With the weather as fantastic as it is, we were guided to an outside table. Whitney and I pulled up our metal chairs (the kind your grandmother would have on her front porch) and got to work on their menu. If you like things fried, you’re in the right place.
We were told on our walking tour that hush puppies got their name from the southern households who would fry them up to throw outside to barking dogs to keep them quiet. Fact or fiction? Who knows. One thing is for certain, these little deep fried goodies with their honey butter kept us quiet.
The main course
Being a coastal city, I had to go with something of the sea. Fried shrimp it is. The breading was perfectly adhered to the lil shrimpies and the tartar was smooth and tangy. Can you tell I’m not a food blogger? Anyway how about a photo?
Whitney went with the fried chicken sandwich. It looked so crispy and tasty. She loved it. It came with a side of cucumber salad and a heavy handful of sesame seeds.
Fried chicken is in the name of the restaurant, so I would assume they know what they’re doing. We, and countless reviews show that you need to try the fried chicken.
Vacation, sun, and fried food—we are happy campers.
What to know
Leon’s is a great escape from the touristy core. It’s located in north-central Charleston. From the south, follow King street past I-26. There is some off-street parking available nearby. No reservations.
They’re open daily 11 am – 10 pm, 11 pm on Friday and Saturday.
Passed it many times, but never ate there.Glad it was good . Looks wonderful !!!!