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“Used to be a family favorite”

Coconut Joe's Beach Grill
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Coconut Joe's is a family-friendly restaurant right on the beach. We have a wide range of entrees on our menu: burgers, seafood, Caribbean specialties, entree salads, wraps, and plenty of choices for the children. During the season, we have live music at our rooftop bar every night, and this is a fun place to be if there is a wait for your table. We offer call-ahead seating up to 45 minutes ahead of your anticipated arrival. During the cooler months, we offer a spectacular view, and a quieter environment to enjoy your meal.
Summerville,SC
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Used to be a family favorite”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2008

This is a beautiful spot on the beach for a quick meal.
Some items like the Imperial Crab stuffed flounder $20
is very good. The Shrimp and Grits used to be the best I have ever had. This time I sent back and did not eat at all.
Lately the portions have been skimpy and the staff does not appear to care that patrons are happy with their meals.
Ashamed, this used to be my favorite place in the world

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English first
Chicago, IL
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great for a beach bar/restaraunt.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2008

We actually love this place. Skip One Eyed Parrot and Banana Cabana, and go here instead. The views are great! There is a roof top deck-bar which has live music most nights when the weather is warm. Try the Pina Colata. Keep in mind it is a touristy area, so this place caters to tourists. If you just want a fun bar, its a great place too, but they have pretty decent food. My favorite is the Thia Tuna Wrap. Other favorites are the Fried Shrimp and the Coconut Shrimp. They have great big salads, too. It is family friendly, like most places in this area, so the person who called it a play pen might not know to expect that this is a family vacation area?? The prices are a little high, but not outrageous. Most places on the beach hike their prices a little, because they can. Out of all the beach places to eat and/or drink on this strip, Coconut Joe's is my family's favorite and keeps every happy with a wide variety of menu items. I gave it an excellent, not because it compares with places like "The Boathouse," but because it is the best "beach bar/restaurant." Save your leftover fries and go down to the beach; the seagulls will eat them right out of your hand. Kids love that!!

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Charlotte, NC
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Coconut Joe's Play Pen”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2007

We love beach area eateries and funky patio bars, so we thought Coconut Joe's on the Isle of Palm was our ticket to relaxation! It started out fine with a reggae band on the roof patio and a cold beer. But it quickly turned into the 2 year old's playpen in the dining area. Although the employees can not control the behavior of the children, I found it unacceptable that they would not move us to a table far away from the screaming and screeching. Toy trucks and french fries being thrown about.
Salty soup and somewhat undercooked fried scallops. It just didn't work for us on this pleasant Sunday evening sunset.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good place for lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2007

We had lunch here twice during our stay in IOP. Both times were out of necessity only, but we were not disappointed. The food was good, but overpriced for lunch at a beach bar. This is definately not the kind of place for a nice dinner. We literally came off the beach for a break to eat and have a beer. The atmosphere is very relaxed and caual. It's like sitting outside at home on the deck. I suggest the Fish Taco and the Jamaican Jerk Chicken sandwich.

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Charlotte, NC
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78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2007

Very good service. Coconut shrimp were huge and very good. Salad was not mixed greens but iceberg lettuce.

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