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Aug 17, 2008 05:22 AM


Hello all. My family and I are going to Edisto for the first time this October. It sounds like the Post Office is gone (I've been reading about them for years and I'm heartbroken---I waited too long!). I'm wondering what else is on the island. Any favorites y'all can recommend?

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  1. the barbecue place at the gas station just after you cross onto the island .. geo and pinks (farm stand) or veggies, Main's is a new gullah place, looks good, haven't tried...old firehouse in hollywood (20 minutes)

    1. What a perfect time to come to Edisto. Edisto reminds we of what beaches were like here in SC in the 50's and 60's excluding MB. I hope the weather will be beautiful and there is a full moon. The drive getting to Edisto with the cathedral of live oaks over the road is almost worth the trip in itself. Hope you have a wonderful time.

      1. old firehouse restaurant in hollywood on the way to edisto. chef owners used to work at the old post office

        1. Its not too far of a drive into Charleston. Plenty of great places to eat.

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          1. re: schwarvin

            Old Firehouse is quite good. Avoid the barbecue place -- worst one I've had, vegetables straight from a can without any ado. I like the fried oyster salad for lunch at the Sunset Grille -- dinner is overpriced and service can be dismal.

            Don't forget that there is only one Piggly Wiggly on the island, and it's pretty small, tired and doesn't offer much. I'd recommend a stop on the way for provisions.

            Otherwise, I'd head off island for dinner or lunch out. Charleston of course. Otherwise, besides Firehouse, closest OK place is in Jacksonboro, Edisto Diner I think, haven't been, but the caterer who doubles at the local BiLo says food is pretty good. That's about 10 miles towards Beauford on 17 South once you get through those fantastic live oaks.

            I agree -- Edisto is without a doubt one of the last unspoiled beaches on the eastern seaboard.

          2. Thank you everyone for the recommendations. Everyone we've talked to who has been to Edisto seems to love it. We'll definitely try the Old Firehouse, and I'm looking forward to checking out Main's, too.