Nice restaurants near Kiawah Island
October 10, 2012 8:01 AM Subscribe
Spending the weekend on Kiawah Island, SC. I'd like to find a nice restaurant for Friday night, hopefully not all the way back in Charleston. Details inside.
posted by bondcliff to food & drink (5 answers total)
We have a busy weekend with limited time but my wife and I (and possibly our son) would like to celebrate our (15th!) anniversary on Friday night. We have "drinks on the beach" planned with friends beforehand so I don't want to then drive an hour back to the city to eat. Not because I'll be drunk (I won't) but mostly for reasons of time and energy. We'd prefer somewhere closer to Kiawah, though it doesn't necessarily have to be on the island.
We have the option to have my son stay with friends but we also might want to bring him along if he would rather come with us.
Ideally the restaurant would be:
Upscale, though not requiring us to be too dressed up.
A reasonably well behaved ten year old kid wouldn't be looked at with scorn, though they also wouldn't have paper placemats with mazes on them.
Good food. This is key. Seafood is always welcome and my son, who despite our best efforts is a picky eater, would be happy with a big plate of pasta with clams or shrimp. Any cuisine is fine, though.
Price isn't an issue, unless it's French Laundry price.
A nice view would be a plus.
Easy to get to from the island.
I know there are restaurants at the resort(s) and/or golf club on the island but my experience with such places is they're usually overpriced and not very good. I'd be happy if you tell me I'm wrong.
If Charleston is our only option and there is some place we absolutely must eat, we'll accept that.
I'm not familiar with the area at all so specific, Google-mappable locations are a plus.
Any general advice about the area is also welcome.