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“Great grits” 4 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
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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
Lexington, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great grits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We've been coming to Edisto Beach for over 20 years and we're never disappointed when we have dinner at the Post Office Restaurant. Food is always fresh, prepared right and delicious. I never liked grits until I have them here. They are the best still I have ever had. A must go if you ever get to Edisto.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 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, April 8, 2013
Retiredandhappy6563
Thanks for your great review and recommendations. We'll be sure to keep the grits hot and smooth for ya!
Thanks again and hope you'l be back when you return
Adam
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Gurnee, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“One of the best meals we had in South Carolina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

The decor is cute. The wait staff was personable. The seafood is fresh and well prepared. We four had crab cakes, salmon, shrimp, and scallops, served with a grits dish. Very nice!! Save room for dessert because that too is excellent. Thank you for a memorable meal!!

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opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
CJGurnee,
Very happy to know that our staff created a memorable meal for you during your visit. We strive to make sure all of our guest have a wonderful and memorable visit. Thank you for your business and a great review.
Sincerly
Adam
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Greenville, South Carolina
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236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We loved this little restaurant on Edisto. When it shut down for awhile we were highly upset. So glad to know it has re-opened. This is where we had grits prepared the correct way to be creamy and dreamy, unlike the Waffle House etc. The food is so good and such a sweet romantic little place. The fabulous fresh veggies that Edisto Island is famous for are served in this great restaurant! Highly recommended!

Visited November 2012
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opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
RozP
Thanks for finding us again after the change in ownership and for your returned business and recommendations. We hope that upon your next visit you'll join us again for dinner.
Thank you,
Adam
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Lexington, South Carolina
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14 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Always a favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We have eaten at the Post office each year we visit Edisto and it is consistently a great meal. The fish is always fresh and the appetizers entrees and sides are very tasty. It has a small but beautiful garden that is great for pictures, especially at sunset. Can't wait till June so we can go back!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 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, March 19, 2013
mooresoflex,
So happy to have you as a repeat customer and appreciate your kind words and business.
Looking forward to your return.
Adam
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Tennessee
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This restaurant is a "tradition" in Edisto and surrounding counties. It has had some "ups and downs" in recent years, including being closed for a year. I am happy to report that it is up and running and it doesn't seem to have missed a beat. We went there on New Year's eve to celebrate 2013. The food was prepared perfectly! Very fresh, creative, and flavorful!! The wait staff was well trained and attentive. The prices are a bit on the upper end but not exceedingly so. Definitely worth visiting this establishment. You won't be sorry that you did.

Visited January 2013
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opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
TennesseeChemist,
What a great way to kick off the New Year! It was wonderful to read your review and thank you for your recommendation and business. We hope that you will return soon.
Sincerely,
Adam Morris
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