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Hours: Lunch (Tues-Fri.), Dinner (Tues.-Sat.), & Sun. Brunch

Price: $$$$

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)

Restaurant Details

Serving lunch, Sun. brunch, and "supper," this Johns Island gem uses local ingredients and modern preparations. Lunch features fresh, quick, made from scratch fare that is at once rustic and delicious. Dinner takes a more innovative approach to southern American cuisine. Beer and wine only.

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Price: $$$$

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