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Isle of Palms/Sullivan's Island Best Restaurants: Brought to Sullivan's Island in March 2014 by Executive Chef Jacques Larson of Wild Olive on Johns Island, The Obstinate Daughter prides itself on going against the grain. The restaurant's name pays homage to the Battle of Sullivan's Island in 1776. The American victory inspired a London political cartoon depicting a caricature of the defenders of Charleston as "Miss Carolina Sulivan, one of the obstinate daughters of America, 1776." The same sassy spirit infuses the seasonal Mediterranean-inspired cuisine at this casual eatery, which is couched in an attractive nautical ambience. Pizza, pasta and small plates rule the menu, where "Geechie frites" translate to fried sticks of soft polenta, and lamb collar comes dressed with yogurt, cucumber, almond and mint.

Italian: The Obstinate Daughter, a new addition to the growing Sullivan's Island culinary scene, has become a hot-spot destination for the entire Charleston area. At a glance, the menu seems simple: small plates, pizzas, pastas, sandwiches. Upon further study, and by the time your order arrives, you'll discover that the distinct flavors and local charm of this self-proclaimed "food fort" lie in the details of every dish. Here, the menu is influenced by Italian, French and Spanish cuisine, but most of all, by the bounty of the surrounding lowcountry. Brought to the island in 2014 by Chef Jacques Larson, also of Wild Olive on Johns Island, The Obstinate Daughter's name pays homage to the Battle of Sullivan's Island in 1776. The American victory here inspired a London political cartoon depicting a caricature of the defenders of Charleston as "Miss Carolina Sullivan, one of the obstinate daughters of America."

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Local Expert Clare Sweeney Says:

Italian: "Save room for dessert! Don't miss making a post-dinner trip downstairs to BeardCat's Sweet Shop, a sister restaurant to The Obstinate Daughter, for homemade gelato!"

Best for Italian Because: The Obstinate Daughter 'food fort' is making waves in Sullivan's Island/Isle of Palms, serving up simply delicious Italian food in a beautifully detailed setting.

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