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“Your meal will be a special delivery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Old Post Office Restaurant

The Old Post Office Restaurant
1442 Highway 174, Edisto Island, SC 29438
843-869-2339
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Price range: $22 - $28
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: From the restaurant's web site:"Featuring a selection of your favorite foods served in the Low Country. We welcome you to a restored tradition and a fresh beginning. Foods of the South are designed by chef Cherry Smalls."Full bar. Serving dinner Tue–Sat from March–Oct, dinner Wed–Sat Nov, Dec and Feb. Closed Jan."This is the most prominent building that you're likely to see as you drive through the forests and fields across Edisto Island. About 5 miles from the beach, the restaurant was once a combination post office and general store, as its weathered clapboards and old-time architecture imply."— Frommer's
Harrisburg, NC
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93 reviews 93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Your meal will be a special delivery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This lovely restaurant knows how to serve it up! My friend and I shared 2 appetizers: the fried oysters and the shrimp pate. The oysters were juicy and succulent and fried to perfection! The shrimp pate, served with crackers, was creamy and perfectly smooth. We both had the crusted veal cutlet which was served with jalapeno mashed potatoes and baby lima beans. This was delicious. We enjoyed a bottle of Argentine Malbec with our meal. My friend had some gooey chocolate confection with fresh whipped cream for dessert -- she ate every last bite! If you find yourself lucky enough to visit this beautiful island, be sure to spread your luck and dine at this small, quaint, restaurant with the delicious food

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Metrochik,
Thank you for your business. We certainly enjoyed having you both join us for dinner as well as enjoyed reading your good review (a must share with our staff). Hope you will join us again when back on Edistio Island. Sincerely, Adam
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English first
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“The Old Post Office Delivers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

My wife and I had been planning a return visit to the OPO while we were recently in Edisto Beach, SC. Should you be in Edisto, this is without exception, the best restaurant for a nice dinner out! Just out of town on Hwy 174 overlooking a lovely marsh with sun setting, your dinner scene is set for a wonderful experience. You will find many unique 'postal' themed items throughout the establishment as well as entering the grounds. This evening my wife and I found that steak was to our liking even though we were in seafood paradise! I chose one of the nightly specials, the petite fillet served with a potato medley and the vegetable of the day. My wife selected the black angus steak from the regular menu served with cheese grits. Both steaks were grilled medium to perfection. My fillet was tender and juicy topped with mushrooms. The potato medley was more that just a pile of roasted new potatoes, but an assortment of golden, blue, red and sweet potatoes! They tasted earthy, savory and sweet. Our vegetable of the day was black eyed peas, slow cooked to perfect tenderness. My wife would not nromally choose black eyed peas, but found them to be very tasty and not so earthy as one might expect from the storebought cans. Her joy to compliment the Rib eye was a wonderful serving of cheese grits. The grits were hot and creamy, flavourful and delicious. If you have not eaten grits before, try these...you will be delighted. On our way out, I asked who produced the grits? We were told a local producer, Gichee Boy was their provider. (Later, we stopped at Gichee Boy and got the inside scoop on making better grits!) We did not indulge in dessert this evening, but noticed several tables that did and the selections looked very good! Without reservation (though reservations are recommended in the high season) I recommend the Old Post Office for dinner in Edisto! Check out the web-site for more pictures, menu and contact information.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Tndale,
Thank you for the great review and coming back to join us once again. Wonderful to hear that you were both pleased with your meals and service. Happy to hear that you stop by Gechee Boy and introduced yourselves. A real pleasure having ya'll join us for dinner and hope we'll see ya again. Gotta save room for dessert! Sincerely, Adam
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Brevard, North Carolina
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“No Slippage in Quality Standards”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We recently had dinner at The Old Post Post Office Restaurant on Edisto Island, SC (August, 2012) and were greeted by Adam (co-owner with his wife) at the door and were made to feel very welcomed. The Pinot Grigio that both my wife and I had was very agreeable. My wife and I chose first to split an appetizer of fried oysters, which had an unusually delicate taste, and then chose to split an entree of pan seared scallops and they were even more delightful. They were accompanied by a very fresh garden salad, cheese grits and crowder peas. The bread which came early on was warm and delicious. For dessert, we had Charleston chewy cake which was topped with ice cream and was not only terrific, but was almost more than the two of us could finish off, although we were sharing it.

What impressed me most about The Old Post Office Restaurant, was that it has maintained its integrity, high quality of food and its ambiance through a series of events, such as ownership and management changes, personnel changes, e.g., chefs, temporary closure, etc. Most importantly, the prices for this type of eating establishment have remained relatively stable, i.e., very reasonable, throughout the restaurant's history while quality has not diminished. The dedication to these high standards and traditions by the current owners is to be applauded over and over again.

Quertsomo, August, 2012

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Quertosomo,
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a complimentary review. We are very happy to read about how much you enjoyed your meal with us and to notice how hard we’ve All worked to maintain the restaurants integrity, high standards of food quality, and ambiance. Customers such as yourselves are why we are here, remain here and are proud to be here. Thank you for your business and we hope you will join us again when in the area. Sincerely, Adam
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Cross Lanes, West Virginia, United States
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best restaurant on Edisto!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Loved everything about this restaurant! Food and service were both outstanding. The fried oyster appetizer was the some of the best oysters we've had. The crab cakes were mostly lump crab meat with just enough breaking to hold it together. We will definitely return.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Kathy M,
Thank you for your review submission as well as joining us for dinner! We're all pleased that you loved having dinner with us. It was truely our pleasure. Hope that you return soon and again Thank You.
Adam
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Edisto Island, South Carolina
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Southern-style haute cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

High cuisine comes from creativity and effort - both supplied here, from the tastefully designed restaurant, talent in the kitchen, and a staff striving to please. Enjoy a relaxed elegant evening with their always-fresh and delicious chef's surprises.

Visited March 2012
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opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this review, July 28, 2012
JTTRBUG,
First and foremost thank you for your patronage and wonderful review. We appreciate your noticing our efforts as we strive to provide each of our guests with a quality product and the best service possible. I can’t wait to share your comments with Chef Smalls and the entire staff. We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Adam Morris
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