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The Ultimate Fripp Island Restaurant Guide

Happy poeple at a restaurant in Fripp IslandJust off the coast of South Carolina, Fripp Island offers something for everyone. The beaches, bike trails, and beautiful scenery are incomparable, but what makes this beautiful oasis stand out from any other is the delicious food offered by some of the best restaurants on the South Carolina island!

Dine on the water in Fripp Island and enjoy the most incredible ocean views

For a relaxing evening, right at the water’s edge, and arguably some of the best seafood in town, you have the Bonito Boathouse. This charming seaside spot was renovated just last year, so it boasts new finishes and comfortable dining arrangements. Watch the sunset with your sweetheart or catch up with an old friend over the classic fish tacos, pecan-encrusted grouper, or Southern-inspired shrimp and grits.

Another popular dining option is the Cabana Club Restaurant. The Cabana Club is perched on Skull’s Inlet and is home to the breathtaking views of Pritchard’s Island and the Cabana Lagoon Pools. There are great options for children, so it’s the perfect place to eat out with the family during your stay. We challenge you to find a better burger spot for lunch on the island! As an added bonus, if you’re in the mood for a cocktail, check out Willies Wet Bar while you’re there. Relaxing in the pool with a cool drink in your hand just became your new favorite pastime.

Pouring wine at a restaurant in Fripp Island SCIf you’re looking for a fine dining experience featuring regional ingredients and a healthy list of side dish options, reserve a table at The Beach Club. With ocean views at every table, and a wide selection of wine, you’re in for a true Fripp Island treat. For a more relaxing environment, but snacks from the same kitchen, head upstairs from The Beach Club to check out Ocean View. Play a rousing game of darts, order a couple of seasonal appetizers to share, and enjoy the good weather. Call 843-838-1510 for more information about the menu!

Fripp Island is home to some of the best quick and casual spots for breakfast, lunch and snacks!

Most folks need a couple of spots in town to grab a quick bite, whether you’re taking a break from the beach or packing up the makings for a picnic to take on your scenic bike route.

Ocean Pointe Grille is the locals’ favorite go-to for breakfast. Featuring omelets, pancakes, and just about every side dish you could ask for, it’s a staple in Fripp Island life, and it wouldn’t surprise us if you made it your new regular Saturday spot. Breakfast starts early at 7am and wraps up at 11, but there’s also a lunch menu, snacks and drinks available during the afternoon.

After completing your long journey to the 18th hole on the golf course, celebrate your score at the 19th Hole! It’s Fripp Island’s favorite post-golf spot to grab a bite and unwind and kick back with your buddies. The patio is the perfect location to relax and watch everyone else complete the 18th hole.

Take a break from the sun and stop into The Marina Deli to grab a sandwich, snack, soda or beer. The Marina Deli offers several budget-friendly options and is a great place to stock up for a day out on the boat! If you’re looking for many different options all in one location, head to the Food Court. Fried chicken, Mexican dishes, family-sized portions, and soft-serve ice cream are only a few of the numerous options available. There’s also a Starbucks for the caffeine lovers, and plenty of options for takeout.

Travel off the island for a bite to eat at Johnson Creek Tavern and Gullah Grub!

Surf and turf at a South Carolina RestaurantFor a menu that covers it all, from steak to chicken to seafood, head to Johnson Creek Tavern. Enjoy oysters by the bucket, indulge in the night’s dinner special, and catch up with some dear friends. Your dinner will be accompanied by a commendable beer and wine list and serenaded by Fripp Island local musicians.

For a more traditional option, check out Gullah Grub, serving up traditional low country foods, roasted, grilled or stewed with fresh local ingredients. The Gullah people were able to preserve their stories, food, music and more when isolated on the islands of South Carolina, and now they’re able to share their culture with us when diving into the authentic Gullah meals at Gullah Grub.

Fripp Island is the place to be, with beautiful weather year-round and so many things to do!

Whether you are the avid fisherman, a nature enthusiast, or are ready to take your spot on the beach with a good book, this South Carolina Island is the ideal location for your permanent home or vacation home. By becoming a resident and obtaining your amenity card, you can indulge in all of the amenities that the Fripp Island resort has to offer, including our favorite dining spots!

Families, retirees, couples and singles have turned to John Lee, Fripp Island real estate expert, for help in uncovering the best homes for sale on the island. Call Lee today at 843-575-2820 to learn more about the area and his featured listings!