Top Places to Dine on Sullivan’s Island

Top Places to Dine on Sullivan’s Island

  • IOP Residential
  • 07/4/23

Sullivan's Island
is an oasis of beauty and luxury nestled along the South Carolina coast. The pristine beaches and enchanting ambiance entice travelers, but beyond the natural wonders of this idyllic island is a treasure trove of exquisite restaurants that cater to every palate.

Every restaurant on the island aims to create an unparalleled dining experience where taste, warmth, and luxury are seamlessly intertwined. Sullivan’s Island is the perfect spot to enjoy a fun happy hour, sample excellent cuisine, or enjoy a relaxing dinner with your family after a day at the beach. Take a moment to browse our list of the best restaurants this slice of paradise offers.

The Obstinate Daughter

2063 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC

The Obstinate Daughter is a culinary gem on Sullivan’s Island and is a testament to refined taste and innovative cuisine. This elegant restaurant combines Italian flavors with Lowcountry influences, resulting in compelling and unique dishes. Indulge in their house-made pasta, such as the delicious ricotta gnocchi and radiatore. Their pizzas are local favorites and are guaranteed to please. The stylish interior, decorated with nautical accents and soft lighting, adds a cozy feeling to the experience. The Obstinate Daughter is open daily, and it’s best if you make reservations.

Sullivan’s Fish Camp

2019 Middle St Unit A, Sullivan's Island, SC
Situated in the heart of Sullivan's Island, Sullivan's Fish Camp offers a delightful dining experience that transports guests to a coastal paradise. With a menu showcasing the freshest catch, guests can savor the flavors of the sea in every bite. From succulent oysters to perfectly grilled fish, each dish is a testament to the chef's commitment to excellence. The elegant nautical-inspired decor, featuring the original wood bar and paneling, dark-stained wood booths, and custom-made artwork, pays tribute to the original restaurant. Whether dining indoors or on the charming outdoor patio, Sullivan's Fish Camp captures the essence of coastal luxury and invites guests to indulge in quality food and company.

The Longboard

2213-B Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC
The Longboard on Sullivan's Island is the perfect destination for those seeking a taste of tropical paradise. Sample their delicious poke bowls featuring fresh tuna and rich tropical fruits, or indulge in their mouthwatering island-inspired tacos. The Longboard's laid-back and sophisticated ambiance, with surfboard-adorned walls and breezy outdoor seating, create a relaxing and luxurious atmosphere. Embark on a culinary journey with a light and healthy menu where island flavors and fresh, local ingredients meld into one unforgettable experience.

High Thyme

2213 Middle St C, Sullivan's Island, SC
Nestled in the heart of Sullivan's Island, High Thyme is a hidden gem that delights guests with its eclectic mixture of American fare. The menu showcases an array of tempting dishes, such as pan-roasted salmon and cioppino. Impeccable attention to detail and a commitment to using the finest locally sourced ingredients elevate each plate to something sure to please everyone. The refined and cozy interior, adorned with warm colors and elegant accents, sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. High Thyme offers a laid-back approach to fine dining and has been a local favorite for many years.

Poe’s Tavern

2210 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC
A literary-themed and eclectic local dig on Sullivan's Island, Poe's Tavern pays homage to the renowned writer Edgar Allan Poe. While the ambiance exudes a rustic and quirky charm, the food quality sets this establishment apart. Indulge in one of their signature burgers, like the Annabel Lee, with a handmade crabcake and vegetable remoulade. Pair your meal with one of their handcrafted cocktails or a selection from their extensive craft beer list. The cozy interior creates an inviting atmosphere that resonates with the spirit of Poe himself. Enjoy a laid-back and luxurious dining experience that blends culinary excellence with literary intrigue.

Home Team BBQ

2209 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 
Locally loved for its authentic Southern barbecue, Home Team BBQ on Sullivan's Island offers a tantalizing culinary experience that embodies the spirit of comfort. Indulge in their slow-smoked meats, such as tender pulled pork, homemade sausage, brisket, or succulent St. Louis ribs, paired with classic Southern sides like macaroni and cheese or collard greens. The vibrant and lively atmosphere creates a festive and refined ambiance with its rustic decor and live music. Home Team BBQ invites guests to savor the rich flavors of Southern cuisine with a refreshing drink, like one of their frozen Game Changers, in a vibrant setting.

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

2205 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC
Bringing the flavors of Baja to Sullivan's Island, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina offers a sophisticated take on Mexican cuisine in a luxurious setting. The menu showcases an array of vibrant dishes, such as their bangin’ shrimp tacos, a local favorite, and exceptional margaritas. The bright and vibrant setting, adorned with Mexican-inspired artwork, exudes a contemporary elegance that complements the cuisine. Indulge in their handcrafted margaritas or explore their extensive tequila selection for a refined dining experience. Whether dining indoors or on the outdoor patio, Mex 1 provides guests with authentic flavors and coastal vibes, making it the perfect spot.

The CO-OP Frose & Eatery

2019 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC
The CO-OP Frose & Eatery on Sullivan's Island is a true culinary gem, showcasing a menu inspired by local and seasonal ingredients. Enjoy quick bites for every meal, from their creative salads and entrees to their frosé (frozen rosé). The CO-OP invites guests to savor the artistry of farm-to-table cuisine and the funky fusion of tradition and innovation every day.

Sullivan's Island is a playground for those seeking the finest dining experiences. These eight exceptional restaurants embody the island's luxurious culinary scene, where flavors and ambiance combine to create a symphony of indulgence. Sullivan's Island promises a luxurious culinary adventure that will leave you with unforgettable memories of taste, luxury, and true indulgence.

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