Quality Inn & Suites
221 James Taylor Rd.
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Phone: (843) 726-2121
Fax: (843) 726-8230
Located in the upscale but casual Habersham Marketplace village just outside Beaufort, this is the place to come and relax with friends after a busy day. Reflecting a mix of English, Irish and American tastes with a variety of brews and a wide selection of wines, the pub also offers delectable appetizers, full course meals and daily specials. Entrees include Beaufort Shrimp & Grits, Greek-Style Beef and Peppercorn Petit Filet. On Saturday patrons can enjoy "Swing Drinks & Bar Bites" for USD9. On pleasant days, there is outdoor seating at umbrella tables. Closed Sunday and Monday. -Natasha Lawrence
The Bistro at Habersham's weekly menu has included such items as striped sea bass, lobster pasta, New York strip steak, short ribs and organic chicken, all prepared using the freshest, local organic ingredients.
Gwen & Franny's, Whyte Hardee Boulevard, is a charming ol' treasure. Owned and operated by a local, Gwen Mervin, the restaurant believes in traditional cooking with no frills. It works out well for the place which wastes no time with elegant displays or modern furniture, that however does not stop it from being any less than supremely popular. The dining area is hardly worth writing back home, but what really brings the locals in droves is it's delicious, drool-worthy offerings - namely, the fried chicken. Some would even say that it has the best fried chicken in the county! Regardless, Gwen & Franny's Fried Chicken Restaurant deserves a stop! Apart from their legendary fried chicken, top picks here include the rib dinner, sweet potato pie and mac 'n' cheese, to name a few.
Well known in the Charleston area for serving local seafood in a laid back, casual atmosphere. With over 15 years of experience, and a recipient of 9 Best of Awards, they have got it right. Established in 1991 on Johns Island, Gilligan's has grown to 9 locations throughout South Carolina and is still family owned and operated. Local shrimp, oyster and fish dishes plus salads, sandwiches, burgers, pastas and more. Great deals on happy hour food and drink specials at all locations Monday through Friday. Award-winning shrimp & hushpuppies, plus an extensive kid's menu for the little ones. A Sustainable Seafood Initiative Gold Partner. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Chickin Lickin', on Whyte Hardee Boulevard, serves a delicious range of Southern-style barbecue. It is especially known for (like the name suggests) fried chicken. Apart from some of the most delicious fried chicken in the area, the restaurant also serves many seafood and fish varieties like fried shrimp and oysters. The menu also includes local classics such as okra, mac n' cheese and brisket. For a small price, Chickin Lickin' offers a delightful feast full of local flavor.
Located on Whyte Hardee Boulevard, Mi Tierrita, offers a wonderful Mexican feast. The lively little cantina has nice interiors that are perfect for relaxed dinners with family and close friends. On offer is a great variety of Mexican staples that include a range of tacos, fajitas, enchiladas and such. Not to be missed here are the NY fajita steak, shrimp mamalex botana and shrimp tacos, to name a few. The prices are fair, the service is nice and the ambiance is just right, too, definitely worth a stop, this one!
Truffles in Belfair Towne Village is a trendy restaurant known for their delicious American fare using only the freshest ingredients in their dishes. The farm to table menu is made daily and comprises of burgers, sandwiches, steaks and seafood. Must try's are the center cut filet with homemade buttermilk mashed potatoes, fresh grouper with parmesan basil glaze, and tender baby back ribs. Enjoy their happy hour at the bar with a wine list of more than 60 bottles and other fine drinks. You can also dine alfresco at their nicely covered terrace.
Starving Artist Cafe is a family-owned restaurant that offers a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere with diner/deli style all-day breakfast and lunch, as well as an Italian restaurant at night. Marine Corps Graduates in uniform eat free! Open 7 days a week Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A popular destination for food, drink and socializing, this casual restaurant offers daily specials and a wide menu choice from sandwiches to pasta and char-broiled options. On Saturday and Sunday, brunch is served. There is even a big selection of imported and domestic beers, wines, champagne and nonalcoholic drinks. Located in the Food Lion Shopping Center at Kitties Crossing, patrons can dine inside or out at tables under the front canopy. On Wednesdays, there's corn beef and cabbage and on Fridays, all-you-can-eat fish fry. Family friendly, there's also a large children's menu. Live entertainment on weekends. Happy Hour is from 4p-7p daily, with free Wi-Fi available. - Natasha Lawrence
Located on Port Royal Sound where the shrimp boats dock, this casual restaurant features locally caught seafood. Diners can sit on the outdoor porch or garden to enjoy a Lowcountry boil feast, Battery Creek Crab Cakes or a broiled seafood platter. There's also a wide selection of tasty appetizers, salads and homemade soups along with chicken, ribs and steaks. A second location is located at Lady's Island Dockside, 71 Sea Island Parkway on Lady's Island. -Natasha Lawrence
Specializing in baked-from-scratch artisan breads that are baked on a hearth, this wonderful bakery also offers an array of foods to satisfy your sweet tooth such as cookies and delicious cinnamon rolls.
True to its name, the Downtown Deli is a deli located in the downtown area of Bluffton. However, it sets itself apart from the competition in a number of ways. First, it serves breakfast all day long, a fact every good chow hound can appreciate. Next, though the sandwiches it serves are nothing out of the ordinary, many are spiced up with regionally significant names like "The Lowcountry Club" and "The 278 Traffic Jam" (which, disappointingly, does not include jam). They also offer specialties from other farflung locales, such as Buffalo Wings, a Reuben, and "The Ultimate Philly." They make no bones about professing their desire for your business (the menu shouts "Be a Regular!!!"), but thanks to the quality of the grub, they don't have to twist your arm. So come on in and, as their website says, "Phasellus felis ipsum!"