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Great Dining Awaits on the Isle of Palms

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Perry is a former photojournalist who now serves as the Interactive Manager for
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Dining on Isle of Palms is always a reason to celebrate.

Options for dining on Isle of Palms are varied and sure to satisfy everyone in your family. While nearby Charleston is known as a foodie paradise, most people vacationing at the beach want to stay close to home when it's time to chow down.

With plenty of eateries on Isle of Palms and neighboring Sullivan's Island, you won't have to go far for a delicious family meal or a romantic dinner out.

Here are some of the many options:

Shrimp and grits
Glistening greens take center stage atop pimento cheese grits at ACME Southern Kitchen.

ACME Lowcountry Kitchen 
ACME Lowcountry Kitchen combines upscale yet casual elements of traditional coastal cuisine with classic fare. The breakfast, lunch and dinner menus feature flavor profiles that exemplify fresh local ingredients and sustainable seafood.

Long Island Cafe 
A favorite of locals and visitors alike, the Long Island Cafe offers lunch and dinner along with Sunday brunch. Tucked away in a strip mall on IOP, it is close to Wild Dunes Resort and a great spot to dine after a day on the beach.

Soft shell crab sandwich, fries and drink
In season, soft shell crab is a favorite treat at Coconut Joe's.

Coconut Joe’s Beach Grill
Operating since 1997, Coconut Joe’s offers lunch and dinner daily as well as brunch Saturday and Sunday. Watch the sunset with a cool drink on the rooftop bar, then enjoy a dinner of local seafood favorites.

Pizza and soda
Gourmet pizzas are just right for beach appetites at IOPizza.

Pizza is always a great choice at the beach and IOPizza will scratch that itch. There are also subs, salads, wraps and pasta dishes along with a full service bar.

Sea Biscuit Café
This bright, cozy restaurant features homestyle breakfast and lunch offerings. Note that the Sea Biscuit only accepts cash and checks; no credit cards.

Fish, olives, tomatoes, sauce
Fresh fish dishes are prepared with an Italian touch at Coda de Pesce.

Coda del Pesce
Coda del Pesce is an Italian-influenced restaurant that showcases the bounty of the sea, dishing up delicious meals using locally or sustainably sourced seafood.

To check out more great restaurants on nearby Sullivans Island, click here.

Perry Baker
Perry is a former photojournalist who now serves as the Interactive Manager for