Even the beach can get old. Luckily, Charleston County, South Carolina has more to offer – specifically, a charming inlet off the quaint East Cooper River, replete with dockside restaurants, anchored shrimp boats, and a constant, relaxing sea breeze. Escape from overcrowded holiday locales in Charleston with this charming alternate option. Here are 10 of the best restaurants in East Cooper.
Tavern & Table
Tavern and Table is the perfect pick for drinks and appetizers with friends or a filling family meal. No matter the size of the group, this waterfront establishment overlooks peaceful Shem Creek, just east of the Cooper River. Its wood fired brick oven cranks out tasty flat-breads from open to close, featuring flavors like barbecue pulled pork with smoked Gouda and pickled red onions. Tavern and Table’s house ground burgers, whether turkey or beef, come from a handful of local purveyors.
Address & telephone number: Tavern & Table, 100 Church Street, Mount Pleasant, SC, USA, + 1 843 352 9510
Serving brunch from Sunday at 11am to 2pm and dinner from 5pm to 9pm on Mondays through Thursdays, the Granary serves premier charcuterie and masterfully prepared comfort dishes. The establishment seats 75 guests and includes a bar and patio along with a robust and developed dinner menu. The butcher plate comes with a selection of house-cured meats hand picked by Executive Chef Brannon Florie, who aptly proves his experience in South Carolina farming and culinary practices.
Address & telephone number: The Granary, 624 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, USA, + 1 843 216 3832
Take a large appetite and some friends directly to Poe’s Tavern, a bustling beach spot on Sullivan’s Island for an edgy locale dedicated to the memory of famous author Edgar Allan Poe. The well known American author was quite fond of Charleston, and he – if still alive – would surely frequent this joint for its thick, hearty burgers and beach friendly cocktails. These half-pound, Angus chuck ground beauties are cooked to order and topped with everything from pimiento cheese to thick cut Applewood bacon and in-house ground chili.
Address & telephone number: Poe’s Tavern, 2210 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, SC, USA, + 1 843 883 0083
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