This week alone, I've been contacted three times by friends in town for a conference or other events for suggestions on lunch, coffee, and family friendly dining downtown. And guess what- I KNOW lunch (and it looks like I must like it best in the form of a bowl). For now, I'm going to focus on local, lunch spots within walking distance of the Francis Marion Hotel, along with my personal favorite lunch pick, a link to their menus, and a full map to guide your way:
Pick: Ciccio Pizza
Pick: Chicken Rice Bowl
Pick: Lula Kabab
Pick: Salmon Rainbow Bowl
Pick: Cuban Press
Pick: Chickpea Salad
Pick: Koran Short Rib Banh Mi
Pick: Fish Tacos
Virginia's on King
Pick: She Crab Soup
Poke Tea House
Pick: Seared Tuna Poke Bowl
39 Rue De Jean
Pick: Brasserie Burger
And in case you aren't motivated enough, some Instagram accounts to follow:
@basic_kitchen (their Instagram is a MUST follow)
@therestorationhotel (The Watch)
If you're staying at the Francis Marion Hotel, your closest local, coffee (and craft beer) shop is Kudu, but fair warning, they don't have WiFi, so you're going to have to interact with people and nature for a few minutes.
What are your favorite, downtown lunch spots? This list is all within 10 minutes walking distance of Marion Square.
Current favorite family friendly spots downtown for lunch AND dinner (not necessarily walkable, but space for those toddlers).
Rutledge Cab Co.
Park Cafe (outside/no dinner)
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