Mussels in clay bowl, glass of white wine and lemon on wooden blue background at Kiawah Island restaurant

A Local’s Guide to the Best Kiawah Dining

When you imagine sitting down for dinner at a Lowcountry restaurant, what do you envision? A succulent seafood feast with oysters on the half shell and truffle crusted halibut? Maybe you picture Southern classics like fried green tomatoes, cheesy grits, and hoppin’ John. Whatever you’re craving, you can get your fix when you indulge in a Kiawah dining experience. The island is overflowing with culinary treasures just waiting to be discovered. The local cuisine is unlike any other! Fresh, seasonal vegetables and herbs complement the rich, buttery flavors that melt in your mouth. Are you hungry yet?

While the Kiawah dining possibilities serve as a major draw to the island, you might like to sprinkle a few activities into your agenda that aren’t food related. Our complimentary destination guide contains thoughtful suggestions assembled by our local experts. From highly-regarded golf courses to peaceful marsh kayaking, you’ll fall in love with our charming Carolina island. Come for the breathtaking scenery and stay for the sweet, Southern hospitality. If food is the focus of your next getaway, look no further; read on for our favorite eats.

The Best Kiawah Dining

The Ocean Room at the Sanctuary

Treat your taste buds to an exquisite meal at the Ocean Room Restaurant at the Sanctuary. The elegant atmosphere beckons patrons to dine in luxury. Choose between dishes such as smoked trout caviar, dry aged t-bone, or braised octopus. Their sushi menu also comes highly recommended and features various types of nigiri and sashimi. The restaurant even boasts a selection of over 1,000 award-winning wines. Need we say more?

Jasmine Porch

For an authentic taste of Charleston, look no further than the Jasmine Porch restaurant on Kiawah Island. Here, eclectic aromas of freshly-prepared shrimp and grits, roasted chicken, and creamy, three-cheese macaroni fill the air. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. End your meal with a farmers market dessert that features seasonal ingredients.

The Atlantic Room at the Ocean Course

The Lowcountry houses some of the most divine seafood dishes you can encounter in the U.S., and the menu at the Atlantic Room restaurant at the Ocean Course is no exception. Whether you’re in the mood for lobster mac n’ cheese, sea scallops, or monkfish, you’ll find just the right thing to satisfy your appetite. To top it all off, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic from any seat in the house.

Loggerhead Grill

If you’ve got a hankering for quality, gourmet sandwiches in a relaxed atmosphere, Loggerhead Grill’s menu is right up your alley. This restaurant tones down the high-class Kiawah vibes without sacrificing the quality of your dining experience. Bite into a lemony lobster roll or a mahi-mahi BLT. Served up with a side of fries and a coconut mojito, this meal is best enjoyed poolside.

Tomasso at Turtle Point

Kiawah’s Tomasso at Turtle Point Restaurant boasts the most delicious Italian food on the island. Start off with mussels served in a white wine butter broth followed by an entree of pappardelle with braised short ribs or Sicilian stuffed peppers. Paired with the perfect class of prosecco, your meal will surely be a memorable one.

Book Your Stay with Andell Inn

While discovering Kiawah Island’s best dining options, you’ll need a designated home base. Luckily, we’ve designed our amazing accommodations with great attention to detail and with you in mind. Savor our luxurious amenities such as the saltwater pool and porch bar.

Stay in one of our King Studio Suites for an intimate setting with ample space. After a night out at one of our favorite restaurants, you’ll appreciate the cozy king-size bed and the spacious living area. These rooms are even equipped with small kitchens, ideal for heating up your leftovers or cooking up a tasty breakfast in the morning. You deserve the best, and our thoughtful staff provides incredible service.

King Studio Apartment

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