Historic. In the historic Old Charleston district, this lovely bistro occupies a former Victorian home which was converted to the popular restaurant by the current owners in 1976 and named after the local dog who regularly occupied its porch. The Lowcountry menu features perfectly prepared interpretations of shrimp and grits, pan-fried pork chops, buttermilk-fried chicken, sweet tea-glazed salmon and fried green tomatoes. Lunch offerings are dominated by sandwiches and a few entrées. The house-made dessert selections include peanut butter pie and the award-winning bread pudding, and all can be ordered à la mode. Though you won't find Poogan the dog during your visit, you may run into the ghost of Zoe St. Amand, who is said to still be in residence.