Posted on 7/26/2023 by Jessie Jacob

5 Local Restaurants on Sullivan's Island

If this is your first time visiting Charleston and its beautiful beaches

OR if you are a regular guest, you know one of the top best things about the Lowcountry is its fantastic variety of cuisine! From fresh seafood to amazing burgers and smoked barbecue — Sullivan's Island has it all. No matter where in the Charleston area you are staying, come with an appetite!

If you're in the mood for great burgers and drinks, local favorite, Poe's Tavern, is the perfect choice! Poe's Tavern is named after...yep, you guessed it...the famous Edgar Allan Poe who called Sullivan's Island home during his time stationed at the nearby Fort Moultrie. The quaint outdoor dining area will put you right in the center of downtown Sullivan's, allowing you to take in the island's historic charm!

Once named one of USA Today's 10 Best Isle of Palms/Sullivan's Island restaurants, enjoy European and Mediterranean fusion cuisine at The Obstinate Daughter! The Obstinate Daughter serves brunch (only on Saturday & Sunday), lunch, and dinner. The menu includes pizza, pasta, small plates, sandwiches, and a raw bar. When visiting, you will have to try the Chef's favorite dish: mussels!

Mex1 Coastal Cantina embraces a relaxed atmosphere with both its decor and its many different Baja-Mexican cocktails! At this local restaurant, you can enjoy a diverse menu of coastal and Mexican specialties such as quesadillas, Baja rice bowls, tacos, Bangin' Shrimp, and more. Of course, you can't stop here without indulging in one of their signature margaritas made with 100% agave tequila and freshly squeezed juice. Mex1 is the perfect spot for lunch or a great way to start your evening after spending the day on the beach.

This local family-owned restaurant is one of the only Irish pubs in the area, making Dunleavy's Pub a local favorite. This Sullivan's Island staple, located on the main drag, is known for its great tap selections including your favorite Irish beer, chargrilled wings, and the classic Reuben sandwich.

Do you love homemade barbeque? If that's the case, you have to visit our friends at Home Team BBQ! Known for the amazing Fiery Ron's smoked chicken wings, pulled pork sandwiches, and tacos — you will definitely get that 'local experience.' Grab a seat inside or out on their porch to enjoy a delicious meal with your family and friends. Any item that you get on the menu will be tasty and you will definitely want to revisit every time you're on the island!

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