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Gullah Grub

877 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-3903
843-838-3841
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Sun 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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English first
Winchester, Virginia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for lunch and were entranced by the local artwork and the videos featuring the chef/owner and his recipes. My husband had the BBQ chicken--some of the best I've ever tried. The macaroni and cheese looked strange, but it was delicious. I had red rice, a dish I'd never had before, and found it delicious, with a mysterious... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The chef/owner was locking up when we arrived, but he opened the door and let the two of us in for dinner, though no one else was left in the place. He and his wife (I assume) were exceptionally hospitable, taking the time to talk with us at length. The cornbread was absolutely superb, the soups (shrimp gumbo and she-crab)... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

After numerous trips to Beaufort and the Sea Islands, we decided to finally stop in here for lunch. The lady sweeping out back where we parked greeted up with a kind smile and thanked us for coming. Upon entering the establishment, we were greeted by a lethargic older waitress, unsure if she had Gullah roots or not. We picked our... More

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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We detoured to St. Helena Island on our way to Hilton Head to try this place. It was a unique experience: Unpretentious setting in an old building, friendly but slow paced service, and food that was authentic and good, but not the best Gullah cuisine we've ever tried. We had the shrimp gumbo and the lowcounty crab soup dinner that... More

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Ironton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We decided to try this place out. Its kinda like eating in someones home, dont expect the service to be quick and dont expect refills.the food was pretty good (comfort food) but dont be tricked by anyone saying "you wanna taste this?" If you taste it, you get charged for it! It was an experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We wanted to experience some gullah cuisine. So we journeyed to St Helena Island, where we were told that a large gullah community existed. The first restaraunt we found, that was advertised as a gullah restaraunt appeared to be all white. (I am under the assumption that the gullah are black). The next restaraunt was closed, but there was a... More

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Port Angeles, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I found a review of this restaurant in a food magazine and determined that I would find it when in South Carolina...Bill Green is the owner and chef, and he is teaching his son to cook in the Gullah tradition. If you can, be sure to find Bill himself, and chat with him a few minutes...a great experience you won't... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

While visiting Penn Center, top your trip off by eating at Gullah Grub. The staff is family and you are served like you are too! The ribs I had with collard greens and red rice were smoked to perfection and fell off the bone. The creole was also delicious but the ribs!!!- to die for. Local artwork worth purchasing is... More

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Gulfport, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Okay, it turns out we weren't thrilled by the cuisine. But it's fun to try the local soul food in a very homey atmosphere. Combine the art gallery across the street, and you'll learn about Gullah.

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Westport, Connecticut
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151 reviews 151 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We have not been back for a couple of years. On Sunday we stopped to pick up a take out lunch. They were serving at tables, but only two. I ordered three containers on fish chowder; they only had two. So we ordered a crap soup instead. It took ten minutes to be served. Conclusion? No cooking going on, just... More

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