Where to Eat in Saint Helena Island: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Florencio Paulino

Discover the best restaurant in Saint Helena Island, United States including Sweetgrass Restaurant, Alvin Ord's Sandwich Shop No 2, Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop, The Old Bull Tavern, Carolina Cider Co. & Superior Coffee, Common Ground, Boundary Street Cafe, MJ's Soul Food Restaurant, Bella Luna, Foolish Frog
Things to do in Saint Helena Island

1. Sweetgrass Restaurant

100 Marina Dr, Dataw Island, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-3017 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +1 843-838-2151
Excellent
75%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Sweetgrass Restaurant

Reviewed By Patrick S - Kansas City, Missouri

This is beautiful restaurant right on back waters with incredible sunset views. They had live jazz music indoors. We had large family group and were more than accommodating with babies to sit on porch. They helped take sunset photos and the food was incredible! Went with very picky eaters and every person down the table said one best meals in South in a long time. Well worth the trip to Dataw and escape from Fripp and drive all way to Beaufort! Check it out!

2. Alvin Ord's Sandwich Shop No 2

1415 Ribaut Rd, Port Royal, SC 29935-1132 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch +1 843-524-8222
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 153 reviews

Alvin Ord's Sandwich Shop No 2

http://www.yelp.com/biz/alvin-ords-sandwich-shop-no-2-port-royal<br>Sugest listing it on the Beaufort Restaurant page

Reviewed By safetynet - South Carolina

Taco Salad was good. Very filling. Wife had barbeque plate, she like it. They give allot of food. Next time will try a samwhich on their famous bread.

3. Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop

917 Bay St Ste F, Beaufort, SC 29902-5593 Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American Lunch, Dinner SGD 3 - SGD 13 +1 843-379-0798
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop

Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop is a hidden treasure in the downtown Beaufort Historic area. Not a place you want to miss when visiting Beaufort. Located in the Old Bay Marketplace (behind Lulu Burgess). Step back into the 50&apos;s with all your ice cream favorites. The full sandwich menu offers some southern classics that are sure to please. The hot dog menu is so much fun with an Elvis dog, Cha Cha dog, and Reuben dog, just to name a few. Ice Cream comes from a family owned dairy (cannot be bought in a store). Everything about Southern Sweets is simply "Southern Sweets!"

Reviewed By travelerLittleTownSc - little town sc

Mid-week in a slow month -- wife spending money next store. Felt if she could spend money on trinkets, then I could have a little ice cream. Wonderful taste, great selection and two very pleasant women who explained how theirs excelled -- they were right! Make the time when in Beaufort to stop by and enjoy.

4. The Old Bull Tavern

205 West St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5558 Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 4 - SGD 24 +1 843-379-2855
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Old Bull Tavern

The Old Bull Tavern is a modern day Gastropub serving old world recipes prepared with care and where possible with locally sourced ingredients. The beverages offering includes craft cocktails, regional beers, and a comprehensive wine list.

Reviewed By Mainelytravel - York Beach, Maine

The title of my review says it all. First I suggest you make a reservation. This place is packed for good reason. We began with our server that did everything right. She gave us all the time we needed .She was attentive, considerate and efficient....MoreMainelytravelThanks for posting your thoughts about your dining experience at Old Bull Tavern. Your positive post furthers our resolve to bring you our best. Cheers, The OBT Crew

5. Carolina Cider Co. & Superior Coffee

507 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4201 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast SGD 3 - SGD 13 +1 843-838-1231
Excellent
90%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 53 reviews

Carolina Cider Co. & Superior Coffee

Serving the finest coffees, espresso drinks, and teas in the Lowcountry! Superior Coffee Bar also offers smoothies, frappes and cold drinks along with award winning pies, baked goods & much more. An essential meeting place in the Sea Islands just a few miles from downtown Beaufort SC, Fripp, Harbor & Hunting Island beaches.

Reviewed By lynenrique - Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

Enjoy our stops here for cappuccino and pastry. The peach cider delicious too. We buy a gallon to bring to friends as a hostess gift which is always much appreciated.We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the kind words & taking the time to leave a review.

6. Common Ground

102 W Street Ext, On the water, Beaufort, SC 29902-8502 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Brunch, Breakfast SGD 12 +1 843-524-2326
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 306 reviews

Common Ground

Reviewed By 50Stater - Greensboro, NC

Common Grounds is on the waterfront park and their outdoor tables have a river view. I enjoy esprosse their frequently and have a scoop of their excellent gelato whenever I can. Staff is friendly and helpful, prices are reasonable, lcation is great, coffee and gelato...MoreThank you so much for your great review! We are very happy you enjoy our shop and hope to see you again soon :)

7. Boundary Street Cafe

1209 Boundary St, Ste C, Beaufort, SC 29902-4153 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 843-379-1811
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 300 reviews

Boundary Street Cafe

Reviewed By Motherroad - Sebring, Florida

Unassuming storefront location in a working class neighborhood, but without a doubt the best food experience we encountered during our four-day stay in Beaufort. Great food and service. The best she-crab soup we have ever had, anywhere, period.

8. MJ's Soul Food Restaurant

1634 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4806 Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 29 +1 843-838-2009
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

MJ's Soul Food Restaurant

Reviewed By Eldorsey - Towson, Maryland

On visit to Penn Center, we asked for a good place for lunch, and was told "you have to go to MJ's." The recommendation was spot on! Great fried chicken, collards, yams, sweet tea and cornbread to die for. Bread pudding and red velvet cake! Great, friendly service. Don't let outside fool you - this is a white tablecloth establishment.

9. Bella Luna

859 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-3903 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 29 +1 843-838-3188
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 216 reviews

Bella Luna

In the historic Frogmore district of St. Helena Island. Reservations not required, but suggested for large parties. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine in or take out. Featuring locally grown produce and locally caught seafood.

Reviewed By Gina B

I would first like to state that Bella Luna removed my review from their Facebook website which indicates to me that they only allow visitors to read positive remarks and refuse to accept responsibility concerning unfavorable experiences. I guess they are perfect & believe no one is entitled to opinions they don't agree with. Again, I haven't tried the food yet but I can say this, don't call to place an order from this place if you have any questions. Unless you want a lesson in menu form or an argumentative employee talking down to you. This woman was extremely rude and condescending. I don't necessarily believe that "the customer is always right" but I know from experience that each customer has a right to be treated with dignity & respect. Questions can be annoying but nonetheless should be answered kindly. All suggestions should at least be considered. ? Oh, and I was also informed that I wouldn't be receiving a plate with my to go order! Really! I thought it came with that....Wow! Having worked in all aspects of restaurant service as well as educated on the field of Hospitality, I know this to be not only expected but also required. I have heard the food is good here. With service like this, I guess I'll never know for sure.

10. Foolish Frog

846 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-3902 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 843-838-9300
Excellent
38%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
8%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 571 reviews

Foolish Frog

Reviewed By Mainelytravel - York Beach, Maine

We stopped here for lunch.It is kind of a funky place .Our server Laura was helpful, personable, and attentive. I had never hd soft shell crab and after being suggested I tried it it was excellent. Our po boy shrimps were very good.I thought the prices and the atmosphere were terrific.

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