Lowcountry restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in East Side, NoMo & Hampton Park

167 Raw

There are no reservations at this tiny hole-in-the-wall that unassumingly serves up the city's best seafood. People wait in lines down the block for the delicious lobster roll, and the tuna burger and sea-scallop po…
Top Choice Mexican in Hilton Head Island

Java Burrito

Like a sustainably tricked-out Chipotle, this family-owned, farm-to-table burrito Eden is impossible not to love, which is why in-the-know islanders are addicted to it. Choose your method (burrito, bowl, taco etc), …
Top Choice Pub Food in East Side, NoMo & Hampton Park

Edmund's Oast

Occupying a gutted former hardware store in gentrifying NoMo, Charleston's highest-brow brewpub got a fancy new executive chef, Bob Cook, in 2017. The new grub: Southern faves like salt chicken skins, hanger steaks …
Top Choice American in Beaufort

Ribaut Social Club

A refined yet homey Lowcountry restaurant, set in the refurbished mansion – Anchorage 1770 – that once belonged to Admiral Beardslee (and named after his boisterous gentleman's club). The executive chef brings a per…
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 Lowcountry

TW Graham & Co

In sleepy McClellanville, this here's where you get the best fried veggies and seafood in the whole damn state. It's a straightforward kinda place: service sweeter than the tea, and fried okra, fried green tomatoes,…
Top Choice Southern US in East Side, NoMo & Hampton Park

FIG

FIG has been a longtime foodie favorite, and it's easy to see why: welcoming staff, efficient but unrushed service and top-notch, sustainably sourced nouvelle Southern fare from James Beard Award–winner Mike Lata. T…
Top Choice Seafood in Hilton Head Island

Hudson's

Hilton Head's go-to seafood shack is a doozy, with a wonderful dockside deck on the water that brims with revelry (old-time islanders stick to the cozy indoor bar), all of which is centered on the bounties of the se…
Top Choice Fusion in East Side, NoMo & Hampton Park

Tu

From the food geniuses who brought us Xiao Bao Biscuit comes this fusion place where there are no phones, no spoons and seemingly no rules. The playful, strange menu includes items like guava, habanero and cheese ic…
Top Choice Asian in Harleston Village, Upper King & Cannonborough Elliottborough

Xiao Bao Biscuit

Housed in a former gas station, with exposed brick walls and concrete floor, this casual but stylish eatery hits the hipster high marks. But the food? Now we're talking. The short but palate-kicking menu spotlights …