Mount Pleasant's Best Restaurants

8 Page's Okra Grill
Simple Southern classics await diners at this charming down-home cafe. The no-frills atmosphere provides a humble, homelike setting in which the amiable staff serves heaping platefuls of Lowcountry favorites that seem straight from grandma's kitchen. Brighten your morning with buttery shrimp and grits paired with flakey homemade biscuits, or treat yourself to a midday feast of tender, smoky pulled pork served alongside creamy mac and cheese and pineapple-infused sweet potato casserole. (843-881-3333)

7 Oriental Garden
A satisfying departure from the typical Lowcountry fare of Mt. Pleasant, Oriental Garden's amazingly fresh sushi and sashimi are both delectable and exquisitely presented. Those who do not allow this unassuming hole-in-the-wall's modest facade to dissuade them from entering are tremendously rewarded with the bright, tasty flavors of spicy tuna salad, perfectly prepared mussels, yellowtail with scallions and enormous tuna rolls. Huge quantities and incredible prices seal the deal at this Mt. P must. (843-881-3765)

6 Long Point Grill
This classy neighborhood grill is a well-kept secret that's popular with both locals and in-the-know tourists. The service is first-class, and the adventurous cuisine, particularly the inspired daily specials, never ceases to amaze. Successful risks in the kitchen have resulted in sensational staples like the gorgonzola-walnut stuffed chicken with cherry-balsamic reduction and the famous LPG macaroni and cheese with smoked Gouda, fresh veggies, apple-smoked bacon and grilled chicken. The desserts are to-die-for, as well. (843-884-3101)

5 Sette
Restaurateur Sal Parco is well-known among Charleston foodies, and his foray into casual Italian is a success. Housed in a former chain pizza joint, the restaurant may not look like much from the outside, but inside it's warm and contemporary with art glass light fixtures and high center tables. Start with a perfectly-dressed salad or the rich portobello piccata, then enjoy house made tortellini, comforting spaghetti and meatballs, or an unusual but tasty dish of mussels with an orange-based sauce. The desserts are fabulous, so save room. (843-388-8808)

4 Graze
Fresh, creative interpretations of classic dishes grace this restaurant's addictive menu. Adorned with chic, minimalist decor, this poll-topping, palate-pleasing paradise boasts warm and knowledgeable staff as well as ever-changing seasonal specialties that keep taste buds pleasantly surprised. Diners ooh and aah over the rich lobster macaroni and cheese and pommes frites with truffle oil before diving into a scrumptious entree, such as the crab cake with lingonberry mayo, raspberry-honey reduction and prosciutto. (843-606-2493)

3 Red Drum Gastropub
A welcome addition to the Mt. Pleasant dining scene, Red Drum takes the British gastropub concept in its own unique way. Focusing as much on food as on beer and wine, the owners have crafted a great menu with Southwest accents, as well as fantastic artisan cheese and beer or wine pairings. Beer aficionados will be quite happy here: there are a dozen draught beers (Guinness, Mad Hatter IPA, Dos Equis Amber, Spaten Franziskaner Hefe Wissen) and more than 30 in bottles. If wine is your quaff of choice, you can enjoy one of more than 15 by-the-glass selections plus dozens of bottles. (843-849-0313)

2 Crave Kitchen & Cocktails
This appropriately-named eatery has visitors pining for its menu long after leaving Mt. Pleasant. Crave's deliciously imaginative American Fusion cuisine, welcoming ambiance and superb service make it a highly-acclaimed favorite, with menu musts including brioche French toast with hot cream cheese icing for brunch and savory herb roasted chicken over grits for dinner. Of course, it's not a Crave-worthy meal without dessert, so save room for the decadent coconut cake or chocolate-covered cherry martini. (843-884-1177)

1 Water's Edge
Plying guests with picturesque views and quality seafood, Water's Edge earns high marks on all fronts. The menu is extensive, with enough variety to suit just about everyone. Almond-crusted grouper, shrimp and grits, and pan-seared lump crab cakes elicit praise, as do sizzling steaks, slow-roasted prime rib, and country-fried steak with collard greens and mashed potatoes. The award-winning wine list features a good range of flavors, styles and prices. (843-884-4074)


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Page's Okra Grill 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Southern
Dining Options: Take Out
Neighborhood: MOUNT PLEASANT
COST: $
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Oriental Garden 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Dining Options: Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: MOUNT PLEASANT
COST: $
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Long Point Grill 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Regional
Neighborhood: MOUNT PLEASANT
COST: $
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Sette 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining
Cuisine: European, Italian
Neighborhood: MOUNT PLEASANT
COST: $$
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Graze 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Regional
Neighborhood: MOUNT PLEASANT
COST: $$
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Red Drum Gastropub 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Southwestern
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Wine Cellar
Neighborhood: MOUNT PLEASANT
COST: $$
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Crave Kitchen & Cocktails 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Fusion
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining
Neighborhood: MOUNT PLEASANT
COST: $$
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Water's Edge 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out, Wine Cellar
Neighborhood: Mount Pleasant
COST: $$