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Known for its no-frills service, creek side sunset views, graffiti-covered walls (where customers signed their names) and the oyster room (where steaming mollusks were shoveled directly from the fire pit onto rough wooden tables). The restaurant won a prestigious James Beard Foundation Award in 2006 when it was named one of eight "American Classic Restaurants" that "boasts timeless appeal and quality food that reflects the history and character of its community." Owner Robert Barber accepted the award in New York City, wearing a tuxedo and white shrimping boots. Barber's grandparents opened the restaurant in 1946 on the site of their fish camp. Bowens Island Restaurant currently accepts cash and checks only.
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Folly Beach - Folly Island
Coastal & Islands
1870 Bowens Island RD,
Folly Beach - Folly Island, SC 29439
(843) 795-2757
Info & Amenities
Location
From intersection of SC 30 and SC 171 (Folly Road) on James Island, follow SC 171 S 5.5 miles to Bowen's Island Road. Turn right; road ends at restaurant.
Days and Hours of Operation
Tu-Sa 5-10pm
Backroads Location
Yes