The guide to eating in or dining out along the Grand Strand. The establishments listed here have water access on site or very nearby. Or we really, really like what they're sellin'!
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Tie up at the Barefoot Landing community dock to spend the day visiting
the shops & restaurants located there
Barefoot Resort Bar & Grill
5183 Barefoot Bridge Rd. 843-390-3227.
Known for brick-oven pizza & calzones, pastas, homemade tuna & chicken salad, burgers, chicken fingers & specialty soup-of-the-day. Hours: M-Sun 11a-11p. Casual. $$
Bully’s Pub &Grill
4868 Hwy 17 S. 843-272-4123.
Delicious Bully’s barbeque porker, Bully’s chili cheeseburger, hot sweet honey wings, jalapeno poppers & spicy cheese dip. 32 beers on tap. Pool tables, darts & bowling machines. Hours: M-Sun N-2a. Casual. $
Castano’s Italian Steakhouse
4926 Hwy 17 S. 843-361-2000.
Waterview seating inside, or out under the covered patio. Family friendly. Handcrafted recipes from around the world include prime seafood, steak & authentic Italian pasta dishes. Lounge with extensive wine list & drink menu. Reservations recommend. Casual to dressy. $$$
Dick’s Last Resort
4700 Hwy 17 S. 843-272-7794.
Outrageous, energetic wait staff, serving Bubba Dick’s barbeque pork ribs, buckets o grub, fried catfish. Toss back a few cold ones at the patio tiki bar. Hours: 11:30a-10p daily. Casual. $$
Fire Island Grille
4924 Hwy 17 S. 843-272-3473.
Tropical paradise setting providing American cuisine with a Caribbean flair serving Fire Island fried dumplings, firecracker shrimp & Mayan crab cakes. Patio dining. Hours: 4-11p daily. $$
Flying Fish Public Market & Grill
4744 Hwy 17 S. 843-663-3474.
Waterfront next to the Alabama Theatre. Local seafood, Lowcountry recipes & a raw bar. Wide variety of steamed shellfish & sushi. Hours: Daily 11a-until. Casual. $-$$
Greg Norman’s Australian Grille
4930 Hwy 17 S. 843-361-0000.
Fine dining reminiscent of the Australian outback. Dinner includes Chef’s special soup creation, fresh wood-grilled seafood, steaks & chicken. Extensive, award-winning wine list. Hours: 11a-til, daily. Casual. $$
House of Blues
4640 Hwy 17 S. 843-272-3000.
Creole seafood jambalaya & baby back ribs. Chocolate banana bread pudding. Live music. Hours: F 3-10p, Sat 8a-10p, Sun-Th 4-9p, Sun Brunch 9a-2p. Casual.
Joe’s Crab Shack
4846 Hwy 17 S. 843-272-5900.
Warm welcomes, delicious seafood. Big Joe’s seafood platters, steam pots & buckets of crab. Dance & have fun. Hours: Sun-Th 11a-10p, F-Sat 11a-11p. Casual. $$
4712 Hwy 17 S. 843-361-0191.
Burgers burgers burgers. Exclusive chili cheeseburgers come with all-meat chili & cheddar cheese. Juicy, double Rocket burger. Root beer floats. 50’s music nightly. Hours: Sun-Th11a-7p, F-Sat 11a-9p. Casual. $$
Preston’s Seafood Restaurant
4530 Hwy 17 S. 843-272-3338.
Grande buffet features: seafood & country cooking, fresh vegetables, selections of broiled & fried seafood. The bakeshop turns out fresh yeast rolls & cobblers. Dessert bar with choice of ice cream. Hours: T-Sat 4p-til. Casual.
River City Café
4742 CD Barefoot Landing. 843-272-7077.
Juicy, one-of-a-kind burgers, homemade French fries, hand-dipped onion rings, River City Philly sandwiches & fresh salads. Complimentary peanuts, shells on the floor. Hours: Seasonal. Casual.
River Street Sweets
4912 Barefoot Landing. 843-361-9545.
Southern candy store, known for world famous buttery, pecan-rich praline fudge. Also glazed pecans, chocolates, sugar & spice pecans, log rolls, caramel & taffy. Hours: M-Th 10a-7p, F-Sat 10a-9p. Casual.
Try one or all of these waterfront or water-access restaurants next time you're, you know, hungry ...
T-Bonz Gill & Grill
4732 Hwy 17 S. 843-272-7111.
Family friendly. Fresh, local seafood; low country specialties. Also Tommy’s Texas cheese fries topped with apple smoked bacon, chicken wings, Texas chili, Philly sandwich & burgers. Hours: 11a-til, daily. Casual.
Ultimate California Pizza
4860 Hwy 17 S. 843-361-8108.
50 gourmet toppings, including meat & seafood, fresh fruit & nut, herbs & spices, classic tomato & pesto based pizzas or build your own. Also the big Kahuna pizza, a monster everything pie. Hours: 11a-9 p daily. Casual.
Umberto’s Pittsburgh Italian Tattoria
4886 Hwy 17 S. 843-272-1176.
Italian restaurant known for chops, especially the tremendous pork chops topped with garlic & peppers. Signature Osso Bucco & dessert. Casual. Hours: 5-9p, daily
Wild Wing Café
4706 Hwy 17 S. 843-361-9464.
Fat wings; fries topped with cheese, chili & sour cream. Chicken fingers dipped in spicy batter. Popular house salad is served with Texas toast. Casual. Hours: M-F 9a-5p, daily