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The Old Post Office Restaurant

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1442 Highway 174, Edisto Island, SC 29438
843-869-2339
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: From the restaurant's web site:"Featuring a selection of your favorite...
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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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Southern Charm

First time visitor to Edisto Island & this restaurant came highly recommended. Good menu with several choices of entrees. Fresh, homemade bread was a wonderful introduction to dinner, We chose the crab cakes and the shrimp & scallop grits as our entrees. Both were sizable portions and a delight... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Laura R
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Louisville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to Edisto for vacation most years since 2000. We discovered the Old Post Office when we first came here and we've been eating there every trip we could. They changed hands several years ago and were actually closed for a couple of years. But some of the same cook and wait staff have been there all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

While vacationing on Edisto, my husband and I were recommended to dine at the Old Post Office Restaurant. Staying on the beach, most of the restaurants offer your typical fried seafood platters, burgers and Americanized spin on a fish taco. We were seeking a more classic and southern inspired meal. Well folks, the Old Post Office is just that! Our... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

First time visitor to Edisto Island & this restaurant came highly recommended. Good menu with several choices of entrees. Fresh, homemade bread was a wonderful introduction to dinner, We chose the crab cakes and the shrimp & scallop grits as our entrees. Both were sizable portions and a delight, but the grits ? Exceptional ! Our meal was completed with... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Well. We were looking forward to this as being one if the nicest places to eat in edisto. When we walked in it looked promising , although staff did not look very professional. Warm bread and water were already on the table and I thought this is a good sign. However, the bread was wrapped in a paper towel and... More 

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

Melissaaaaaaaa With a continued attempt to take the high road I simply say thank you for your business. Adam Morris More 

Terrell
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We have frequented the "Old Post Office" for over twenty years excepting when it was closed several years ago. The new owners have tried to restore the flavor of the original and for the most part they have. My dinner, spinach and portobello ravioli, was exceptional. One of our guests has a great rib eye but felt it was just... More 

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

Terry C Thank you for your business and review. We appreciate your constructive critiques and will see you next year. Sincerely, Adam Morris More 

Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I have not been here in 20 years but the food does not disappoint! Personally, I like the steaks over the fried foods but everyone enjoyed their meals. The dining area is more open then I remember from years ago. We had the salmon, pimento cheese, and duck wing to start. We had a wide range of entrees and key... More 

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

Murfcat Thank you for business and return after 20 years! We're all pleased to learn that you enjoyed your meals while dining with us and hope that you don't wait another 20 to return once more. Thank you for your review. Sincerely, Adam Morris More 

Georgia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was pricy and it was loud. The shrimp, scallops, and grits I had were to die for, and my wife said the same about her Firecracker Flounder. It was so loud you couldn't hear yourself think, though, and it cost us $40+ a head.

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

Bill B, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for joining us on a busy night! So pleased to read that both of you enjoyed the Soup, Firecracker Flounder, Shrimp and Scallops, Wine and Dessert. Sorry to read that the private party that was in attendance was to loud for your liking. I hope this does... More 

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Decor and atmosphere was good for a small restaurant with a full crowd for a Saturday night. Located out of Edisto Beach, easy to find. Shrimp, scallops, and green beans were excellent. The Salmon was okay, nothing unique to make it stand out. The other two individuals said their seafood was good, but not outstanding. She complained about the soft... More 

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

Delmar M Thanks for your review and business on a busy Valentine's Day evening. Pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal and the atmosphere, but puzzled about our smoked salmon you speak of since it was not presented on your bill! In regard to your service understand that 110 people passed through our door that evening and as such... More 

Minnesota
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Our party of seven generally enjoyed the side dishes (you don't get a choice on these, they serve a house salad, grits and vegetable of the day). Those who ordered steak thought it was excellent, while we had mixed reviews of the seafood. The prices were a little higher than most places on Edisto.

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

Katy1021 Thank you for your review and business. If a beef eater the steak is certainly worth sticking to! Happy to read that your evening with us was enjoyed. Sincerely, Adam Morris The Old Post Office Restaurant More 

Camden, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We always enjoy going to The Old Post Office. It is a favorite restaurant on the island. The food is always delicious. The smoked salmon is our favorite appetizer to share. They smoke the salmon there and it is excellent. The wait staff is always attentive and professional. The owners, Adam and Toni care about their customers and their dining... More 

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

Marescasc, Speaking of favorites....I'd just like to say Thank you! You're both very kind and sweet. We can't wait to see you again in 2015. Kindest Regards Adam The Old Post Office Restaurant More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1442 Highway 174, Edisto Island, SC 29438
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Edisto Island
  • Phone Number: 843-869-2339

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 28
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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