Visitors flocking to Folly Beach for their summer vacations are coming in search of the sunshine, sand, and most importantly, delicious seafood. You’ll find a variety of fish, oysters, crab, and shrimp at area restaurants, some locally caught or harvested. Choose from one of these great seafood restaurants and you won’t leave Folly Beach disappointed.
Folly Beach Crab Shack
Just two blocks from the beach, the Folly Beach Crab Shack is a great option for reasonably priced seafood, in a family-friendly atmosphere. Locals and visitors alike have been enjoying seafood here for the last 15 years. Catch their award-winning shrimp lunch special every day of the week and stay for Crabby Hour from 4-7pm. Whether you’re enjoying your meal on the outdoor patio or checking out what their Raw Bar has to offer, Folly Beach Crab Shack has proven to be a great seafood option. 26 Center Street - (843) 588-3080 - www.crabshacks.com/folly-beach.php
Bowens Island Restaurant
While this well-known restaurant is not located directly on Folly Beach, it is definitely worth the 5 minute drive to Bowens Island, a 13-acre island just off of Folly Road. With a beautiful waterfront setting, guests can enjoy a no frills dining experience, while taking in the undisturbed marsh view. Bowens Island Restaurant has been open for 71 years, and during that time, they have become known for their locally harvested oysters, fried shrimp, hushpuppies, and Frogmore stew- a pot full of potatoes, sausage, corn on the cob, and shrimp steamed together. You can also find a spot at their all-you-can-eat oyster tables, where you can shuck and slurp oysters to your heart’s content. Dinner is served Tuesday through Sunday from 5 to 9:30pm.
1870 Bowens Island Road - (843) 795-2757 - www.bowensisland.biz
Loggerheads Beach Grill
Loggerheads is a great local spot to find a wide variety of seafood, whether it's a classic or a unique take on a favorite. You’ll find seafood options at every turn of the menu, from a conch fritter appetizer to a crab leg feast. There are many fresh seafood platter options, as well as a variety of sandwiches, tacos, and pasta. Join Loggerhead’s for Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm, and enjoy live entertainment nearly every day of the week!
123 W Ashley Avenue - (843) 588-2365 - www.loggerheadsbg.com
Snapper Jacks Raw Bar
Snapper Jack’s is a popular place to find seafood, drinks, and lots of fun. With three floors, there is plenty of room to enjoy live music, catch your favorite sporting event, or take in the unbeatable view. On the first floor, Snapper Jack’s Raw Bar features raw, steamed, or fried oysters, sometimes locally harvested, and always top quality. Snapper Jacks’ works hard to showcase the oysterman and fisherman, the rancher and the farmer, the brewmaster and the winemaker, and of course the delicious oysters, fish, shrimp, and scallops we all enjoy. Catch their happy hour for half-priced oysters!
10 Center Street - (843) 633-0174 - www.snapperjacks.net
Crosby’s is a Folly Beach staple and has made a name for itself by providing fresh, local seafood for locals and tourists alike. With their own shrimp boats and local offshore fishing boat, Crosby’s keeps their seafood cases stocked with the freshest seafood they can find. They also utilize local crabbers, carry local oysters, and catch local bait, depending on the time of year. While Crosby’s Fish and Shrimp is primarily a retail store, the owners throw parties nearly every Friday from 6-10pm on the back dock, where they fry fish and shrimp, and during cooler months, roast oysters. Additionally, Callie and Haily’s Seafood Taco Truck is in Crosby’s parking lot, every day from 12pm to 5pm, serving up delicious seafood just off the boat.
2223 Folly Road - (843) 795-4049 - http://crosbysfishshrimp.com/