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Pawleys Island Restaurants

Lowcountry cuisine originated when local ingredients met with Caribbean and African influences, and the resulting creations include famous dishes like Shrimp and Grits, She-Crab Soup, and Hoppin’ John, to name a few. Diners and food-enthusiasts will have no trouble finding traditional Lowcountry fare at area restaurants, but those in search of other great eats in Pawleys Island will also discover unique preparations of fresh seafood and shellfish, hearty Southern barbecue, and various world cuisines including Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Pan-Asian, and more.

Some of the most popular meals on the island include Oyster Roasts, Fried Seafood Platters, Lowcountry Boils, Crab Cakes, local Grouper and Flounder dishes, and raw bar fare such as Clams, Mussels, Crab Legs, and Shrimp. In addition to these standards, the many dining establishments in Pawleys Island also offer Aged Steaks, Fresh Sushi, Authentic Tacos, Housemade Pastas, Pulled Pork and Beef Brisket, and Big Southern Breakfasts that might leave you full until dinnertime.

And whether you’re in the mood to dress up for a fancy night out on the town, or just throw on some flip-flops and a t-shirt, Pawleys Island’s diverse community of eateries has something for every wardrobe.

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Alfresco Bistro

Alfresco Bistro

Enjoy delectable Italian cuisine in a cozy, old-world feel atmosphere at Alfresco Bistro in historic downtown Georgetown, SC! Chef Romilio […]

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Alfresco’s Taqueria y Cantina

Alfresco’s Taqueria y Cantina

After working up an appetite strolling along the Georgetown Harborwalk, stop by Alfresco’s Taqueria y Cantina for some delicious Mexican […]

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Anything Froz

Anything Froz

If you’re in the mood for a cold delicious treat, head on over to Anything Froz. Anything Froz is home […]

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Applewood House of Pancakes

Applewood House of Pancakes

Serving breakfast and lunch from 6:30 am – 2:30 pm each day, this Commons Exchange Center pancake house offers all […]

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Atlantic House Restaurant

Atlantic House Restaurant

Located in downtown Georgetown near the Harborwalk, Atlantic House Restaurant boasts tastes from Key West to Bar Harbor, with all […]

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Aunny’s Country Kitchen

Aunny’s Country Kitchen

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner six days a week, Aunny’s serves a full menu of Soul Food and American […]

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Austin’s Ocean One

Austin’s Ocean One

Located at the Oceanfront Litchfield Inn, this contemporary American fine-dining restaurant offers one of the most scenic upscale dining experiences […]

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Bagel Cafe

Bagel Cafe

Bagel Cafe owners Debra and Guy Guglielmi relocated to Pawleys Island in 2010, and upon their arrival, they noticed there […]

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Big Tuna Restaurant and Raw Bar

Big Tuna Restaurant and Raw Bar

Big Tuna Raw Bar, aka the Old Fish House, is a local favorite that is situated along the waterfront in […]

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bisQit & bisQit Little

bisQit & bisQit Little

Located in the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops, bisQit is a casual eatery that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. […]

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Bistro 217

Bistro 217

This upscale eatery in the heart of Pawleys Island focuses on serving unique Lowcountry cuisine with European and Asian influences. […]

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Bovine’s

Bovine’s

The first thing you smell and one of the first things you see after entering this Murrells Inlet restaurant is […]

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Bubba’s Love Shak

Bubba’s Love Shak

This restaurant on the main strip in Murrells Inlet is named after a man who’s picked up many nicknames over […]

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Buzz’s Roost

Buzz’s Roost

So the story goes like this – back in the mid-1700’s a local pirate opened a place for traders and […]

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Caffe Piccolo

Caffe Piccolo

This Ocean Highway eatery operates under the motto “Simple, Fresh, Italian,” offering a menu of traditional Old World Cuisine in […]

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Captain John’s Seafood Grill

Captain John’s Seafood Grill

Enjoy New England style seafood at Captain John’s Seafood Grill! This Pawleys Island restaurant has been serving hungry locals and […]

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Castaway’s Bar & Grill

Castaway’s Bar & Grill

Enjoy cold brews, good food, and waterfront views at Castaway’s Bar & Grill in downtown historic Georgetown! This casual eatery […]

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Chive Blossom Cafe

Chive Blossom Cafe

Locals know that buildings don’t often tell the whole story, so don’t let this eatery’s unassuming structure fool you – […]

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Coffee Break Cafe

Coffee Break Cafe

Start your day with a coffee and breakfast at the Coffee Break Cafe in Georgetown, SC! This local favorite opened […]

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Creek Ratz

Creek Ratz

No, this MarshWalk eatery isn’t glorifying the small rodents that scurry through kitchens and alleys – “creek rat” is a […]

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Dead Dog Saloon

Dead Dog Saloon

While this Murrells Inlet eatery’s name is not the most appetizing, the Best of the Beach awards that Dead Dog […]

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DeRoma’s Pizzeria

DeRoma’s Pizzeria

Bob Hoffman opened the first location of DeRoma’s Pizza back in 2000 in Pawleys Island, and throughout the years as […]

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Drunken Jack’s

Drunken Jack’s

As the story goes, Blackbeard and his crew of pirates landed in Murrells Inlet back in the 1600’s with tons […]

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Eggs Up Grill

Eggs Up Grill

This Litchfield Beach breakfast and lunch eatery is known as much for their community-centered atmosphere as they are for the […]

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Fast & Fresh

Fast & Fresh

Hungry visitors to the Georgetown Harborwalk can grab a bite to eat at Fast & Fresh on Front Street! Fast […]

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Frank’s & Frank’s Outback

Frank’s & Frank’s Outback

Known as one of the top eateries on the Grand Strand this popular Pawleys Island restaurant is actually two restaurants […]

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Get Carried Away Southern Takeout

Get Carried Away Southern Takeout

Say you’re in the mood for some homemade Lowcountry cooking, but would rather enjoy it on your own porch, couch, […]

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Gio’s Italian Kitchen

Gio’s Italian Kitchen

This Italian café serves up traditional and modern dishes in a clean, contemporary space. Whether you’re in the mood for […]

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Graham’s Landing on Front

Graham’s Landing on Front

Enjoy laid-back dining right on the waterfront at Graham’s Landing on Front in downtown Georgetown! The folks at Graham’s Landing […]

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Groucho’s Deli

Groucho’s Deli

The Groucho’s franchise dates back to 1941, when Philadelphia-native Harold Miller, a mustachioed, energetic, cigar-smoking former-orphan, brought his idea for […]

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Gulfstream Café

Gulfstream Café

Located in Garden City, the Gulfstream Café boasts a beautiful view of Murrells Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean that keeps […]

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Habanero’s

Habanero’s

With a large outdoor tiki deck and patio, Habaneros screams “fiesta!” – whether it’s lunch time, happy hour or dinner […]

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Hanser House

Hanser House

This family-owned and operated eatery in North Litchfield prides itself on fresh seafood, house-aged steaks, and Lowcountry specialties with a […]

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Harvest Moon Ice Cream

Harvest Moon Ice Cream

Want a sweet treat to cool down from the heat? Visit Harvest Moon Ice Cream in downtown historic Georgetown! This […]

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Hog Heaven BBQ and Raw Bar

Hog Heaven BBQ and Raw Bar

If Hog Heaven, just south of Pawleys Island proper as you head down U.S. 17 to Georgetown, was simply an […]

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Hot Fish Club

Hot Fish Club

People have been partying in Murrells Inlet for a long long time, and one of the places where locals enjoyed […]

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Indigo Bakery

Indigo Bakery

Located along the Georgetown Harborwalk, Indigo Bakery is your one-stop-shop for fresh, local baked goods! Stop by this quaint bakery […]

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Island Bar and Grill

Island Bar and Grill

Established in 2007 as a sister bar to Island Bar and Grill near Surfside Beach, this location at the Village […]

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J Peters Grill & Bar

J Peters Grill & Bar

J Peters Grill & Bar boasts several locations throughout South Carolina, and locals and visitors in Pawleys Island can enjoy […]

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Kudzu Bakery

Kudzu Bakery

What started out as a small bakery on Georgetown’s Front Street has turned into an all-out market with three locations […]

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Landolfi’s Bakery & Deli

Landolfi’s Bakery & Deli

This quaint eatery with a loyal local following specializes in wood-fired brick oven Neapolitan pizza, made on their imported clay […]

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Lee’s Inlet Kitchen

Lee’s Inlet Kitchen

Since 1948, Lee’s Inlet Kitchen has been a Murrells Inlet favorite. Opened by Eford and Pearl Lee, this restaurant is […]

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Litchfield Beach Fish House

Litchfield Beach Fish House

This Lowcountry fish house serves a full menu of fresh seafood, and they also keep a supply of pirate hats […]

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Litchfield Restaurant

Litchfield Restaurant

This old-fashioned no-frills diner has been serving up a stunning variety of breakfast and lunch options since 1968. Whether you’re […]

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Massey’s Pizza

Massey’s Pizza

Massey’s Pizza is loved all throughout Ohio, and now you can enjoy this Northern pizza chain here in Pawleys Island! […]

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Moe’s Original Barbecue

Moe’s Original Barbecue

Welcome to the other Moe’s! This is a chain franchise, but not the Moe’s that slings burritos and yells at […]

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N.Y. Pizza Kitchen

N.Y. Pizza Kitchen

Boasting multiple locations throughout the Grand Strand, N.Y. Pizza Kitchen is proud to serve up deliciously hot pizza to the […]

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Nance’s Creekfront Restaurant

Nance’s Creekfront Restaurant

Nance’s Creekfront Restaurant is locally owned in operated on the south end of Murrells Inlet. Located right off of the […]

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Old Georgetown Creamery

Old Georgetown Creamery

After enjoying a stroll along the Georgetown Harborwalk, treat yourself to a sweet treat at Old Georgetown Creamery in downtown […]

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Pastaria 811

Pastaria 811

Using recipes passed down from ancestors in the Abruzzi region of Italy, this Pawleys Island eatery has been serving up […]

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Pawley’s Raw Bar

Pawley’s Raw Bar

There aren’t many things more authentically Pawleys Island than enjoying a plate of shell fish or a Lowcountry Boil in […]

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Pawleys Island Bakery

Pawleys Island Bakery

Operating since 2010, the Pawleys Island Bakery brings sweet treats to those living in the Pawleys Island area. Pawleys Island […]

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Pawleys Island Tavern

Pawleys Island Tavern

Because of restrictive signage regulations – technically called a Commercial Overlay Zone – designed to keep the Pawleys Island corridor […]

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Perrone’s Restaurant and Bar

Perrone’s Restaurant and Bar

This upscale Pawleys Island eatery is a quaint place to enjoy world cuisine prepared with responsibly-sourced ingredients from the best […]

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Pita Rolz

Pita Rolz

Pita Rolz started in 1999 as a casual, fast paced restaurant in Pawleys Island, but nowadays, Pita Rolz can be […]

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Prosser’s Bar-B-Que

Prosser’s Bar-B-Que

We all love seafood, but sometimes it is nice to have another option in a seafood laden town. The Prosser […]

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Quigley’s Pint and Plate

Quigley’s Pint and Plate

The Pawleys Island-area’s only brew pub, Quigley’s Pint & Plate is more than fresh, made-on-site beer (although, who could argue […]

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River Room Restaurant

River Room Restaurant

Located on Georgetown’s scenic Front Street, this popular restaurant has been serving tasty Lowcountry cuisine for over 30 years. As […]

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Rollin Local

Rollin Local

Craving Asian food after a long day on the beach, fishing, or out on the links in Pawleys Island? Make […]

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Russell’s Seafood Grill and Raw Bar

Russell’s Seafood Grill and Raw Bar

Russell’s Seafood Grill and Raw Bar opened in 1993, but owner Russell Vereen’s Murrells Inlet restaurant experience began long before […]

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Rustic Table

Rustic Table

Specializing in made-from-scratch Southern classics, this relative newcomer to the Pawleys Island culinary community is the third establishment by co-owners […]

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Sam’s Corner

Sam’s Corner

The original Sam’s Corner opened in Garden City in 1976, and several decades and two locations later, the 24-hour diner […]

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Seven Hundred Modern Bar & Grill

Seven Hundred Modern Bar & Grill

Located across the street from the Georgetown Harborwalk, Seven Hundred Modern Bar & Grill is a great place to enjoy […]

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Southern Comforts Restaurant and Bakery

Southern Comforts Restaurant and Bakery

Southern Comforts Restaurant and Bakery is located in Litchfield Village in Pawleys Island, SC, and they serve up delicious homemade […]

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The Claw House

The Claw House

While the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is home to tons of awesome places to grab fresh, Lowcountry seafood dishes, The Claw […]

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The Fresh Market

The Fresh Market

Whether you are stopping in to shop for groceries for your vacation, picking up an already-made dinner, or searching for […]

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Thomas Cafe

Thomas Cafe

Thomas Cafe on Front Street in Georgetown, SC has been a local favorite for over 75 years, and for good […]

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Village Deli & Creamery

Village Deli & Creamery

This Ocean Highway eatery is like a little slice of the Big Apple nestled into the Lowcountry, specializing in New […]

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Wahoo’s Fish House

Wahoo’s Fish House

Located on the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet, this locals-approved restaurant has been pleasing palettes since 1998. And with a name […]

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Wicked Tuna

Wicked Tuna

With great views of the inlet, some of the freshest fish in town, and several options for prime beef, this […]

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