The Best Southern Food in the Lowcountry

Southern Food is more than just another type or style of cooking. In South Carolina, our Southern Food is quite literally a way of life. Shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, fresh oysters, and barbecue are all but a taste of the SC way of eating. In this blog, we will look at the top places in the area serving southern food we think you will love.

Our list of the best restaurants in Shem Creek breaks down eight of the top places to eat in this picturesque setting. Ready to start planning your trip? Our free Isle of Palms Vacation Guide has a complete list of restaurants, activities, and sights near our slice of paradise! 

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The Top Places to Find Southern Food In the Lowcountry

Restaurants on Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms has a wide range of restaurants from fun, oceanfront bar and grills to hidden gems that are worth hunting down!

Shem Creek Restaurants

Shem Creek is a laidback creek famous for its waterfront restaurants and further popularized in the hit Netflix show Outer Banks. It is hard to go wrong when you eat on Shem Creek, but these are a few of our favorites!

Seafood Restaurants in the Area

You are in Charleston so of course you are going to be looking for some fresh seafood! The seafood restaurants on Isle of Palms offer great views of the ocean and intercoastal waterways, serve locally sourced seafood, and pair well with a Charleston sunset.

Sullivan’s Island Restaurants

Sullivan’s Island has created quite the culinary scene recently, with restaurants serving fresh seafood, homemade barbecue, and unique creations that don’t have a home on a culinary chart.

Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants

If you are trying to be healthy or looking for a vegetarian friendly take on Southern classics, we have a few favorite spots that will satisfy everyone in the family!

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