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Mimi's Cafe / The Boathouse 1241 Harbor View Road (Charleston): 5 March 2009   6 comments

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Mimi's Cafe was a very nice little restaurant on the edge of James Island. The building itself wasn't much and parking was impossible, but the setting was extraordinary with the porch and deck looking out over a beautiful salt-marsh. It was a great place to have a meal (with an excellent creme brule for desert!) and then just sit for a while and soak in the atmosphere.

I had seen a report somewhere that Mimi's was closing and that a new restaurant was going into the building, but I figured that if the food were even half decent, there was no way to ruin the location and I planned to go by for lunch on my recent trip to the Holy City.

As it turns out, there is a way to ruin that location -- a kitchen fire. (One of that story's comments suggests the headline: Boathouse Parking Problem Solved...).

Obviously I ended up eating lunch elsewhere!

I hope they can rebuild though the city notice suggests a rocky start.

Written by ted on June 9th, 2009

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6 Responses to 'Mimi's Cafe / The Boathouse 1241 Harbor View Road (Charleston): 5 March 2009'

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  1. I'm assuming this "Boathouse" would be an extension of the restaurant group that already includes a downtown location and one over on Sullivan's Island....


    9 Jun 09 at 7:05 am

  2. Yes, I think that is the case.


    9 Jun 09 at 6:39 pm

  3. The Mimi's was a great place, as we were good friends with the owner. It closed at the end of December, and the Boathouse came in right after that.

    The Boathouse was only open two or three weeks before the fire burned it down.

    They have torn down the building, and are building a new restaurant at the same site.


    11 Jun 09 at 4:00 pm

  4. And this is on a website about *Columbia* closings why?


    21 Jul 09 at 9:22 am

  5. Because I'm less than 100% consistent!


    21 Jul 09 at 9:28 am

  6. Charleston is awesome, just moved back to the area and sorry to hear about some of the great places closing.

    Traci Halloran

    24 Aug 09 at 7:58 am

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