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Bistro 217

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10707 Ocean Hwy, Unit D, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7875
843-235-8217
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 310
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good crab salad!

We sat on the patio and had lunch. Nice setting and really good service. I ordered the crab salad with fried green tomatoes and the crab was very good. Fried green tomatoes were hot but needed some more flavor really bland. I'd still order it again. They were really good on the refills. Never had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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austin
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We sat on the patio and had lunch. Nice setting and really good service. I ordered the crab salad with fried green tomatoes and the crab was very good. Fried green tomatoes were hot but needed some more flavor really bland. I'd still order it again. They were really good on the refills. Never had to ask. The person next... More 

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Pawleys Island
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is the "Pride of Pawleys Island" !!!! The food, the atmosphere, the staff and the owners all embrace you for a wonderful dining experience.

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Bistro 17 is our go to place for excellent food. We love sitting at the bar and ordering from their bar menu or full menu. The outstanding staff, location, and food make this restaurant a must.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My book club made our annual trek to Pawley's Island. Bistro 217 is always on our to do list! Excellent service, delicious dinner and fantastic drinks! The fried whole fish appetizer is my fav!!!

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Troy, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Came week school started- not crowded at all! Stuffed pork chop-omg! Lobster, shrimp, scallops in cream sauce with fettuccine-delicious! Drinks good plus some decent craft beers. Bring plenty of money and a big appetite!

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Manning, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Had lunch here with my husband and another couple. We sat outside and with the fans it was pleasant. The food was wonderful. I had the fish tacos and I asked if I could have them grilled rather than fried and also, instead of tilapia I got grouper because the waitress told me that I could do that. They were... More 

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Sandy Hook, CT
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Loved Bistro 217! Arrived on a busy weekday night, without a reservation but were seated right away. We sat in their outdoor porch area that had an upscale beach feel. Food and service were wonderful! A Scallop dish and seafood dish over pasta were the best we had on vacation in Pawleys. Bistro 217 is our new favorite in Pawleys... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious meal. He had grouper cheeks and I had tomato crab jalapeño soup for appetizers. Both were so tasty! The bread basket had a nice roll and a muffin with carrot and celery sticks and pimento cheese. He had flounder with mashed potatoes and fried okra and I had lobster, shrimp, scallop pasta dish.... More 

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boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Food is decent but: 1) portions are ENORMOUS. I wonder about the quality of food given the size of the portions and the pricing. Share entrees and you'll have enough to eat. 2) bus boy staff too aggressive about removing plates when patrons still eating. It was annoying and intrusive. 3) bread is heavy/dry with little flavor. Orange cheese like... More 

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Enjoyed a terrific late lunch. Our waiter, Bruce, took excellent care of us. He clearly described the three lunch specials and gave suggestions when we couldn't decided what to order. Our choices were perfect. We each had a glass of wine which was very reasonably priced. This was our second visit to Bistro 217 and we will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10707 Ocean Hwy, Unit D, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7875
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Pawleys Island
  • Phone Number: 843-235-8217

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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