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Things to do in Pawleys Island

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.
Board Shop
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“As a former employee of this spot, I may be biased but it is the most fun spot for a beer and local seafood! Dollar bills fill the walls and live music most nights.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Franks is a great Fine Dining Restaurant in Pawleys Island. Lots of Local favorite dishes. You do need a reservation in advance.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“There are a lot of cute boutiques in this shopping area. There is even a playground to keep the kids entertained while you shop!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“My favorite lunch spot. Dinner is good too but I like to go for whatever their lunch special is and a glass of wine. Gourmet southern food. Yum!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is one of our favorite restaurants. It has a wide ranging menu and one of our favorite dishes is Horseradish Encrusted Pork Schnitzel. They also have a great bar menu.”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Fine dining restaurant - fantastic food and service. A bit pricey, but perfect for a special night out.”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great local place for entertainment and food!! Located in the Island Village across the street. You can walk there!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“Fresh pastries and coffee for breakfast. Terrific fresh made sandwiches and wraps to take to the beach for lunch. This is a gem.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Route
“Stores, restaurants, entertainment. This is a charming walking area with reconverted old cabins from the rice plantation era and made into little shops and cafes. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Custom make your dinner! Or a pizza. Fantastic food and service. Higher end Italian.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“In The Hammock Shops biscuit sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, milkshakes, craft beer”
  • 4 locals recommend
Book Store
“www.thehammockshops.com A Pawley's Island shopping destination since 1938. It will be hard to leave this oak tree setting without a hammock to take home after watching master weavers demonstrate their craft. You'll also find many other low country shops, activities for children, and restaurants. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Board Shop
“Pawleys Island Beach Service rents bikes, chairs, umbrellas and watersport equipment.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great and reasonable restaurant to satisfy your Mexican cravings! Would you like a margarita? They have several to choose from.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“Want to create a special memory while you are here? All Fired Up Studio has a plethora of pottery to choose from to paint yourself. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Have a group? No problem.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Off-Licence
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Board Shop
“As a former employee of this spot, I may be biased but it is the most fun spot for a beer and local seafood! Dollar bills fill the walls and live music most nights.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Franks is a great Fine Dining Restaurant in Pawleys Island. Lots of Local favorite dishes. You do need a reservation in advance.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“There are a lot of cute boutiques in this shopping area. There is even a playground to keep the kids entertained while you shop!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favorite lunch spot. Dinner is good too but I like to go for whatever their lunch special is and a glass of wine. Gourmet southern food. Yum!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“This is one of our favorite restaurants. It has a wide ranging menu and one of our favorite dishes is Horseradish Encrusted Pork Schnitzel. They also have a great bar menu.”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Fine dining restaurant - fantastic food and service. A bit pricey, but perfect for a special night out.”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great local place for entertainment and food!! Located in the Island Village across the street. You can walk there!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Custom make your dinner! Or a pizza. Fantastic food and service. Higher end Italian.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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