Have you ever had a restaurant that people raved and raved about, and when you finally ate at that restaurant, you suddenly realized what you had been missing out on? I have.
For at least a few months, my boss has been telling me that I needed to try Rarebit, a restaurant on King St in downtown Charleston. While he and I like many similar foods, we typically have very different opinions on restaurants, so I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it or not.
For the first time, my boss and I agree on a restaurant. Rarebit is AH-mazing! We went a few weeks ago, when Ryan’s cousin was in town, visiting from Washington, D.C. I was a little nervous to take someone there when we hadn’t tried it, but the menu was too tempting, and everyone said we should give it a shot.
And y’all… Rarebit is seriously delicious. It’s a great spot for a date night or a small group of people, but I would recommend going a little earlier in the evening (or on a weeknight) if you don’t want to wait for a table.
If you make it for Happy Hour (or even if you don’t), you need to try one of their Moscow Mules. Now, y’all know I don’t drink much, and I couldn’t even finish mine, but it was so delicious! If you’ve been walking around Charleston sightseeing all day, this would definitely be a great drink to cool you down.
My first time at Rarebit, I tried the Country Fried Steak with Mac & Cheese and green beans. Everything on my plate was delicious, but that Mac & Cheese was something truly special. Ryan ordered the special of the day, which was a Seafood Pasta. Word of warning: Market Price can be a dangerous thing!
On a separate occasion that we’ve eaten at Rarebit since the first time, I tried the Patty Melt (also with Mac & Cheese), and it was so good! It was actually my first Patty Melt ever, and I think I picked a good one to try.
The moral of this story? Everything that we have tried at Rarebit is amazing, and their prices are really reasonable, especially for the quantity of food they serve you. So be sure to check it out next time you’re in downtown Charleston.
Also, fun note, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is across the street, and it’s a perfect place to get dessert after eating at Rarebit. If the smell of the freshly-cooked waffle cones doesn’t lure you in, Jeni’s unique ice cream flavors will certainly do the trick!