• Bowens Island Restaurant
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Bowens Island Restaurant

Cuisine: American, Local Specialty, Seafood

Price: $



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Seafood: Bownen's Island Restaurant is the only restaurant on it's own 13 acre island, and is self-described as an, "island, restaurant, and state of mind," all at once. Founded in 1946 by May and Jimmy Bowen,...  Read More
Oyster Bars: You're in for a real treat when you opt to visit Bowens Island Restaurant, a place with an entire 13-acre island to itself. The restaurant itself, and its simple, unique concept, were founded by May...  Read More


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  • Seafood: "Be sure to bring a marker to add your name to the visitor graffiti covered walls and tables!"
  • Oyster Bars: "Plan for dinner at Bowens Island Restaurant on your way back from Folly for a casual, laid back meal--just in time to catch the sunset."
  • Best for Seafood Because: This local's favorite is a mandatory destination for any true oyster lover!
  • Best for Oyster Bars Because: Bowens Island Restaurant epitomizes the fresh, local seafood experience in Charleston, where oysters are served by the shovelful from local waters.

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