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Spotlight: Pawley’s Raw Bar

By Marissa Polascak • August 11, 2017

The coastal Low Country region of Pawleys Island offers up deliciously fresh seafood to locals and visitors alike. One place where you can find ocean fresh cuisine is Pawley’s Raw Bar, located right off of Ocean Hwy. Pawley’s Raw Bar boasts a relaxed atmosphere that is perfect for the whole family!

Pawley’s Raw Bar markets itself as a raw bar as well as a crab and seafood shack, so visitors know they will find a menu filled with a variety of seafood options as well as other menu items.

Of course, many people flock to Pawley’s Raw Bar for the raw bar selections that include Apalachicola Oysters, Blue Point Oysters, Little Neck Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, and Crablegs. The prices for these vary, and many of which are sold by market price.

However, if you’re not coming here for the raw bar, consider starting your meal with a delicious appetizer. Pawley’s Raw Bar offers starters such as Grouper Bites, Low Country Nachos, Shark Bites, Gator Bites, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Crab Flatbread Pizza, Blue Crab Dip, Crab Cake, and much more!

After indulging in one or more delicious appetizers, move on to your main entrée. Those who are looking for lighter fare will take delight in the soups and salads section of the menu. Enjoy a bowl of She Crab Soup or Manhattan Clam Chowder along with a Blue Cobb Salad, Bangin’ Shrimp Salad, Caesar Salad, or House Salad.

Lookin’ for something a little heartier for dinner? No problem! Pawley’s Raw Bar also has Sandwiches, Low Country Boiler Pots, and Island Specialties to choose from. Sink your teeth into a sandwich like a Po Boy (grouper, fried creek shrimp, fried oyster), Crab Cake Sandwich, Soft Shell Crab, Smothered Chicken Sandwich, Crab Melt, Grilled Mahi Mahi Sandwich, or the Pawleys Island Burger (topped with cheddar cheese, an onion ring, and BBQ sauce).

Those especially hungry for seafood will go crazy for a Low Country Boiler Pot. These large pots come with Shrimp, Clams, Oysters, Mussels, Corn on the Cob, Crab Legs, Sausage, Red Potatoes, and Bay Seasoning. Order a single ($27) or a double ($46) to share with the table.

The Island Specialties will give patrons a taste of the Pawleys Island area with delectable seafood dishes that have a Low Country twist. Try mouthwatering Fresh Catch selections or a delicious Platter, or, opt for an entrée instead. Entrees on this part of the menu include Blackened Fish Tacos, Bangin’ Shrimp Tacos, Fried Calamari Tacos, Blackened Salmon Etoufee, Shrimp and Grits, Beer Battered Fish N’ Chips, and Pawleys Island Surf & Turf.

Pawley’s Island Raw Bar is one of the number one restaurants in the area for fresh seafood, good eats, and a great atmosphere. Next time you’re in town, be sure to visit this restaurant for an unforgettable meal!

Pawley’s Raw Bar

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

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