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:
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.See full profile »
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.See full profile »
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.See full profile »
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.See full profile »
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.See full profile »
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.See full profile »
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.See full profile »
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.See full profile »
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.See full profile »
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.See full profile »