What a neat place. The restaurant has stood in this same spot since 1753! No that's not a misprint! It was a popular inn for pirates back in the day. There are even tunnels underneath that lead to the seashore so they could transport their rum and other treasures without being caught. All the heavy wood flooring and most of the walls and ceiling are original. You can still see the wooden pegs that held it together.
Some of the rooms in the back were a little eerie, as were the exposed tunnels, I guess because the place is so old. The food was excellent. It was a buffet, but fresh. Lots of good southern cooking complete with seafood.
After lunch we wandered around by the waterfront for a bit. That and the nearby streets are all considered the historic district. There had been a fort there and along the waterfront the original wall still stands.
It even has the openings where the cannons would have been placed. That was pretty cool. Something about old stuff is just kind of exciting.
This morning we left Charleston to head to Jacksonville. On the way, we decided to make a brief stop in Savannah, Georgia. It was right on the way, and Dad had heard much about the town from a co-worker. He had also gotten a recomendation for an historic restaurant in town, so we thought we'd stop there for lunch.