76 Places to Eat Outside: East of the Cooper Edition

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In an area known for its beautiful weather and fabulous food, it’s no wonder so many eateries offer outdoor seating where people can wine and dine while capitalizing on our warm climate.

Although going out to eat with small children can be a challenge, especially during a global pandemic, we’ve compiled a list of family-friendly restaurants that provide safe outside dining in Mount Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, and Daniel Island.

With 76 spots — serving everything from pizza to ice cream to upscale seafood — there are plenty of options to please a variety of palates.

So pick a place that appeals to you, then take the family to sit outside and enjoy the lovely Lowcountry weather, sample delicious cuisine, and support local businesses.

76 Places to Eat Outside (East of the Cooper)

*Because restaurant hours and availability can change, be sure to call in advance.

SHEM CREEK

The view of Shem Creek from the outdoor seating area at Vickery’s Bar and Grill in Mount Pleasant.

Vickery’s Bar & Grill: 1313 Shrimp Boat Ln, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-884-4440; vickerysmtp.com

Tavern & Table: 100 Church St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-352-9510; tavernandtable.com

Red’s Ice House: 98 Church St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-388-0003; redsicehouse.com

NICO: 201 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-352-7969; nicoshemcreek.com

Shem Creek Bar & Grill: 508 Mill St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-884-8102; shemcreekbarandgrill.com

Saltwater Cowboys: 130 Mill St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-856-0700; saltwater-cowboys.com

Water’s Edge: 1407 Shrimp Boat Ln, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-884-4074; waters-edge-restaurant.com

The Mill Street Tavern: 504 Mill St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-884-1177; themillstreettavern.com

MOUNT PLEASANT

PAM’S PICKS

Surrounded by my cuties during a special birthday dinner at NICO in Mount Pleasant.

Vintage Coffee Cafe: Favorite outdoor space for kids to roam. Great coffee, sandwiches, kids menu, and wine put this local spot on top. 219 Simmons St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-352-7552; vintagecoffeecafe.com

Saveurs du Monde Cafe: Adore this French bakery, coffee, gourmet sandwiches. 1960 Long Grove Dr, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-352-7498; saveursdumondecafe.com

Page’s Okra Grill: Always good service, accommodating for larger parties. 302 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-881-3333; pagesokragrill.com

Boxcar Betty’s: Our go-to for fried chicken sandwiches, salad, and chicken strips. 1701 Shoremeade Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, Indigo Square; 854-227-5198; boxcarbetty.com

Jack’s Cosmic Dogs: Funky vibe, hot dogs aplenty. 2805 N Hwy 17, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466; 843-884-7677; jackscosmicdogs.com

Enjoying a strawberry banana smoothie after riding our bikes to Tasi, a great local place located in the Shoppes at Seaside Farms.

Tasi Bites and Blends: We love their smoothies and crepes as an after school treat! 1948 Long Grove Dr #5, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-856-4264; tasifresh.com

LUNCH

East Bay Deli: 1120 Oakland Market Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466, Oakland Market; 843-216-5423; eastbaydeli.com

Bon Bahn Mi Southeast Asian Kitchen: 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd #1404, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-388-7080; bonbanhmi.com

Five Loaves Cafe: 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd #100, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-849-1043; fiveloavescafe.com

Zoes Kitchen: 1242 Belk Dr #101, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre; 843-606-3262; zoeskitchen.com

Dog and Duck: 624 Long Point Rd A, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, Belle Hall Shopping Center; 843-881-3056; dogandduckfamilypubs.com

The Mustard Seed, 1036 Chuck Dawley Blvd #4178, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-849-0050; mustardseedsc.com

Flying Biscuit Cafe: Breakfast also served. 794 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-352-9400; flyingbiscuit.com/locations-2/mtpleasant

DINNER

Crave Kitchen & Cocktails: 1968 Riviera Dr, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-884-1177; 

cravekitchenandcocktails.com

Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe: 320 W Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant; 843-352-6215; tazikiscafe.com

Kickin Chicken: 349 W Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC, 29464; 843-881-8734; kickinchicken.com

Wando River Grill: 133 Nautical Lane, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466; 843-856-1267; wandorivergrillsc.com

Basil: 1465 Long Grove Dr, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-606-9641; eatatbasil.com

Eleven81: 1181 Oakland Market Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-849-8646; eatateleven81.com

Swig & Swine: 2379 SC-41, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466; 843-416-7368; swigandswinebbq.com

Community Table, 148 Civitas St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-910-6111; communitytablechs.com

Locals Mount Pleasant, 1150 Queensborough Blvd Suite B, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-388-5114; localssushi.com

Butcher & The Boar: 730 Coleman Blvd Suite C, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-868-8000; butcherandtheboar.com

Kid Cashew: 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-352-7585; kidcashewcharleston.com

Grace & Grit: 320 Wingo Way #100, Mount Pleasant; 843-698-4748; gracegrit.com

King Street Grille: 1136 Hungry Neck Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-216-7272;
thekingstreetgrille.com

Cantina 76: 819 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-388-7717; cantina76.com

Bricco Bracco: 1161 Basketweave Drive, Mt Pleasant, SC, 29466; 843-416-8290; italiano.briccobracco.net

Seewee Restaurant: 4808 N Hwy 17, Awendaw, SC 29429; 843-928-3609; seeweerestaurantinc.com

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND & ISLE OF PALMS

Acme Lowcountry Kitchen, 31 J C Long Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451; 843-886-3474; acmelowcountrykitchen.com

Poe’s Tavern, 2210 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482; 843-883-0083; poestavern.com

Home Team BBQ: 2209 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, SC, 29482; 843-225-7427; hometeambbq.com

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, 2205 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482; 843-882-8172; mex1can.com

The Co-op, 2019 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482; 843-882-8088; thecoopsi.com

The Obstinate Daughter, 2063 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482; 843-416-5020; theobstinatedaughter.com

Papi’s Taqueria, 1012 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451; 843-926-7274; papisiop.com

High Thyme, 2213 Middle St C, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482, 843-883-3536, highthyme.com

DANIEL ISLAND

Dockery’s: 880 Island Park Dr, Charleston, SC 29492; 843-471-1130; dockerysdi.com

Agaves Cantina: 885 Island Park Dr, Charleston, SC 29492; 843-971-6790; agavescantina.com

Daniel Island Grille: 259 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston, SC 29492; 843-377-8750; dighospitality.com/daniel-island-grille

Wasabi: 194 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston, SC 29492; 843-388-8828; wasabirestaurantgroup.com/di

PIZZA

Mellow Mushroom, 3110 N. Highway 17, Mt Pleasant, SC, 29466; 843-881-4743; mellowmushroom.com

Coastal Crust, 219 Simmons St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-936-3199; coastalcrust.com

Luke ’n Ollie’s Pizzeria, 1101 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451; 843-242-8121;

lukenollies.com

Eating pizza with our Girl Scout troop at Luke ‘n Ollie’s on Isle of Palms (in pre-COVID times).

Vespa Pizzeria, 224 Seven Farms Drive #101, Daniel Island, SC, 29492; 843-881-0101; vespapizzeria.com

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, 1244 Belk Dr, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre; 843-971-9368; grimaldispizzeria.com

Steel City Pizza, 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd #1301, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-856-2525; steelcitypizza.com

SOUTHWEST/MEXICAN

SOL: 1101 Stockade Ln, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466; 843-388-4302; solmtpleasant.com

San Miguel Mexican Grill & Bar: 1711 Shoremeade Rd Suite 110, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, Indigo Square; 843-352-2997; sanmiguelmenu.com

Santi’s: 1471 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-388-3146; santisrestaurantemexicano.com

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant: 3050 S Morgans Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466; 843-338-7636; lahaciendamexrestaurants.com

COOL TREATS

Izzy’s Scoops & Sweets: 1960 Riviera Dr. Suite E, Mt Pleasant, SC, 29464; 843-981-9177; www.izzys-scoopsandsweets.com

Beardcat’s: 2063 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, SC, 29482; 843-416-5025; beardcatsweetshop.com

Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream & Sandwich Cafe: 1502 N Hwy 17, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-849-3698; yeolefashioned.com

TCBY Mount Pleasant Square: 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-884-3001

Marble Slab Creamery: 1903 N Hwy 17 Suite 103, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-388-0052; order.marbleslab.com

Baskin-Robbins: 280 W Coleman Blvd, Northcutt Plaza, Mount Pleasant, SC; 843-881-6741; baskinrobbins.com

GOOD OUTDOOR PLACES WITHOUT KIDS

It would be remiss not to include some great local places that have outdoor seating just because they’re not kid-friendly. (I’m not saying you can’t take your kids here, I’m just saying these places are more enjoyable in the company of adults.)

House of Brews: Spacious outdoor area with a great selection of craft beers. 1537 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-416-8094; houseofbrewsmtp.com

Binky’s Seaside Oyster & Liquor Bar: Huge outdoor bar and seating area with ocean views and seafood menu. 1130 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451; 843-242-8470; binkysbar.com

The outside bar at Binky’s on Isle of Palms is a sweet spot to sip a cocktail and watch the sunset.

SAVI Cucina + Wine Bar: Attentive staff, yummy menu, good for girls’ night. 1324 Theater Dr, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre; 843-606-1856; savicucina.com

Dunleavy’s Pub: 2213 Middle St # B, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482; 843-883-9646; dunleavysonsullivans.com

The Windjammer: 1008 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451; 843-886-8596;
the-windjammer.com

Art’s Bar and Grill: 413 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-849-3040; artsbarandgrillsc.com

My Father’s Mustache: 1405 Ben Sawyer Blvd #103, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-884-2425; myfathersmustache.com

Coconut Joe’s Beach Grill: 1120 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451; 843-886-0046; coconutjoesbeachgrill.com

Charleston Sports Pub: 1909 N. Highway 17, Mt Pleasant, SC, 29464; 843-732-3334; charlestonsportspub.com

Handcraft Kitchen + Cocktails: 735 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464; 843-972-8060; handcraftmtp.com

The Boathouse: 101 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451; 843-886-8000;
boathouserestaurants.com

Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below!

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