Sullivan’s Island Restaurants: Your Ultimate Guide

There are few islands off the coast of Charleston, SC with as many charming restaurants as Sullivan’s Island. This guide will help you find the perfect spot to dine, whether you’re looking for lunch before exploring the area or dinner and drinks after a day at the beach.

Sullivan’s Island restaurants boast fresh seafood, famous burgers, delicious BBQ and even a James Beard nominated chef. Let us help you make the most of your visit to Sullivan’s Island.

Where To Eat On Sullivan’s Island

Check out this map for an overview of where restaurants are located on Sullivan’s Island. As you can see they are all easily accessible from Charleston and Mount Pleasant via the Ben Sawyer Bridge and they’re all clustered on Middle Street.

Sullivan’s Island’s Best Restaurants

2019 Middle Street | Sullivan’s Island

Trendy Seafood Eatery

Sullivan’s Fish Camp is a trendy seafood restaurant on serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Their menu is the same all day and includes crowd-favorites beer battered fish and chips and the New England lobster roll. We also really like their Fish Camp Sandwich with jerk rubbed fish and the jalapeno and their gouda hush puppies.

Sullivan’s Fish Camp has a dedicated takeout menu with fish & chips, truffle parm fried shrimp, a burger and lobster roll. They wrap their takeout in easy to transport boxes (and they make for an easy picnic on the beach!)

2213-B Middle Street | Sullivan’s Island

Inventive Cuisine Rooted in the Caribbean

If you’re looking for island vibes head over to The Longboard in Sullivan’s Island. This eatery has a beautifully decorated interior with airy beach atmosphere.

The Longboard serves dinner daily, lunch on weekdays and an epic weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 3pm

With its roots in the US Virgin Islands, The Longboard brings Caribbean flare to cuisines from around the world.

The menus includes items as diverse as fresh seafood, banh mi, poke, sushi wraps and raw oysters.

2063 Middle Street | Sullivan’s Island

Inspired Lowcountry Fare in Warm and Inviting Setting

The Obstinate Daughter is worth a visit if you’re on the hunt for an inspired menu executed to perfection.

You’ll find endless possibilities from low country fare and raw oysters to delicious wood-fired pizzas.

Obstinate Daughter is always abuzz with a perfect atmosphere whether you settle in for a meal with family and friends or are out for a date night.

They are also open for a weekend brunch that you won’t want to miss!

2213 Middle Street | Sullivan’s Island

Fine dining cuisine in casual setting

At High Thyme you will find the perfect blend of fine dining and a casual setting.

You can’t go wrong with any of the entrees served at High Thyme especially their fresh seafood options. Or if you’re not in the mood for seafood, be sure to try their Bolognese lasagna.

Enjoy seating in their comfortable dining room or on their large front porch.

Located on Middle Street in the heart of Sullivan’s Island its a great place to enjoy dinner in an island atmosphere after a day of seeing the sights or hanging out at the beach.

Home Team BBQ

2209 Middle Street | Sullivan’s Island

Mouthwatering Carolina style BBQ

A mainstay in the Charleston BBQ scene, Home Team BBQ has been serving up delicious Carolina style BBQ on Sullivan’s Island since 2009. You won’t need much convincing to go in as you’re strolling down Middle Street with the delicious BBQ aromas coming from this place.

Home Team is a great place to bring the entire family with a laid back atmosphere and something for everyone on the menu.

Whether pulled pork, brisket or chicken is your thing, Home Team has you covered. We love getting ‘The Board’ platter served family style for a crowd. And if someone in your group isn’t a BBQ fan, they have outstanding burgers and tacos as well.

2210 Middle Street | Downtown Charleston

Famous burgers with great outdoor seating

Poe’s Tavern is a burger destination not only for Sullivan’s Island but for all of Charleston serving some of the best burgers in town. They also have nachos, quesadillas, several options for chicken, salads and more.

Poe’s has a relaxed island feel with awesome outdoor seating in their garden and on their front porch.

It’s the perfect spot to grab lunch before hitting the beach or dinner and drinks after a day on the surf. Speaking of beachy, check out their fish and shrimp tacos!

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

2205 Middle Street | Sullivan’s Island

Mexi-cali restaurant with fresh Mexican fare

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina is a trendy island restaurant with fresh Mexican fare including tacos, quesadillas, traditional entrees and Baja bowls. With three locations Mex 1 has become a staple in the Charleston area and especially popular at their Sullivan’s Island location.

Located on Middle Street in the heart of Sullivan’s Island Mex 1 has a great atmosphere with lots of covered outdoor deck seating.

It’s Great spot to enjoy a cocktail after a day at the beach with plenty of specialty margaritas to choose from.

Be sure to check them out for their Sunday brunch from 11 am – 3 pm!

2213 Middle Street | Sullivan’s Island

Dive bar with great pub fare

Dunleavy’s Pub is your classic Irish pub and dive bar, located right in the heart of Sullivan’s Island. With American bar food its a great spot for a casual lunch or dinner with drinks. It’s a popular watering hole for locals and visitors alike.

Don’t expect any traditional Irish fare, but instead enjoy their delicious grilled wings, burgers or a Reuben!

Dunleavy’s is cash only, so be sure to bring some cash or you can use their on site ATM.

The Co-op Frosé and Eatery

2019 Middle Street | Sullivan’s Island

Breakfast and lunch sandwiches and frosé to go

The Co-Op is a great breakfast and lunch spot on Sullivan’s Island that is known for its frosé by the bottle.

Their breakfast menu includes whipped ricotta toast, a sausage egg and cheese, a breakfast burrito and avocado toast. The Co-Op has $1 drip coffee (!!) as well as espresso drinks and cold brew.

For lunch, grab a sandwich, a bag of chips and a bottle of frosé. Better yet, get a flight of frosé! They have a variety of flavors available daily.

Kids love The Co-Op too! They have a small kid-friendly menu with a PB+J and grilled cheese, as well as soft-serve ice cream.

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