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Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

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1 Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455-5434
+1 843-768-6253
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dinner in the Ocean Room was a fabulous way to start vacation! The service was remarkable, the menu and specials were outstanding. We loved our service - very personable and knowledgable about the menu and the food.

Thank debraml
Cleveland, Ohio
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent food with exceptional service. Waiter was kind and attentive. Make reservations to guarantee room. Appetizers were great and a kid friendly menu.

Thank mikethedoc
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the minute when you walk in the door, the service is impeccable. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable, the room is elegant, the view is beautiful. The food is not only delicious but almost art. No detail is overlooked. It was worth the price.

Thank SusanPinNC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been all over the world and found the waiter here particularly special (Gregg). Food was also everything I could have asked for and wine list was all we needed. We particularly appreciated the down to earth service despite the incredibly classic environment. A great combination. May come back to the Sanctuary just for this restaurant.

Thank Tom S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our food was fantastic. The soups were to die for and the whipped potatoes were among the best starch I have had anywhere anytime. We almost licked the pan. However, it took forever to get all of our food even though the restaurant was only about 1/4 full. Our server was nice and pleasant and provided us each with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very expensive but an unbelievable experience. This is gracious dinning in an elegant setting. Our waiter (Greg) was without a doubt the best waiter I have ever had. Attentive but not obtrusive, incredible knowledge of the menu, food in general and wine. Can bring your own bottle for $25 fee. You will spend a bundle but for that very special... More 

Thank Eugene B
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the Ocean Room for our last night of our week on Kiawah. We are glad that we saved the best for last! They were exceeding accommodating to my wife's allergies. Chef Kyle personally made sure that everything was perfect. The service was the best of all of our meals. Alex and staff were wonderful. I had the... More 

Thank Clavey1
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

The Ocean Room is spectacular, simply spectacular. I am a property owner on the island and I have eaten at The Ocean room many times. Each and every times the service has been wonderfully friendly and professional and the food top notch, seriously top notch. The steaks are perfect every time ( I recommend the filet mignon with the crab... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This is an upscale restaurant with a great view. There are a lot of wait staff and all of them are there to make you feel well taken care of. They start you out with an amuse bouche which is nice to get started with. The farmers salad was delicious and had a great buttermilk dressing. The steaks were cooked... More 

Thank jnmtravelTexas
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We were taken by friends to this impressive restaurant within the Sanctuary Hotel which is near to their home. We had pre dinner drinks and then dined of the Dining to Dusk Menu. The food and service was excellent and the wine list very extensive. The restaurant was very busy, but there are a multitude of very professional staff to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $90
American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Sushi, Grill, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455-5434
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Kiawah Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-768-6253
The Ocean Room, Kiawah Island Golf Resort's premier Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond restaurant, offers an unparalleled steakhouse experience, featuring a variety of signature dishes. The Ocean Room culinary team is committed to supporting local farmers by utilizing locally sourced beef, seafood, poultry and produce when writing their seasonally changing menu. Complementing Chef Jason Rheinwald's cuisine is Wine Spectator's "Best Of" Award Winning Wine Program, enticing to the most discriminating oenophile. With over 1000 selections The Ocean Room strives to showcase the characteristics of the world's finest varietals, regions, growers, and producers. A Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond restaurant. "Best of Award of Excellence" 2010/2011 by the Wine Spectator.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?