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Gullah Grub

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877 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-3903
12:00 pm - 6:00 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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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food. Sweet service. No alcohol, no soft drinks, just water, tea and lemonade. The peach cobbler for dessert was huge! You ge piece of delicious corn bread when you sit down. It's slightly sweet and does not crumble. Shrimp Gumbo was different front from what I have had, almost a BBQ flavor, sweet and smokey. The she crab soup... More 

Thank Cornelia Z
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After passing this place several times while vacationing on Saint Helena Island, I just had to stop in and check it out. I had a small bowl of shrimp gumbo and it was delicious! They also give you cornbread prior to your meal coming out, which was also yummy! The restaurant is in an old house and has Gullah art... More 

Thank Kelley M
London, UK
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287 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 June 27, 2016

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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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 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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25 reviews
13 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

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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
Local cuisine, Families with children
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?