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Food and restaurants in James Island, Charleston

Top restaurants

Music Venue
“This is THE go to watering hole and music venue. Go early and enjoy the outside bar and free music on the deck. Stay later for a killer show! ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Some of the best local seafood Charleston has to offer. Its sort of a hole in the wall and "off the beaten path" but if you like fried seafood and fresh oysters with a great view you better not skip this one. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious Mexican Food! You can't go wrong with the margarita and tacos. Their salad is one of my favorites in town! ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
“We love Crust! The burrata salad is slammin' and their pizzas are so yummy. Eat in or grab to go. You won't be disappointed. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
“Totally unexpected what’s inside and in the backyard. Great food, great beer and close to folly. Good for kiddos too. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“The pizza oven stays burning at Smoky Oak Tap Room until 1:00 a.m. The back can also indulge your taste for "anything fried" at that time of night. Kitchen Hours: 1:00 a.m., seven days a week”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Little Italy meets modern upper-scale bar scene. This is some fantastic Italian food at a great price and a unique atmosphere. It can get crowded so go a little early to make sure you get a table. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great local coffee shop for those that prefer something other than Starbucks.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“Here at Black Magic Cafe, we strive to only serve the best quality food and drinks in a family friendly atmosphere. We use natural, hormone-free meats and eggs, and try to source our ingredients from local farms as much as possible. Each and every dish is made fresh to order, and we use daily baked breads and pastries. Our coffee and espresso beans are roasted LOCALLY by our friends @ King Bean to ensure quality and freshness. We offer breakfast and lunch daily, complemented by our large variety of gourmet coffee and cocktails.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great local coffee shop for those that prefer something other than Starbucks.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
“great casual local atmosphere and southern fair .. good place for Sunday brunch”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“If your looking for a hip little local joint you must give this a try. It's a bagel shop on steroids! Everything they have is fantastic. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cafe
“This popular cafe offers cocktails, Mediterranean tapas, desserts & regular live jazz. You'll find locals of all ages at this great little place. If you have a same-day ticket stub from the movie theater next door (Terrace Theatre) they offer you a discount on your check :)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Donut Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“This Starbucks is located inside the Harris Teeter at Maybank Highway & Folly Road, for those who can't do without their daily espresso.”
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Bakery
“OMG! Best homemade croissants I've ever tasted. A must try for anyone looking for a morning treat. Also, fresh French pressed coffee is superb.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“If your looking for a hip little local joint you must give this a try. It's a bagel shop on steroids! Everything they have is fantastic. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
“Walk to this locally owned bakeshop offering all things sugar in a fun and delicious way. Seasonal chocolate sculptures and an ever changing selection of daily offerings make it a great place for the whole family. Cookies, cakes, ice cream, candies...oh my.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“There is a FREE shuttle that takes you to Downtown (more specificlly the Medical University of South Carolina area) Monday through Friday. Shuttle leaves at about 7:00 AM and leaves Downtown around 4:00 PM.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Donut Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Great date night place, or grab a drink at the bar outside and watch some amazing musicians.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Supermarket
“Brand New Publix supermarket with wide selection and nice prepared food section. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Please NOTE: The store closest to Folly Beach (1985 Folly Road, Charleston, SC) is the 1st large grocery store across from Riverfront neighborhood that is in a strip mall with a nail salon, liquor store, Chinese restaurant as well as a gas station. Note: This location is not listed on the AirBnB platform in error. Bonus: can go online and place an order with them. Be sure to choose the store closest to Folly Beach (1985 Folly Raod) as there are 2 located on Folly Road. 675 Folly Road is much further down the road closest to the island connector. Closes at 12 am”
  • 10 locals recommend
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