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All 24 Edisto Island Restaurants

The Old Post Office Restaurant

1442 Highway 174, Edisto Island, SC 29438
843-869-2339
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $28
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: From the restaurant's web site:"Featuring a selection of your favorite foods served in the Low Country. We welcome you to a restored tradition and a fresh beginning. Foods of the South are designed by chef Cherry Smalls."Full bar. Serving dinner Tue–Sat from March–Oct, dinner Wed–Sat Nov, Dec and Feb. Closed Jan."This is the most prominent building that you're likely to see as you drive through the forests and fields across Edisto Island. About 5 miles from the beach, the restaurant was once a combination post office and general store, as its weathered clapboards and old-time architecture imply."— Frommer's

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

When I made the reservation, I told them that it was my husband's birthday. They said that it he ordered a dessert, they would put a candle on it. He ordered a dessert, but they did nothing. All of our dirty dishes were not collected. We had to move our bread dishes and dirty silverware out of the way when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at The Old Post Office! Everything was well prepared and the service was excellent! We cannot wait to come again, once we move down we will make a frequent stop:) Melanie M

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Clermont, Florida
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558 reviews 558 reviews
465 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Place was semi busy on this Saturday at 6:30PM. The Edisto Veal was good with sweet shrimp topping and tasty grits. The sourdough bread was good but needed something besides butter. The staff was friendly and knowledgable. The store is charming and a credit to the area.

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The OPO is hands down the best restaurant on Edisto! Always consistent with great food and excellent service. Our favorite eatery on the island. Go with the crab cakes or shrimp & grits - outstanding! Pleasant atmosphere. You won't go wrong here.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Excellent restaurant experience! Quality menu of well crafted items, expertly prepared. I had the fried quail, and my wife had the firecracker flounder. Portions were robust and while the prices are higher than the other restaurants on the island, the quality and the service justify the the difference. Once again I emphasize the word quality, in the service, the preparation... More

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Mariemont, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have been going to the OPO since it opened. It has gone through many chefs and many changes. Some things are great -- Firecracker Flounder. Many things are not. It is nice that we have a relatively "nice" restaurant in Edisto, but it would be nice to see some NEW desserts and appetizers. What happened to the Goat Cheese?... More

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opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this review

b52-befiftytwo Thanks for your review and business. Our menu, wine list and desserts do change seasonally while our nightly specials and whim soups can change night to night. Most recently we've added a new dessert (Lemon Sorbet in its own fruit shell), added a new beef dish (Grilled Petite Beef Tender Medallions with a Mustard Tarragon Sauce) reworked the entire... More

Secaucus, New Jersey, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Make sure to call for reservations! The best quality food on Edisto Island. It's the only place you will have to dress nicer than a T-shirt and shorts.

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opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this review

Jay E Thanks for your review! Nice, short and sweet. We appreciate your business and thank you for your mention of making reservations. Sincerely, Adam Morris More

Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

While on vacation last week on Edisto Island, SC, my wife and I decided to check out one of the local restaurants. We had been to the island back in December but it didn't seem to be open then since it was way off season. So we went back and took our daughter and grandkids for vacation in July. This... More

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opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this review

Sermn8ter A pleasure having you join us for dinner! We appreciate your review and compliments. I will certianly pass your review on to Dewey and Chef Smalls regarding the service and food . Hope your wife, daughter and grandchildren enjoyed themselves just as much and we look forward to your return visit with us. Sincerely, Adam More

Lexington, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Wait staff was wonderful. Quaint atmosphere. Food was good. Prices unacceptably outrageous. We paid $22 for four average sized shrimp in a puddle of grits, lima beans with a garnish, and a salad. You can have any dressing you like so long as it is honey mustard vinaigrette. The wine that was on special for $37 turned out to be... More

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opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this review

Mark P Happy to read your comments..."Wait staff was wonderful. Quaint atmosphere. Food was good", however I feel our pricing is more than in-line in comparison. In hopes to make you feel better the Kids Shrimp and Grits that were ordered only cost $10..and not.. $22. I hope the others in your party enjoyed their Fried Oyster Cocktail,Oyster Skillet, Roasted... More

Elgin, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I like historic buildings, so dinner here was a given when we were at Edisto Island. The historic nature of the building has been mostly remodeled out of it, but the food is just so good we didn't care.

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opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this review

Leann_R_11_11 Thanks for dining with us. Sounds like you both enjoyed yourselves as much as we enjoyed waiting on you. Thank you for the review. Adam More

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