Gillie’s Soul Food
Where to Eat in Charleston Right Now
The gist: Chef Sean Mendes opened Gillie’s Soul Food in 2017 as an ode to his grandmother and the food he grew up eating. The restaurant certainly exudes the feeling of your grandmother’s kitchen, with lots of family photos on the “grandma wall,” and lacy tablecloths throughout.
The food: Gillie’s menu is full of comfort food favorites, like fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, macaroni and cheese, and some of the tastiest meatloaf in town. Be sure to save room for dessert, because the pineapple upside down cake is the perfect ending to any meal.
The cost: Appetizers average around $10, sandwiches and tacos are $5-10, a meat and three plate, and seafood baskets start at $15.