Hours: Lunch (Tues-Fri.), Dinner (Tues.-Sat.), & Sun. Brunch
Angel Oak Restaurant is just seven miles away from the amazing Angel Oak tree, and it’s bringing life to a part of Johns Island that has few dining options. The primary focus of the menu is familiar comfort food, and the use of local ingredients is apparent: beef from Legare Farms, bread from Saffron bakery, grits from Geechie Boy, and fresh fruit and vegetables from Limehouse produce. For three bucks, the snacks are a steal. We like the thick and creamy pimento cheese with grilled toast points. A generous portion of macaroni might share a bowl with barbecue pulled pork, gruyere, and parmesan — a sinful dish, one that will send you praying for forgiveness. Entrees include hearty staples like buttermilk fried chicken, meatloaf, and shrimp carbonara. The crowd-pleasing country-fried steak is made with beef from Legare Farms and served with whipped mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts. It’s a homey little place serving up food that will make you feel all warm inside. —Eric Doksa Dish (Winter 2014)
Local ingredients, modern preparations.