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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Breakfast Spot
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“Cozy cafe serving all-day breakfast & coffee plus sandwiches, salads & wraps has a dog wall of fame”
  • 83 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Old shack of a seafood restaurant constructed using basically plywood only. I don’t really know how it’s still standing, but glad it is. The seafood is fresh and service is amazing. So are the views and you usually see dolphins. If you like vegetables and health food, go somewhere else, this is deep fried fresh seafood served in large portions. The fish and chips meal can feed 3.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Park
“This is without a doubt, a must see and checkbox item while you visit. Amazing sunset and sunrise views and great for fishing or photo opportunities! Also, fun to grab a drink at the bar right on the pier or if you want a cool treat...get some ice cream at the store right on the pier.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Park at the northeast end of Folly Beach, and a 15 min walk will take you to the best view of the lighthouse.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is a great place to grab lunch while you take a break from the beach. Or grab breakfast before heading out to the beach. Either way you can't go wrong. The kids meals are plated on frisbees that you can take as a souvenir when you leave:)”
  • 33 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“This is one of my favorite restaurants on Folly Beach. They don't take reservations, but call about 30 minutes beforehand and you can get added to the list. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
“Hand's down, the best wings and sandwiches for the price. The interior can be a little off-putting for some, but the locals know to go there. Live music most nights after 9:00.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Funky outdoor cafe with live music, beer & a festive vibe serving diverse eats, from tacos to pho.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
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“Family friendly, with trendy ax throwing! What could go wrong? So far, so good, haha.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Looking for Mexican cuisine, head to Taco Boy on Center St. Tacos and margaritas are the go-tos here. They also have a Charleston location. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Beach
“West/south end of the island is also a very cool walk! if you look hard enough and go early enough at low tide you could find some historic sharks teeth too!!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food, great prices, great local and visitor location. Outdoor and indoor seating. Nice live music many nights a week. A favorite!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Locality
“Folly Beach has a bohemian vibe. A very laid back and easy place to relax and enjoy the beach, restaurants and shops. Super close to downtown, historic Charleston which is one of the most beautiful cities in the nation!”
  • 129 locals recommend
Bar
“Craft beer and food trucks every night. Marsh views and close to our neighborhood. Dogs are encouraged so the bar is a really fun place to see the puppies interact. We like to go at the end of the day as the sun is setting.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The peel and eat shrimp here is outstanding!! Enjoy delicious seafood, drinks and live music (check schedule online for live music). While waiting for your dinner to arrive enjoy complimentary shell and eat peanuts at your table. 3 locations in the Charleston area. *SKIP this restaurant if anyone in your group has severe peanut allergy!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Panoramic views from the rooftop will have you enjoying yourself in no time at all”
  • 13 locals recommend