Restaurants

Top Choice American in Charleston County Sea Islands

Obstinate Daughter

Sullivan's Island wasn't on the region's culinary map till this place showed up and made serious waves. The chef/owner, who also received high praise for Wild Olive, has demonstrated considerable range here, refocus…
Top Choice Seafood in Charleston County Sea Islands

Bowens Island Restaurant

Down a long dirt road through Lowcountry marshland near Folly Beach, this unpainted wooden shack is one of the South's most venerable seafood dives – grab an oyster knife and start shucking! A half/full tray runs $1…
Southern US in Charleston County Sea Islands

Jasmine Porch

Kiawah Island is a private island, mostly for fancy golfers and other well-off folks. But tell 'em at the gate you're headed to Jasmine Porch and, boom, you're in. The charming Southern kitchen is ensconced in the S…
Italian in Charleston County Sea Islands

Wild Olive

This cozy Italian kitchen on Johns Island is whipping up some of the best homemade pastas and ambitious mains outside of Tuscany. The carne crudo is light and artful, and the lamb-sausage lasagna is a gooey delight …
Pub Food in Charleston County Sea Islands

Poe's Tavern

On a sunny day the front porch of Poe's on Sullivan's Island is the place to be. The tavern's namesake, master of the macabre Edgar Allan Poe, was once stationed at nearby Fort Moultrie. The burgers are good, and th…
Sandwiches in Charleston County Sea Islands

Cory's Grilled Cheese

No hipster pretension here, just your average everyday strip-mall grilled-cheese joint with holes in the wall from weekend heavy-metal concert moshing. Cory's grilled-cheese sandwiches are gooey, buttery perfection …
Pub Food in Charleston County Sea Islands

Jack of Cups

This local watering hole looks like your average neighborhood pub, with a sunny back patio to boot. But the from-scratch menu, which changes daily, really sets it apart. The curries are excellent, and the mulligataw…
Sandwiches in Charleston County Sea Islands

Tattooed Moose

Your best bet for a lunch stop on Johns Island, with refreshingly exotic sandwiches including a Lowcountry Cuban, a Moroccan gyro and the wildly popular Lucky #1 (with pork belly and kimchi). There's a second locati…
Market in Charleston County Sea Islands

King's Farm Market

It's not just about the fresh produce, the macadamia-nut cookies, the key lime pie, the blackberry cobbler, the jalapeño-pimento cheese, or the sandwiches and casseroles. It's also about the easygoing friendliness. …