If you are from Charleston you have undoubtably heard to the famous local restaurant, Five Loaves. Although it may not quite fit the definition of “fine-dining” it’s a hotspot for dinner with friends, visiting relatives, and even a fun, casual date night. If you are in town for a weekend, it’s worth a stop. With great, reasonably-priced food, it’s delicious without breaking the bank. If you stop by at lunchtime, make sure to visit Sugar Bakery just a few doors down on Cannon Street.
What to order?
Appetizer: Grilled eggplant with goat cheese (one of my favorite dishes in Charleston). The greek quesadilla is also yummy
Main Dish: All-natural Chicken Curry or Portobello Goat Cheese Burger
Sides/ Smaller dishes: The sandwiches and soups are what Five Loaves are famous. The chicken sandwich is excellent; as is the Broccolli-cheddar soup.
Dessert: They change with the day, but the Gluten-free Raspberry-filled white cake is amazing. Also any Sugar Bakery products.
Is this a good place for people with Dietary Restrictions?
Five Loaves makes an effort to identify their menu items. Whether you are gluten free, vegan, or dairy-free you will be able to find options. They even have gluten free dessert options. Amen to that!
Are reservations necessary?
They generally do not take reservations, but you can call ahead.
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When to go?
Dinner is the best time to go, in our opinion. Although lunch is served, dinner is far more romantic for a date night. It’s a smaller establishment, so it’s really best to skip the weekend craze and go on a week night. If you do chose to go on a Friday or Saturday night, you will likely be waiting outside, so make sure the weather is nice. The restaurant does not generally take reservations; however, you can call ahead and ask about the wait time.
Is this a good place for larger parties?
It’s a smaller restaurant; so large parties are challenging. If you do go with a party of more than five, call ahead to see if they can set up a long table for you.
Is this a good place for kids?
Overall, yes, the restaurant is family friendly. But the tables are close together, so little kids won’t be able to run around. Lunch may be a better time for kids. If you do bring them, ask for a booth in the back of the restaurant.
Click here to see their menu. Cheers and enjoy you meal!