Comfort Suites West of the Ashley
2080 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 769-9850
Fax: (843) 766-0885
Sesame Burgers & Beer, present in three locations in Charleston and North Charleston, offer a great range of gourmet burgers. Made using fresh, hormone-free and house-ground meat, these burgers are exceptionally juicy and drool-worthy! Great ingredients and, tried and tested recipes and superb sauces and dressing, add up to produce brilliant signatures like Memphis, Bahn Mi and New Zealander, to name a few. Along with a solid burger selection, they also offer a wide variety of sides, sandwiches and salads. Sesame Burgers & Beer also offers an equally impressive drink list featuring local draft and craft beers and ales that couples brilliantly with these offerings.
Applauded with awards by various prestigious institutions, the Bessinger's Barbecue is absolutely worth every praise that they get. In a simple setting, this BBQ joint serves moreish specials like Baby Jose BBQ Sandwich, Slab of St. Louis Style Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Pork Platter, Pulled Hickory Chicken, and much more. These are all revered recipes passed on from generations to generations and are still created the same way as they used to be, several decades ago. The owners, even today, hold the secret sauce close to their hearts and only rely on fresh ingredients for each preparation. If you are a meat lover, Bessinger's Barbecue will unleash the beast within you.
Soak up the warm countryside air, while you feast on some barbecued delights at this Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ venue in South Carolina. Besides the scrumptious food, this place also boasts of a well-equipped bar and excellent live country, indie, folk, and pop music performances.
If you're craving Indian food, head over to West Ashley and dine at A Taste of India. The chef and owner, Naresh Bhalla, is a native of Northern India, and therefore the dishes served here are authentic. Chicken Tandoori, vegetable and lamb samosas, and a whole host of curry dishes are a few of the delicious items that can be found on the menu. The most popular time to come is during the daily lunch buffet, where you can sample variety of dishes for a low price. During the Sunday brunch, some Southern Indian dishes are featured, such as masala dosa--a fried crepe filled with potatoes, onions, and spices. Closed on Tuesday.
Al Di La offers classy Italian cuisine in an inviting atmosphere. Excellent service and a friendly vibe has made this restaurant a favorite option among the locals. The seasonal menu has a lot of traditional Italian choices that the regulars would vouch for. Asparagus and Scallop Risotto, and Prosciutto-wrapped Chicken are two such crowd favorites, which can be paired with a good choice of wine from the restaurant's extensive list. Call ahead for more information.
Serving delicious Greek and Mediterranean cuisine in a fun atmosphere the whole family can enjoy, Manny's Neighborhood Grille is the place to head to for a casual dining experience. It is easy to gauge the popularity of the restaurant simply by taking a peek inside; it is perpetually bustling with families, seniors, sports fans and pretty much anyone else from the neighborhood you can think of! The menu features some Greek specialties like Spanakopita and the Greek style lamb shank and pasta, which is Manny's signature dish. The Sunday brunch, served between 11a and 2p includes a complimentary Bellini or Mimosa. You can enjoy Team Trivia on Thursdays and Sundays, as well as wine tasting events on the last Tuesday of every month. A neighborhood restaurant in the true sense.
Serving traditional fare with a continental touch, this casual, family-friendly restaurant on the west side of the Cooper River also offers fresh seafood dishes such as calamari, crab cakes, she crab soup and seafood pasta. There's a large selection of craft beer and a full service bar where diners can opt to eat. House specials, live music and cigar smoking on the porch draw loyal patrons and visitors alike. -Natasha Lawrence
You cannot miss the wooden-ribbed exterior with their trendy neon sign. Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails is a Southern restaurant where everyone is welcome to dine at their charming, vintage and funky diner. Their mobile walls are decked with built-in screens while on the other side the kitchenware mural will impress you. Eclectic lighting adds to the charm of this place. Savor their dishes like Smoked Meatloaf, Rose’s Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork and, Shrimp and Grits. Enjoy the happy hour with delicious cocktails. Round off your meal with decadent desserts like Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake, New York Cheesecake and Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee,
Athens Restaurant & Grill is located on James Island in the Athenian Village complex off Maybank Highway (which also houses Athens Cafe and Athens Pizza Express). Traditional Greek dishes are served in a breezy cafe setting. Try the chicken kabobs: marinated in olive oil, lemon, and Greek spices, the tender pieces are skewered with peppers, onions and tomatoes, and served up with rice and vegetables. Or go classic Greek and order the Moussaka or Pastitsio. For someplace more casual, head next door to Athens Pizza Express (open daily 11a-10p). They feature an abbreviated menu of Athens Restaurant & Grill, focusing on pizzas, Greek sandwiches and grinders. Finally, to curb that sweet tooth, pop into Athens Cafe for some cakes, pastries, ice cream, coffee, or smoothies.
Traditional Italian cuisine is offered at an elegant space in Wild Olive Cucina Italia. Every bit of the decor reflects an Italian charm that accentuates the dining experience here. The food is prepared from choicest ingredients that are either imported from Italy or regionally sourced. You would definitely want to try their Veal Scallopine Marsala or the House Cured Salumi with Mozarella. There is a decent wine list too to complement the delicious food. Check website for more information.
Earth Fare is the grocery store for the health conscious or the gourmet cook. Find fresh, organic produce and products (much of it locally grown or made), herbal remedies, chemical-free meats, fine wines and coffees. Look for such gourmet products to help create Thai, Japanese, Indian cuisines, among others. There is also an on-site vegetarian cafe and juice bar with many dishes to choose from. Stock up on sushi, healthy desserts, muffins, bagels and frozen dinners, as well as dye- and chemical-free cosmetics.
Charleston Crab House has become known as one of the best seafood restaurants in Charleston. Open year-round, the Charleston Crab House serves lunch and dinner. There is both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as banquet rooms are available upon request for special occasions. Visit the Crab House on James Island for waterfront dining. Reservations are recommended.