Yep, at Mr Fish. They have a small sushi bar in one room. They may not print a set menu as it changes as the fresh fish does.

  • Jim Sobeck

    Mr. Fish does rock. Great (and cheap) hole in the wall. Hog Heaven (just south of Pawley’s Island) has a buffet too and I like it beeter than Prosser’s.

  • bettyjoan

    It makes me smile that your best meal was at Glass Onion. We LOVE that place – on our last trip to Chucktown, we went back 2-3 times for lunch just to try more of the menu.

  • http://www.teacupandteapot.com michele

    Love Tybee Island and watching the sunset.

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