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5 Around Town: West Ashley spots for a quick easy lunch

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - I get it. Your lunch break is never as long as you'd like it to be, so you're often stuck hitting a drive-thru in order to get back to work on time.

Sure, Chick-fil-A and Subway are good cheap lunch options, but sometimes you have to shake it up.

This week we are highlighting five West Ashley restaurants that are serving up quick, delicious meals for low prices.

1) Boxcar Betty's

Location: 1922 Savannah Hwy.

What to expect: Boxcar Betty's opened it's doors on May 2 with a new take on the Chicken Sandwich. Using antibiotic free, free range, certified SC grown chicken, Boxcar cooks up thick-cut, juicy chicken sandwiches with a variety of fresh toppings. All that deliciousness then gets stacked on a bun from Brown's Court Bakery. Chow down on the Chicken & "Waffles" sandwich, which comes complete with pimiento cheese, bacon jam, tomato, and maple bacon sauce. Although all the chicken sandwiches are fried, Boxcar Betty's does offer a portabella mushroom option.

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Website: www.boxcarbetty.com

2) Home Team BBQ

Location: 1205 Ashley River Rd.

What to Expect: Simply put, the best BBQ in town. Home Team serves everything from chicken wings, to ribs, to brisket, all smoked to perfection. Looking for something a little more light? Look no further than their wraps and sandwiches. All are made right in front of you on the service line at lightning quick speed. Make sure to get a side of the mac and cheese (you can thank me later).

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Website: www.hometeambbq.com

3) Groucho's Deli

Location: 1871 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

What to Expect: A South Carolina institution since 1941, Groucho's got its start in Columbia before branching out to West Ashley in 2004. The deli spot specializes in stacking mounds of high quality meat and cheese onto fresh rolls and breads, creating sandwiches you will crave for days. Each sandwich comes with their famous sandwich dressing, Formula 45 Sauce. Toss it on your Apollo Dipper (hot ham, turkey and swiss on a sub roll), dip your chips in it, just make sure you give it a try! If you are looking for more of the healthy route, Groucho's offers up plenty of salad options. Don't forget to sign up for their reward program, where every dollar spent gets you a point which can then be used to get free eats.

Facebook: Groucho's Deli of West Ashley

Website: www.grouchos.com

4) Sesame Burgers and Beer

What to Expect: Home of the 2013 "Best Burger" and "Best Onion Rings" voted by Charleston City Paper readers, Sesame delivers gourmet-style burgers at wallet-friendly prices. Sesame is big on the healthy/sustainable lifestyle, offering up hormone-free and pasture-raised beef, along with antibiotic-free and SC raised chicken and turkey options. All dressings and condiments are made in house, offering flavors you won't get anywhere else. Vegetarians are in luck as Sesame serves up black bean burgers made any way you want it.  Try out the Sesame Lunch Combo served Mon-Fri from 11 to 4 - Two feature sliders, a side and a drink for $9.

Location: Citadel Mall

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Website: www.sesameburgersandbeer.com

5) Cafe Fork

Location: 2408 Ashley River Rd. Pierpont Crossing

What to Expect: Thinking about taking an extended lunch break? Head on over to Cafe Fork at Pierpont Crossing. While specializing in fine gourmet catering, Cafe Fork opens it's doors for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This cozy lunch spot, complete with a large communal dining table to create a homelike feel, serves up a mix of American, Cajun, Southern, and French inspired dishes to go along with a rotating list of weekly specials.  The food may cost a little over $10, but it is well worth it.

Facebook: Cafe Fork

Website: www.forkfinegourmet.com

Do you have any special go-to spots for lunch? Tell us about them!

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