March 07, 2012
3563 Hwy. 17 (Mt. Pleasant)
Classic American fare with a focus on fresh and seasonal ingredients.
Big, hearty meals in a casual atmosphere are still the draw at this Mt. Pleasant roadside restaurant, but Executive Chef Brannon Florie has been winning new admirers with beer-paired dinners and creative specials. Appetizers range from the down-home (deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes) to the upscale (pan-seared scallops with bacon truffle oil, lobster corndogs with champagne mustard and green tomato ketchup). Local flounder and shrimp share the entrée menu with aged New York strips and a super-thick smoked pork chop with mac and cheese and collards. An array of produce from local farms is supplemented by heirloom tomatoes and other treats grown right there in the on-site garden, giving this roadside kitchen an uptown attitude and a serious eat-local flair. —Robert Moss, Dish (Summer 2012)
bh says... Went last week for dinner with a group. Positives...Found the food to be terrific - we sampled just about everything, including apps. All fresh, well prepared, and excellent service - Negatives...was seated out in closed-in porch - extreamly noisey - will never sit out there again - could not hear the person seated next to you. In main dinning room - felt a bit warm...fireplace, ect - but a lot quieter. Parking lighting a problem especially exiting onto Rt 17 - All in all - an excellent restaurant and great location - ★★★★★
dowwy says... I've been to 17North at least six times, and I've never had an issue with anything there. The food is always great, our wait time was short, and our server was always friendly and attentive. Yes, sometimes it can be loud, but we usually sit outside. ★★★★★
horse girl says... Never had a problem. Great food and friendly staff. Excellent experience. High five to them!!! ★★★★★
The East Cooper Roadside Kitchen has endured a few major changes since opening way up Highway 17 in 2010. Last fall, local restaurant veteran Brannon Florie stepped in as executive chef, and his team totally revamped and expanded the restaurant's Southern-style lunch and dinner menus and bar menu, too. They also landscaped the spacious, fenced-in backyard and built a handsome fire pit and grill area where they can host oyster roasts and other special events. It's a great spot to unwind and enjoy the rural atmosphere with one of Florie's more experimental seafood or wild game dishes or an after-dinner drink.