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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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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

5 stars hands down. Excellence all around. Spectacular food and A plus service. Friendly and attentive staff. Top notch restaurant. Beautiful location right on the ocean. We just cannot say enough about this special place, but I will, because this review was written after we stayed the first 3 days after it reopened post hurricane Matthew. They are definitely open... More 

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Ireland, Indiana
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143 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Played golf here and stayed for lunch, good choice of various types of sandwiches. Good friendly servic

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter (duwhyte) was fantastic as was the rest of the staff. Beautiful presentation of the food. Did not have a good view because other people called and requested the seats with a view. We had reservations but I guess should have been specific. our entrees were not good- steak was medium rare installed of med well, and the fish... More 

Thank cupid1127
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant located in the Sanctuary Hotel Complex. There is a dress code, no jeans, shorts, flip flops. The venue has a good view of the ocean if you are seated at the window. My husband and I ordered the steaks, which were delicious. I ordered lobster bisque and a shrimp appetizer. These were wonderful! Our server... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really a 3 1/2 star review. The food here is excellent. Yes, it is pricey but not stupid. We were there during restaurant week, so they had a prix fixe menu. We also had a couple of appetizers as well. Except for a serious lack of beets in the beet salad, it was very good. All six of... More 

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fine dinning at its best. Great view, great service and excellent food. It is a little pricey but a great experience. Colin our waiter was very informative and friendly. Great wine selection

Thank Jeff B
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ocean Room is lavishly decorated exuding the traditional southern, old-money lifestyle of the past. You won't find a restaurant with more charm and elite decor than the OC at the Sanctuary. This is definitely a white tablecloth and upscale restaurant catering to sharply dressed ladies and gentlemen yet a few business casual diners were not turned down for service.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Attentive and competent staff, outstanding food with amazing presentation and flavors. We were truly amazed and impressed with the overall quality, service and dining experience here. Slightly pricey, but well worth it.

Thank MRL217
Cincinnati, Ohio
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Breakfast was wonderful. The selection, fresh ingredients, and service were perfect. Get in early, and enjoy!

Thank Wags717
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant in a plantation style building and excellent service. The food was ok but not 5 star. Three in our party of 6 ordered the tomato tart appetizer and did not like it. But, we told them and they took it off the bill which was appropriate. It was my birthday, and they made me feel special. Everyone liked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $90
American, Seafood, Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic
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?