Thank goodness calories don’t count on vacation, right? On the Charleston Coast, there are countless spots to sip and savor. One of our favorite places to dine is Sullivan’s Island. These Sullivan’s Island restaurants are right down the street from our Isle of Palms rentals and only about a 45-minute drive from Folly Beach!
Why Sullivan’s Island?
Sullivan’s Island is a quaint, beachy town right on the coast. You can hit Sullivan’s Island Beach before grabbing a bite or stick your toes in the sand to take a walk after dinner! The restaurants here are located on the main drag, so you can easily hop from place to place. Plus, there is a wide variety of cuisine that will keep everyone happy!
5 of the Best Sullivan’s Island Restaurants
1. The Obstinate Daughter
For an elegant night out, head to The Obstinate Daughter. This restaurant boasts beautiful, nautical decor that will remind you how close you are to the beach, and the food is incredible. The cuisine is eclectic; dine on everything from Moroccan seafood stew to handmade pasta. Don’t forget to save room for dessert– they have a delicious affogato!
2. Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
Mex 1 Coastal Cantina is known for its delicious Baja Mexican cuisine. As soon as you walk in, you’re surrounded by vibrant decor complete with a beautiful tequila collection on display at the bar. Start munching on the complimentary chips and salsa, then order a few tacos. We can’t get enough of their bangin’ shrimp! Plus, you can order one of their award-winning margaritas to wash it all down.
3. Poe’s Tavern
When you ask people what their favorite restaurant is on Sullivan’s Island, many of them will say Poe’s Tavern. This restaurant is themed after the famous author Edgar Allan Poe and is known for its burgers. The walls are covered in Poe-themed art, and it’s perfect for literary lovers.
4. Home Team BBQ
Game Changer or frozen Irish coffee? You’ll need to answer that question before you get to Home Team BBQ! This joint serves up some of the best BBQ in town, and we love it because they offer a wide variety. You’ll find more than just plates of ribs here– you can get delicious creations like their BBQ burrito or a salad topped with slow-cooked meats! Plus, they have a little market right next door where you can buy their famous BBQ rub and sauce and sandwiches to bring to the beach.
5. The CO-OP
If you’re looking for a place to stop for a quick bite, The CO-OP is the best! You can get a variety of delicious sandwiches that you can either eat in-house or bring with you to the beach. They also sell a variety of craft beer and wine, but the star of the show is their frosé (frozen rosé). Get a cup to go with your sandwich or head there to pick up an entire bottle for dinner!
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