10 Amazing Restaurants on Johns Island

John's Island restaurantsThe rumors are all true. We here in Charleston truly have some of the best restaurants around. Visitors come for hundreds of miles to have a wonderful evening in one of our Charleston restaurants. However, most visitors tend to stick to downtown restaurants which are fine, but there are certain places that us locals know about. We at Infinity Realty love trying out restaurants all around Charleston and report back what we liked. Since there are so many different parts that make up Charleston, we wanted to share with you our favorite restaurants on Johns Island. After you read our list, you will be making reservations tonight!


  1. Wild Olive– They have a very simple philosophy to their food, which is that they strive for simple, seasonal cuisine and pair it with amazing wine. This type of restaurant is something that works so well in the heart of the Johns Island farms and allows a great relationship for a farm, restaurant, and patron. Their menu is classically Italian and you can easily tell that all of their ingredients are found locally. Be sure to save room for one of their amazing desserts, also paired with a delicious dessert wine.
  2. Angel Oak Restaurant– Named after the tree, a must see attraction, by the way, this simple restaurant believes in local fresh food and a relaxed atmosphere. While their menu may be rustic, their flavors are not. During lunch, you will get amazing and light meals perfect for the middle of the day however at dinner, you will get a fresh approach to American cuisine all using food fresh from the Johns Island farmers.
  3. Fat Hen-As with the others in our top restaurants on Johns Island, Fat Hen loves using the plentiful harvest of the area farms to feed its patrons. They enjoy creating a French-inspired menu that locals and visitors alike love to partake in. They have Lowcountry and French favorites alike and serve dinner and brunch. Planning on taking kids? They have a wonderful menu just for them.
  4. Sweeney’s– They present a modern twist on American dishes. They are open for lunch, dinner, and brunch. Many guests enjoy lingering around on their patios and enjoying the fresh air of the Lowcountry as well as their amazing signature cocktails. Be sure to book a table with them soon.
  5. Stono Market– Located on Main Road, this no-frills shop has some of the simplest and most delicious items. You can easily grab a quick lunch and be on your way. While they have delightful Southern food, be sure to save room for their desserts!
  6. Chez Fish– Featured on the highly coveted Best of Charleston list, this eatery is open for lunch and dinner and features great seafood dishes as well as a seafood market. Be sure to check out their menus before you go!
  7. Sunrise Bistro– Sometimes the only food you want is breakfast food. Head over to Sunrise Bistro where they serve breakfast all day. They have all sorts of dishes like eggs, bagels, breakfast pizzas, and more!
  8. Lokal– If you are looking for a place that just oozes Charleston, none of these John’s Island restaurants do it better than Lokal. Located on Bohicket Marina, your dinner at this sea bar was most likely swimming that morning. Be sure to check them out for brunch, lunch, or dinner!
  9. Tattooed Moose– This restaurant has quickly become a favorite for locals and visitors alike and they have a location on John’s Island as well! While their dishes are simple, they are completely decadent in a way that you just have to taste to believe.
  10. Hege’s– This French bistro isn’t pretentious, just serving rustic French food in the heart of the Lowcountry. They are open for breakfast and dinner. Hege’s could easily be a perfect place for a date night out.

When you can be as well fed as you are in Charleston, it’s easy to see why so many people enjoy coming to not only visit but live here. This is when the use of a local realtor, like us at Infinity Realty, really sets us apart. You will not only find an amazing home but have a distinct advantage over others when it comes to settling in your new home quickly. When you are ready to make Charleston your forever home, contact us and let us help you from searching for homes to placing the key in your hand.


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