The Best Casual Restaurants Around Kiawah Island

The Best Casual Restaurants Around Kiawah Island

January 31, 2022

Categories: The Island

6 Casual Restaurants for Delicious Kiawah Island Food

There’s nothing better than enjoying a meal at a casual restaurant where you can relax and visit with friends. Whether you just finished a round of golf or spent the day on the beach, here are the best casual spots to grab a bite to eat on Kiawah Island.

1. Marsh House

Located in the Ocean Park neighborhood, Marsh House is a haven for relaxation. Overlooking a long stretch of serene marsh, you can often find Kiawah Island Club Members lounging while enjoying cocktails and conversation from the raised deck or the infinity-edge pool.

kiawah island food with beautiful marsh view

Kiawah Island Club

In terms of the menu, Marsh House serves Island favorites, such as Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos and a specialty lemon-tarragon Shrimp Roll created by Chef Joe DeLuca. Be sure to order a refreshing drink, such as the fresh-squeezed Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail to keep you cool under the warm, Island sun. While you’re spending the day taking in immaculate views and unwinding by the infinity pool, treat yourself to some tasty coastal cuisine at Marsh House. 

2. King Street Grille

King Street Grille is a locally-owned staple here in the Lowcountry. Located at Freshfields Village among the numerous boutiques, King Street Grille is the perfect place to enjoy a post-shopping meal or watch a sporting event. 

The menu is chock full of delicious house-made appetizers, burgers, salads, seafood, and steaks. Be sure to try one of their signature items, such as the award-winning Chicken Chesapeake Sandwich, the King of the South Burger, or the 5 Herb Salmon. Wrap up your meal with a decadent dessert, such as cheesecake or pie to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

3. The Salty Dog Cafe

kiawah island food with sunset view

Image Credit: Salty Dog Seabrook Island/Charleston Facebook

Located just down the road at Bohicket Marina on John’s Island, The Salty Dog Cafe provides an Island experience like no other! Here, you can watch fishing boats dock after a day at sea and experience the sunset below the ocean as you enjoy your dinner. 

Serving delicious seafood and other bar bites, you can look forward to fresh, Kiawah Island food. Our favorites include the Grouper Dog and classic Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits. To fully immerse yourself in the Island lifestyle, pair your meal with a piña colada or a pain killer from The Blender Bar. 

4. The Living Room

kiawah island food being sliced by chef

Kiawah Island Club

A new addition to the Cassique Clubhouse, The Living Room is a casual eatery exclusive to Members. Here, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served Thursday – Monday in a rustic, relaxed environment overlooking the 18th green of Tom Watson’sinfamous links-style course. The design of the interior features an earthy color palette — reflecting the sprawling landscape surrounding the venue. 

In terms of food, Members enjoy light fare and cocktails. We recommend beginning your meal with a charcuterie board or a salad before moving onto your main course. Whether you’re looking to enjoy breakfast, bar bites, or dinner, The Living Room offers a variety of Kiawah Island food options. Members also look forward to socializing with friends and enjoying live music here every Saturday night.

5. The Player’s Pub

Following a round of golf at one of the Island’s pristine courses, be sure to stop by The Player’s Pub for some delicious Kiawah Island food and local beer. Located at the Cougar Point Clubhouse, The Player’s Pub provides a relaxed atmosphere to unwind with friends. Plus, large TVs around the restaurant create the perfect setting to watch your favorite sports team. 

Offering both lunch and dinner, this family-friendly eatery serves classic American fare perfect for both children and adults alike. We recommend beginning your meal with a classic appetizer such as chicken wings or barbecue sliders before moving on to a hearty sandwich or entree. Pair your meal with a selection from the wine list, a draft beer, or one of their signature cocktails. Meanwhile, your kids will love the children’s menu featuring classics like chicken tenders and grilled cheese. The inviting atmosphere of The Player’s Pub is the perfect place to spend time with friends and family. 

kiawah island food bar and grille

Image Credit: Kiawah Island Golf Resort

6. Cantina 76

Nothing beats a refreshing margarita on a warm, sunny day! Stop by Cantina 76 in Freshfields Village for delicious, Mexican-inspired cuisine and hand-crafted beverages. Whether you prefer tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, or salads, you’re sure to find something delicious on the menu that will suit your taste. The eclectic ambiance and large TVs make Cantina 76 the perfect place for an evening out with friends. 

Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Flavors of the Lowcountry

Here on Kiawah Island, each and every dish has a unique southern twist making Kiawah Island food some of the best in the region. Plan a trip to the Island to try both the upscale and casual dining options. Contact us via the button below to inquire about visiting.