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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in South Carolina

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in South Carolina? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Frank's Outback - Outside Dining restaurant
4.9
4.9 (896)
$31 to $50
American
Pawleys Island
About the restaurant
Frank’s Outback has 45 seats inside the building and interestingly, the patrons get to walk through the open kitchen to enter the dining room. Once inside, you sense a warm welcoming atmosphere. The walls are painted in a cool blue with original artwork on the walls. White tablecloths, candle light, hand polished silverware and glassware grace the tables. There are also 100 seats outside, set in a garden setting under a canopy of trees. The outdoor seats are covered and not affected by weather. In the Fall and Winter guests are warmed by infrared heaters and the large outdoor fireplace.
Top review
SueS
Dined 2 days ago
Service was excellent as Frank was our waiter…& food was great!
A photo of Perrone's Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (108)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Pawleys Island
About the restaurant
World Cuisine with a Mediterranean Focus - Complete Chophouse Menu with USDA Prime (In-House) Dry Aged Beef, Local Wagyu Beef, Complete with Compound Butters, Sauces, and Steakhouse Sides - Responsibly Sourced, Fresh Local Seafood - Craft Cocktail Bar - Extensive Award Winning Wine List - Upscale Dining in a Casual, Laid Back Atmosphere with Local Art Laden Walls, Low Lighting, and Relaxing Jazz Music (P.S. We are not an Italian Restaurant! )
Top review
JCDC
Dined on Apr 17, 2024
Our first time at Perones. A birthday celebration for Colette. Food, service, and ambiance were beyond expectations.
A photo of Bistro 217 restaurant
4.9
4.9 (894)
$31 to $50
American
Pawleys Island
About the restaurant
Bistro 217 offers an eclectic menu that features seafood, steak, pasta and other delicious dishes. Owners Anne Hardee and Adam Kirby who was elected Chef Ambassador of South Carolina have created a culinary haven. Guests can gather indoors or in the newly renovated courtyard where you may enjoy libations and savory cuisine. You can begin your dining experience at Bistro 217 with an appetizer of Asian ribs or petite crab cakes with a lemon aioli. A main course of Herb-encrusted Grouper with a caper brown butter or Grilled Filet Mignon with seared shrimp will please the palate. The lunch menu offers sandwiches and burgers, as well as tasty fish tacos. Don't forget the incredible array of in-house made desserts and icecreams, you won't want to skip! Bistro 217 has reviews in publications like Southern Living and Grand Strand Magazine.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
The food was excellent! Service outstanding. Thank you
A photo of Maison restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1542)
$31 to $50
French
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
Maison is a French Bistro located in downtown Charleston, SC. Our concept is food forward with bright, balanced beverages to compliment. Maison's cuisine is inspired by classic French fare recreated with a breath of modernity and local influence. Tradition meets au courant innovation. The space is intimate and paralleled with energy.
Top review
Brad
Dined on Apr 17, 2024
This place is always a rock solid experience. The menu is fantastic, the food is great! Thanks Justin for delivering on a great evening out. We will be back!
A photo of Gios Italian Kitchen - Pawleys Island restaurant
4.9
4.9 (59)
$30 and under
Italian
Pawleys Island
About the restaurant
Prepare to be thrilled at this all-star Italian restaurant located off Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island, SC. Gios Italian Kitchen is family owned and operated since August 7th, 2014. Brothers/Chefs Klodjan & Renato Hoxha run the kitchen while the sister/GM Eri handles the front. Parents are also involved in the business operation on a daily basis. The Hoxha family was born in Albania and moved to the United States in 2003, seeking the American dream. The family has 17 years of experience in cooking. Our chefs make all the dishes with the freshest ingredients and highest quality of product. Gios serves the best marinara sauce and some of the tastiest authentic Italian dishes in the Grand Strand. We pride ourselves in providing quality consistent good food while emphasizing in excellent guest service. Eat Fresh. Eat Well. Eat Local.
Top review
BradTvip
Dined on Apr 15, 2024
Four golfers on annual trip. Loved this restaurant. Friendly service, delicious food. We will return.
A photo of The Bluffton Room restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1938)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Bluffton
About the restaurant
At The Bluffton Room, we serve inspired American cuisine prepared with the finest ingredients in an intimate and vibrant atmosphere in the heart of Old Town Bluffton. Our well crafted cocktails, gracious service and tableside preparations evoke the feeling of a classic dinner party.

Please note that due to the size of our dining room and our tableside service, the restaurant is not suited to children under 13 years of age. Thank you for your understanding.

Top review
Mallory
Dined 6 days ago
My husband and I visited The Bluffton Room for the first time for our Wedding Anniversary and it truly exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious, the service was exceptional, and the scenery was luxurious. 10/10 would recommend if you are visiting Old Town Bluffton.
A photo of Frank's Restaurant - Inside Dining restaurant
4.9
4.9 (791)
$31 to $50
American
Pawleys Island
About the restaurant
Frank's Restaurant in Pawleys Island, South Carolina is an Italian-influenced American steakhouse and seafood joint that serves a range of traditional dishes for dinner. Frank's Restaurant has been featured in national press such as Bon Appétit and Southern Living and its kitchen strives to provide tasty dishes made with only the freshest, local and seasonally available ingredients. The atmosphere is elegant and refined and the full bar and extensive wine list complement the meals at Frank's Restaurant.



Start with an appetizer like fried oysters, Caribbean sautéed conch or a low country egg roll. Larger dishes include seafood like pan-seared New Bedford scallops and sautéed veal scallopini.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 16, 2024
Our food was perfectly cooked and delicious! Our waiter was charming and answered all questions. We will definitely continue to dine there.
A photo of The Ribaut Social Club - Anchorage 1770 restaurant
4.9
4.9 (449)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Beaufort
About the restaurant
Ribaut Social Club is a restaurant and social space for Beaufort locals and visitors to mingle over cocktails and impeccable regional cuisine.
Our aim is to capture the incorrigible spirit and convivial atmosphere of the original Ribaut Club, established at the Anchorage in 1891. In its heyday, the Club hosted performances, grand parties, dances and even gambling—a raucous getaway from buttoned-up social strictures of the time. Today, guests can cocktails and dinner with unrivaled water views or a sophisticated brunch surrounded by 300 years of Beaufort history.

Top review
Bearvine
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
Excellent food excellent service…………………………………………..
A photo of Green Lettuce restaurant
4.8
4.8 (62)
$31 to $50
Persian
Greenville
About the restaurant
Green Lettuce serves from-scratch Persian-inspired salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches, desserts and meat and vegetable kebobs. Salad dressings and sauces are all made in house, and herbs, vegetables and fruits are locally sourced. The restaurant has a relaxed vibe, comfortable seating and a full bar with handmade cocktails, beer and wine
Top review
RandyG
Dined on Apr 5, 2024
Wonderful flavors; good service; it was a great experience!
A photo of Pomodori - Hilton Head restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1474)
$31 to $50
Italian
Hilton Head Island
About the restaurant
Due to the intimacy of our Restaurant and to guarantee your dining experience reservations are almost always required all year long.

Please be mindful when booking reservations. If you select "outdoor seating" you will be dining on our screened in patio. Requests for bar seating can only be made by calling the restaurant - not through reserving times on Open Table.

Our Food is Fresh, Our Wines are Old, Our Recipes are Timeless, Our Family is Yours.

Grazie,
Amanda

Top review
AAg08vip
Dined 3 days ago
Angie our server was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The 2 helpers were also very attentive. Our food was delivered hot and was delicious. Pomodoro is always on our radar when we visit HH.
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