2010 The Best Seafood Dives

The results are in: We scoured the coast—and filled our paper plates—to find the seaside dives with the tastiest dishes, from fried shrimp to fish-and-chips.

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The Wreck of the Richard & Charlene
Photographer Squire Fox

The Best Fried Shrimp

The Wreck of the Richard & Charlene, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

You’ll probably have trouble finding it among the shrimp docks on Shem Creek, and The Wreck accepts neither reservations nor credit cards. But ah, the shrimp! Absolutely fresh, lightly battered, and precisely fried so that they’re still sweet and juicy.

What you’ll shell out: $8.45 (3 ounces of shrimp), $17.35 (quarter-pound shrimp dinner, which includes red rice, slaw, hush puppy, and fried hominy square), $19.18 (half-pound shrimp dinner)

Still hungry? Treat yourself to the oysters and a side of your choice—fried hominy, hush puppies, boiled peanuts, or fried green tomatoes. 106 Haddrell St.; 843/884-0052 or wreckrc.com

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