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Moondoggies Cafe & Grill

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$$$
American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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925 10th Street, Port Royal, SC
843-522-1222
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    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
A hidden gem......

This restaurant was recommended by a local shop owner. It happened to be lunch time when we left her shop so we decided to give it a try. We're so glad we did! We started out with their crispy, fried pickle chips which were delicious! I had the Lowcountry Oyster Po' Boy, and the oysters were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Donna K
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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a local shop owner. It happened to be lunch time when we left her shop so we decided to give it a try. We're so glad we did! We started out with their crispy, fried pickle chips which were delicious! I had the Lowcountry Oyster Po' Boy, and the oysters were fried to perfection. My... More 

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The front dinning area is a bit more traditional while the back area is more rustic with a patio feel. We were seated in the back area but had a terrific waitress. She was upbeat and attentive. The fried pickle slices were a hit while waiting on the meal. All of us tried different menu items and gave a thumbs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Have been to Moondoggies several times but was a little disappointed this time. Service was great but the room we were seated in was a bit stuffy. We walked through a room that was much cooler. I ordered the New York strip and asked for it to be cooked medium rare. The steak I got did not look like a... More 

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Clemmons
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I reserve "5" for a very, very exceptional restaurant, so don't let my "4" be misinterpreted. Located in historic area of Port Royal. somewhat off the beaten path, as it were. An old, two -story frame building, surrounded by old live oaks and dripping Spanish moss. Very busy at lunch, so it has a loyal following. We had a group... More 

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Yemassee, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I've read reviews and heard friends talk. So why not make it a stop before fireworks on Independence day? It was easy, the atmosphere was calm, and the ambiance was enjoyable. Our server was knowledgable, helpful, and interactive. Owner Jeff was on site and genuinely interested in our experience. We learned he hosts music on Fridays, and found his guitar... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Moondoggies is a local favorite, just off the beaten path in a renovated old 2 story house in Port Royal. The staff is friendly and the food is local, fresh, reasonably priced, and very good - and best fried pickles anywhere! I went to lunch there recently with my family, nice selection of sandwiches and salads for lunch. Our favorites... More 

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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Had a great lunch with the family here. The staff was very nice and the food was great. Would definitely visit them again.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My family and I stopped in for lunch today. First, the atmosphere was great. There are trees covered in Spanish about the dirt parking lot. The regulars inside were treated like old friends or family by the staff. The wait staff all seemed very attentive. Our specific waitress gave the impression that she decided to work there just because the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The building is very cute, surrounded with cats outside. They also have the best fried pickles around! All time favorite lunch spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Moon Doggies is tucked away under trees and Spanish moss ,down in Port Royal . It just so happened we got there as a huge thunderstorm came through ,so we're the only guests ! Menu was great ,actually a lot more than we had expected ! Our only peeve was the plastic cup for shrimp sauce and tartare . After... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 925 10th Street, Port Royal, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Port Royal
  • Phone Number: 843-522-1222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?