Eat Like a Local on Kiawah and Seabrook Island

It’s no secret that downtown Charleston is home to some of the best restaurants in the country, but if you’re looking for top quality cuisine that is closer to Kiawah and Seabrook Island there are plenty of great options to choose from. Check out the top 10 local restaurants you must try on your next visit to Kiawah or Seabrook Island.


The Fat Hen, Johns Island

Located about 20 minutes from Kiawah and Seabrook Island, the Fat Hen offers innovative French Lowcountry cuisine using the freshest ingredients provided by their friends and neighbors in the farming community. Although they are known for their French cuisine, they also serve up old favorites like the classic pork chop, shrimp and grits, and meatloaf. Click here to view the menu.


Sweeney’s, Johns Island

If you’re in the mood for more traditional American fare, head across the street to Sweeney’s. The family owned and operated restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Their classic bacon cheeseburger pairs perfectly with their wide selection of beers, wines, and cocktails. You’ll also love their pet-friendly patio with natural stone fireplace. Click here to view the menu.


Wild Olive, Johns Island

Nestled among the oak trees of Johns Island, Wild Olive is the perfect setting to enjoy some of the finest Italian cuisine in the Charleston area. A known supporter of local farmers, Wild Olive incorporates only the freshest ingredients in all of their dishes. From their baked penne with sweet sausage, to their classic chicken parmesan, we promise you won’t be disappointed. Click here to view the menu.


Hege’s, Freshfields Village

Hege’s Restaurant is a staple in Freshfields Village for classic French cuisine. The casual, inviting restaurant is open for breakfast from Wednesday through Saturday and for dinner from Tuesday through Sunday. They also offer an incredible wine list and dessert selection. Click here to view the menu.


Angel Oak Restaurant, Johns Island

Angel Oak Restaurant is a full-service American style restaurant located about 30 minutes from Kiawah and Seabrook Island on Savannah Highway. The menu is ever-changing to include the freshest in-season ingredients. Their lunch and Sunday brunch menus provide mouthwatering dishes made from scratch including buttermilk fried chicken and fresh salads. Dinner takes a more innovative approach to southern American cuisine and features a variety of meat, fish, and pasta dishes. Click here to view the menu.


Stono Market & Tomato Shed Cafe, Johns Island

The Stono Market & Tomato Shed Cafe is a local favorite that serves organic homegrown produce, local baked goods, and Southern fare. The Tomato Shed Cafe has even expanded their hours to now offer dinner service Thursday through Saturday from 6pm – 9pm. Popular dishes include the friend green tomatoes, tomato pie, farmhouse meatloaf, and prime rib. Can’t hang around and eat? They also offer a “Take and Bake” menu so you can enjoy their delicious meals from just about anywhere. Click here to view the menu.


Miss Lulu’s, Bohicket Marina

Miss Lulu’s is a unique women’s, children’s, and novelty gift boutique mixed with a delicious patio dining experience for Kiawah and Seabrook residents and guests to enjoy. Their menu offers something for just about any palate but our favorites include their hearty chef salad, the pulled pork sandwich served up right from the Pit House, and their delectable key lime pie for dessert. Not able to sit down and eat? Call 843-793-1577 for convenient to-go orders.  Click here to view the menu.




La Tela Pizzeria, Freshfields Village

La Tela Pizzeria is an amazing Neapolitan style pizzeria located in Freshfields Village that offers a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. The open kitchen features their signature brick oven where they fire up handmade pizza and traditional Italian dishes. La Tela also offers a fantastic wine list and is committed to working with local farmers to provide their customers with the freshest ingredients possible. Click here to view the menu.


Red’s Ice House, Bohicket Marina

Red’s Ice House is located in beautiful Bohicket Marina where you will view some of the most amazing sunsets in the Lowcountry while dining on fresh, local seafood and burgers. The location features a huge open deck, upstairs second seating area, and boat parking. Click here to view the menu.


Lokal Seabar, Bohicket Marina

Another Bohicket Marina favorite is the aquatic themed Lokal Seabar. The restaurant features a raw bar and delicious entrees that include pan seared scallops, flounder, lobster boil, lowcountry philly cheese steak and blue cheese burger. Click here to view the menu.