Tattooed Moose: Go for the duck club, stay for the fries.

With so many great restaurants in Charleston, it’s hard to narrow down which ones make the short list when you’re just in town for a weekend. Hell, it’d be hard if you had a week–it’s a great city to be hungry in.

The last time I was in town, with my mom & her BFF from high school, we had some great meals at Two Boroughs Larder, Butcher & Bee, & Fish, but my favorite food of the trip came from an unassuming place north of downtown: Tattooed Moose.

tatooed moose outside

It’s charmingly dive-y, with graffiti on the tables, mismatched coffee cups & a giant taxidermy moose hanging on the wall with the bar.

tattooed moose kevin bacon

Someone told me to go for the duck club, & apparently it’s been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

tattooed moose duck club

I definitely ordered it…a triple decker sandwich packed with duck confit, applewood smoked bacon, hickory smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, & garlic aioli on sweet Hawaiian bread…& it was messy & delicious, although the bread a little too soft to handle all the good stuff between the slices, but what I can’t get out of my head?

Roasted Garlic & Bleu Cheese Fries.

tattooed moose fries

1. They’re fried in duck fat.

2. They’re smothered in a salty, funky bleu cheese sauce.

3. Turn the head of slow roasted garlic confit over & squeeze the soft, sweet, mellow cloves of garlic all over the top of the smothered fries.

tattooed moose beer

4. Wash it all down with a Holy City Pluff Mud Porter.

5. Dream of a return visit.

This trip to Charleston was about six months ago, but I can’t stop thinking about those fries, so I had to share. If you have travel stories too good to keep to yourself, join us for Instagram Travel Thursday, where bloggers worldwide share their amazing photos & adventures.


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5 Responses to Tattooed Moose: Go for the duck club, stay for the fries.

  1. gassmama says:

    UM, why didn’t you post this before I went to Charleston last weekend?!?!? Ok, I think I am going back in June, so all will be right in the world once I have this.

    • the lushers says:

      I didn’t realize you were going? Definitely hit it up next time…I know I plan to!

  2. You guys hit up some good places. Thanks for linking up. I hope you are well.

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