The 8 Best Restaurants at Freshfields Village

The 8 Best Restaurants at Freshfields Village

July 12, 2022

Categories: The Island

A Local’s Guide to Freshfields Village Restaurants

A vibrant hub of shopping and dining, Freshfields Village is beloved by residents and visitors alike. With more than 30 local and high-end shops as well as a variety of other services, Freshfields Village has something for everyone. Not to mention, the unique open-air destination is home to a diverse assortment of tasty local restaurants. From cozy eateries to upscale dining establishments, the restaurants in Freshfields Village will satisfy every palate. 

Continue reading to discover the top restaurants in Freshfields Village to consider visiting during your stay on Kiawah Island.

1. Café Eugenia

Café Eugenia was named after Kiawah Island’s historic avenue that exudes a timeless aesthetic, and this local eatery definitely lives up to its name. Created with the mission to “serve delicious, locally-sourced food that guests will want to share with all of their friends and family,” diners will find an ever-evolving menu of innovative culinary creations. Menu items range from colorful salads and sandwiches to creative charcuterie boards and breakfast meals. They also serve a variety of baked goods, such as croissants and cookies, and even provide gluten-free dessert options! All in all, if you’re looking to enjoy local Lowcountry fine foods, be sure to stop by Café Eugenia. 

2. The Co-Op

A new addition to Freshfields Village, The Co-Op is a Sullivan’s Island staple. A grab-and-go bodega serving breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, coffee, and famous house-made frosé, this unique establishment is a favorite among Charleston locals. Some standout menu items include the California Turkey and Cowboy Chicken, which are the top best-selling sandwiches. The Co-Op is the perfect place to grab breakfast and lunch or sip on a glass of frosé after a long day on the beach.

3. King Street Grille

An upscale sports bar and grille that is locally owned and operated, King Street Grille is an amazing place to gather with friends and enjoy delicious food. The menu is chock-full of chopped salads, sandwiches, and classic bar favorites, including burgers and wings. They also serve delicious scratch-made entrées using fresh seafood, steak, and chicken. Pair your meal with a local beer or signature cocktail, while you take in the relaxed atmosphere. Not to mention, King Street Grille has an abundance of TVs so you can watch the big games and golf tournaments. 

4. Hege’s

Hege’s is an authentic French bistro that serves classic international cuisine in an inviting atmosphere. Offering dinner six days a week, the menu features fresh seasonal products prepared with house-made sauces. With soups, salads, French favorites, steakhouse signatures, and seafood, you’re sure to find something you’ll love on the menu. Be sure to pair your meal with a selection from the extensive wine list or a delicious cocktail. 

5. Cantina 76

A vibrant, independently-owned restaurant and bar that specializes in Mexican-inspired cuisine, Cantina 76 is the perfect place to enjoy a tasty meal and margaritas with friends. Originally founded in Columbia, South Carolina by college friends who have a passion for food and travel, the innovative cuisine uses fresh, unique ingredients and local produce. Their tacos range from traditional chicken and ground beef to imaginative creations, such as BBQ brisket and buffalo chicken. Not to mention, their margaritas are refreshing after a long day of shopping at Freshfields Village!

6. FortyEight 

FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen offers 48 wine selections, 48 craft beers, and 48 menu items, so you’re sure to find something that piques your interest! Famous for its seasonal menu featuring delicious lump crab cakes, steak nights, and savory charcuterie platters, guests are always looking forward to trying something new. Not to mention, patrons can sample wines of their choosing using their own WineStation SmartCard. Simply select one of three sample sizes and enjoy your wine tasting experience. 

In addition to the wine bar and kitchen, FortyEight also has a new private gathering space called the Reserve Room. Here, guests can reserve the space for bridal showers, birthdays, rehearsal dinners, and other special occasions. Plus, when the space is not reserved for private events, the all-new Reserve Room will be available for nightly dining reservations. So, be sure to consider the space for upcoming date nights or family dinners. 

7. La Tela Pizzeria

Providing a taste of traditional Italian cuisine to Kiawah Island since 2009, La Tela Pizzeria is a family-run and operated restaurant beloved by the local community. Their menu consists of specialty pizzas, pasta, salads, and more authentic dishes.

What truly sets La Tela Pizzeria apart is the relationships they’ve built with local farmers in the Kiawah Island area. Whether it is pasta handmade with eggs from South Carolina pasture-raised chickens or wood-fired pizza topped with shrimp from the nearby Atlantic Ocean, La Tela Pizzeria prides itself in being a farm-to-table establishment. 

8. Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill

A Charleston area staple, Fuji Sushi Bar & Grille has been serving the Lowcountry with authentic Japanese cuisine since September 2009. Featuring a menu of sushi, poke bowls, and rice bowls, Fuji exudes a laid-back atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a casual meal. Not to mention, the eatery boasts a full bar equipped with an extensive wine, beer, and saké selection. 

Discover Kiawah Island’s Many Culinary Establishments

In addition to these amazing restaurants in Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island is home to a variety of unique Lowcountry eateries. From the many restaurants at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort to the exclusive Kiawah Island Club offerings, residents are always out and about enjoying the local flavors of the Lowcountry. Contact us by clicking the button below to inquire about visiting the Island.