Unique Johns Island Restaurants

Johns Island is growing fast, but it's long been home to a great farming community. All that great, fresh, local produce has drawn chefs from all over to open some pretty amazing restaurants.

House-made Pasta from Wild Olive

Wild Olive

Opened in 2009, Wild Olive fame comes from Italian dining featuring simple, seasonal dishes and delicious wine.
Menu items feature locally grown ingredients and home-made pasta and Salumi.
It was the first Certified Green Restaurant in South Carolina, the restaurant is not only farm to table, but table to farm, composting 1,000 pounds of raw material each week.

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Appalachian Apple from Fat Hen

The Fat Hen

The Fat Hen’s French-inspired southern fare is wrapped up a cozy building and served for dinner and Sunday brunch in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. They also serve an amazing selection of drinks, wine and craft beer.
Chef Fred Neuville has been featured on national shows like Food Network’s Chopped, Travel Channel’s Brunchnado, the P Allen Smith Show.

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Farmer Pete Ambrose delivering strawberries to the Stono Market

Stono Market and Tomato Shed

A real farmer’s market carrying organically grown produce grow on their own Johns Island Farm and other fruits and veggies year-round. But its also a Lunch Cafe serving lunch, Monday through Saturday 11am to 2:30pm
and Thursday through Saturday 5pm to 9pm.

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Tabasco Chicken Sandwich from The Southern General

The Southern General

A lot more than your average sandwich shop, the Southern General serves some seriously snack-able goodness between two slices of bread.
Plus they’re connected to next-door neighbor Seanachi Irish Pub and Cocktail bar in case you need something stronger than beer.

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Oysters from the Royal Tern

The Royal Tern

The Royal Tern has only been open since 2018, but is making a name as a fabulous place for Oysters, seafood and steaks.
The restaurant is in a new building giving a bit of a different feel from the other eateries on Johns Island.

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