251 Meeting Street
Charleston SC
(843) 722-7224

Tuesday thru Sunday
Lunch and Dinner

Staying in Charleston's historical district and looking for some local, low-country cooking? Jestine's Kitchen is the place to head.

Many Jestine's Kitchen's dishes have been handed down by Mrs. Jestine Mathews. Mrs. Mathews, who lived for 112 years and whose father was a slave, was the housekeeper for Jestine's owner's mother.

Meals start with a plate of fresh, crisp cucumber pickles. Something to knosh on while savoring the menu.

I went for a bowl of chicken soup, followed by perhaps the most famous low country dish, shrimp and grits. Along with the sides I ordered a slab of their terrific cornbread that comes with honey drizzled butter along side.

For desserts, another down home south tradition, coca cola cake.