The Best Outdoor Eateries on Folly

 Snapper Jacks- Snapper Jacks boasts an upstairs deck where you can glimpse spectacular views of Folly. Indulge in some fresh seafood and for the adults perhaps a beer or cocktail (the fish bowl if you’re feeling adventurous and have no plans the following day) while enjoying great beach vistas.

Loggerhead’s Beach Grill- Loggerhead’s Beach Grill features an expansive outdoor seating area where you can soak up the ocean breezes while sipping on a cold beer or a refreshing cocktail. With live music on most nights and a dog-friendly patio, you can bring along your crew and your best friend to experience that signature laid back Folly vibe in this relaxed setting. 

Chico Feo- Okay quick disclaimer: Chico Feo offers outdoor seating only, but the weather on Folly is nice basically 85 percent of the year so chances are good that conditions will cooperate. When you pair that with amazing food such as creative taco combinations, Vietnamese specialties and goat curry, and then throw in some live music, you have the makings of a winner. 

Crab Shack- Crab Shack features a cozy outside seating area with a fun atmosphere and live tunes. As the name implies, the crab legs come highly recommend and there are ample fried and grilled seafood options from which to choose. Match them with a cold beer or cocktail and settle in for the long haul. 

Rita’s Seaside Grille- Just a short walk from the beach on Center Street, Rita’s Seaside Grille has a spacious outdoor patio where you can chill or catch the game on one of their big screen TVs. Order one of their specialty margaritas and watch your worries melt away. And Rita’s porch welcomes your pooch as well.

BLU Beach Bar and Grill– You can’t get any closer to the ocean in a Folly restaurant than BLU Beach Bar and Grill. They offer waterfront dining just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. They combine beautiful view with a menu dominated by sustainable seafood, regional flavors and local ingredients.

The Washout- It’s a little redundant to label a Folly restaurant “casual,” but the description fits with the Washout, a laid back beach joint offering outdoor patio seating and delicious, simple food at affordable prices. A favorite of locals and tourists alike, it’s no frills and all thrills. 

Lost Dog Café- Lost Dog Café serves breakfast all day, and you can dine on your dish of choice, whether eggs Benedict, breakfast burrito or waffles, on their outdoor patio. It may not surprise you to learn that a restaurant with a dog theme accommodates Fido on said patio; even placing water bowls out for your pup. 

  1. Please don’t forget about Rita’s. It’s close to the beach, the wait staff is great, they have live music and their tuna nachos are amazing!! The kids menu is also excellent, for all you parents out there.

  2. For breakfast, don’t miss Lost Dog Cafe – the best! You won’t go away hungry…And, it is dog friendly, with fun pictures of dogs all over the place. Very relaxed, casual atmoshphere.

  3. Lost Dog Cafe on W. Huron. Wonderful breakfast & lunch! Always great service. Nice shaded patio seating. A must visit when you’re in Folly!

  4. Have been to Folly Beach and I absolutely love it. There is no where on earth that is like it. You can have the best of both worlds quiet time on the beach and a very full active night life if you choose, And, it’s so close to Charleston. Folly Beach is the perfect place for sun and fun.

  5. I personally love the Folly Beach Crab Shack for Crab Legs, Shrimp, Scallops and even Hearty Ribs! Awesome!

  6. The Grill on the edge has very good food and a really trendy atmosphere. Although, Taco Boy and Loggerhead’s are also very good. Taco Boy’s salsas are to die for! SO good!

  7. I am going to have to say Rita’s! Being right on the beach, which gives you the great ocean breeze and that great beach feeling, there is nothing better. Plus its dog friendly!
    I think i am going to just move to Folly, it was love at first site!

  8. Crab Shack is a longtime favorite for our family – I especially love the stuffed shrimp. We also tried Locklear’s on the pier last year and really enjoyed it. Great fried shrimp.

  9. LOST DOG!!! Best breakfast/brunch there is! Very Berry Salad with Mahi is insanely good! Living in Costa Rica and not missing much from the States except Folly and the Lost Dog!! Pura vida!

  10. SHRIMP COMPANY!!! Lostdog is amazing ,but far to crowded for my taste, shrimp company has a lovely outdoor area, and a wonderful staff, not to mention the delicous food and decent prices;-)dogs are also welcome, which is very important to Oskar and i. always an enjoyable experience!

  11. Locklears is great…the hushpuppies delicious. Agree with the others on “The Lost Dog”. Best breakfast!!!

  12. Taco Boy is outstanding.. Their tempura avacado taco with citrus slaw is fabulous. Their Kimchi taco is great too! Love Taco Boy! Crab Shack is Good, Woody’s Pizza is a great spot to grab a slice and chill, their pizza is some of the best in Charleston! Folly is my happy spot!

  13. Haven’t been to Bowen’s in years.  It is a little creepy to go down the long dark dirt road to a shack.  And I saw the meanest domestic cat ever out there!  But I remember the food was good and the beer was cold.

  14. Rita’s !! Great burgers.
    Folly Beach Shrimp Company, best crab cakes we have ever had outside of Maryland!

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