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Fielding15 Jun 20, 2010 10:22 AM

we'll be there for a week with our 2 children (ages 3.5 and 8.5) and will probably grab a few quick bites to eat if anyone has any recommendations?

Then we'll get a date night out one night so looking for a nicer place with great atmosphere for us to enjoy - probably Thursday or Friday night of that week...

Thanks!

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Litchfield Restaurant
12223 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

  1. Sue in Mt P Jun 20, 2010 10:30 AM

    I recently had lunch at High Hammock at Pawley's. I highly recommend it for your date night.
    Great service, wonderful food in a nice setting.

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      Emdc Feb 16, 2011 12:32 PM

      High Hammock has closed.

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      LGD Jun 20, 2010 02:33 PM

      Date night - top of the line is Frank's. I prefer inside but outside on the patio is also an option. You must have reservations and probably need to make them before you even go down. Check out the web site for Franks and Frank's Outback (which refers to the patio and not the other chain). Also at Litchfield Inn which is at Litchfield Beach, there is a fun place to have lunch. It is out by the pool and you are on the beach. Landolfi's has great wood fired oven pizza to eat in on take out.

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      Litchfield Restaurant
      12223 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

      Frank's Outback
      10438 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

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        dawnb Jun 22, 2010 01:54 PM

        I just got back from Litchfield a couple of weeks ago for our annual weekly stay. We've been going for over 20 years and love everything about it.

        For fried seafood, Lee's Inlet Kitchen can't be beat. All of the seafood is local and fresh. If you like soft shell crab, they have a fried soft shell crab appetizer that is excellent, and it's fresh. Everywhere else that I asked had frozen crab.

        Wahoo's is also very good and the atmosphere is excellent. They serve a strawberry butter with the bread that is to die for. It's the outdoor part of the Devine Seafood House Restaurant. Under the tiki hut is a bar atmosphere, but there are additional tables on varying levels overlooking the inlet. The kids would love that. There is a small island with goats & various waterfowl within site of the tables.

        Litchfield Beach Fish House is family oriented (box of small toys as gifts for the kids) and usually pretty good, but over the years at times it has been "off". It's very laid back and "beachy".

        Bovine's Steakhouse was excellent this year. Their steaks are cooked over an open wood fire and served with an excellent corn pudding side. It is next to Wahoo's and also overlooks the marsh. Again, outdoor dining is an option kids might enjoy.

        Bistro 217 is really good and has lots of food options. The crabcake sandwich is excellent and the outdoor dining is beautiful.

        LGD is right...Frank's is worth making arrangements for date night. But I enjoy their outdoor dining (Frank's Outback). It's beautifully landscaped with varying levels of seating and white lights in the shrubbery and trees. My description doesn't do it justice, but it's magical.

        Hope this helps.

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        Litchfield Restaurant
        12223 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

        Lee's Inlet Kitchen
        Highway 17 Bus, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

        Litchfield Beach Fish House
        13060 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

        Bistro 217
        10707 Ocean Hwy Unit D, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

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          dawnb Jun 22, 2010 01:58 PM

          Oh...and River City Cafe is a hand-pattied burger joint with all manner of curiosities on the walls. Very laid back and great for kids. The burgers are far above any chain restaurant.

          1. LaLa Jun 22, 2010 04:07 PM

            Salt Creek is great and family friendly. The food is upscale in a casual atmosphere.I have never had a bad meal and we eat there A LOT.
            I love Lee's Inlet Kitchen!Always a great seafood dinner. I adore the red chowder and hushpuppies.
            I do not like River City Cafe.I find the food less than average.

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            Salt Creek Cafe'
            4660 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

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              Victus Populi Feb 16, 2011 05:44 PM

              We visit Litchfield at least three times a year, and IMO, Chive Blossom is without a doubt the best restaurant in the Litchfield area. Off the radar of a lot of tourists, but this is a local fave. I've been visiting the area for six years, this is the spot we return to every time. Great value at lunch time!

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              Litchfield Restaurant
              12223 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

              Chive Blossom
              85 N Causeway Rd, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

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              1. re: Victus Populi
                LaLa Feb 20, 2011 04:10 PM

                i SECOND cHIVE bLOSSOM....I like to go there for lunch.

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                lutherben Feb 17, 2011 04:34 AM

                I have never had a bad meal at Hanser House. What a great plae with a very friendly staff.
                http://hanserhouse.com/

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                Hanser House
                14360 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

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                  Roadpony Feb 23, 2011 12:39 PM

                  Agree with Lutherben, our family has a house in N. Litchfield and we always order take-out from Hanser House as well as it is our go-to restaurant! They even saved my dad this Thanksgiving when K&W forgot our pie order and he bought a Coconut Custard pie from Hanser House, it was awesome! They have great seafood and wonderful Southern cooking with a very friendly staff! Very easy to get to, right on Hwy 17.

                  I also love Capt. Dave's Dockside in Murrell's Inlet for a nice meal and CreekRatz for a low-key quick lunch. Lee's Inlet Kitchen is a restaurant that has been around forever and is still amazing!

                  I have heard great things about Chive Blossom but have not made it yet.

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                  Litchfield Restaurant
                  12223 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

                  Hanser House
                  14360 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

                  Lee's Inlet Kitchen
                  Highway 17 Bus, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

                  Chive Blossom
                  85 N Causeway Rd, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

                  1. re: Roadpony
                    LaLa Feb 24, 2011 02:11 PM

                    we seem to have similar taste ...so you must try Chive Blossom! It is very good. I love it so much if I am the only one home I order take out from there too!

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                    Chive Blossom
                    85 N Causeway Rd, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

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