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Dessert refuses to be an afterthought at Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream & Sandwich Cafe. More than 30 ice-cream flavors?repeatedly lauded by the Charleston City Paper and Moultrie News?pile atop cones or blend into milk shakes, and classic banana splits make mouths water with their pecans and cherries. The caf??s scoops of amaretto cherry or java chunk are generous, living up to the vision of Rod Lapin, who opened the first Ye Ole Fashioned in 1972 with the idea of making customers? jaws drop at the size of his portions.

Today, at more than half a dozen locations, including one helmed by his daughter Becki and her husband and Summerville locations owned by Todd Lapin, that hasn?t changed. Ten strips of bacon layer the caf??s signature BLTs; chili-laden, all-beef hot dogs weigh down their buns; and the plates are required to start lifting weights regularly before they?re allowed to carry double-decker sandwiches or burgers.

484 N Highway 52
Moncks Corner,
SC
US

As a popular saying goes, “To drink is human; to drink coffee is divine.” Summerbrook Community Church has apparently taken this adage to heart, as the local ministry pours steamy, caffeinated beverages at its own café, Center Point Coffee. Bowlegged stools sidle up to the espresso bar at this friendly meeting place where baristas bustle about under the orange-hued light cast by hanging lamps. At intimate tables, guests can chat over cups of the daily brew or pour specialty espresso drinks down their shirts for a quick pick-me-up.

676 Orangeburg Rd
Summerville,
SC
US

The Galleria Cafe satisfies taste buds with a variety of soups and sandwiches. Build-your-own sandwiches come on a variety of breads, including Rye, pumpernickel, wheat, and more, with a variety of fillings such as roast beef, chicken salad, and turkey. These sandwiches can be paired with a rotating selection of 30 different soups, such as baked potato and crab bisque. The caf? also serves specially coffees, including cappuccinos and espressos, and fresh-fruit smoothies.

975 Bacons Bridge Rd Ste 222
Summerville,
SC
US

Well-versed in the world of Indian cuisine, Bollywood Cafe's chefs prepare rich, creamy Punjabi-style curries and chaat—small, savory snacks sold on the streets of Bombay—with equal skill. They simmer nine vegetables with spices to make navratan korma and griddle succulent slices of lamb for biryani. Servers arrange these dishes on tables draped with white linens, pairing meals with cold drinks and desserts such as mango ice cream.

6150 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston,
SC
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Carolina Nightlife is a guide to the region?s hottest clubs, restaurants, and bars. The party resource provides useful information as to which spots are the most popular on a given night, and they also include hours, directions, specials, and onsite photo albums so prospective attendees can check out the crowd. The page teems with recommendations on where to go and what to do, with activities that range from speed dating and live music to ping-pong tournaments and Victoria?s Secret Fashion Show viewings.

135 Calhoun St.
Charleston,
SC
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Carolina Nightlife is a guide to the region?s hottest clubs, restaurants, and bars. The party resource provides useful information as to which spots are the most popular on a given night, and they also include hours, directions, specials, and onsite photo albums so prospective attendees can check out the crowd. The page teems with recommendations on where to go and what to do, with activities that range from speed dating and live music to ping-pong tournaments and Victoria?s Secret Fashion Show viewings.

32 North Market Street
Charleston,
SC
US