Family-owned, this gem on Daniel Island is stocked with a variety of imported cheeses and olives, gourmet pastries, artisan breads, cured meats and condiments. Grab an espresso and fresh fruit danish in the morning or a few select delicacies on the way home. The lunch menu offers specialties, salads and sandwiches served on baguettes, wraps or multi-grain bread from 11a to 3p. Stop by after work for a glass of wine and a selection of tapas from 6p to 9p Monday through Saturday. Reservations are suggested. Gift baskets are also created to order. -Natasha Lawrence
This rustic, award-winning restaurant is an attraction not only because of its outstanding cuisine but also because it's a pirate-themed museum with plenty to see and explore. Models of Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard's famous flagship, are displayed along with authentic and replicated weapons, pieces of eight, treasure chests and other artifacts from the golden pirate days from 1690-1730 throughout the restaurant. Even the interior features and intimate dining areas reflect those of a pirate ship. Chef Brent Quiggle's frequently changing lunch and dinner menus include fresh seafood and local produce, prime rib, steaks, burgers and a variety of pasta dishes. Full bar service and cozy outdoor patio dining is available with live entertainment on Wednesdays and Fridays. Kids eat free on Saturdays from 11a to 4p from a children's menu. Enjoy happy hour from 4p to 7p Monday through Friday. Look for the 16th-century cannons by the entrance. -Natasha Lawrence
Social Restaurant & Bar is a happening place with industrial lighting. Bartenders here wear stud T-Shirts, and if you like them...you can buy one for yourself! Wine lovers will be delighted with the restaurants list of over 50 wines to choose from. Highly recommended is the Kiona which is a cabernet with a hint of chocolate! The food available here includes starters and pizzas and steaks! The ambiance in here is cosmopolitan and casual, which lets you relax by yourself or enjoy in the company of friends or family. Social does get a little crowded over the weekends so try and be here early to get a good seat.
This award winning restaurant serves delicious local seafood. The restaurant's laid-back atmosphere ensures that you'll have a relaxing, as well as tasty, meal. Gilligan's mainly serves seafood, but if you're not in the mood for seafood try one of the many other options including burgers and pastas. Gilligan's is a family friendly restaurant complete with a kids menu. The restaurant also offers happy hour deals Monday through Friday.
1886 Andell Bluff Boulevard Seabrook Island, SC 29455
Their motto is "Local Flair, Southern Fare, Island Style." Located in the Waterfront Marketplace at Bohicket Marina & Yacht Club, Rosebank Farms Café serves upscale yet simple cuisine. The char-grilled Yellowfin Tuna comes with "drunken" butter beans and white rice, Blackstrap Molasses barbecue sauce, and fried onions. They also have a section of the menu devoted entirely to grits. Try the pan-seared sea scallops, served on a pile of yellow hominy grits with shrimp, spicy hot sausage, red eye gravy, and diced tomatoes. Whether you're coming to enjoy the food, or simply like the atmosphere and view of the water, Rosebank Farms Café has you covered. Note that they don't take reservations except for parties of eight or more.
Tattooed Moose is a local favorite just five minutes outside of downtown Charleston. Created with Charleston residents in mind, this incredibly friendly pub does their bests to make guests spend the whole day carousing with regulars. Along with a happy hour that is so cheap they should be out of business, Tattooed Moose also offers a seasonal menu of hearty American favorites that somehow manages to innovate on tried and true bar food staples. Garlic confit and bleu cheese fries and the duck confit club sandwich are just two examples of this, although everything on the menu brims with originality. Best of all, the kitchen at Tattooed Moose is open until 1:00 AM. With a full bar, extensive menu of rare local craft brews and insanely tasty food, Tattooed Moose is a prime example of a bar doing just about everything right.
Founded by Nordahl Brue and Mike Dressell and the second largest chain in United States of America, Bruegger's definitely deserves the popularity it has gained. Quality service and delectation of thousands of taste buds is but second nature to this chain of eateries. Needless to say, the Bruegger's in Charleston too serves amazing, oven fresh bagels in varied flavors. Here you can always grab a quick bite and coffee to go. Popular among the office goers, Bruegger's rose to fame for its fast and efficient service. Not really one of those swanky places, however, an integral part of the restaurant circuit. Come down for a friendly ambiance and a no non-sense menu.
A colorful blue and white building located in the downtown historic district, this small but popular dining destination offers Greek dining. Patrons can relax outside under umbrella tables or on the side patio. The restaurant features a full bar, daily specials and a children's menu. Sample entrees include a sliced lamb platter served with rice pilaf or Greek potatoes and a side salad. Another is the Greek Mixed Grill with marinated steak strips, chicken breast, gyros and Greek sausage. Parking is in a small lot on the side of the building or on the street. -Natasha Lawrence
Located in the 1901 building for the original Crystal Ice Company and Clinchfield Coal Corporation, an upstairs bar and first floor restaurant exist here. Open since the 1970s, both have grown into a popular dining and drinking destination. The 2nd floor pub offers over 100 beer selections as well as creative fruit infusions and rums with fruit. No food is sold; however, they have free hot dogs on Saturdays and Sundays. Happy Hour begins at noon and lasts until 8p. Smoking is allowed, but patrons can take their drinks downstairs and relax on the back patio or in rocking chairs on the front porch. The downstairs restaurant is decorated with photos and memorabilia from the 1920s. Family friendly, there is a kids' menu. Parking is off-road along the front of the building. - Natasha Lawrence
This popular dining spot on Summerville's main highway near the railroad crossing offers creative options for hot dogs, tacos and hamburgers. Although the restaurant is small, service is prompt and friendly. There are a few tables inside, as well as umbrella covered ones just outside. Their named hot dogs are favorites such as the Benjamin Franklin, or the Aretha Franklin with pulled pork, BBQ sauce, homemade coleslaw and fried onions. For vegetarians, the soy or carrot dog is an option. Other menu items include Guinness soaked onion rings or sweet potato fries for two (adding bleu cheese crumbles make this a great side). The restaurant also features five different kinds of tacos: shrimp, pulled pork, veggies or tuna. Parking is available at a front private lot. - Natasha Lawrence
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