Whether you traveled across the world or just came over from Charleston, Kiawah Island is a simply wonderful vacation spot. It’s home to golf courses, marinas, and stunning beaches.

Like any other vacation spot, it’s also home to multiple eateries. There is sure to be something you’ll enjoy from seafood restaurants, wine bars, and steakhouses. Even picky eaters or people with dietary restrictions should have an easy time finding a meal at Kiawah Island.

Knowing the best places to choose can be tricky, though, so we’ve narrowed it down for you. Here are some of the best restaurants on Kiawah Island!

Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House

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If you’re looking for some authentic southern dishes, Cherrywood BBQ is the place to go.

With a wide selection of barbecued meat, ice cream, craft beers, and much more, you and your family are likely to find something that’ll hit the spot.

Ryder Cup Bar

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Are you looking for a bar with a nice view? Ryder Cup Bar provides both indoor and outdoor seating so that you can enjoy the fresh air and your meal all at once.

This bar is the ideal place for Lowcountry cuisine. Their menu includes seafood, burgers, and southern-style starters like fried green tomatoes and grits!

The Atlantic Room

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At the Atlantic Room, you can choose from a wide variety of seafood and an extensive wine list. They also offer a kids’ menu, so even if your little ones have a picky palate, they’re sure to find something they’ll like.

The best part is, you can enjoy a view of the Atlantic while you enjoy your meal! Remember to make a reservation beforehand.

The Ocean Room

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The Forbes Four-Star awarded The Ocean Room offers plenty of delicious, memorable dishes from fresh seafood to juicy filet mignon.

Located at the Ocean Course Clubhouse, this is a great place to come after a day of golfing. Remember to dress formally to ensure an authentic dining experience and make your reservation ahead of time.

The Night Heron Grill & Bar

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For a light lunch or dinner after swimming at the Night Heron Park, the Night Heron Grill & Bar offers healthy salads, sides, Mexican dishes, and a wide selection of alcoholic drinks.

With smoothies and plenty of finger foods, this eatery can also provide a kid-friendly dining experience!

La Tela Pizzeria

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Whether you dine in or opt for takeout, La Tela Pizzeria provides various delicious Italian dishes.

As their name suggests, pizza is their main attraction; but you can also dine on pasta, salads, and desserts like gelato or tiramisu.

Cantina 76

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Cantina 76 offers a variety of delicious, authentic Mexican dishes. Whether you’re there for dinner or a hearty brunch, you can finish your meal off with some decadent desserts.

They also have happy hour every weekday, so be sure to stop by between 4 and 7 PM with some friends!

King Street Grille

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No matter what your preferences may be, the King Street Grille has something for everyone. Vegetarians or anyone hoping for a lighter meal will enjoy the build-your-own salad option. They also offer many types of sandwiches, appetizers, desserts, and more.

Like Cantina 76, they have an extended happy hour -- from 4 to 7 PM!

Loggerhead Bar & Grill

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With its stunning view of the Atlantic ocean, the Loggerhead Bar & Grill will have you feeling like you’re on an island resort.

If you’re looking for something filling, you could try one of their signature burgers or tacos. Or, you can go for their many different salads or even a poke bowl! And if you’re staying at the Sanctuary resort, it’s the perfect place to order a margarita to enjoy by the poolside.


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Located at the Turtle Point Clubhouse, Tomasso is a great place to stop for a hearty dinner at the end of the day. If you’re fond of seafood, you might enjoy their fried calamari; or if you’re looking for something light, you could give one of their many salads a try.

All of their dishes and ingredients are hand-made, locally sourced, and prepared the day they serve them, so you can always expect your meal to be fresh.

Java Java

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Even when you’re on vacation, you don’t want to miss out on breakfast. Stop by Java Java for some award-winning coffee and one of their delicious breakfast sandwiches.

If you’re in for a surprise, you can also give their quiche of the day a try. And if you or someone in your group has gluten sensitivity, Java Java has alternatives to accommodate that.


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Tired of burgers and other heavy dinners? Stop by Ladles when you’re in Freshfields Village for some light-yet-filling soup and salad.

They have plenty of different soups and salads to choose from, including multiple vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. And if you’re looking for a more solid meal, you can also order one of their handmade sandwiches and burgers.

The Players’ Pub

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The Players’ Pub at the Cougar Point Clubhouse is a great way to satisfy your cravings. Their lunch and dinner menus both offer salads, burgers, seafood, and appetizers.

They also have sports games playing on their multiple flat-screen TVs, which will keep you and your family entertained before and during your meal!

Jasmine Porch

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No matter what kind of meal you’re looking for, there is undoubtedly something at Jasmine Porch that will satisfy you. You can stop by for a quick bite like a salad or a smoothie or stay for a filling meal such as shrimp and grits, filet mignon, or their specialty Jasmine Burger.

You can walk in on a whim for breakfast or lunch, but they recommend you make a reservation when coming in for dinner.

Hege’s Kiawah

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This restaurant on John’s Island is home to a delicious selection of casual French cuisine.

Stop by in the evening to experience Hege’s wine bar, and enjoy the many varieties of seafood, salads, steak, and traditional French entrees they offer!

Town Center

If you’re looking for a quick bite, you can stop by the Town Center for some convenient dining or even pick up some groceries to bring back to your hotel.

Choose from on-the-go sandwiches, wraps, or croissants. Alternatively, dine-in to enjoy their freshly cooked omelets and salads.

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