Our first thought anytime we go to Hank’s is always, “our dads would love this place.” This classic spot in Ansonborough has the dark wood paneling, warn leather booths, and veteran servers that he’ll eventually email all of his golf buddies about. Also, the food is great, with the seafood towers and platters being two of our favorite dishes to share. Entree-wise, go for the sautéed flounder, seafood a la Wando, or lobster, and if you want something not from the ocean instead, their fried chicken is also some of the best in town.
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Lewis Barbecue in NoMo is where to go for Texas-style barbecue, like brisket and smoked sausage, along with cocktail pitchers and a big backyard.
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit on King Street serves their famous biscuits and custom sandwiches all-day long, including until 2am on the weekends.
Slightly North Of Broad
Slightly North of Broad (SNOB) in the French Quarter serves Lowcountry dishes and local seafood and has a lively bar that’s very popular with locals.
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Leon’s Oyster Shop
Leon’s Oyster Shop in the West Side serves fried chicken, frozen and draft cocktails, soft serve, and yes, really good chargrilled oysters.
Magnolias in the French Quarter serves upscale versions of Lowcountry classics and is great for a slightly fancy, celebratory night out.
The Obstinate Daughter
The Obstinate Daughter is where we go on Sullivan’s Island for pizza, pasta, and shrimp rolls before or after a trip to the beach.
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