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Places to Get Shrimp & Grits in Pawleys Island

By Marissa Polascak • October 21, 2015

Traditional Southern Lowcountry food features ingredients that were readily available during the plantation days. Ingredients like corn, shellfish, and other vegetables, grains, meats, and seafood that are naturally found in the Southeastern United States are often included in these traditional dishes.

One of the most famous Lowcountry dishes is shrimp & grits. Featuring fresh-caught shrimp, Carolina stone-ground grits, butter, and other ingredients (depending on the recipe), shrimp & grits has become a staple among people who grow up in the south.

Oftentimes, hungry visitors to the Pawleys Island area ask where they may find a good place to try some Lowcounty shrimp & grits. To make things easier, we have compiled a list of restaurants in the Pawleys Island area that offer the famous dish on their menu. Check it out:


Aunny’s Country Kitchen

926 Front St, Georgetown • (843) 461-4750

This family-friendly restaurant in Georgetown serves up delicious shrimp & grits. However, the menu at Aunny’s Country Kitchen changes daily, so be sure to call ahead and make sure they are serving shrimp & grits when you are planning to visit.

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3979 US-17 Business, Murrells Inlet • (843) 651-2888

The shrimp & grits at Bovine’s can be found on their dinner menu. Bovine’s shrimp & grits dish features shrimp sauteed in a roasted red pepper cream sauce and Andouille sausage, placed on top of Adluh Mills grits.

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Bubba’s Love Shak

4037 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet • (843) 651-5850

Both the lunch and dinner menus at Bubba’s Love Shak offer shrimp & grits. Bubba’s Love Shak’s shrimp & grits are served Lowcountry style with large, fantail shrimp, covered in a Tasso ham and Andouille sausage gravy, served on a bed of stone ground grits.

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Captain Dave’s Dockside

4037 Highway 17 Businesss, Murrells Inlet • (843) 651-5850

Whether you are hungry for lunch or dinner, Captain Dave’s Dockside has you covered for your shrimp & grits craving. Calling their shrimp & grits “world famous” and “the Carolina Classic,” Captain Dave’s Dockside serves up coastal fantail shrimp cooked in Andouille sausage and Tasso ham gravy, piled on top of Palmetto Farms stone ground grits.

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Creek Ratz

4065 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet • (843) 357-2891

If you go to Creek Ratz, check under the “Basketz Bowlz & Platez” section. There you will find Creek Ratz’s version of shrimp & grits which consists of seasoned grilled shrimp and diced tomatoes over cheddar cheese grits.

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Dead Dog Saloon

4079 US Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet • (843) 651-0664

For those seeking shrimp & grits, Dead Dog Saloon offers the Lowcountry favorite on their menu.

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Get Carried Away Southern Takeout

10126 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 314-3493

Get Carried Away Southern Takeout specializes Lowcountry dishes and prepares them as takeout items. Though shrimp & grits are not always on the menu, Get Carried Away offers daily specials that change each week, so be sure to call ahead and see when they will be offering shrimp & grits.

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Hanser House

14360 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 235-3021

If you show up for the early bird menu at Hanser House, you can treat yourself to their very own version of shrimp & grits. The Hanser House shrimp and grits feature grilled shrimp smothered in local yellow stone ground grits and cheese, served with a slice of Texas toast.

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Hot Fish Club

4911 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet • (843) 357-9175

Hot Fish Club makes their shrimp & grits, well, Hot Fish Style! Enjoy their shrimp served on top of creamy grits with New Orleans Tasso.

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Litchfield Beach Fish House

13060 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 237-3949

Litchfield Beach Fish House features their shrimp & grits on their “House Specialty Plates” section of their menu. Their shrimp & grits are served with a side salad.

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Pawley’s Raw Bar

9448 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island • (843) 979-2722

On their “Island Specialties” section of their menu, Pawley’s Raw Bar offers their take on shrimp & grits. Pawley’s Raw Bar’s dish consists of shrimp and smoked sausage covered in a garlic cream sauce, served on a bed of stone ground grits.

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Pawleys Island Tavern

10635 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island • (843) 237-8465

Pawleys Island Tavern features shrimp & grits on their menu as simply “Shrimp & Yellow Grits.” The description? “A Lowcountry favorite…enough said.”

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Quigley’s Pint and Plate

257 Willbrook Blvd. Pawleys Island, Litchfield/Pawleys Island • (843) 237-7010

Craving shrimp & grits for lunch or dinner? Quigley’s Pint and Plate has you covered. Their shrimp & grits comes with Andouille sausage, large shrimp, onions, and a shrimp sauce served on top of creamy grits. This dish also comes with a side of garlic toast.

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River Room Restaurant

801 Front St, Georgetown • (843) 527-4110

Both the lunch menu and the dinner menu at River Room Restaurant feature everyone’s favorite Southern dish. River Room Restaurant’s shrimp & grits dish consists of shrimp, smoked sausage, and Tasso ham on a bed of Adluh stone ground grits, topped with a light pork sauce. The dinner portion comes with a side salad, while the lunch portion comes with a biscuit.

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Rustic Table

10683 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island • (843) 314-0164

Next time you’re in Pawleys Island, stop by Rustic Table for a fantastic shrimp & grits dish for lunch or dinner. Rustic Table’s shrimp & grits (called Shrimp ‘N’ Gritz on their menu) is made with shrimp, sausage, parsley, tomatoes, butter, white wine, lemon, and iron skillet creamed corn grits.

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Salt Water Creek Cafe

4660 US-17, Murrells Inlet • (843) 357-2433

Featured on their lunch, early bird, and dinner menus, Salt Water Creek Cafe serves an unconventional take on shrimp & grits. Listed on the menu as “SwC Grits,” Salt Water Creek Cafe’s dish is made with grilled shrimp piled on fried grit cakes and covered with their homemade gravy.

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Wicked Tuna

4123 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet • (843) 651-9987

Wicked Tuna’s “Low Country Shrimp and Grits” consists of large shrimp tossed in a Creole cream sauce, served over Andouille sausage and cheese grits.

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