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Gullah Grub

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877 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-3903
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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London, UK
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281 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wanted very much to like Gullah Grub. We'd read about it before leaving the UK, we'd spent the morning at the Penn Centre, that repository of Gullah culture, and a typical Gullah meal would round things off nicely. I didn’t know what to expect of Gullah food, but on this showing it didn’t merit prolonged attention. Run-of-the-mill Southern and... More 

Thank Ian C
Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We brought a group of students to Gullah Grub for a cooking demonstration and a group meal. There were 11 of us all together and it was a delightful experience. Mr. Green brought us into the back area and showed us how to cook and traditional Lowcountry Seafood Boil. HIs insights into Gullah culture and food were unparalleled. Our students... More 

Thank thomasguiler
Douglasville, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Knew nothing about this place and hadn't checked any reviews when we stopped for a late light lunch on a whim. We left extremely pleased. My husband and I shared the fried shrimp plate that came with potato salad and my husband also had a bowl of crab chowder. The shrimp were fresh and cooked perfectly. Potato salad was creamy... More 

Thank kayros2016
asheville, nc
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I'll start with the positive. The man that waited our table was very nice and the ribs were good. I'm a southern girl so this is where I will insert the "bless their hearts BUT" This place is way overpriced! My plate included three ribs and a scoop of potato salad. Potato salad was tasteless. Seems like it would be... More 

Thank Rhonda M
Pensacola, Florida
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I love the food here. It tastes like it's made by a family member that cares about you and wants to show that to you through their cooking. I brought my friend back a jar of collards and she said they were delicious. I also brought home some of the chicken seasoning and it's great on my roasted or grilled... More 

Thank Amber S
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Felt like a tourist trap. I have to say that I definitely had much better and more authentic Gullah food in South Carolina. It was way overpriced with the potions on the smaller side. Would not recommend.

Thank leoton
Lake George, Colorado
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Looked and looked for an example of Gullah food and was recommended to stop at Gullah Grub. Server was friendly, restaurant was OK for a roadside stop but, the food really didn't cut it. am still looking for a good example of Gullah food

Thank James L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Very pricey for what you get. $49 for two adults and one child for lunch with small portions. WORST potato salad I have ever had!!! Barbecue chicken and red rice were warmed over. The collards and sweet tea were the only things that I could say were delicious. Also, unreliable hours. They did not open at the posted time.

1 Thank jewelroyster
St. Mary's
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Have seen this restaurant for several years but never eating there because you are never sure when they are going to open. Saw that they were open yesterday and decided to stop in. Old wooden building with a strong musty smell. Food was over-priced and over-cooked. Need I say more. Will not be back.

2 Thank RonKoris
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

I only wish that I hadn't been so willful to stick to my plan for a light (well, semi-light) lunch. She crab soup was heavenly. I'm craving it this minute. Salad was super fresh and their house dressing a delightful surprise. Okay, I did requwst a sevond serving of cornbread! Located a short way down 21 after crossing the bridge... More 

1 Thank Jamey D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 877 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-3903
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Saint Helena Island
  • Phone Number: 843-838-3841

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?