on January 28, 2006
A long-standing Charleston landmark, Hyman's is a wonder in self-promotion. Somehow it comes off being fun: the T-shirts everywhere, the coupons for free crab dip all over town, the free umbrellas if it's raining, the million autographed photos from the famous and formerly famous who've eaten there, the business-card sized lists of good advice (one of which is still in my wallet, actually).The building is a multistory maze that makes you glad you're being escorted to your table. You can order nearly anything that lives in the ocean and have it fried, grilled, baked, blackened, or dusted in confectioner's sugar. The kitchen must be an amazing place, because the service is fast and the food hot.I'd been here on my first visit to Charleston and wanted to go back. I think twice is enough.
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