Long Island Cafe- Isle of Palms

4.7
116 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.
What 116 people are saying
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything thing was great. Burger and homemade fries were awesome.

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LMcLD
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Meal and service was great!
We will be back.

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Happyseniordiner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our party of 3 was seated at the time of our reservation. Even though they were busy, our server was attentive and friendly. Food was great and we had a nice evening.

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vipStephanieS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great. Lori was our waitress and she was excellent!!!!

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RobinA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a treat to go to Long Island cafe! One of the all time best places around.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere. Absolutely the best place to get scallops.Steaks are delicious too. Service was friendly and efficient.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding. This was our first visit but definitely won’t be our last.

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SteveM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant is popular. Very crowded with tables on top of each other. The 35.00 fish entree was over cooked. The vegetable accompaniment was barely cooked.
Overall expensive for mediocre quality food , loud atmosphere and average service.

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VickiK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve never had a bad meal here! Brunch, lunch or dinner! Excellent! For many years!

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ashleyw
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Long Island cafe. Good is great. The best. Noise level is an issue. Service was good but if you are 5 minutes late on arrival for your reservation, they told us they wouldn’t hold it. We barely got there. They weren’t too nice about telling us that either. All else was super

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

2 top tables were too close together. They certainly were not social distancing.

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vipJeanneA
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Leslie was an absolutely great waitress and the food was exceptional.
We will be back!

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LisaE
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch. Highly recommend and can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the bar and Terry the bartender was great! The food was amazing we started with the Calamari and my wife had the crab crusted grouper and I had the pork chop. Everything was cooked just right. The Bread Pudding was huge and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious! It was a crowded night, but our server was very attentive, and made a point of not rushing us. I come here every time I’m in the area, and it never disappoints.

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vipfoodandwine
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Bar service and oysters were excellent,
Noise level was extremely high!

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AndrewT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go-to restaurant for seafood in the Charleston area

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KennyR
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food as always was terrific. This is our favorite place to go in the entire Charleston area.

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Erin
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent she crab soup & peanut butter Oreo pie! Crab cakes were very good for SC, but don’t expect them to be Maryland style. Will be back again on our next trip.

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tngirl53
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food and beverage were good here and service impeccable. The lack of social distancing however I found astonishing in today's Covid climate. Multiple 2 top tables across the side wall where we were seated. These tables were literally approx 8-10 inches apart. Uncomfortable in the best of times but with Covid it was VERY uncomfortable. I think it is irresponsible and inconsiderate of the owner and my own responsibility for not leaving under these conditions.

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RobinM
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints! We eat there every time we come to Isle of Palms. The food is always fresh and expertly prepared!!

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KarenN
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just about the best prepared seafood that I’ve ever eaten. I had the lightly fried platter with flounder, shrimp, and scallops, zucchini and French fried sweet potatoes. Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection.

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jjhacamp
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Grouper was out of this world. It was a meal I didn’t want to ever end.

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vipLEM2007
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service at Long Island Cafe. It's a hidden gem at IOP.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We arrived to our reservation early and they were able to sit us almost immediately! I was in the area for my sisters bachelorette party and our waitress seemed to have too many tables. When she saw our shitt

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vipJoelE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very welcoming. Highly recommend it.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food recommended by the locals. Was sat at a unsteady table with reservations and unable to move. Disappointing to make reservations and spend a large amount for a very unsteady table.

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MarkS
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service. This is one of our favorites for sure!

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vipLisa13
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service!

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DannyF
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Long Island café is always outstanding, the service is top notch and with us being locals, we always see the same people there.

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vipbryan
Charlotte
108 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice lunch place. Food was good and service was attentive. Our waitress did not tell us about the specials however we hear the waiter tell them after we ordered.

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StacyB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grouper was amazing!! Best bread pudding ever!!

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KarenF
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food was excellent; disappointed in service. Ordered drinks; waitstaff brought mine but husband‘s did not show up. Had to request from other waitstaff. Salad came after the meal was brought out. Waitress appeared to be frustrated.

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luv2eatout
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was able to get a reservation on a holiday weekend. Food was fantastic as was the service. Tried the oysters, tuna and pasta special and all very very good. Definitely recommend.

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DaveH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite local places. The daily seafood specials are always especially good - creative and fresh. Appreciate the rotating selection of local beers on tap. The Cafe is small, and can feel a bit crowded and noisy at peak times and weekends, but great food and service easily make up for it.

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vipJoyceF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Excellent service .

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vipKarenH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great drinks, service was excellent! I would highly recommend this restaurant. The only con I have is that the tables are very close together. No concern for Covid at all.

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DottieS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long Island Cafe never disappoints! Food and service were without fault.

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rossr
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place , friendly service, reasonable price

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Hoffie43
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome server!

FAQs

Long Island Cafe- Isle of Palms is rated 4.7 stars by 116 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.