Hours: Lunch (Tues.-Fri.), Dinner (Wed.-Sat.), and Sun. Brunch
At North Charleston’s Riverfront Park, you’ll find a Jamaican restaurant hidden among the Army Wives sets and the annual sculpture installation, where Runaway Bay has a waterside view that does much to conjure up the feel of the Caribbean. The view from the restaurant’s expansive second-story windows is unique, as is Runaway Bay’s adherence to Jamaican culinary tradition. The menu features traditional dishes like jerk chicken and pork, curry goat, and oxtail and butterbeans, plus there’s a hearty brunch on Sundays. With its serene, almost remote location, it’s a great way to take a tropical vacation without leaving the tri-county area. —Susan Cohen Dish (Winter 2013)
Authentic Jamaican cuisine. Jerk chicken, curry, Caribbean-style shrimp, oxtail and butterbeans, and seared tilapia with rice and peas. Riverfront setting on the old Navy base.