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Tomato Shed Cafe

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842 Main Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455-3419
843-559-9999
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Eat Local

By far, the best place to eat a casual lunch with all local fresh homemade fixings I love the pork roast, the citrus salad, and coconut cake. I also love the local gift items they sell, as well the fresh produce, local shrimp, and frozen dishes you take home for later.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Judy M
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Johns Island, South Carolina
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Johns Island, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

By far, the best place to eat a casual lunch with all local fresh homemade fixings I love the pork roast, the citrus salad, and coconut cake. I also love the local gift items they sell, as well the fresh produce, local shrimp, and frozen dishes you take home for later.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very laid back- get your own drinks and plasticware. The gift shop part was nice. We found some great items. The food was all very good. I had the shrimp salad, smokey beets and tomato pie followed by a slice of chocolate banana cream pie. We were all stuffed. My nephew thought there might actually be too much crab in... More 

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Adams, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have been having lunch here since we started to spend our winters in South Carolina. The food is southern,fresh and always tasty. The She Crab soup is the best in the south. The vegetables come straight from the garden. Never dissapionted except for the long wait at times

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Summerville, South Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Wonderful café and farmer's market. Only open for lunch. Several daily specials that look tempting. Today we had the pork loin and crab cake, both were super, tomato pie and pimento cheese were also excellent (we bought some to take home if that tells you anything)! Service is fast, friendly and attentive. Prices are very reasonable. Lots of locally sourced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

It's all about the food! The service is great and to the point. The ambiance is low-key and unassuming. Three of us had lunch and each ordered completely different items from the menu. Everyone at the table was delighted with their meals. Fun aisles of gift and food items to poke around in while you're waiting for your meal or... More 

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Ixonia, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very casual café and market. The food was great and served very quickly. Great place for a quick lunch!

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Charleston, SC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Such a wonderful farm family owns and operates this little gem on Johns Island. They only serve lunch so get there early as it is packed every day.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I always look at the rate in of a resturant after I have eaten there. Well let me say the Tomato Shed Cafe is wrong. They should be #1. Had lunch Saturday and it was fabulous. The pork tenderloin was tender and juicy. My wife had the Italian meatloaf and it melted in your mouth. As for the sides, if... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I can't stop thinking about the yummy tomato pie! Along with the Crab cakes, BBQ pork, burgers, mac & cheese, corn bread and biscuit! Everything was great and with such warm southern hospitality! Will definitely return shortly!! Worth the stop!!

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Barbara A, Owner at Tomato Shed Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! We hope to see you again soon. Barbara Ambrose More 

Bayeux, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

They are only open for lunch, but well worth the trip to Johns Island!! Great Southern style food...daily meat specials and wonderful vegetables from the original tomatoe pie, squash casserole, roasted okra (healthier than the usual fried okra, but just as tasty), and butter beans. I am not a fan of the cornbread, but my husband loves the sweet flavor.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 842 Main Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455-3419
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Johns Island
  • Phone Number: 843-559-9999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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