Monday February 15
It was time to leave Charleston and head South after walking to and enjoying a dark roast at one of my favorite coffee houses in the country- Kudu Coffee House
We made one last stop stop in Charleston
Unfortunately for Chi Town Diner
Rising High Bakery was actually open on the third try
Besides baked goods, soup is on the menu too, I wonder what goes into the SHRAMP
got a muffin, I got a coffee to go, I couldn't tell you about the muffin, but the coffee wasn't very good.
Heading south on Hwy 17 towards Savannah, our last stop in South Carolina was The Carolina Cider Company
in Yemassee. Besides giving out free samples of their cider (I had the rich and full bottomed muscadine grape cider ) they also have balwed peanuts, pies and other cool items as well
I wanted the sweet potato pie, but they only had a large pie and that was just too much for me. They did have a mini sweet potato pie but it was frozen.
(photo was taken on cell phone)
After it defrosted, I enjoyed half of it later that evening at my hotel and I finished the rest of it the next day. Even though it was frozen, it still tasted fresh with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.
As we crossed the bridge into Georgia, the clouds were rolling in and lunch time was approaching.
Of course we had to hit an old Roadfood
favorite The Crab Shack
on Tybee Island about 25 minutes outside of Savannah.
As you can see, The Crab Shack
is surrounded by lots of kitch and some would even say that the place is touristy
"Where the elite eat in their bare feet!"
Here's the gator lagoon,
I was curious to see what would happen if I stuck my head in one
Well, the good thing is I lived to tell about it!
(Photo courtesy of Travelin Man)
Ok, lots of tacky tourist photos, but do they live up to the promise of good food?
The shack does offer outdoor seating
but unfortunately the weather was just not conducive to dining al fresco
As you enter the the shack- it is truly offers an "eat in the rough" atmosphere.
you feel like you're surrounded by backwater swamp
Well actually you are.
This is my second visit, my first visit being back in 2005. And of course I had to have a repeat of what I ordered when I last visited. The Shack Speciality
- Shell Fish nirvana- loaded and loaded with shrimp, mussels, crayfish, snow crab and stone crab claws accompanied by sausage, potato and corn, liberally spiced with old bay. This is the real deal. Some say that the shellfish is imported, either way, it tastes fresh and is prepared well and I was completely satisfied with my meal. The serving was so huge I left some sausage and potato over..
I believe Travelin Man
had the half and half shrimp and snow crab combo.
Just one important note- don't leave your kids unattended or....
As we left it started to rain and we made our way back to Hwy 17 and eventually ended up back on I95
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