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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.
Bar
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“Another legendary spot like the Music Farm where bands like Hootie and Edwin McCain started as bar bands on the Isle of Palms....Ocean front bar that is pet friendly. the burger is a solid bar food burger too ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“It's a haul from the farm, but it's one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston. Seafood meets Italian fine dining. Pair it with a visit to the beach at Isle of Palms so you can feel like you got your gas money's worth.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
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“This is a small little French cafe. Our goto for great coffee and croissants and pastries. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Rated the 2nd best course in Charleston: If you're looking for a great course to test your skills, this is it; the 18th is a 501-yard par 5 hole :)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located inside theLinks clubhouse, Huey’s offer a casual atmospherewhere southern staples and Lowcountry comfort farearealwaysfeatured. Overlooking the Links Course, a full bar serves cocktails, wine and beer. Save room for one of our crafted milkshakes made fresh for the kiddies, or specialty spiked flavors for mom or dad. Ask your server about the local legend of Huey - the infamous Isle of Palms resident goose. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and lounge. Walk-ins welcome, large parties reservations preferred”
  • 1 local recommends
Golf Course
“Designed by Tom Fazio, the Harbor Golf Course is known for its challenging design and beautiful views, and most of all, water. From lagoons and salt marshes to the Intracoastal Waterway, this varied golf course in Charleston, South Carolina will test all aspects of your game.”
  • 1 local recommends
Deli / Bodega
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“This cozy little market located on the Village Plaza is the perfect stop for locally baked pastries, homemade biscuit bowls, hot breakfast platters and signature sandwiches served hot or cold. Grab a quick snack or treat yourself to a coffee, latte or ice cream. Choose from an array of beer, wine, cheeses, decadent desserts and favorite Lowcountry treats. Forgot your sunscreen or beach bag? Stop by Hudson’s for a wide selection of sundries and mementos for family and friends”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Located within the Boardwalk Inn is our upscale seafood and chophouserestaurant.Chef Read Wolfe and team lead the evolution of Southern Coastal Cuisine and accompaniments, which can be experienced in the dining room, lounge or delivered directly to your Boardwalk Inn guest room. Keenly curated cocktails, an extensive wine selection, and array of local craft beers await to compliment your meal. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Resort
“Tennis is not just an option at Wild Dunes Resort; it's a passion. In fact, Tennis Magazine ranked us a U.S. Top 10 Tennis Resort - nine years in a row. We offer 17 Har-Tru courts - including a stadium court - and light five of them for night play. As a guest, you'll enjoy daily complimentary court time, as well as access to our full-service Pro Shop and top-ranked instruction with professional instructors. Our tennis activities range from programs for all levels of play to clinics and drills.”
  • 1 local recommends
Hobby Shop
“In need of a boogie board, pool noodle or SPF for your day at Wild Dunes Beach? The Surf Shop at Grand Pavilion has you covered! Drop by and our friendly staff will get you equipped for fun in the sun. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Open for dinner on the Village Plaza, you’ll find a no-nonsense, laid back sort of place that is big on fun. Enjoy in-house smoked meats cooked the old fashioned way, with lots of hardwood flavor and patience. Count on all your favorite sides, plus kid-friendly and adult only root beer floats. Choose from a wide variety of local brews on draught, plus a selection of clever cocktails”
  • 2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Whether it's a fun dolphin kayak tour down Shem Creek or a stand-up paddleboarding excursion in Folly Creek, a family tour from the Isle of Palms or a multi-day adventure into Charleston's nearby wilderness, Coastal Expeditions' guides will make sure that you have a safe and memorable experience.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great IOP seafood restaurant with beautiful views of the intracoastal. Nice upstairs bar for drinks, too.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
“Acme Lowcountry Kitchen upscale, yet casual elements of traditional coastal cuisine with classic fare. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in a casual beach atmosphere with flavor profiles that exemplify fresh local ingredients and sustainable seafood.”
  • 23 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Enjoy sunsets, cocktails, and sometimes acoustic music.... Whether finishing up a day of kayaking or just chilling and watching the boats come in and out the marina is a great place to hang out. ”
  • 27 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Another legendary spot like the Music Farm where bands like Hootie and Edwin McCain started as bar bands on the Isle of Palms....Ocean front bar that is pet friendly. the burger is a solid bar food burger too ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“It's a haul from the farm, but it's one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston. Seafood meets Italian fine dining. Pair it with a visit to the beach at Isle of Palms so you can feel like you got your gas money's worth.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located inside theLinks clubhouse, Huey’s offer a casual atmospherewhere southern staples and Lowcountry comfort farearealwaysfeatured. Overlooking the Links Course, a full bar serves cocktails, wine and beer. Save room for one of our crafted milkshakes made fresh for the kiddies, or specialty spiked flavors for mom or dad. Ask your server about the local legend of Huey - the infamous Isle of Palms resident goose. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and lounge. Walk-ins welcome, large parties reservations preferred”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Located within the Boardwalk Inn is our upscale seafood and chophouserestaurant.Chef Read Wolfe and team lead the evolution of Southern Coastal Cuisine and accompaniments, which can be experienced in the dining room, lounge or delivered directly to your Boardwalk Inn guest room. Keenly curated cocktails, an extensive wine selection, and array of local craft beers await to compliment your meal. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Resort
“Tennis is not just an option at Wild Dunes Resort; it's a passion. In fact, Tennis Magazine ranked us a U.S. Top 10 Tennis Resort - nine years in a row. We offer 17 Har-Tru courts - including a stadium court - and light five of them for night play. As a guest, you'll enjoy daily complimentary court time, as well as access to our full-service Pro Shop and top-ranked instruction with professional instructors. Our tennis activities range from programs for all levels of play to clinics and drills.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Open for dinner on the Village Plaza, you’ll find a no-nonsense, laid back sort of place that is big on fun. Enjoy in-house smoked meats cooked the old fashioned way, with lots of hardwood flavor and patience. Count on all your favorite sides, plus kid-friendly and adult only root beer floats. Choose from a wide variety of local brews on draught, plus a selection of clever cocktails”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great IOP seafood restaurant with beautiful views of the intracoastal. Nice upstairs bar for drinks, too.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
“Acme Lowcountry Kitchen upscale, yet casual elements of traditional coastal cuisine with classic fare. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in a casual beach atmosphere with flavor profiles that exemplify fresh local ingredients and sustainable seafood.”
  • 23 locals recommend

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