Top 10 Restaurants To Try In Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

1750 round Smoke House on Boone Hall Planation Mount Pleasant South Carolina
1750 round Smoke House on Boone Hall Planation Mount Pleasant South Carolina | © denisbin/Flickr
Manuela Galan

Close to the iconic city of Charleston in South Carolina, Mount Pleasant is a charming city that boasts high-quality restaurants. It is also home to Shem Creek, where shrimp and seafood abound and play an important role in the city’s cuisine. Here are ten great restaurants to try when you’re in Mount Pleasant.

1. Langdon’s Restaurant and Wine Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, American, Wine

Langdon’s Restaurant, led by Chef Patrick Owens, is a place where local ingredients are revisited for a refined and high-quality menu. It takes pride in its attention to detail and elegant approach to food. The restaurant has an intimate atmosphere and impeccable service that ensure you will want to come back time and again. Local seafood definitely shines on the menu, but you will also find delectable meat- based meals and dishes to suit all tastes. As it is also a wine bar, Langdon’s has a wide selection of delicious wines to choose from. Its delicious food and wine and its great atmosphere make for a wonderful dining experience.

2. Opal

Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Seafood

A sister restaurant to Langdon’s Restaurant and Wine Bar, Opal offers Californian-Mediterranean cuisine of the same high-standard as Langdon’s – and they take their food quite seriously. Fresh pasta is made in-house, and you will also be treated to local seafood and high quality meat, in the same spirit as Opal’s counterpart. A very recent addition to Mount Pleasant’s range of restaurants, Opal has already become an integral part of the city’s food scene and adds an exotic touch to the local cuisine.

3. Page’s Okra Grill

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Fast Food

A perfect venue in which to have a typical Lowcountry meal, Page’s Okra Grill was awarded the Best Shrimp and Grits award in the Best of Mount Pleasant Awards in 2014. This family-run restaurant has a wide-range of dishes on the menu, from smoked meats to cakes, and places a lot of importance on variety, with an average of three specials a day, all created by head chef Ashleigh Page.

4. Old Village Post House

Bar, Seafood, American

Describing itself as a ‘part tavern, part inn’, The Old Village Post House offers excellent local food in a cozy yet historic setting that takes you back to the roots of the town. You will feel welcome as soon as you cross the doorstep, but locals know that the hidden treasure lies in the dining area at the back, by the bar – a quiet place for long, friendly conversations surrounded by delicious food. The chef is mindful of where his ingredients come from and strives to make them taste their very best. Stay in their patio area to sit back and enjoy the South Carolina sunshine before you wander out into the neighborhood.

5. Five Loaves Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, American

A restaurant with a conscience as well as a taste for good food, the Five Loaves Cafe offers options for vegetarians, gluten free diets and allergies, and sources its food carefully to respect ethical, health and environmental concerns. The food options consist of light meals – you will find salads, soups and sandwiches – and the atmosphere is friendly. Their ethical concerns mean that the owners have had to get creative with their ingredients, which include homemade condiments and mozzarella.

6. Coleman Public House

Pub, Restaurant, American, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Fast Food

Coleman Public House
Courtesy Coleman Public House
Coleman Public House offers a choice of burgers, flatbreads, salads and other dishes which are beautifully complemented by a large selection of beer on tap and wonderful fries cooked in duck fat. The place is welcoming, with colorful and original artwork on the walls and friendly staff.

7. Charleston’s Café

Cafe, American

Despite its name, the Charleston Caféis a Mount Pleasant venue known to serve the best brunches or breakfasts in town. Its menu offers traditional breakfast food as well as lunch options with southern influences. Even the classics are given a fresh twist, such as the Southern eggs Benedict, paired with green tomatoes. The owner has filled the place with thoughtful touches, such as fruit and herb infused water and mouth-watering homemade desserts.

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