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Diana's

155 Meeting St., Charleston, SC - (843) 534-0043
The good thing to eat at this unlikely hotel restaurant is known as Tropical Toast -- big slabs of custardy French toast served in pool of sweet apple cider syrup. Creamy grits accompany egg dishes, and the fried green tomatoes are a local treat.
71% Approval Rating (21 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
French toast
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Coconut Cake
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shrimp & grits
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pecan pie
Cajun Eye Opener
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Eggs Meeting Street

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (11)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Diana's is now officially named "Tropical Toast at Diana's," and seems to have taken a lesson in style from Jimmy Buffet: tropical decor is everywhere in the dining room that is still attached to a motel and is still much better than it looks like it will be from the ..."   [Read More]
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Steven Keeney
January 02, 2006
"After our party of four was seated for lunch the waitress took our drink request and we placed an order for an appetizer of fried green tomatoes. The appetizer, served within ten minutes, was excellent. The side of cole slaw served with it was prepared with a creamy ..."   [Read More]
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miss sharon
October 16, 2005
"We came into town from Michigan and were met at the door and welcomed in right away. Our server, who was very lovely, asked us where we were from, and when she found out we were from Michigan, told us she used to live there. She proceeded to inform us of the dinner ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

155 Meeting St., Charleston, SC
(843) 534-0043

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:Yes
Takeout Counters:Yes
These two handsome hunks of French toast are served in a pool of apple cider syrup.
"These two handsome hunks of French toast are served in a pool of apple cider syrup."
Michael Stern





One of the sweetest, stickiest, and most flavorful pecan pies anywhere.
"One of the sweetest, stickiest, and most flavorful pecan pies anywhere."
Michael Stern


Diana’s calls this “a shot in the dark.” It’s a cup of coffee supercharged with shots of espresso.
"Diana’s calls this “a shot in the dark.” It’s a cup of coffee supercharged with shots of espresso."
Michael Stern


As delicious as it is good-looking, shrimp and grits is a hugely satisfying meal. This version augments the shrimp with crawfish in a pepper étouffé sauce. Diana’s calls it a Cajun breakfast. Those fried green tomatoes on top have a verdant crispness that’s good complement for the grits and seafood.
"As delicious as it is good-looking, shrimp and grits is a hugely satisfying meal. This version augments the shrimp with crawfish in a pepper étouffé sauce. Diana’s calls it a Cajun breakfast. Those fried green tomatoes on top have a verdant crispness that’s good complement for the grits and seafood."
Michael Stern


Butter cake is pure and simple … and simply delicious. We like how generous the bakers are with their whipped chocolate frosting.
"Butter cake is pure and simple … and simply delicious. We like how generous the bakers are with their whipped chocolate frosting."
Michael Stern


For some reason, excellent coconut cake is almost non-existent in the north. But throughout the south, where eaters appreciate its fluff and sweetness, it is on many menus. Diana’s is one of the best.
"For some reason, excellent coconut cake is almost non-existent in the north. But throughout the south, where eaters appreciate its fluff and sweetness, it is on many menus. Diana’s is one of the best."
Michael Stern


To the right of this photo is the chain motel to which Diana’s is attached. Even the interior looks fairly nondescript. But once the food starts coming, you realize you are in a place of culinary distinction.
"To the right of this photo is the chain motel to which Diana’s is attached. Even the interior looks fairly nondescript. But once the food starts coming, you realize you are in a place of culinary distinction."
Michael Stern


Diana's morning surf & turf is plump little grilled shrimp and a ribeye steak piled onto an English muffin, topped with poached eggs and marinated onions and sided by a heap of hash browns.
"Diana's morning surf & turf is plump little grilled shrimp and a ribeye steak piled onto an English muffin, topped with poached eggs and marinated onions and sided by a heap of hash browns."
Michael Stern


Great fried tomatoes, poor etouffee.
"Great fried tomatoes, poor etouffee."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The cakes themselves were a good treatment of leftover grits.  Unfortunately, the etouffee was not worthy.
"The cakes themselves were a good treatment of leftover grits. Unfortunately, the etouffee was not worthy."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The sort-of vegetarian who ordered this was very satisfied.
"The sort-of vegetarian who ordered this was very satisfied."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Eggs Meeting Street are the top of the line of the breakfast menu. While not as tropical as the French toast, they are every bit as exotic in a Lowcountry way, combining crabcakes, fried green tomatoes, eggs, and remoulade sauce.
"Eggs Meeting Street are the top of the line of the breakfast menu. While not as tropical as the French toast, they are every bit as exotic in a Lowcountry way, combining crabcakes, fried green tomatoes, eggs, and remoulade sauce."
Michael Stern


There's little smoke to this 'Cajun Eye Opener' of shrimp and crawfish etouffe, but we were happy with the crisp fried green tomatoes, creamy grits, and hearty biscuit.
"There's little smoke to this 'Cajun Eye Opener' of shrimp and crawfish etouffe, but we were happy with the crisp fried green tomatoes, creamy grits, and hearty biscuit."
Michael Stern


Looks great, doesn't it? This big wedge of coconut cake was not the fluffy, creamy pastry we coconut cake lovers demand! The icing had an ersatz taste and the cake itself was chilly.
"Looks great, doesn't it? This big wedge of coconut cake was not the fluffy, creamy pastry we coconut cake lovers demand! The icing had an ersatz taste and the cake itself was chilly."
Michael Stern



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