The Obstinate Daughter
Cuisine: European, Mediterranean
Price Range: $$
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... Read More
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.
- Isle of Palms/Sullivan's Island Best Restaurants: "Don't miss a trip downstairs to BeardCat's Sweet Shop (owned by the same folks as the restaurant) for homemade gelato and sorbetto in a colorful array of 10 yummy flavors."
- Best for Isle of Palms/Sullivan's Island Best Restaurants Because: The pizza, pasta and small plates at this new restaurant are making waves on the strip on Sullivan's Island.
- 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.