March 07, 2012
106 W. Hudson (Folly Beach)
Lunch & Dinner (Thurs.-Tues.). Closed Wed.
The ’Wich Doctor is still holding down the fort just off the main drag of Folly Beach’s Center Street. They’re still serving up out-of-the-ordinary sandwiches and pizza with the occasional noodle bowl and other mouth-watering specials. The vibrant little shack has a laid-back atmosphere where you can enjoy smoked chicken, jerk pork, and pork belly sandwiches. The Hanoi Hoagie is full of flavor, with juicy slices of lemongrass beef, julienned carrots, fresh cilantro, and nuoc cham (a Vietnamese condiment made with citrus and fish sauce). While the sandwiches are solid, the specialty pizzas are a must try. The white clam pizza fares well with a garlic butter base under ricotta, lemon, Italian parsley, and, of course, clams. But we always seem to find ourselves obsessing over the noodle bowls — think curried udon noodle with poached chicken, tomato, pineapple, and bok choy — flavor explosion. —Eric Doksa Dish (Summer 2014)
KristinB says... This place is awesome. Went there today with my boyfriend to grab some take-out to take to the beach. We tried the pork belly sandwich with a fried egg, shredded cabbage, and tomato, and the Korean bbq sandwich with kimchi and these slightly pickled thinly sliced cucumbers. Both were absolutely amazing! The owners are really friendly, and the place has an awesome vibe and a nice patio outside. They've only been open since March and I'm sure will blow up soon. I will definitely be back to try their pizzas. ★★★★★
AlphonsePhive says... BBQ Chicken Sandwich and Watermelon juice was an excellent lunch on the beach! ★★★★★
BNP29412 says... This is my new favorite place in town. The papaya thai salad special was the best thing I can remember having in a long time! ★★★★★
Much has been written about the Folly food renaissance. The wood-fired grill at Surf Bar? Major score. Fine dining at Blu? Fancy pants. Even quality sandwiches at the Drop In Deli or the grub at Taco Boy are a far cry better than the solely fried fare and greasy burgers the island offered for eons. (And hey, there's no shame in scarfing a Bert's Dog, still 75 cents.) But until last year, there was nowhere you could get a good pork belly gumbo or a Korean barbecue kimchi sandwich. Enter the 'Wich Doctor, a tiny nook that serves gourmet food without selling itself like a gourmet bistro. From first glance, the 600-square-foot spot looks like a regular pizza-and-sandwich joint. Talk for a second to the nice couple that owns the place (and operates it without any employees), and you'll immediately realize that this is something special. Every day there's something they're excited about, and it's usually wise to order it. And we've still never seen a line there. Maybe that will change, and we'll regret spoiling this little Folly secret.