Long Island Cafe- Isle of Palms

4.7
160 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, Long Island Café offers a menu full of American cuisine with a focus on fresh, local seafood. The restaurant has a full bar which is known for its specialty cocktails but also includes domestic and imported beer, wine and spirits. Long Island Café offers brunch on the weekends which features items like eggs Benedict and French toast.

Start out your meal at Long Island Café with one of the restaurant's appetizers like the Maryland style crab cakes or the shrimp and grits. Choose from dinner entrées like the fried flounder or the grilled salmon BLT. If you're not in the mood for seafood, try one of the other offerings on the menu like the burger or an entrée salad.
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JeffL
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here for lunch, and was very pleased. To start, ordered a Bloody Mary that was nicely garnished and well balanced. Tried the calamari and the large portion was lightly breaded and perfectly prepared. Finished with the fried oyster appetizer- the oysters were fresh, large, and juicy. Again, lightly breaded and sooo good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We knew we wanted to eat here before we left the Island and we got in on my birthday we have a few of our kids in and wanted a nice dinner. Food,service & friendliness was on point. We are going to try to come back for round 2 with our next set of kids coming in to the Island for fall break. Great addition to the dining at IOP.

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DanielD
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari and crab cake appetizers were phenomenal!

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KandiL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops were so delicious and a wonderful portion size. I will be back again!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! Great service. Delicious food. We go back every time we visit!

AM
vipArleneM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but having a conversation was impossible 😎

HB
HeatherB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! The blackened flounder Benedict was a unique and delicious brunch option. One of our party enjoyed the lump crab omlete and the crab cakes Benny was another hit. Fair prices, fast service and nice atmosphere

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food is excellent and the service were great. The noise is ridiculous considering it’s a small restaurant.

KT
vipKathyT
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and great food. I had the simply grilled salmon with cheddar grits. Salmon was perfectly cooked and the portion was all least double. I took half of it as well as the grits and green beans home. Just as delicious the second time. My son had crab cakes. Yummy! Restaurant is casual and welcoming. It’s not fine dining, but definitely what you want and expect while visiting IOP.

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Eileen
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is better than in the past - was more enjoyable to be able to sit outside and we liked the changes in the menu. Good seafood and I especially liked the trio offered - scallops, shrimp, and flounder. Will definitely be returning with friends soon.

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JohnE
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great seafood and service. Had the crabcakes and a salmon dish. Highly recommend making reservations. Would go back in the future.

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MNpaulie
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, we just love Long Island Cafe. My husband had the sesame crusted tuna, and I had broiled scallops and fried oysters -- wonderful. I liked being able to have one of the selections of the "combo" plate fried and the other broiled--so helpful. We really liked and admired our waiter, Arthur. Now there is a pro! On top of all his tables and very pleasant without being too much so-- and he was busy! It was a delicious dinner and lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside, perfect weather. Service and food excellent.

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HardingVine
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great waitress and great sea food.

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Nette3
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for brunch in IOP. The egg benedict is the stuff. Wonderful food, service, and good portions. Well worth the drive, I will be back.

KT
vipKathyT
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite place to eat while visiting IOP and Charleston. Food is delicious and service great.

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CindiM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening at Long Island Cafe. The food and service were both outstanding. Our table was outside and temperature was perfect. This may be my new favorite spot on IOP.

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LonnyG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best seafood in town. Reasonable pricing for Charleston. We got the soup for a starter. It was so good. Not over ally heavy. I got the crab stuffed grouper…omg! It was the best thing I’ve had. My husband had the flounder and he loved it!!!! Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is always good there. The noise level was as expected since the place is small and always crowded.

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KathieS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to the Cafe in two days. Love the food and service!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service every time

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to disappoint. We hadn't been back to the area for ten years -- happy to say it was our favorite restaurant back then and it's better than ever!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite restaurants!

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Skipper
Cleveland
66 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good, service was also good. Patio is adjacent parking lot so noise is high and outside ambiance is not very good. Inside is very nice.

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FoodieChef
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone’s fish and seafood was cooked perfectly. The Carolina Sweets oysters were delicious. Crab cakes and She-Crab soup were good. The crab cake crusted grouper and green beans were on point. The only misfit was the cole slaw which was bland and boring.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was delicious!

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ColaK
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made it for brunch this time. It was lovely. The place was crowded when we arrived at noon and therefore a bit loud. As the crowd thinned a bit, the noise level dropped significantly. We enjoyed our meal and indulged in dessert. I thoroughly enjoyed my she-crab soup and shrimp and grits. The Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie is absolutely amazing. Wow. Definitely save room to try a dessert.

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BarbaraM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service & good was as tasty as it was beautiful

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Scott
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent. It’s not quiet, but that’s to be expected from a small restaurant with such good food. If you want quiet, go to a struggling restaurant with no customers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Good was okay not that wonderful. Flounder was dry. Probably will not go back.

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live2eat
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening celebrating a Birthday. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. We appreciated being sat quickly and promise to come back!

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Joanne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridgett [our waitress] was outstanding! Although the restaurant was busy she took the time with us as we were first time customers to the restaurant. The food was delicious! The oysters were great….the crab cakes were outstanding….the desserts did not let us down….again, delicious. We will make another visit before our time here at Wild Dunes ends!

LA
LouAnneB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Bridgette was super busy but did check in with us as needed.

Thankful the hostess (didn’t get name) brought us water and took our order

Real team effort

We’ve eaten here before and always good food/service.

JU
JUDITHP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We loved our dinner and even though we were outside with a view of the parking lot, we had a great evening.

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vipSuzyB
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the bar and had a wonderful meal of fried shrimp, cole slaw and French fries. Delicious! We will be back.

PH
PeterH
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good! Both the Cafe and the Raw Bar offer great food, friendly staff and happy, energetic customers. Seating along the wall is fun….when the folks on one or both sides join in the conversation. Enjoy.

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Pops
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We actually live at Kiawah Is. and still drive 45 min. to eat at LIC. Sure wish you’d open one on John’s Island.

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Dbg18
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was really good and you get amazing quality for the price. I recommend anyone to try this place

FAQs

Long Island Cafe- Isle of Palms is rated 4.7 stars by 160 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.