Charleston Moms EATS: Page’s Okra Grill

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Welcome to Charleston Moms EATS! Here we highlight the goodness that is local food in the Lowcountry. It might be a particular dish, a unique drink, or a restaurant that needs to be on your must-try list.

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Page’s Okra Grill

Main Restaurant Location: 302 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant
Nexton Food Truck: 142 Brighton Park Blvd, Summerville
Moncks Corner Food Truck: 219 Carolina Ave, Moncks Corner
Be sure to check their website for hours at each location!

With original, familial, Lowcountry recipes spanning generations, the founders of Page’s Okra Grill are from right here: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina! I first heard about Page’s when my husband, in-laws, and I visited Charleston to look for our first home. A family friend who frequents the Charleston area told us he always makes a point to eat at this restaurant whenever he visits! Since then, we’ve made sure all of our family members and many friends who visit us get a chance to taste Page’s delicious Southern cooking, whether for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or supper!

Seating

Page’s has a plethora of seating options when they aren’t super busy! This place is booming in popularity, so I do recommend going there at somewhat odd times of the day to better your chances of getting in quickly. But even if you do have to wait, it is worth it! Inside the restaurant has a nice open, family-friendly feel with booths, tables, and an interior bar. Outdoor seating is also aplenty with tables under an expansive covered patio and seating at the outside bar stretching along the building.

Cuisine

Personally, I had never heard of okra before eating at this restaurant! A shame, right?! I make sure to get a side of Page’s fried okra at every visit. My typical go-to meal (though I’ve had many others) for dinner is the Pawley’s Pimiento Cheese Burger and I load up on all the Southern sides. Pimiento cheese is another new discovery for this Northern girl. I’m about to tell you another shameful secret . . . I don’t enjoy most seafood. So I can’t personally attest to the scrumptious seafood plates that Page’s provides, but my husband and other family members gush over it all! And you better believe I am all over the other Southern dishes — their mac-n-cheese sent me to space, people!

I am a sucker for restaurants that include unlikely, peculiar pairings in their recipes. I always scour a menu for the ingredients on each option to find something I haven’t tried mixed together before. My latest visit did not disappoint in the drink arena: the Strawberry Basil Mule. I was so intrigued by the combination of house-infused basil vodka, muddled strawberries, lime juice, and ginger beer! It was an experience I would definitely go for again. But I also look forward to trying other crazy combinations in the future! Much respect for your gutsy (and amazingly satisfying) efforts, Page’s!

Kids Menu

Page’s also has great options for the kiddos! Their kid’s menu is a sweet little coloring/activity/game sheet for the littles and not-so-littles alike. The menu contains kid-friendly seafood options, as well as the kid menu staples. But the coolest part that I don’t see often anymore at restaurants is their section of kiddie cocktails!

To top it all off, Page’s front yard is home to a giant lounge chair for the little kid inside all of us!

I know, I know, we’re not actually IN the chair. . . Our dresses stopped us short of hoisting ourselves up this time!

Check out our other local restaurants featured in our Charleston Moms EATS series!

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