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Dave's Carry-Out

42 Morris St., Charleston, SC - (843) 577-7943
Dave's is a small carry-out restaurant specializing in fried shrimp and serving long into the night after other Charlestonian restaurants have closed.
100% Approval Rating (3 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Shrimp Platter
Pork Chop Sandwich
Seafood Platter
Cornish Hen

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Dave's Carry-Out, a tiny corner storefront with only two tables for eating on premises and a reputation for staying open long into the morning when everything else in town has closed, makes a specialty of frying. While nearly every meat-and-three restaurant deep-fries ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

42 Morris St., Charleston, SC
(843) 577-7943

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Dave's magnificent seven dollar fried shrimp platter includes a bed of red rice or french fries, but the devil crab on the right is two-and-a-half dollars extra ... and well worth it.
"Dave's magnificent seven dollar fried shrimp platter includes a bed of red rice or french fries, but the devil crab on the right is two-and-a-half dollars extra ... and well worth it."
Michael Stern





Each day of the week, Dave's offers a non-fried lunch. Thursday's is Cornish hen with a choice of white rice or hoppin john, the latter a hearty dish in which chopped black-eyed peas enrich the long grain rice. At the upper left are lima beans and to the right, green beans. Note all the good pig meat mixed in with the vegetables.
"Each day of the week, Dave's offers a non-fried lunch. Thursday's is Cornish hen with a choice of white rice or hoppin john, the latter a hearty dish in which chopped black-eyed peas enrich the long grain rice. At the upper left are lima beans and to the right, green beans. Note all the good pig meat mixed in with the vegetables."
Michael Stern


Wings in the soul food restaurants of Charleston are gigantic. Most places offer them bathed in hot sauce. This crunchy, meaty quartet is plain: add your own Texas Pete if desired.
"Wings in the soul food restaurants of Charleston are gigantic. Most places offer them bathed in hot sauce. This crunchy, meaty quartet is plain: add your own Texas Pete if desired."
Michael Stern


I ordered a pork chop sandwich and, sure enough, underneath this big, succulent fried pork chop are a couple of pieces of bread.
"I ordered a pork chop sandwich and, sure enough, underneath this big, succulent fried pork chop are a couple of pieces of bread."
Michael Stern


Dave's official hours are Tuesday through Friday for lunch and supper. Although the official closing time is 11pm, it is not uncommon to come here at 3 or 4 in the morning and find the place packed with a motley assortment of hungry Charlestonians.
"Dave's official hours are Tuesday through Friday for lunch and supper. Although the official closing time is 11pm, it is not uncommon to come here at 3 or 4 in the morning and find the place packed with a motley assortment of hungry Charlestonians."
Michael Stern


Some of the best fried shrimp anywhere, as served in the extremely humble corner store known as Dave's Carry-Out.
"Some of the best fried shrimp anywhere, as served in the extremely humble corner store known as Dave's Carry-Out."
Michael Stern


Terry McCray carries on the tradition of seafood excellence begun by his father Dave.
"Terry McCray carries on the tradition of seafood excellence begun by his father Dave."
Michael Stern


This humble corner store serves some of the most delicious fried shrimp anywhere.
"This humble corner store serves some of the most delicious fried shrimp anywhere. "
Michael Stern



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