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The Old Post Office Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS​
Shrimp Pate
Blended shrimp, herbs, cream cheese, and tomato chutney, served with sesame crisps
Pimiento Cheese
A housemade three cheese blend, served with crackers
Fried Oyster Cocktail
Delicately golden fried; served with cocktail sauce
Smoked Salmon
Scottish salmon smoked in our blend of hardwoods and served with onion, capers, and mustard caper sour cream
Grilled Onion Sausage
Made in holly wood, sc; served with black bean sauce
SOUPS​
Black Bean Soup
Topped with sour cream and chives
Whim Soup
Chef’s choice; changes nightly
SALAD​
An O.P.O house salad is served with each main course
MAIN COURSES​
Shrimp and Grits
Wild caught; topped with mousseline sauce
Firecracker Flounder
Fried and served with a jalapeno tomato sauce
O.P.O Crab Cakes
Delicate lump crab baked until risen and lightly drizzled with mousseline sauce
Veal Edistonian
Pecan coated cutlet sautéed in butter, finished with vermouth, and topped with shrimp and mousseline sauce
P.K.'s Ultimate Filet Mignon
Topped with montrachet goat cheese and hollandaise sauce. Rare or medium-rare only (thank you! )
Carolina Ribeye
Lightly seasoned and grilled; topped with pimiento cheese and mousseline sauce
Black Angus Ribeye
USDA prime ribeye simply seasoned and grilled cayenne and honey sizzled catfish
Porterhouse Pork Loin Chop
A 10 ounce grilled pork loin chop finished with a mustard tarragon sauce
Pork Tenderloin
Roasted​ with an orange, soy glaze and served over jasmine rice
Semi Boneless Quail
Marinated in buttermilk, dusted in flour, fried, and topped with a quail stock reduction
BEVERAGES​
Water
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Ginger Ale
Iced Tea
Coffee
Domestic Beer
Imported Beer
WINE SELECTIONS​
Please see our wine list.
DESSERTS​
Please consult with your server for choice selections.
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$22 - $28
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate to write this review because I was so excited to go to dinner here but I felt like I needed to. Several of us went to dinner and half of us got the same thing. We all said the meet was room temperature...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank TheMermaid29
opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your business, however your review is to vague to respond to.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to the Old Post Office Restaurant on Edisto Island many times. The food and service are always excellent! It's the only fine dining restaurant we've found on the island and it rivals some of the upscale restaurants downtown Charleston, but with a more...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Shadowmoss P
opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your business and review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are local residents and have been dining at the Old Post Office for many years. They continue to be a fine dining experience outside of Charleston.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Jayne T
opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your business and review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coming into this restaurant was like being welcomed at my granny’s table, if granny had a good wine list and an amazing menu. We were welcomed by name & seated immediately. The wine list was nice - disappointed that the Sancerre I spotted on the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank jananneo
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Have been here several times Continues to be excellent Nice variety of dishes Interesting specials each time Attentive and courteous service. A little expensive for the area but worth it.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CharlestonBob
opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your business and review!

Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience! The menu goes back 40 years. It is classic sea island food! Fish and Shrimp, all flavorful, and we'll prepared.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank robbiet634
opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your business and review!

Reviewed January 9, 2019

We have visited the Old Post Office over the years and thru the changing of the guard when the restaurant changed hands several years. On our last visit with Nan, Dr.V and friends of theirs we found that thru the years the OPO is better...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank edisto62
opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

Thank you for your great review. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return visit. I will share your comments with our Chef and Amanda. Adam

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Overly priced bland swordfish. The swordfish was the special of the day, but it was nothing special. The waitress was kind enough to divide the check for us and owner/manager so distrusted her that he made us wait 10 plus minutes as he doubled checked...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Al S You speak of somthing you have no idea about. FYI: Waitress rings the check on a calculator with a print out so she can drop yoru bill. I then pick up your billwith payment and have to ring it into the cash register...More

Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Need to check actually serving hours as we arrived at 8:20 and were told that last plate went out 20 minutes earlier. They advertise open to 9.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Linda B
opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Linda B Its also advertised that we work off of RESERVATIONS. When our last reservation has been served the kitchen is closed. Thank you.

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

I went to the Old Post Office for dinner with my other half and my parents. We had the most enjoyable time. The food was great! I had scallops and shrimp with some FANTASTIC grits. My boyfriend had the special: friend quail... and my mom...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Erin K, Thanks for a wonderful review! It's always a pleasure to have yourself and family join us for dinner and we're very pleased to read that everyone enjoyed their meals. We look forward to seeing you guys again. Thanks, Adam

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Mary G F
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Response from opoedisto | Property representative |
Mary G F We are closed every January and are currently closed. Thank you for contacting us. Adam Morris
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Donna S
June 26, 2015|
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Response from opoedisto | Property representative |
Hi Donna, We look forward to your return and thank you for making contact. You're certainly right about not being able to please them all, but we try! Thanks for getting my humor and see ya soon Adam
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