Seriously, the best fried chicken I've ever had and I'm Southern, so I know my friend chicken! The crust is really crunchy but not greasy, which is hard to do! The meat inside is tender and juicy and is always cooked after you order, so it's always fresh and does not sit around under a heat lamp! The mac and cheese and lima beans were also fabulous. The corn bread muffins were equally good - kind of sweet (which I like) with a nice crusty outside. Since they are muffins, they have lots of crust!!! yummy!! BUT, be warned that they TAKE ONLY CASH! If my nine year old son had not had his wallet to help me pay, we would have been $10 short!! LOL!!
As others have said, you go for the food, not the atmosphere! The building is old and run down, but it has a high health dept. rating (A), so I would not worry about the cleanliness of the kitchen! I'll eat there every time I come back to Charleston and you should, too.....if you love fried chicken!!! Also, a note that it is $11 a plate for chicken, 3 sides and corn bread. A little high for similar joints, but worth it!