Brimming with historical attractions, boutique shops, antebellum mansions, restaurants, art galleries and antique shops, historic Georgetown offers a delightful escape from daily modern life. The oak-lined avenues of Georgetown, dubbed “little Charleston”, are alive with history and small town commerce. If you’ve ever wanted to see antebellum mansions, Georgetown is the place for you. There are an amazing 50-plus antebellum mansions in the area. One of the best ways to see Georgetown is by boat. Take a tour in and around Winyah Bay and the surrounding rivers and you’ll pass plantation mansions and long-abandoned rice fields. Two of the most visited plantations are Hopsewee Plantation and the Hampton Plantation State Historic Site. High on your list of local don’t miss attractions should be the Kaminski House Museum, the stately former home of a Confederate sea captain, and The Rice Museum, which details the history of this important crop through dioramas, maps, artifacts and other exhibits. Other popular activities in the Georgetown area include golf, sailing charters, eco-tours, shell collecting, deep-sea fishing and beach activities at nearby beaches. If you want to tee up, try Wedgefield Plantation Golf Club and Heritage Club, which are less than 10 minutes from Georgetown. Once you’ve geared down and de-stressed in slower paced Georgetown, you’ll have easy access to two dynamic destinations, Myrtle Beach, 36 miles away, and Charleston, 60 miles away. Myrtle Beach, known as America’s Great Golf Vacation Destination, offers more than 100 golf courses, 1,600 restaurants, shopping complexes, amusement parks and live entertainment theaters. Charleston, which is loaded with museums, Civil War sites and plantation homes and gardens, also has superb golf offerings highlighted by the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort.
Things to do in Georgetown
4.5 based on 551 reviews
The River Room has served delectable coastal-influenced fare to a tremendous following of loyal patrons since 1984.Moderately-priced lunch items include our World Famous Shrimp and Grits, Shrimp Creole and Pecan Chicken Salad served with apples and grapes.The dinner menu features fresh, grilled fish such as Carolina grouper, yellow-fin tuna and Atlantic salmon. Chef specialties include Herb-crusted Grouper, McClellanville Crab Cakes and Twin Filets of Beef with Blue Cheese ButterThe River Room is located in the historic J.B. Steel Building.In 1888 when the J.B. Steele Building opened, it housed two businesses known as the Steele-Moses stores. Downstairs, customers inspected dry goods and groceries displayed on massive hardwood counters, and upstairs they could be fitted for custom-made hats.Today, the building’s history is evident throughout and is enhanced with tasteful nostalgic décor. The dining room extends 50 feet into the Sampit River; its panoramic windows offer expansive harbor views. Nautical and turn-of-the-century antiques are on display, and an intimate bar showcases the restaurant’s wine collection.Children will surely make a beeline for the giant reef aquarium filled with colorful sea life.
The River Room is situated right on the Georgetown River Walk. They have seating indoors and outdoor overlooking the river. The atmosphere was relaxed .The service was excellent with a nice selection of wines and beers.
We had the shrimp and grits and the chicken salad. The portions were generous and very good. The prices were reasonable.
4.5 based on 117 reviews
I'm surprised you guys don't have this restaurant on your list. It's a great little place.
What delicious food; what fabulous service, and what a delightful atmosphere all wrapped up in a little café. I have never eaten potato salad as good as this...anywhere!
For the first time in a long time the food tasted exactly how I would have wanted. Our waiter, Jacob, was attentive and professional. Ron, the owner spent time with us making sure we were happy with our order. We can't say enough about this place, and we will be back.
4.5 based on 136 reviews
Sweeties is an old fashion sweet shop in Historic Seaport Georgetown. We pride ourselves in making all but a few of our products in house, including our own Ice Cream. We make Pecan Pralines, 3 different Toffees, made from scratch Fudges, 3 different Brittles, our own caramel, and a beautiful assortment of chocolate creations including 21 varieties of Truffles. We ship, as allowed by the weather.
Fantastic toffee...also love the chocolate covered apricots! So much great stuff to choose from. And, she collects money to go towards animal charities! Love that!Thank you collegemom, we are proud of our toffees, so rich and, well yummy! If you get home and have withdrawals just call and we'll send you a fix or if you want we can share some with a friend. Thanks again, hurry back.
4.5 based on 179 reviews
This restaurant is like the hometown diner of my memory. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The fried onion rings are amazing! I had shrimp and grits and they were delicious. My husband had the flounder and some gumbo. Both received enthusiastic thumbs up. This is not a fancy restaurant and doesn’t pretend to be. If you are looking for delicious food served in a restaurant with a hometown feel, this is definitely the place for you.
4.5 based on 31 reviews
They serve Kemps and had a variety of flavors. $3+ for a small basic icecream. Staff was friendly and it sure was nice on the dreary day while we were walking the main walk.
4.5 based on 297 reviews
Alfresco Bistro is an authentic Italian Restaurant. We are located in the heart of Georgetown on Front St! We offer Lunch and Dinner daily! We also serve Brunch every Sunday. We offer live bands every Friday and Saturday Night from 7 until 10! Come join us and bring your friends and family!
Why would you even consider seating clients on the enclosed porch on a rainy day?? After we were seated and the rain started, it was disgusting to watch rain pour down the walls over the tables, floor and paintings. Three tables needed to be reseated and, to make matters worse, they spread salt over the wet floors. If the landlord can’t repair, then the restaurant should not be serving food there! Horrible conditions - we might as well have eaten out on the street! NEVER TO RETURN
5 based on 67 reviews
We are an Atlantic Coast Local. All of our seafood is from the Atlantic coast from Bar Harbor to Key West. Inside dining and outside dining in our covered courtyard. Full Bar. Now open for dinner Weds.,Thurs. and Friday from 5:30 PM until 9 PM. Bar opens at 5:00 PM
always a very creative, tasty and satisfying dinner. Dining out on the patio is restful, and feels like another world. Roz's soups are always delicious, and always look forward
4 based on 400 reviews
Love walking to the Big Tuna on a Thursday night for dinner. This visit, the husband had his usual fried whole flounder which never, never disappoints!! I ventured out of my comfort zone for the Shad Row wrapped in bacon and served over grits! WOW and WOW....I have never had Shad Row and it was delicious! Bucky (the owner) came and we were discussing desserts - I told him my fav key lime pie comes from Kudzu Bakery and, before we left, here came Bucky with his sister's key lime pie to take home....oh, my....heaven! Delish!!! Never disappoints!!
4.5 based on 72 reviews
20 years in business and serving and incredible lunch everytime!!! From homemade chicken salad to homemade meatballs you don't want to miss us for lunch!
We ate here on Wednesday, 7/19 for lunch. For three of us, the total was about 34$ and included 3 sandwiches, sides and a drink. There is nothing fancy about the decor or the serving as the food comes on a styrofoam plate, but the fellow behind the counter was SUPER friendly and funny (and probably the owner?) and there were MANY locals there as evidenced by law enforcement and government employees, which is a GREAT sign! After we joked, our food was quickly ready and we ate outside on the back deck which overlooks the wharf. The only thing I'll mention about that is that at low tide the smell can be somewhat offputting, but on the other hand, if you are a history buff like I am, you can see a lot of old pottery shards and ballast bricks from ships scattered everywhere.
I would return here again for lunch with NO hesitations - I liked the food, the service and the smiling, friendly faces. Two thumbs up from the Miller family!
4.5 based on 83 reviews
Enjoy Lowcountry favorites like Shrimp and Grits, Gumbo, Pulled Pork and the best Collard Greens ever. Or choose our Southern Tea modeled after an English Afternoon Tea - savories, scones, and sweet and a variety of brewed teas. An extensive menu to choose from, with everything made on site. Be sure to save room for dessert!
What a treat to enjoy a gluten free tea after our wonderful tour of Hopsewee. Each morsel was delicious including the gluten free scones & crackers. We enjoyed several teac, champagne &a fun afternoon.
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