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Kiawah Island Restaurants

There are so many great Kiawah Island Restaurants to choose from. Whether you are looking for a 5 star Fine Dining experience or simply mouth-watering good food in a casual environment you will not run out of fabulous places to eat. Here are some selections to wet your appetite and help you find just what you are looking for.

The Ocean Room

The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary receives great reviews for those looking for fine dining on Kiawah Island. There is a dress code so if you are looking for a place where you can wear shorts and flip-flops this is not the place but if you are looking for elegantly plated delicious cuisine with views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean then you will not be disappointed.

The menu offers locally sourced beef, poultry and produce in addition to a Sushi Lounge and an extensive wine list. The menu changes seasonally so you will want to check the website to find out what’s for dinner and make reservations which are required.

Tomasso at Turtle Point

If you are a fan of Italian food, then Tomasso at Turtle Point may be for you. They specialize in authentic cuisine from all regions of Italy.

The Night Heron Grill

If you are looking for a casual place for the whole family to enjoy feasting on local seafood, specialty wraps and sandwiches, and cold beverages while relaxing around the pool then visit The Night Heron Grill.

Jasmine Porch

Jasmine Porch at The Sanctuary serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner and specializes in Lowcountry cuisine. Local seafood is always featured on the menu. The relaxed atmosphere is perfect for those beach days and the menu has great options for kids. Reservations are required for dinner and Sunday brunch. For more information visit their website.


Hege’s restaurant on Johns Island offers classic French cuisine as well as international cuisine. Chef Richard Hege has been in the restaurant business for over 29 years and it shows in the innovative cuisine. The environment is casual located between Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island on Johns Island. Menus are available on their website.

The Market at Town Center

It’s not just a market so don’t let the name fool you. If you are looking for a place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, then The Market at Town Center is a good choice. They will even prepare a Picnic Bag for you to take on a biking excursion or a day at the beach. This is also a great place to grab a quick bite before you do some shopping because we all know shopping for food on an empty stomach can be dangerous!

Beaches & Cream

Looking for a great place to take the kids for an ice cream and some candy? Beaches & Cream was made with kids in mind but they did not forget about the adults with specialty coffee and some great simple food when you are on the move. This is a great stop when you are biking the paths of Kiawah!

Southern Kitchen

If you take your time getting out and about in the morning or are simply in the mood for breakfast all day long, then visit the Southern Kitchen located in the Straw Market at West beach.

Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House

Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House At Osprey Point Clubhouse will satisfy your cravings for southern barbecue and mac n cheese. You will find Chef Keith Richardson smoking meats over local hardwoods and creating mouth watering sauces and rubs. Enjoy sitting on the open veranda overlooking Osprey’s famous alligators. Select from their extensive beer list featuring over sixty local, imported, draft and craft beers. If you have a larger party of 8 or more you will need to call and make reservations. They are open daily for lunch and dinner. Visit their website for more information.

The Atlantic Room

If you came to the Island in search of the best seafood, then The Atlantic Room at the Ocean Course Clubhouse is not to be missed.

Loggerhead Bar & Grill at The Sanctuary

This is a poolside dining option open mid-May through mid-November located at the Sanctuary pool. With items ranging from Nachos with Jerk Chicken to Lobster Roll there is a little bit of something for everyone including a full kids menu.

West Beach Cantina

This is another option located on Kiawah Island Golf Resort. It is open daily from 11:00AM – 4:00PM. If you are looking for Mexican with flare this cantina is for you. Sit down to relax with a margarita and grab some fish tacos but only from open mid-May through mid-September as they are only open seasonally.

The Lobby Bar

If you are looking for something lite to eat where the focus is on the drinks then The Lobby Bar’s menu is sure to please. Located at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Sanctuary it offers an intimate setting. You can even catch live piano music on Friday and Saturday nights. Learn more about The Lobby Bar.

Freshfields Village

Other places to eat include The King Street Grille, La Tela Pizzeria, Java Java, the Marble Slab Creamery, Ladles, The Station Deli, Hege’s, Vincents Drug Store & Soda Fountain, and The Village Market by Harris Teeter, all found in nearby Freshfields Village.

Excellent dining can also be found throughout downtown Charleston just a short drive away.