By Pamela Brownstein
The unassuming building on Lady’s Island can be easy to pass by. But don’t be fooled by the no-frills facade because the food inside L.T.’s is as flavorful and fantastic as any fancy joint.
Buck is a particularly enthusiastic fan of the restaurant and the owner, L.T. He eats lunch there at least once a week, and was proud to introduce the fine cooking to the members of Lunch Bunch who had never been before.
Buck described why he craves the food so much: “because it’s like they have my grandmama tied up in the kitchen.”
L.T. (Larry Taylor) has been serving up authentic Southern comfort cuisine to loyal local customers for 18 years. The restaurant is only open for lunch and the menu is deceptively simple. It features daily lunch specials as well as a variety of burgers and sandwiches such as a rib eye steak with grilled onions and peppers, a fish sandwich or a pork chop sandwich made with mayo and bread only.
Kim ordered the Thursday special spare ribs that came with coleslaw, a roll and hash over rice.
Tess tried the shrimp burger and loved it. She was impressed by the big pieces of shrimp in every bite.
Even though fried chicken is a Wednesday special, Elizabeth and Nikki knew it was too good to pass up so they both had two pieces with coleslaw and green beans.
Buck and I ordered the other Thursday special: Hamburger-steak with green beans, mashed potatoes with gravy and a roll. At first I wasn’t sure because I had never had a hamburger-steak before, but it came topped with grilled onions and was outstanding, just like the whole meal. It was hard to choose, but I would say the green beans are a must-have.
L.T.’s is located at 40 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island, and is open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call ahead for pick up at 843-524-3122.