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Island Cafe & Deli, Pawley's Island, S.C.


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Island Cafe & Deli
Pawley's Island

(843) 237-9527

If you are traveling to the southern coast of South Carolina to thePawley's Island, Litchfield, Georgetown area do yourself a favor and dine at Island Cafe and Deli. Over our Labor Day weekend vacation we stumbled in to this very unassuming, locally owned cafe/deli and werepleasantly surprised with some of the best "grits" in the south. There is nothing like "home cooked grits" unless you add some fish to it and then you've got something very few southerners can pass up. Michael ordered fish and grits, which was the special ($5.95), and I had the Caesar salad with salmon($6.95). Both of these dishes were prepared in no time at all. The presentation was scrumptious and the portion sizes were plentiful. Everyone dining in the cafe seemed to be enjoying the laid back atmosphere and southern charm of this small cafe.

There are all kinds of southern specialties available such as the "StromThurmond," ($4.95) an illustrious member of the menu or a "Sam" Which($5.95). Every flavor of burger and an impressive salad selection isincluded, not to mention the usual seafood fare of shrimp, blue crab,lobster, grouper and steaks. All of this at prices moderate budgets could afford. We ended up going back for dinner before our trip was over and enjoying the lobster and shrimp night. Every Monday night is shrimp night where you can order one pound of shrimp any way you like it ($10.95), and on Wednesday get one and a quarter pounds of lobster for a nominal fee ($11.95).

While there are plenty of great seafood experiences to be had in the Myrtle Beach, Murrell's Inlet area, it was very enjoyable to stumble ona small, locally owned cafe where you could sit outside if you wishedand dine in with lots of lowcountry locals. This is an opportunity not to be missed. The Island Cafe and Deli is open 7 days a week andreservations are accepted. Give 'em a call.

-Jill Smith

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