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Hannibal's

16 Blake St., Charleston, SC - (843) 722-2256
Hannibal's is a beacon of Lowcountry soul food with a menu that includes such local standards as lima bean supper and okra stew, as well as less-frequently found dishes such as shark steak and turkey necks.
100% Approval Rating (4 votes)

Scorecard

3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Lima Bean Supper
Sweet Potato Pie
Macaroni & Cheese
Okra Stew
Fried Rice
Shark Steak
Cabbage
Turkey Neck

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Finding Hannibal's, in an unstylish East Side neighborhood of port industry and housing projects, is a challenge. It looks more like an unholy bar than a Holy Grail, its low-slung dining room lit with a random array of bare bulbs and fluorescents, its seats a ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

16 Blake St., Charleston, SC
(843) 722-2256

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A signature dish of Charleston that is little-known elsewhere -- the lima bean supper. It contains a vast amount of full-flavored pork.
"A signature dish of Charleston that is little-known elsewhere -- the lima bean supper. It contains a vast amount of full-flavored pork."
Michael Stern





The custardy version of macaroni and cheese served at Hannibal's is a Southern classic.
"The custardy version of macaroni and cheese served at Hannibal's is a Southern classic."
Cliff Strutz


Throughout the South, especially in soul-food restaurants, the listing of 'cabbage' on a menu doesn't mean just a steamy mass of bland crucifer. It is a porky fiesta that transforms limp leaves into luscious luxury.
"Throughout the South, especially in soul-food restaurants, the listing of 'cabbage' on a menu doesn't mean just a steamy mass of bland crucifer. It is a porky fiesta that transforms limp leaves into luscious luxury."
Michael Stern


Sweet potato pie has all the soft, sweet creaminess that you want to conclude a vividly spiced meal. We were so stuffed that we got ours to go and it fell apart in transit.
"Sweet potato pie has all the soft, sweet creaminess that you want to conclude a vividly spiced meal. We were so stuffed that we got ours to go and it fell apart in transit."
Michael Stern


Turkey necks take some effort, but the meat retrieved is as luscious as poultry can be. In back of the necks is a heap of shrimp-fried rice.
"Turkey necks take some effort, but the meat retrieved is as luscious as poultry can be. In back of the necks is a heap of shrimp-fried rice."
Michael Stern


Not your average franchised Happy Meal, but a soul food feast! Most of this plate is occupied by spicy okra stew with meat-laden neck bones and a couple of oink-flavored pigtails. At the left are hunks of deep-fried shark.
"Not your average franchised Happy Meal, but a soul food feast! Most of this plate is occupied by spicy okra stew with meat-laden neck bones and a couple of oink-flavored pigtails. At the left are hunks of deep-fried shark."
Michael Stern


The menu board on the day we stopped in: 12/31/12. Click on the photo for a readable view.
"The menu board on the day we stopped in: 12/31/12. Click on the photo for a readable view."
Cliff Strutz


You can dine high on the hog in Charleston's sophisticated restaurants, but it's also well worth exploring the Holy City's humble soul-food cafes. Hannibal's is among the humblest.
"You can dine high on the hog in Charleston's sophisticated restaurants, but it's also well worth exploring the Holy City's humble soul-food cafes. Hannibal's is among the humblest."
Michael Stern



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