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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 68
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 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
Best in Pawley's Island

I've been visiting Pawley's Island for 12 years. One year, early on, I found Bistro 217. The food was great and the price was $$. Over the years, I'm mostly disappointed with 95% of the other restaurants within 2 miles. I always come back to Bistro 217, although over the years they have gone from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
JoshQuinnKY
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've been visiting Pawley's Island for 12 years. One year, early on, I found Bistro 217. The food was great and the price was $$. Over the years, I'm mostly disappointed with 95% of the other restaurants within 2 miles. I always come back to Bistro 217, although over the years they have gone from $$ to $$$ .

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We went on a Friday night without reservations. We were seated outside. Unfortunately it had rained not long before we arrived and it seemed every available employee was rushing to get the furniture dried. Outside seating was not my preference but everyone else in our party did not mind and that was all that was available without a reservation. .... More 

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Jersey Shore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Ate in the Pawley's Island / Murriells Inlet area 5 nights, in 4 different restaurants. We ate here twice, it was just that good. Excellent menu choices, creatively prepared and reasonably priced. Their fish creations are on a par with Magnolia's in Charleston. This is definitely the place to try when in the area.

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Murrells Inlet, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We are locals and I have reviewed this restaurant several times. Had lunch there last week and must recommend the best salad ever. Pecan-Encrusted Trigger Fish Salad with Spinach, strawberries, blueberries, candied pecans, poppy seed dressing, Stella blue cheese crumbles.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a restaurant geared toward people who think they are "foodies" but don't know the difference between quality and faux food. The food is average - if you are lucky - and quite pricey. Eat outside, have a salad and drink and call it good. The other chef's concoctions would get the chef fired from any New York restaurant.

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Key West, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A Pawleys favorite by locals and visitors. The food is always great and hot. Nice imagination with seafood and meats. Chef has great flair for vegetable mixes. Great sense of temperature and gets the food on the table... Also known for their ice cream flavor options. Try the trio, but don't miss the roasted banana ice cream. Good spot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Always dependable, always good. Everyone (4 people) had an excellent lunch at Bistro 217. The sauces are creative and delicious with interesting flavors and ingredients.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Dining room is a bit noisy, but the food is very, very good. Service is friendly and attentive. The whole fried bass is an amazing appetizer to share with friends and the trio of chocolate desserts is to die for.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I went both for lunch and for dinner, and they were excellent. The atmosphere outside is so charming, garden wall, great lighting, the service was perfect. The food was amazing. I had the George's Bank Scallops with risotto. Everyone at the table ordered different things and they were all great. Each meal was about $30. For lunch we at inside.... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Have had many dinners and lunches here - really enjoy the wonderful unique menu items. Our guests have raved about their dinners. Great service and very nice atmesphere. A favorite of ours!

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Additional Information about Bistro 217

Address: 10707 Ocean Hwy, Unit D, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7875
Phone Number: 843-235-8217
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Pawleys Island
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
Average Prices: USD 25
Cuisine: American

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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, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business
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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