4 To-Die-For Restaurants to Check Out in Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island, South Carolina, may not have the vast numbers of restaurants that its coastal neighbor to the north, Myrtle Beach, can offer. But what its dining scene lacks in quantity, it definitely makes up for in quality. In fact, some of the Myrtle Beach area’s most renowned restaurants can be found in Pawleys Island and is a hotbed for great seafood in particular.

Ready to sample some of the best dishes that Pawleys Island has to offer? Head for one of these four top local restaurants, all found within easy driving distance of The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn:

Bistro 217

Offering a “unique, eclectic atmosphere” and a fine-dining menu featuring Lowcountry dishes with Asian and European influences, Bistro 217 is located on U.S. Highway 17 about 3 miles south of The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn. Menu highlights here include seafood dishes like the Korean Chili Seared salmon, the Pan-Seared Lobster, Shrimp and Scallops and the Trout Almondine. But the fresh catches aren’t the only tasty options here — land-based offerings like the Grilled Chicken Orzo, Horseradish-Encrusted Pork Schnitzel and Braised Short Ribs shine too.

Chive Blossom Restaurant & Bar

Found about 3 miles south of The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn on North Causeway Road, the Chive Blossom Restaurant & Bar specializes in putting unique and tasty twists on traditional Lowcountry favorites — with Mediterranean, French and Asian influences often adding to the culinary creativity. Popular entree choices on the dinner menu here include the Cornmeal Crusted Flounder, the Blackened Pork Porterhouse, the Jumbo Lump Crabcakes and the Southern Bouillabaisse, just to name a few. Adding to the eatery’s attraction, fans of the outdoors can choose to dine in the Chive Blossom courtyard, where they’ll be treated to delicious dishes under a canopy of beautiful Lowcountry live oaks.

Austin’s Ocean One

Foodies staying at The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn don’t have to go far to find great food. Found right on the resort property, Austin’s Ocean One serves up contemporary American dishes including seafood, hand-cut steaks and locally sourced produce, all in a fine-dining atmosphere. Popular choices on the dinner menu here include Austin’s Low Country Chicken, Pan Seared Long Island Duck Breast, Sesame Ginger Glazed Salmon and Pistachio & Ginger Crusted Grouper. And those in the mood for grilled meats can’t go wrong with choices like the Prime Angus Ribeye, the Grilled Beef Tenderloin or the Grilled Baby Lamb Chops.

Frank’s and Frank’s Outback

Located about 4 miles south of The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn on Ocean Highway, Frank’s and Frank’s Outback tees up a duo of delicious restaurants (plus four full bars) in a single location. (Those who’d prefer to eat inside in a more formal atmosphere can choose Frank’s Inside Bistro, while the outdoor patio and covered terrace at Frank’s Outback offer a more casual setting.) Tasty menu options in the sister eateries include steaks, rack of lamb, fresh-caught seafood, and short ribs — with just a few of the eye-catching offerings including Sauteed Bahamian Conch, oven-roasted New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Sauteed Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and Lobster Ravioli.

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Get a True Taste of Pawleys Island

Ready to explore all the great restaurants (and taste all the great dishes) that South Carolina’s tranquil Southern Strand has to offer? Book your escape at The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn today! With a broad range of room and villa options and a picturesque Pawleys Island location just steps from the Atlantic Ocean, The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn is the perfect home base for exploring all the flavors of Pawleys Island.


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