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The Old Post Office Restaurant

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1442 Highway 174, Edisto Island, SC 29438-6707
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lexington, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went early on Wednesday evening. Service was very attentive. The fried oyster appetizer and salad were very good to excellent. My wife ordered the oyster skillet for the entree. Very disappointing. Little more than oysters insalt water and a hint of garlic. The shrimp scallops and grits were much better. She pronounced the seafood gumbo ( the whim of... More 

Thank andrew s
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place doesn't look like a restaurant from the outside. Inside is small and quaint. We had the upstairs to ourselves with a our dinner party. Waitress and staff were very nice and accommodating. They did not have high chairs for kids. They had a piano upstairs with us. The staff allowed one of our family members play on which... More 

2 Thank Krystle R
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our last night at Edisto we had heard a lot of good comments about this place. Small great place...call for reservations..even on off night Tuesday there were 3 big groups. Our service was great and very friendly. We had heard about their shrimp and grits.....best on the island!!! We shared a dessert of chocolate caramel pecan cake.....amazing. If you want... More 

3 Thank LotsofQuilts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had the ribeye which he said was amazing. My shrimp and scallops grits were delicious as usual. We have never had a bad meal and our service is always outstanding. We always look forward to eating there when visiting Edisto.

5 Thank Cswiles
Edisto Island, South Carolina
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Was at The Old Post Office for a late spring wedding dinner..smallish wedding. The upstairs bar is cozy and cute..but with a large crowd a bit snug..but the drinks are nice and strong and the young island bartenders are fun and friendly. Downstairs is where the restaurant seating is located. It is amnice atmosphere... as it use to be the... More 

4 Thank patty w
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Portions small. My martini was half a normal size. Once the ticket was brought, the service disappeared. I was disappointed. Food was good, but the experience average.

Thank ch0pec
Wilmington, Delaware
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Long overdue visit to The Post Office Restaurant. The dining room is airy and well decorated - a mix of old and new. The food is excellent, from the warm bread served shortly after we sat down to the fabulous desserts - there were no complaints (but maybe a small suggestion - see below) at our table of eight. Service... More 

3 Thank slaterinde
Asheville, North Carolina
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate to be able to dine here twice this week. As always the food, atmosphere and service were all outstanding! Inevitably, we also have the pleasure to talk with other loyal fans on at least one of our visits. These are customers like us who have been coming here for years and have a special place in their... More 

10 Thank Susan H
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This is our go to high end restaurant. Never disappointed. You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu or the nightly specials. Good wine list and we always get 2 desserts to split at the end. Hope I'm going there when I'm 90.

8 Thank Mel H
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We will not be visiting The Old Post Office just due to the fact of the attitude of the hostess, owner, waitor, whatever he was. On our way back into Edisto from our Charleston day trip we stopped by the restaurant to grab a menu to take home with us, just to see what kind of food was on there... More 

1 Thank kward_bcorbin
opoedisto, Owner at The Old Post Office Restaurant, responded to this review

kward_bcorbin All of our menus are posted in the mail box at our entrance for pickup as well as in our front window. Just so you have both sides of the story there was no snuff of the nose, attitude or snatching of anything as I politely directed her to the mail box out front. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $28
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1442 Highway 174, Edisto Island, SC 29438-6707
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Edisto Island
  • Phone Number: 18438692339
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

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