Monday, May 12, 2014

2014 Charleston, SC Trip – Seewee

I hope all of you mom's had a great day on Sunday.

As we got ready for hosting the Tennessee Travelers Rally, we had been trying to get familiar with the area and try some of the restaurants and this day it was lunch at Seewee Restaurant, located about six miles north of the campground.  It had been recommended by several folks and got good ratings by the online customer reviews – it had also been described as a dive.

And a dive it was - we got there about five minutes after opening time and had to wait for the outside padlock to be removed from the front door.  I forgot an outside shot but was able to lift one from the web.

The restaurant has two rooms and a patio and this is the entry room - the kitchen is to the left.

And this is the back room where we ate with the patio on the other side of the windows.

As soon as I walked in I said "this is my kind of place" - I love dives.  While they are primarily a seafood restaurant, they have stuff for land lubbers as well, but I didn't even look at that part of the menu.  They also had several specials and Bev and I both chose one of them - I decided to go with a heart healthy meal of fried catfish, fried oysters, fried green tomatoes, and onion rings.

I really liked all of mine but the two sides could have stayed in the fryer a little longer.

Bev ordered the Bacon Fried Green Tomato PoBoy with oysters and a side of fried okra.  We thought it would be green tomatoes fried in bacon fat but not so,  It was a big bun full of green tomatoes and oysters and topped with bacon.  It was huge and I had to chuckle when the server set it down in front of her - I finished it for supper.

She thought it was very good and the okra was some of the best ever – lightly breaded and cooked just right.  Bev said next time she may just order a plate of it.  This was a definitely-go-back-to place.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. I love this kind of place too. U'ts perfect for getting your fill of fried food, which we don't do at home. If okra is fried properly, it is heavenly.

  2. Looks like my kind of place too, good fried food from the south!

  3. Yum - looks like a place filled with character - love that plate of okra - Bev is right - just a plate of fried okra might be enough. It all looks amazing.

  4. Food in little "dives" like this can be surprisingly good. Looks like a fun place to visit. Bev's lunch looks fantastic. I hate to admit it, but I love fried food.

  5. OMG - fried food heaven! LOVE it!

  6. Look at all the fried food - it looks heavenly! I love dives too. They usually have the best food.

  7. I love it when a new dive is discovered and turns out to be a keeper. Hope you guys had a great time in S.C.


  8. Larry, Thanks for the tip...another interesting and quirky restaurant with decent food for our next SC trip! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  9. Oh My----My kind of place!!!! I'd love both of those meals....YUM.... Bet you'll have a great schedule all worked out when the TN Travelers all go there.... That is SUPER.. I love the Charleston area.


  10. Boy, oh boy...that looks like the best place for any meal!

  11. You do know how to eat "heart healthy". :) I'm with Bev…I could eat a whole plate full of fried okra as well.


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