Don’t Pass On Dinner at These 5 Pawleys Island Restaurants

Finding your favorite restaurants on vacation is a process, isn’t it?

You have recommendations. You have experience. And you have some that rise above the rest.

In and near Pawleys Island, five places have emerged as particularly memorable.

These 5 Restaurants Rate Above the Rest for Dinner in Pawleys Island

1. Rustic Table

It’s a sweet spot for an anniversary celebration — or just a Saturday night in Pawleys Island. Get down-home cooking in a cool place.

What’s so good? Food and service. The Shrimp and Grits and Fried Green Tomatoes are delicious, and it’s a nice place to bring the family. 

Pro tip: Order the Grayman Burger. Named for the local ghost legend, it features two smashed patties, house pickles, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheddar, and house mayo with fries and slaw. Add bacon or a fried egg.


2. Gio’s Italian Kitchen Pawleys Island

For those who seek a splendid wine and dinner experience, Gio’s is the place to be. This dynamic trattoria serves old-world cuisine in a modern setting.

What’s so good? It is considered by many to be the best Italian restaurant in Pawleys Island. The authentic Italian menu will taste just like mom and dad used to make.

Pro tip: Make a reservation. Try a Dark & Stormy cocktail: It’s made of black rum, ginger beer, and lime. When you order the Fresh Pasta, ask the sommelier for wine pairings.

3. Eggs Up Grill

A delicious breakfast can dictate a wonderful day. If you start with this laid-back chain favorite, that bodes well! They’re a nice choice for burgers, too.

What’s so good? The Corned Beef Hash, for one. It’s been referred to as an upscale Waffle House. Down-home food in a comfortable place. Sounds good!

Pro tip: Try something novel every time you visit. The menu is that vast and that incredible. Cafe Mocha is decadent, with a whipped cream topping.

4. Quigley’s Pint and Plate

Enjoy house-brewed beer and karaoke in an astonishingly fun place. Join them for trivia night and enjoy the view, too.

What’s so good? The Damn Hot Yardbird Wings could be the tops in town, especially paired with a cold brew. You’ll be hooked on your first visit.

Pro tip: Don’t let the hustle and bustle deter you. It’s a local favorite too, and the service is good enough to take proper care of you during busy times.

5. BisQit

This place will exceed your expectations for high-quality food at any meal. You can’t go wrong with their selection of innovative burgers and craft cocktails.

What’s so good? The milkshakes — with a side of onion rings. Have brunch in a pretty setting. Everything is delicious, from coffee to biscuit sandwiches.

Pro tip: Ask for a doggie bag. The portions are so generous that you’ll have a snack (or another meal) for later. The handcrafted House Burger is a winner.

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