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Hotel & Resort Restaurants Not To Miss On Kiawah Island


Kiawah Island is a luxury destination with miles of beautiful Atlantic beaches, wild untouched nature preserves, world-famous golf courses, and some of the best food in South Carolina’s Lowcountry region. Only a stone’s throw from the vibrant culinary scene of Charleston, Kiawah Island boasts everything from hotel island-style dining in flip flops and tees and traditional resort oyster roasts, to fine dining with a contemporary spin on southern cuisine.  Check out this list of our favorite establishments within resorts and hotels that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters in your group!

Restaurants at The Sanctuary Hotel 


Whether you’re sipping a fresh fruit smoothie or fine dining on freshly shucked oysters, the ultimate Lowcountry dining experience awaits at the award-winning oceanfront Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Situated in East Beach Village, the Sanctuary Hotel boasts unobstructed ocean views, refined southern hospitality, and a selection of eateries to whet the appetite of every food lover!

The Ocean Room

The Sanctuary Hotel 
Phone: (843) 683-1234
Tuesday – Saturday | 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Reservations required


Dinner | Beverage

The Forbes Five-Star rated Ocean Room is Kiawah Island’s premier steakhouse with unmatched elegance, an ever-changing menu of exceptional cuisine, an extensive wine list, and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Ocean Room dress code calls for collared shirts, tailored pants, and cocktail attire for the ladies. The full dinner menu and seasonal cocktails are also served in the relaxing Ocean Room Lounge.

The Lobby Bar

The Sanctuary Hotel 
Phone: (843) 768-6301
Open Daily | 2 PM to 11 PM
Indoor & Outdoor Seating 
Live Piano Music | Friday & Saturday 7 PM to 10 PM
Reservations not required


Lobby Bar Menu

The Sanctuary’s Lobby Bar boasts beautiful views of the lush lawns and the Atlantic Ocean with an intimate and relaxing atmosphere for pre-dinner drinks or a light Lowcountry meal paired with a signature cocktail, fine wines, or a nightcap.   


Jasmine Porch

The Sanctuary Hotel 
Phone: (843) 683-1234
Daily for Breakfast | 6:30 AM to 11 AM
Daily for Lunch | 11:30 AM to 2 PM 
Daily for Dinner | 5:30 PM to 9 PM 
Indoor & Limited Patio Seating
Reservations required for Sunday brunch and dinner service


Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | Dessert | Beverage 

The Jasmine Porch has a more casual atmosphere accepting walk-ins for breakfast and lunch with reservations required for Sunday brunches and dinner. Famous for its rustic charm, warm southern hospitality, and down-home Lowcountry cuisine, the Jasmine Porch is perfect for a quick bite or a hearty home-cooked meal, with great options for the kids too!

Loggerhead Grill

The Sanctuary Hotel 
Phone: (843) 768-6287
Open Mid-May to November
Daily Food Service | 11 AM to 3 PM
Daily Bar Service | 11 AM to 5 PM 
Reservations not required


Dining Menu | Bar 

The Loggerhead Grill is a casual poolside restaurant open seasonally from mid-May to November. Enjoy laid-back island vibes with views of the Atlantic and an enticing menu of cocktails, beverages, and lite bites ranging from tropical tacos and poke bowls to gourmet sandwiches and burgers.


Beaches & Cream

The Sanctuary Hotel 
Phone: (843) 768-6276
Open Daily | 11 AM to 8 PM


No time for a sit-down breakfast or lunch? Stop by Beaches & Cream for an express breakfast or lunch to go, Wolly Cow natural ice cream, and homemade candies for the kids. Options include a range of gourmet coffees, specialty lemonades and sodas, breakfast bagels, fresh sandwiches, gourmet paninis, and all things ice cream!


Kiawah Island Golf Resort Restaurants


If you’re spending time on Kiawah Island’s award-winning golf courses or simply chasing the best sunsets on the island, there’s a tempting variety of clubhouse restaurants and bars to add to your list of Lowcountry dining experiences. From 19th-hole libations for golfers to the finest seafood in the South Carolina sea islands, Kiawah’s golf course restaurants exude Lowcountry elegance and breathtaking views of lush green fairways and glistening blue oceans. 

The Ryder Cup Bar

Ocean Course Clubhouse, 1000 Ocean Course Dr.
Phone: (843) 266-4085
Daily Lunch & Dinner | 11 AM to 9 PM
Indoor & Outdoor Seating 
Reservations not required


Lunch & Dinner | Children | Beverage

Overlooking the 18th green of the Ocean Course with views beyond to the Atlantic, the Ryder Cup Bar is the hotspot for 19th-hole libations and chasing sunsets! The Ryder Cup Bar has indoor and covered veranda seating with a casual atmosphere and a modern pub menu featuring southern-style classics like fried green tomatoes and grits. With the best sunset view on Kiawah Island, your drinks are sure to extend to dinner – either at the Ryder Cup Bar or Atlantic Room.

The Atlantic Room

Ocean Course Clubhouse, 1000 Ocean Course Dr.
Phone: (843) 266-4085
Daily Dinner | 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Indoor Seating Only
Reservations required


Dinner | Children | Dessert | Beverage

Open daily for dinner reservations, the Atlantic Room at the Ocean Course Clubhouse is Kiawah Island’s signature seafood restaurant. Expect breathtaking ocean views and a fine dining experience where resort casual attire is completely acceptable! The modern menu features a selection of seasonal seafood dishes, steaks, and southern sides, a children’s menu for little fingers, and an extensive wine list to perfectly pair your meal.

Tomasso at Turtle Point

Turtle Point Clubhouse, 1 Turtle Point Lane
Phone: (843) 266-4070
Daily Lunch & Dinner | 11:30 AM to 9 PM
Indoor & Outdoor Seating
Reservations required for dinner


Lunch | Dinner | Children | Dessert | Beverage | To-Go

Situated just beyond the 18th green of the Turtle Point Golf Course in East Beach Village, Tomasso at Turtle Point is a family-style Italian eatery worthy of all foodie lists. Open for lunch and dinner, the space has an old-world ambiance with an inviting bar area, table seating, and an outdoor patio in season. From the pizza dough and pastas to the specialty sauces and breads, everything is hand-made fresh daily.  

The Players Pub

Cougar Point Clubhouse, 12 Kiawah Beach Drive
Phone: (843) 768-2771
Daily Lunch & Dinner | 11:30 AM to 9 PM
Indoor & Outdoor Seating
Reservations recommended for dinner


Lunch | Dinner | Children | Dessert | To-Go

The Players Pub at the Cougar Point Clubhouse in West Beach is family-friendly with an inviting atmosphere for a golf lunch, family dinner, or to catch your favorite sports team (or golfer!) on the big screen TVs. The extensive menu features everything from kids’ meals, small bites, and pub classics to Lowcountry entrées and delicious desserts. Indoor and patio seating are available and reservations are recommended for dinner.

Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House

Osprey Point Clubhouse, 700 Governors Dr, Kiawah Island 
Phone: (843) 266-4636
Daily Lunch & Dinner | 11:30 AM to 9 PM
Indoor & Outdoor Seating
Reservations recommended for dinner


Lunch | Dinner | Children | Dessert | Beverage | To-Go

The Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House at the Osprey Point Clubhouse is known as a top stop on the South Carolina BBQ Trail and is a must for an authentic Southern BBQ experience. Indulge in meats smoked over hardwood, mouthwatering marinades, and award-winning SC four cheese macaroni while sipping on craft beers, cocktails, and cool drinks. It’s a tasty destination for foodies in a superb setting overlooking the ponds and Osprey’s famous alligators. Open for lunch and dinner, reservations are required for parties of 8 or more.   




Vacation Homes & Villas


Wherever you choose to stay on Kiawah Island, you’re likely to find a delicious spot a short walk or bike ride away. Our exclusive collection of 110+ vacation rentals include luxury homes near the bars & restaurants and nightlife on the island, private cottages, and lagoon front villas.

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