Charleston has so many great restaurants, it is overwhelming. One of my favorite spots is just a block from the market on Meeting St....Hymans Seafood. Many famous folks eat there, and a brass nameplate on the tables commemorates their dining spot. Co located with Hymans is Aaron's Deli, and you can order off their menu also. Hymans serves a "Crispy flounder" which is unlike any fish meal you have eaten and it is only $15. Good place for a couple or a family. You can buy a cool t shirt on the way out too. Very South Carolina. The expensive places are a dime a dozen...just wander down East Bay St around the market...the are everywhere and they are all fabulous...pick one.