The options for dining on Kiawah Island are many and varied, with most of the restaurants spread throughout the island’s hotel and golf course facilities. Just outside the entrance gate is the shopping and dining village of Freshfields, offering several more great dining choices for families and couples.
The Ocean Room is, without a doubt, a unique Kiawah experience. It serves locally sourced beef, poultry and produce in an elegant dining room overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. As the island’s premier steakhouse, you'll want to check it out during your stay at The Sanctuary. It's open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.
The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course also offers a fine dining experience with a fantastic view of both the ocean and the 18th hole of the famed Pete Dye-designed golf course, host of the 1991 Ryder Cup, 2012 and 2021PGA Championships. Executive chef John Ondo was recently named a South Carolina Chef Ambassador, a program that promotes using Certified South Carolina produce, meat and seafood, supporting local farmers and highlighting state's food traditions. Even if you're not a golf fan, you will find the clubhouse inviting and a comfortable place to spend the evening while enjoying unique dishes specializing in the freshly caught bounty from local waters. The restaurant is open daily but only serves dinner.
Also located at The Ocean Course, The Ryder Cup Bar offers modern pub fare and breakfast options. Be sure to ask for a table on the expansive porch to enjoy the impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The clubhouses at the other four golf courses on Kiawah also offer excellent dining options you'll want to try. At the Turtle Point Clubhouse, you'll find Tomasso at Turtle Point, serving contemporary Italian dishes with a Lowcountry flair. Enjoy handmade pasta dishes, pizzas and breads in its relaxed dining room. It is open daily for dinner only.
Your home for genuine Lowcountry cuisine at breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner, Jasmine Porch has been named “Best Downhome Cookery” by the prestigious Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report.
The Players’ Pub at Cougar Point serves up American classics in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. It offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
The Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House at Osprey Point specializes in outstanding barbecue, slow-cooked over local hardwoods, seasoned with a signature rub and topped off with a tangy house-made sauce. It's open for lunch and dinner daily.
The Nest Market - Cafe is the place to go for a quick stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner—and for groceries and other items you might need on your Kiawah beach stay.
Freshfields Village is located just before the entrance to Kiawah Island and offers several dining options, as well as shops and a grocery store.