For 25,000 years, a narrow spit of land aligned along the Atlantic Coast was known as the “Hunting Island” by the Seewee American Indians who found the area rich in game and seafood. Its name was later changed to “Long Island” and in 1899, this popular barrier island became the “Isle of Palms.”

Boathouse at Breach Inlet – 0.2 miles
101 Palm Blvd
Isle of Palms, SC
A short 4-minute walk from the house, since opening in 1997, The Boathouse has focused on serving diverse and delicious seafood that could be found in nearby rivers, lakes, and oceans. Built on the site of an old ramshackle bait shop across the road from the historical launch of the Civil War Hunley Submarine, The Boathouse was designed to emulate a typical, turn of the century coastal South Carolina building. Happy hours at the bar run from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Monday through Friday, Sunday brunch is from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and dinners are served starting at 5:00 PM.

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Acme Lowcountry Kitchen

Acme Lowcountry Kitchen – 1.5 miles
31 JC Long Blvd
Isle of Palms, SC
Acme Lowcountry Kitchen offers both classic food as well as an upscale dining experience, all with fresh, local ingredients and sustainable seafood. If you like shrimp and grits, you’re in luck, but you have to decide between six different styles, or just try them all. They have a good selection of other traditional American entrees and plenty of gluten-free meals too. Acme is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has a good bar, so stop by whenever you’re hungry or thirsty.

Coda del Pesce – 1.5 miles
1130 Ocean Blvd
Isle of Palms, SC
Translated from Italian, Coda del Pesce means “tail of the fish.” The Italian-influenced restaurant showcases floor to ceiling windows along with an outside deck that overlook the ocean. Most every dish features fresh, locally or sustainably caught seafood in a menu that changes daily. Wines, all Italian, are extensive and mostly comprised of hard to find varietals.
This restaurant is open Monday through Saturday; the bar begins service at 5:00 PM daily with dinner from 5:30-10:00 PM Monday through Thursday and until 11:00 PM on weekends.

Long Island Café – 1.6 miles
1515 Palm Blvd
Isle of Palms, SC
For nearly 30 years, the Long Island Café has been a mainstay on the IOP, changing hands only once in those three decades. The menu provides food with a combination a classic French style woven with a South Carolina flair and the full bar will quench any thirst. The Long Island Cafe is open for lunch from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM and for dinner from 5:00 PM to ” ’till, ” as well as brunch on Sundays served from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Visit today and experience the elegant cuisine in a beach casual atmosphere.

The Refuge – 1.7 miles
1517 Palm Blvd
Isle of Palms, SC
Tucked into the corner of the Island Center is The Refuge, which offers meals and drinks for just about everyone with a central reception/bar in the center, a casual “breakfast room” on one side, and a slightly more formal dining room on the other. The Refuge offers a varied breakfast menu starting at 7:00 AM, followed by a lunch and dinner, along with a well-stocked bar, which is great for happy hour and late night consumption.

Fiery Ron’s Home Team – 2.1 Miles
2209 Middle St
Sullivan’s Island, SC
At Home Team BBQ, you’ll find a variety of dishes made from fresh ingredients and cooked from scratch. This includes everything from starters and salads, to tacos, sides, sliders, sandwiches, and burritos, highlighted with dry rubbed and slow smoked pork, ribs, chicken, turkey, sausage, and brisket. Traditional Southern sides compliment any meal or even become the main course on their own.  Creamy stone ground grits, smoked gouda mac’n’cheese, collard greens, baked beans, plus hash and rice are available daily. The atmosphere is modeled after the honky-tonks and juke-joints found throughout the southeastern United States.  With a full schedule of national, regional, and local touring artists performing plenty of live blues, bluegrass, and Americana rock/country, there’s music for every taste.

Poe’s Tavern – 2.1 Miles
2210 Middle St
Sullivan’s Island, SC
Author Edgar Allen Poe was stationed at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island beginning November 18,1827. His time on the island inspired “The Gold Bug,” a story about a mystical beetle that led to buried treasure. Mr. Poe walked the same streets and enjoyed the sights and sounds that you can admire about Sullivan’s Island. Poe’s Tavern serves fresh burgers and fries, delicious fish tacos and inspired salads in a laid-back oceanfront environment. Their multi-national beer selection is perfect for ducking out of the hot sun from a day at the beach.

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina – 2.1 miles
2205 Middle Street
Sullivan’s Island, SC
Inspired by “Mexico 1,” the interstate highway that parallels the coast of the Baja California peninsula, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina offers great seafood and meat dishes that are prepared daily and freshly made in house.  They offer a variety of tacos like the Bangin’ Shrimp and Mahi Fish tacos plus quesadillas, rice bowls, fresh salads and margaritas that are made with fresh lime juice and the highest quality tequilas.
Speaking of tequilas, Mex 1 has over 60 different labels and offers them both as flights and individually.

Morgan Creek Grill – 4 miles
80 41st St
Isle of Palms, SC
The Morgan Creek Grill offers panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the surrounding Lowcountry marshes from their waterfront dining rooms. The main area features floor to ceiling windows where diners can enjoy creative appetizers, fresh seafood and choice steaks. The Upper Deck and Creekside Bar offer casual open air dining with a casual lunch and dinner menu and expansive views of the marina and waterway.

Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill – 11.1 miles
14 N Market St
Charleston, SC
As the owner of a winery, and having been in the food and wine business for many years, I go to restaurants all over the world and know that Ken, the owner of Burwell’s, is awesome. JoJo and John are the best bartenders anywhere and if you like to sit at the bar, do so, and tell them you are staying at my house. They will take great care of you. They serve my DAOU Cabernet by the glass. I must say that my wine pairs well with their famous salt block lava rock that comes to you super-hot with slices of filet mignon which you cook on the lava; order the wagyu hanger steak if you love meat.

Food Is Good = FIG – 11.5 miles
232 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC
FIG = Food Is Good and yes it is! Wow, writing this for you really makes me want to go visit my hometown. Trust me, Napa is no slouch on great restaurants with the CIA (Culinary Institute of America and over 480 wineries tends to help us have great places to eat) – known for farm to table – fresh pastas – lamb Bolognese is my favorite when it is on the menu but, the menu changes daily.

FIG Food Is Good

Slightly North of Broad – 11.6 Miles
192 E Bay St
Charleston, SC
SNOB = Slightly North of Broad is where all of the big attorney and Realtors office so they all go here for lunch so either get there early or have a reservation; chicken livers on grits is incredible; she crab soup; pork shoulder if it is the special is terrific; another twist on shrimp and grits; getting a veggie plate to share is also a good idea!

Magnolia’s – 11.6 miles
185 E Bay St
Charleston, SC
We always start with the appetizer of pan fried chicken livers when we go to Magnolia’s. The Shellfish over grits and Parmesan Crusted Flounder are also our favorite entrees. The food is consistently excellent each time we dine there with every dish prepared to perfection. Magnolia’s is one of our favorite go-to restaurants.

Pearlz Oyster Bar – 11.7 miles
153 E Bay St
Charleston, SC
We NEVER miss going to Pearlz for oyster shooters and they have the BEST happy hour anywhere. The doors open at 4 PM and you need to be there right at 4 PM to get in; great prices and terrific fun seafood and an oyster shooter is a must – even if you have never had one, don’t think you want one, or think you would hate one – you owe it to yourself to have one – just trust me!

Husk – 11.9 miles
76 Queen St
Charleston, SC
Husk A Celebration of Southern Ingredients – trendy Southern cooking – we have been three times and everyone loved this place but me; I wasn’t going to put it in but, my husband is a chef and he loves it and said I must. He thinks the catfish and chicken skins are amazing. So there, I did it! I do LOVE the wine list because it is a list by terroir (soil type) which is the only one that I have seen in the world. And, the soil has everything to do with the taste of the wine!

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