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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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.
Hall’s Chophouse in Mazyck-Wraggborough is where we go for a big steak and a stiff drink, along with Gospel Brunch on Sundays.
Pearlz Oyster Bar
Pearlz Oyster Bar is a low-key spot in the French Quarter known for cheap beers, fresh oysters, and a great Happy Hour.
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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.
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.
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