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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in South Carolina

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining 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 Caffe Piccolo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (659)
$31 to $50
Italian
Pawleys Island
About the restaurant
Escape to Italy when visiting Caffe Piccolo. This authentic Italian eatery specializes in hearty, flavorful fare, featuring the freshest ingredients on the Grand Strand. Caffe Piccolo sources seafood locally, as well as produce and homegrown herbs, working with regional and ethical vendors. The menu is packed with delectable dishes, including appetizers, soups, salads and flavorful entrees. Entrees include land and sea choices, plus pasta dishes. Entrees include bread and your choice of soup or salad.

Caffe Piccolo features a comprehensive wine list, featuring imported and domestic selections. Dine indoors or outdoors on a beautiful patio, alongside a warm, open hearth.
Top review
KimSvip
Dined 3 days ago
The fish & scallop specials were amazing! Zach our waiter was awesome!!
A photo of Frank's Outback - Outside Dining restaurant
4.8
4.8 (959)
$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
CynthiaVvip
Dined 5 days ago
Brian was a wonderful server! All 7 of us loved our meals and the Frank’s “vibe!” Our favorite in Pawleys 👍🏼
A photo of Chive Blossom Cafe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (511)
$31 to $50
Low Country
Pawleys Island
About the restaurant
We do not take reservations for lunch, it is first come first serve.
Dinner reservations are recommended.

One of Pawleys Islands most popular dining destinations is Chive Blossom Restaurant & Bar. Shaded by signature Lowcountry live oaks, the establishment is owned and operated by Paul Kelly and Trina Renualt, culinary professionals who combine their skills to create Southern classics with flair as well as delicious dishes with Mediterranean, French and Asian influences.

Incredible soups are a mainstay; Trina’s crab soup is local legend and not to be missed. All soups are offered in sips to a quart. Enjoy a taste, or take home a bounty! Choose from a variety of speciality salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts. Only the freshest ingredients are used, and the menu changes seasonally to take advantage of the locally sourced seafood, meats and produce.
Top review
ShelleyHvip
Dined 4 days ago
Always a favorite for us when visiting Pawley’s. Every dish on the menu is crafted with care and attention to detail to provide an excellent culinary experience. Kim took excellent care of us and her recommendations are always spot on!!!
A photo of Passerelle Bistro restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2379)
$30 and under
French
Greenville
About the restaurant
French for "footbridge", Passerelle is an aptly-named casual bistro located at the base of The Liberty Bridge which overlooks beautiful Falls Park in Downtown Greenville. Enjoy chef-inspired fare that"s a little French, a little European and a lot Local. Lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Join us inside the warm and inviting bistro or dine al fresco on the patio with a view. Signature dishes include Mussels Passerelle, Ratatouille and Steak & Frites. The wine list includes a range of French varietals, from classics to interesting new finds. French cocktails and beers round out the beverage list.
Top review
DanK
Dined 1 day ago
What a gem in downtown Greenville. French Bistro with great menu options, fantastic ambiance and top notch service. Holly was attentive, friendly and very professional!! 10 out of 10.
A photo of La Rustica restaurant
4.7
4.7 (30)
$30 and under
American
Summerville
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Fabulous food& service ….as always! We love this restaurant!
A photo of The Kingstide restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1394)
$30 and under
Seafood
Daniel Island
About the restaurant
The Kingstide is Daniel Island's first and only waterfront restaurant. Boasting a pristine setting along the Wando River's meandering waterways, the beautifully appointed two-story space features an abundance of windows that maximize natural light and picturesque views. Envisioned and executed by renowned Charleston-based Cortney Bishop Design, The Kingstide's rustic yet refined interiors offer a nautical nod that goes beyond coastal expectations The menu offers a variety of seafood dishes thoughtfully presented in both raw and wood-fired preparations. Inspired by the beautifully simple flavors of the sea, The Kingstide partners with local and regional fisheries, farmers, and purveyors to showcase the Lowcountry's bounty through fresh, seasonally driven cuisine.
Top review
PeggyT
Dined 2 days ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, as always. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We love this place and look forward to our next visit! Highly recommend!
A photo of Coterie- Charleston restaurant
4.4
4.4 (369)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
The word “coterie," in its essence, means a group of people who come together to share their ideas. Unique perspectives are what brings flavor to our conversations and our relationships, and they thrive in the right environment.

Our style is an edited mix of flavorful dishes and drinks served in an intimate setting. Flavors come to the forefront as easily as the conversations held by the people enjoying the food. At Coterie, everyone brings their own story to the table.
Top review
66RaceMom
Dined 3 days ago
We dined on the patio and with the fans, it was very pleasant. Piper, our server, was excellent. We had the cold noodles, Greek salad, dumplings, beets and chicken tinga. I loved the cold noodles with chicken. Perfect for 89 degree weather. Overall a very nice dining experience.
A photo of Limoncello restaurant
4.3
4.3 (2544)
$30 and under
Italian
Greenville
About the restaurant
Limoncello will be OPEN for Indoor and Outdoor dining. We will do our best to accommodate reservations during this time. Outdoor dining is on a first come, first serve basis. Please understand we cannot control weather. If there is inclement weather we will not be able to sit our outdoor dining area. We are currently not offering valet services to better service curbside pick up guests. There is limited street parking as well as the River St. Parking garage- 414. River St.
Top review
taylorB
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
As always, great experience at LemonCello. Good food, wine and atmosphere at a reasonable price and convenient to parking and the Peace Center. Our favorite restaurant goes Peace Center performances.
A photo of Inlet Prohibition Company Bar and Restaurant restaurant
4.2
4.2 (140)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Murrells Inlet
About the restaurant
“Good Food and Bad Advice.” Such is the motto for this one-of-a-kind restaurant that’s in the planning stages as we go to press. Located beside Hot Fish Club on the southern end of Murrells Inlet, it’s owned and operated by the HFC family – but it’s a totally different experience. The menu is quirky, to say the least, with a focus on affordability – most items run between $4 and $12 – and fresh, locally sourced meats, seafood and produce whenever possible. The team is still working out the particulars, but the choices are definitely different and change frequently to keep things interesting.

Take time to explore and expect the unexpected from a restaurant where one of the items offered is described as “kinda weird, but tasty.” Lowcountry looks forward to this new venture from our friends at the Hot Fish Club. With a broad menu, pub-inspired atmosphere and an awesome atmosphere, the IPC is shaping up to be a mighty fun place to hang.
Top review
ChristineJ
Dined 3 days ago
Amber our server was very good, helpful and very friendly. The hostess girls also were sweet to my mom got her a chair as we waited. The food for the table was great everyone enjoyed their meal.
A photo of Hurricane Juel's Restaurant restaurant
4.1
4.1 (119)
$30 and under
Seafood
Little River
About the restaurant
Hurricane Juel’s 🌀 Established in 1945 sites on the historic little river waterfront. All of our seats have a view of the inter coastal waterway. 3 story location with Patio’s over the water as well as a beer garden with 350 + year old oak trees and live entertainment. Hurricane Juels has a large menu seafood brought in locals daily, many seafood dishes including low country boils and seafood towers. We also offer many steak and chicken dishes. And for the sushi lovers we have a sushi bar or order it to the table. Hurricane Juels has been a landmark for over 78 years. Look forward to seeing y’all here
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We come to the beach several times each year. Always go to Hurrican Jules . Our go to seafood
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