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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 30
    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
A Johns Island Destination

Even if you just go for their tomato pie - the hardest part is choosing from their menu. The crabcakes live up to the 'best in Charleston' status. And all the local produce is a treat. We always try to find the place where the locals go and this was THE place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Spinner915
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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Even if you just go for their tomato pie - the hardest part is choosing from their menu. The crabcakes live up to the 'best in Charleston' status. And all the local produce is a treat. We always try to find the place where the locals go and this was THE place.

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Columbus, OH
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The cafe is a very popular stop for locals and once you've eaten there, you'll understand why. We had lunch and everything was delicious and fresh. Casual attire. Don't forget to check out the market and gift sections.

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Love, love, love this place. The food is fresh and the people are friendly. My only wish is that it wasn't so far from my home.

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a fun little spot to drop in for lunch. Very friendly staff. Excellent sandwiches. Prices are low. Egg salad and Chicken salad sandwiches are extremely tasty. Restaurant is always busy which is so for a reason. I highly recommend The Tomato Shed Cafe.

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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

For an off the beaten path eatery, this is truly a gem! Although they are limited to an extended lunch schedule, it is worth your stop! I had the fresh chicken salad sandwich that was to die for! Reasonably priced and tasty food, don't pass by this establishment while on or passing through Johns Island. Also.... Check out their fresh... More 

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Johns Island, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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

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
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?