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Charleston Restaurants

Bowen's Island

Updated 11/28/2012

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This landmark seafood shack has survived hurricanes, fires, and the onslaught of trendy restaurants hitting downtown. Littered with oyster shells and graffiti, the funky spot serves dinner in an enclosed dock house, on the covered deck, and inside the recently renovated main building. The menu is the constant: big ol' shrimp, fried or boiled; shrimp and grits; Frogmore stew; hush puppies; and the biggie—all the steamed oysters you can eat for about $20. At this "fish

camp," you might be entertained by musician Smokin' Weiner or Juke Joint Johnny. It's on an island just before Folly Beach, off Folly Road, about 15 minutes from downtown; there's a big sign. Go down the dirt road until you see water.

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1871 Bowen's Island Rd., Charleston, South Carolina, 29412, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • No credit cards
  • No lunch. No dinner Sun. and Mon.

Updated 11/28/2012


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