Places to Eat – Pawleys Island

Landolphi’s Italian Deli & Bakery – Call for hours $$
9305 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 237-7900
Tip: Purchase your desert when you arrive… they are all good but sell out quickly

Perrone’s Restaurant Beer & Wine Bar $$$ 13302 Ocean Hwy Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 235-9193

Quigley’s Pint & Plate $$ 257 Willowbrook (Right across Hwy 17 behind Piggly Wiggly)
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 237-7010

Franks Outback & Bar $$$$
10434 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 237-3030

Pawleys Island Tavern $$ 10632 Ocean Hwy Pawleys Island, SC 29585
NOTE – Look for the PIT mailbox (easy to miss)
(843) 237-8465

Bistro 217 $$$
10707 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 235-8217
Tip: Great Happy Hour w/ bar menu.

Rustic Table $$$
10683 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 314-0164

Big Tuna Raw Bar $$
807 Front Street Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 546-1045
Tip: Great for Sunday Lunch / Brunch. You can tell by the amount of locals.

Gio’s Italian Kitchen $$$
10008 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 237-8245

Caffe Piccolo $$$
9428 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 314-3424

bisQit $$
10880 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 979-2747

ALSO — MarshWalk at Murrells Inlet is a half mile boardwalk which features: casual to upscale dining, shopping, water sports, and more.

NOTE: There is a Starbuck on site next to Coastal Dish in the building to the left as you come through the main entrance to Litchfield by the Sea.

Happy Hour in Pawleys Island

If you’re visiting the Pawleys Island area and want to know all the hot spots for Happy Hour, check out the list of restaurants below:

Austin’s Ocean One

1 Norris Dr, Pawleys Island • (843) 235-8700

Cabana Cafe, located at Austin’s Ocean One, offers a Happy Hour on Tuesdays – Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. The Happy Hour at Cabana Cafe provides guests with discounts on select drink items.

Bistro 217

10707 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 235-8217

Bistro 217 is open for Lunch, Happy Hour, and Dinner, Monday – Saturday. During these days, Happy Hour takes place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., and features specials on domestic beer, house liquor, and house wine.

Boll Weevil Cafe & Sweetery

13089 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 314-0680

The Pawleys Island location of Boll Weevil Cafe & Sweetery is home to an awesome Happy Hour, presenting discounts on 16 oz drafts and house wine, as well as a selection of food items. The food items included in Boll Weevil Cafe’s Happy Hour are: firecracker shrimp, steamed shrimp, fried cheese, chicken quesadilla, wings, banana pepper poppers, blackened shrimp nachos, seared beef tips, avocado & chicken eggrolls, and chicken strips.


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

Located on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, Bovine’s offers a drink Happy Hour from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. every day of the week. The Happy Hour specials here are $3 domestic bottles, house liquor, and house wine.

Bubba’s Love Shak

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

Bubba’s Love Shak has a Happy Hour every day from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Their Happy Hour specials include $2.25 domestic bottles, $3.50 house liquor, and $2.50 house wine.

Captain Dave’s Dockside

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

Captain Dave’s Dockside, located along the MarshWalk, offers a Happy Hour every day from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Captain Dave’s Happy Hour Specials are: $2.25 domestic bottles, $3.50 house liquor, and $2.50 house wine.

Chive Blossom Cafe

85 North Causeway, Pawleys Island • (843) 237-1438

Pawleys Island’s Chive Blossom Cafe serves up lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday each week, and also offers a Happy Hour each day from 4-7 p.m. Chive Blossom provides guests with the following Happy Hour specials: $2 off liquor, $1 off bottled beer, and $2 off wines by the glass.

Creek Ratz

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

If you’re looking for Happy Hour in Pawleys Island, stop by Creek Ratz. Every day from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., Creek Ratz offers guests the following Happy Hour specials: $1.50 Pabst Blue Ribbon bottles, $2.50 domestic bottles, $3.50 house liquor, and $4.50 house wine.

Dead Dog Saloon

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

Looking for a great selection of food and drink specials? Dead Dog Saloon is home to a spectacular Happy Hour! Drop by here Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. and get drink specials like $2.50 domestic drafts & bottles, $4.25 house liquor, and $4.50 house wine. Food specials include items like buffalo shrimp, nachos, wings, crab cakes, oysters on the half shell, Chipotle shrimp egg rolls, and more!

Flo’s Place

3797 Hwy. 17 Business , Murrells Inlet • (843) 651-7222

The locally famous Flo’s Place in Murrells Inlet offers Happy Hour drink specials from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. In addition to receiving $1 off menu cocktails, guests can take advantage of $2 domestic bottles, $3 house liquor, and $5 house wine.

Gio’s Italian Kitchen

10008 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 237-8245

Craving Italian cuisine? Check out Gio’s Italian Kitchen has a menu full of delicious Italian options. And, Monday – Friday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Gio’s Italian Kitchen also has a Happy Hour! Their Happy Hour specials include $2 16oz domestic drafts, $2.50 16oz premium drafts, $4 house liquor, and $5 house wine.


11151 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island • 1-866-679-2514

If you’re ready for an authentic Mexican meal, head on over to Habanero’s in Pawleys Island. Habanero’s offers a Happy Hour from 4 until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Happy Hour here includes discounts on drinks, including $3.99 margaritas, $3 house liquors, $2.75 import beers, and $2 domestic beers.

Hanser House

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

Hanser House in Pawleys Island offers a Happy Hour every day from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. The Happy Hour here include food and beverage discounts. At Hanser House’s Happy Hour, you can get $1.50 domestic drafts, $2 domestic bottles, $3.50 house liquor, $3.50 house wine, $4.50 frozen drinks, and $6 domestic pitchers. Food items include smothered taters, shrimp dip, hot crab dip, shrimp & grits, killer veggies, and kickin chicken bites.

Hot Fish Club

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

Located in the oldest existing restaurant building along the Grand Strand, Hot Fish Club’s roots go all the way back to the 1700’s. Today, this favorite spot has a Happy Hour from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Drink discounts include $2 domestic bottles, $3 import bottles, $4 craft bottles, $3.50 house liquor, and $4 house wine. Food discounts include the following items: wings, chicken quesadilla, lobster & shrimp quesadilla, crab cakes, chicken springrolls, ahi tuna springrolls, calamari, bam bam shrimp, oysters Rockefeller, sesame seared tuna, and Mozzy wedges.

Indo Thai, Sushi and Hibachi

47A DaGullah Way, Pawleys Island • (843) 314-3543

The Happy Hour at Indo Thai, Sushi, and Hibachi is outstanding! Not only do they offer drink specials ($2.50 domestic beers, Sapporo, $3.50 house wines and house liquors), but Indo Thai also offers an array of deal on appetizers and sushi as well!

Island Bar and Grill

10744 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island • 235-3399

Island Bar and Grill is a happening spot in Pawleys Island, and they also offer an awesome Happy Hour. Happy Hour specials at Island Bar and Grill include $2.50 domestic bottles, $3 import bottles, $3.50 house liquors, and $4 house wine. Island Bar and Grill also has a Happy Hour food menu which features fried mushrooms, boneless wings, potato & cheddar pierogies, fried oysters, spinach & artichoke dip, fried calamari, fried grouper bites, fried pickles, mozzarella sticks, and $.50 wings.

King Street Grille

4891 Hwy Business 17, Murrells Inlet • (843) 299-1444

King Street Grille in Murrells Inlet has Happy Hour specials from 4-7 p.m. on Monday – Friday. Drink specials include $1 off domestic beers, $1 off well drinks, $1 off house wines, and $7 select appetizers.

La Playa Mexican Restaurant

10185 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 314-3493

If you’re craving Mexican, try out La Playa Mexican Restaurant. La Playa, which means “the beach”, offers a Happy Hour every day from 4-6 p.m. The Happy Hour specials at La Playa Mexican Restaurant include $3 house maragaritas, $3 import beers, and $2 domestic beers.

Landolfi’s Bakery & Deli

9305 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 237-7900

Landolfi’s Bakery & Deli has Happy Hour from 4p.m. until 6 p.m. from Thursday until Saturday. While there are no food specials here during Happy Hour, there are drink specials. These specials include $2 domestic bottles, $3 house liquor, $5 house wine & sangria, $11 Sangria carafe, $1 off any wine by the glass, and $5 off any wine by the bottle.

Lee’s Inlet Kitchen

4460 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet • (843) 651-2881

Located in Murrells Inlet, Lee’s Inlet Kitchen hosts a Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Drink specials include $2 domestic drafts, $3 Sam Adams drafts, $2 domestic bottles, $3 house wine, and $3 house vodka. There are also food specials, which include the following items: shrimp cocktail, fried shrimp, fried softshell crab, chicken fingers, cheese sticks, onion rings, french fries, clam chowder, and shrimp creole.

Pastaria 811

11359 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island • (843) 237-5811

Pawleys Island’s Pastaria 811 has Happy Hour specials Monday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. The Happy Hour here consists of drink specials like half off draft beer, house wines, and liquors. In addition, Pastaria 811 has complimentary hors d’oeuvres served at the bar.

Pawley’s Raw Bar

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

Pawley’s Raw Bar hosts Happy Hour every day from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. While there are no food specials here, Pawley’s Raw Bar offers $2 domestic bottles, $2.50 house liquor, and $4.50 house wine.

Pawleys Island Tavern

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

Pawleys Island Tavern is a locally favorite restaurant that is tucked away in Pawleys Island. This cool hangout boasts a Happy Hour Tuesday-Sunday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. The Happy Hour specials here are on drinks, including $1.25 PBR drafts, $2 Yuengling drafts, $2.50 premium drafts, $1.50 domestic bottles, $2.25 import bottles, and $3.25 house liquor.

Pawleys Prime

10880 Ocean Hwy, Unit 21 , Pawleys Island • 843-314-9014

Located in the Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island, Pawleys Prime hosts Happy Hour, providing guests discounts on drinks. Pawleys Prime offers $2.50 domestic bottles, $3 glasses of house wine, $3.50 house liquors and $.50 off all draft beers.

Perrone’s Restaurant and Bar

13302 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 235-9193

Perrone’s Restaurant and Bar offers Happy Hour Tuesday-Saturday from 5 until 7 p.m. Happy Hour here includes specials ike $2 off all wines by the glass, $2 off featured cocktail of the day, $3 select bottles, $4 house liquor, and $5-$7 house wine. TIP: Right down Hwy 17 from our vacation rental.

Quigley’s Pint and Plate

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

Quigley’s Pink at Plate has you covered! Happy Hour here includes food and drink specials. Every day from 4-7 at the bar, or throughout the restaurant every Monday, you can find deals like $2.50 pints, $3.50 house wines and liquors, as well as specials on food items. These food items include: black-eyed pea hummus, spicy pimento cheese, wings, ale poached clams, fried pickles, nachos, crab cake, fried green tomatoes, and much more! TIP: Right across the street from our vacation rental.

Rustic Table

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

On Tuesday-Sundays from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., join the Rustic Table for their Happy Hour specials! Rustic Table only offers Happy Hour specials on drinks, which include $2.50 domestic bottles, $3.50 craft drafts, $3.50 house liquor, and $3.50 house wine.

Salt Water Creek Cafe

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

The Happy Hour menu at Salt Water Creek Cafe is truly awesome, offering tons of food and drink specials for you to enjoy! Check out Salt Water Creek Cafe daily from 4-7 p.m. for drinks and 4-6 p.m. for food. Drink specials here include $1.50 domestic drafts, $2.50 premium drafts, $3 house liquor, and $3 house wine.

Wahoo’s Fish House

3993 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet • (843) 651-5800

Wahoo’s is located right next to Bovine’s on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. Wahoo’s hosts Happy Hour from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. every day of the week. The Happy Hour specials here are $3 domestic bottles, house liquor, and house wine. Discounted food items are: Salt Creek grits, calamari, oyster shooters, sushi rolls, homemade potato chips, fried shrimp, portabello & zucchini fries, grouper Francaise, 5 oz filet mignon, sirloin steak, fish of the day, pasta chicken Francaise, pasta, and more!

Wicked Tuna

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

Wicked Tuna’s Happy Hour offers tons of great discounts on drinks and food. Drink specials here are $2.75 Pabst Blue Ribbon bottles all day, $3 domestic bottles, $4.50 house liquor, and $4 house wine. There are also a ton of food specials, which include items like fried pickles, chicken lettuce wraps, edamame, tuna pizza, sushi, and much more.

Got Wine?


At the end of a day on the beach, shopping or the links, it’s time to slow down and relax.  How about a glass of wine?  Here are a few suggestions close to our Lakeside Villa at Litchfield by the Sea in Pawleys Island, SC

1) Perrone’s: This Mediterranean staple is nearly next door to Litchfield By the Sea, making it a great spot for a late afternoon happy hour and, eventually, dinner. The wine list isn’t one of those books with pages and pages of head-spinning options; instead it’s compact but excellently honed — a perfectly crafted short story as opposed to a rambling novel. We like that their wine menu includes tasting notes, so we have a primer of what to expect. Wines hail from all the important regions and are priced for every level of affordability. If you want to shell out a few more bucks —and it really is just a few more —opt for a glass from their reserve list. These wines are kept in temperature and humidity-controlled environs to slow degradation, so wines that were previously considered too rare or expensive are available to taste. Do note that the three-ounce pours start at $15, but it’s a small price to pay to try the likes of a Domaine Grand Veneer Chateauneuf du Pape. Each wine on the list provides the ideal accompaniment to Perrone’s locally sourced and inventive cuisine as well as their sophisticated but friendly ethos.
2) Austin’s Ocean One: Beloved in the South Strand for their delicious food and stunning sea views, it’s also home to a fantastic wine list. We’ve got lots to choose from among their globe-spanning selections at a number of price points. Riesling from Mosel, Chianti from Tuscany, Shiraz from Vale, Sauternes from Bordeaux — and just about everything in between. A large selection of wines are available by the glass and go as low as $5.50 per pour, but if you’re in a bottle mood, you’re in luck. And if you’ve got deep pockets, you’ll be in hog heaven. High rollers might not bat an eye at the Joseph Phelps Insignia meritage for just about $300, but those of us closer to earth can still get a great bottle of Rainer Ridge merlot and more for under $30. We love getting a smattering of small plates (Bahamian Lobster Skewers anyone?) and sipping a perfectly matched wine alongside them.
3) Bistro 217: This is, like, the quintessential cozy anniversary and celebration spot, so it’s no wonder they stock more-than-a-handful of sparkling wines and champagne. Brunch begs for a mimosa (at the bargain price of $5), but they also can offer you a bottle of ’02 Dom Perignon. Brace yourself for a hefty bill, though, as that bottle will run you close to two hundred bucks. However, if it’s a party of two, who can realistically finish an entire 750mL of bubbly without getting a little too, um, tipsy? We love the idea of splitting a split, and for $8 the Chandon Brut is more than adequate. After you toast your marriage / new job / kids moving out of the house and so forth, travel north on their wine list to find some fun and fabulous wines by the glass or bottle. We like the way they’ve arranged their varietals: some fall under the traditional titles (“chardonnay,”“cabernet sauvignon”) while many wind up under blanket terms such as “friendly reds”or “fresh and fun.”These are good barometers of what’s headed your way, as a glass of Pine Ridge Chenin/Viognier blend is both as fresh and fun as it gets. And paired with Fried Green Tomatoes and Oysters? Wow. Watch as the zippy citrus and clean mouthful cut right through the bleu cheese and bacon cream sauce, as well as elevating oysters  to an explosively flavorful level.

There are many other spots to check out, but we like these finds because they’re so easy to get to from Litchfield by the Sea.

Kudzu Bakery Pawleys Island, SC

What started out as a small bakery on Georgetown’s Front Street has turned into an all-out market with three locations around the Grand Strand.

In addition to delicious baked goods like pies, cookies, cakes, breakfast pastries, and fresh bread, Kudzu offers pretty much everything you could need to throw a top-rate dinner party, including entrées, appetizers, sauces, wine, starches, cheeses, vegetables, and even utensils.

They also prepare each item so that it appears homemade, as opposed to the cookie-cutter method that you might find at the big box stores. And if it isn’t made on-site, Kudzu’s owners and staff have tasted the product to make sure they’re offering high-quality, great-tasting items.

The current bread schedule features daily Buttermilk White Bread, Honey Whole Wheat, and French Bread, and fresh Cinnamon Raisin Bread is available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

And with an ever-evolving, seasonal selection of goods, locals and tourists find themselves returning again and again to see what’s new at Kudzu.

Kudzu Bakery 221 Willbrook Blvd, Pawleys Island, 29585 • (843) 235-8560

Pawleys Island Restaurants

When someone mentions Pawleys Island, many things might come to mind – scenic marshes, uncrowded beaches, hammocks, “arrogantly shabby” cottages, the laid-back atmosphere, and a thriving culinary scene, to name a few.

Whether you’re looking for the best creations the Lowcountry has to offer or something from a completely different continent, Pawleys Island is home to an impressive collection of restaurants.

Here’s a look at some of the Island’s standout eateries.

Frank’s and Frank’s Outback

10434 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island • (843) 237-3030

This upscale eatery has been revered as the gold standard of Lowcountry dining for years, and patrons have two options for seating – in the elegant dining room or “out back” on the smartly-appointed patio. Wherever you decide to sit, you’ll find a menu that’s packed with creative items from beginning to end. Highlights include Fried Goat Cheese Medallions with tomato fondue, Deep-Fried Deviled Eggs with bacon and jalapeno, Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops on a bacon and cheddar grits cake, Wild Mushroom Ravioli with asparagus, prosciutto, and brown butter, Cornmeal-Encrusted Grouper over stone ground grits, Duck Two Ways in a red wine demi over a fried grit cake, or the 20oz Dry Aged Bone-In Ribeye from their Chophouse Menu. The selection is similar Outback, with the addition of Wood-Fired Pizzas like the Short Rib, Roasted Pablano Peppers, and Provolone, the Mediterranean Lamb (arugula, parmesan, goat cheese, whole wheat dough), the Margherite, and the Pizza Alla American (sausage, pepperoni, peppers, mushrooms, onions, mozzarella).

Eggs Up Grill

115 County Rd S-22-362, Pawleys Island • (843) 237-7313

These egg-centric breakfast and lunch joints are popping up all over the place, and for good reason – you’d be hard-pressed to find a better selection of breakfast and lunch items. Born in Pawleys Island in 1986, there are now 13 franchises in South Carolina and Georgia serving Omelet, Pancakes, Waffles, French Toast, Breakfast Sandwiches, Benedicts, Burgers, Melts, Wraps, Salads, and more. Depending when you stop in, there might be a short wait for a table. But that’s a good sign, and it’s worth it.

Pawleys Island Tavern

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

Known to locals as “PIT,” this rustic Lowcountry tavern bills itself as the home of shrimp, beer, and blues and is a popular weekend spot for those interested in live music. As for the fare, the menu offers highlights like the Daily Fresh Catch (blackened, grilled, fried, or broiled), Fried Seafood Platter, Blackened Mahi over Crawfish Grits, Ribeye Steak, the House Special Pizza, Psycho Burger (pimento cheese, chili, bacon, jalapenos, onions, slaw, over-easy egg, hot sauce), Conch Fritters, and a daily selection of homemade desserts. Seating options at PIT include a dollar bill and license plate-decorated dining room, or the Oak-shaded tables out front. Bands play inside and out, depending on the weather, so check out the schedule and pick a good band if you want to enjoy some live music while you eat.

Perrone’s Restaurant & Bar

13302 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 235-9193

As with many upscale establishments, a couple of different experiences are available at Perrone’s. Guests can enjoy a multiple-course meal at a table in the fashionable dining room, or take a seat at the bar and have some bites from the selection of tapas. One look at the menu and you’ll be instantly aware of how much effort goes into each dish. The third page lists the purveyors and which ingredients they receive from each, and on page four the restaurants “sous-vide” style (vacuum-sealed, warm water bath, tender results) of preparation is detailed. Dinner menu highlights include Spicy Calamari and Shrimp Bruschetta, Mussels Fra Diavolo, Spicy Spaghetti with Crab, and a 14oz New York Strip, while selections from the list of Tapas includes Chipotle Hummus, Brie and Fruit, Charcuterie and Pate Plates, Crispy Pig Ears, and Lionfish Crudo.

Indo Thai, Sushi, and Hibachi

47A DaGullah Way, Pawleys Island • (843) 314-3543

As one of the most popular Pan-Asian restaurants in the area, Indo has established itself as a great place to find a wide variety of consistently-prepared Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, Singaporean, and Korean dishes. Standouts include the Tom Yum Seafood Soup, Thai Spring Roll, Pad Thai, Massaman Curry, Sushi options like the Thunderstorm Roll (crab, cream cheese, cucumber, masago, spicy mussels) and Sea Witch Roll (soft shell crab, spicy tuna, asparagus, cucumber), Sizzling Duck, and Salmon La Bamba.

Bistro 217

10707 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 235-8217

This contemporary Lowcountry Bistro specializes in Seafood, Steaks, Pasta, and Desserts, and guests have the option of taking a seat at a wrought-iron table in the courtyard, or at any number of banquettes and booths indoors. The dinner selections includes options like Fried Green Tomatoes & Oysters with bleu cheese and bacon-cream sauce, curry-seared Tuna Napoleon with an avocado salad and wontons, Veal Piccata, Braised Short Rib, and Paella of shrimp, chorizo, chicken, mussels, artichoke, and saffron rice. Also, a little room should be saved for a Warm White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Apple Crisp with vanilla bean ice cream, Crème Brulee, or Classic Tiramisu.


11151 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island • 1-866-679-2514

Named after the spicy chili pepper from south of the border, fans of Mexican food can enjoy the flavors on the tiki deck, at one of the two bars, or in the dining room. The menu includes some things that you won’t find anywhere else in Pawleys, including Beef Tongue Tacos with rice, beans, cilantro, and onion, Molcajete (chicken, chorizo, shrimp, steak, onions, peppers, cactus, cheese, rice, beans, guacamole!), Lunch Specials starting at $3.75, Happy Hour Margaritas for $2.75, and Sopapillas with cinnamon and honey for dessert. They also offer all of the standard Mexican-American fare for those looking for a chips, salsa, and burrito fix.

Rustic Table

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

Utilizing several of the area’s farms and fisheries, this new addition to the Island’s culinary community offers guests upscale, made-from-scratch Southern classics. Choose from starters like Popcorn Gator or Crispy Fried Chicken Livers, entrees such as the Fried Pork Chop, Country Fried Steak, or Trout Almondine, or signature items like The “Comfy,” a fried chicken breast served open-faced on a biscuit with creamy sausage gravy and fries.

New Dining Options in Pawleys Island

boll weevil

New restaurants in Pawleys Island and Litchfield this spring run the gamut from comfort food to fine dining to sushi to casual with spice and sweets.

Anne Hardee and Adam Kirby, co-owners of Bistro 217, will open Rustic Table on Tuesday in the former Island Café and Deli at the Island Shops. The late Russell Hardee started there in 1988, and the family closed the restaurant for remodeling this winter.

The interior space has been opened up, making more room for wooden tables and chairs and a larger L-shaped bar. The community table in front — it seats 14 — was made by Joe Chandler of Murrells Inlet from 800-year-old cypress dredged from a river. Designers used reclaimed barn wood on the interior walls as wainscoting.

Chef Kirby said the menu will be Southern foods he learned to cook from his mother and grandmother with a little of his own flair. “Everywhere you go,” he said, “food is popped out of a box. I wanted to get back to the basics of cooking.” Rustic Table will offer local seafood in addition to barbecue, fried chicken, meatloaf and steak. Vegetables will come from local farmers, Kirby said. On Saturdays and Sundays, Rustic Table will serve brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering the norm, blueberry pancakes and eggs Benedict, to the sublime, Kirby Goes Bananas, caramelized bananas on French toast. There’s also country fried steak and eggs and smoked salmon on the menu.

In addition to brunch, the restaurant will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for lunch and Tuesdays through Sundays from 5 to 10 p.m. for supper. The menu and hours are posted at Make reservations by calling 843-314-0164. Kristi Pieterse will be the manager.

Boll Weevil Café | Julie Ford is bringing a concept she discovered in Augusta, Ga., to the former Mayor’s House in Litchfield Village. Boll Weevil Café and Sweetery offers an eclectic dinner menu ranging from shrimp and grits to a gumbo with Cajun sauce to jambalaya. Soups, salads, sandwiches and appetizers range from an original tomato apple soup, to the Boll Weevil Salad featuring grilled sirloin steak on a spring mix, to a Curious Georges’ sandwich of turkey topped with spinach dip and provolone cheese to appetizers fried green tomatoes and black bean quesadillas. There is one burger on the sandwich menu, a bison burger with pimento cheese, and luncheon entrees include tacos with pork or blackened fish and a pasta creole in a spicy alfredo sauce. Suppliers will include Millgrove Farms of Georgetown, an organic vegetable grower.

Ford confessed she did not cook during the first eight years of marriage to her husband, Mike, except for mac and cheese, peanut butter sandwiches and the occasional hamburger. She admitted to a certain reverse logic of starting to cook after having children — three in all, ages 9, 7 and 4.

She discovered Boll Weevil Café and Sweetery when the family moved from Colorado to Augusta, Ga., and found owner George Harrison’s dishes and big chocolate cakes irresistible. Even after the Fords left Augusta, Julie drove back for the cake.

Mike Ford took a job with Georgetown Hospital System — living in North Litchfield was the deciding factor over a job offer in Charlotte and a few others, Julie says.

An entrepreneur at heart, she bought the rights to Boll Weevil’s recipes and concepts, and the owner came from Augusta to Litchfield to train the cooks and bakers.

The Boll Weevil Café layout retained the former Mayor’s House bar in back. Space inside the front door was organized into a bakery display — cakes are sold from the cases by the slice or whole with a day’s notice as well as fresh bread. Around the corner is a bright, airy dining room with wooden tables and chairs. Ford was delighted to find original wooden floors under the restaurant’s old carpet and even used the Mayor’s House sign as a base for her new lettering. The owner says there will be tables and chairs on the front porch when the weather turns warmer.

Boll Weevil Café and Sweetery will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week. It will open on Sundays from April to October and move its closing time to 10 p.m. Order at 843-314-0680.

Sabella’s Italian | Arthur and Tracey Sabella are bringing New York-style fine dining to Litchfield Village with Sabella’s Italian Restaurant and Bar in the former JD’s Steakhouse.

The husband and wife have been in the restaurant business for 35 years. They met in Manhattan when Arthur’s family ran a restaurant named Casabella and Tracey’s uncle ran a pastry shop, La Bella Farrows, on opposite sides of Mulberry Street in Little Italy. They have had restaurants in Manhattan and Long Island, perfecting a menu of regional Italian dishes, featuring the butter and cream of the north and the olive oil and garlic of the south, Tuscany and Rome, Arthur said.

There are familiar dishes on the Sabella’s menu. Veal chops, braised short ribs and a New York Strip all feature an Italian twist like a Parmesan-infused potato for instance. Patrons won’t find the “chicken Parm” of typical Italian restaurants, Tracey said. Sabella’s features nine pastas. The Sabellas say they have spent their first month here clearing up a misconception among some patrons that they are a reconstituted LaBella’s, an Italian restaurant on Highway 17 that closed. Only the names are similar, she said.

Hours are Monday-Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m. to late night. Make reservations at 843-235-4020 or get more information at

New York Pizza |Brothers Max and Armond Alou have opened New York Pizza Kitchen and Sweet Cups Pawleys Island Creamery at Pawleys Market in the two spaces north of Lowe’s Foods.

New York Pizza features a hand-tossed “king crust” with all fresh ingredients baked in a brick oven, according to Max Alou. Pizzas are sold whole and by the slice. The restaurant also offers 14 hoagies, stromboli, calzone, pasta, burgers and salads for dining in or take-out. Order at 843-353-2160.

Sweet Cups features 10 flavors of frozen yogurt and 16 flavors of ice cream with 36 toppings. It has three flavors of gelato and offers coffee, cappuccino, mochaccino and espresso.

The Alou brothers have run restaurants in Myrtle Beach for 15 years and been in business 27 years overall.

The pizza parlor is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with plans for later summer hours. The ice cream shop is open seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Divine Dining Group | will open three restaurants in one this month at the former site of Nosh in the Hammock Shops. Plans call for the Pawleys Pavilion Bar and Cafe on the covered deck with Cera Sushi and Pawleys Prime, a steak and seafood restaurant, inside.


Coastal Uncorked Farm to Table Dinner

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The fifth annual Farm to Table will be held at Thompson Farm & Nursery on Sunday, September 28th 2014 at 5pm.

Upon arrival, guests will enjoy a cocktail tasting hour while sampling a variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres presented by Horry Georgetown Technical College Culinary.

Guests will enjoy a cocktail tasting hour in the cornfield while sampling a variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres presented by Horry Georgetown Technical College Culinary students, followed by live music throughout the evening and a six course dinner prepared onsite by chefs hailing from some of the finest restaurants along the Grand Strand. This fall farm event is like no other dining event in the area. Tickets are sure to sell out fast, be sure to get yours today.

Tickets are $150 per person. $750 for a table of six or $900 for a table of eight. A portion of the proceeds for this event will benefit educational and other MBAHA programs.

For event information, call MBAHA at (843) 626-9668 or PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!

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