We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pawleys Island Tavern

The Island Shops, U.s. 17, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
+1 843-237-8465
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (59 reviews)
“pizza” (109 reviews)
“seafood” (31 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Island Shops, U.s. 17, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (518)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 517 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique secluded hole in the wall locals place to eat. Good pizza and burgers. A complete menu as well. Fast service. Friendly wait staff. Always on the agenda when we are in Pawleys Island.

Thank Shopteachers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some locals recommended this place because of their crab cakes. Thank heavens they did!!! Now our favorite place to get crab cakes. We always head here first when going to Pawleys Island.

Thank dmarion07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super cool vibe with excellent service and food. Great place to escape if you are tired of corporate/sterile food joints and tourists. You have to really be looking for this place to find it, but once found, it's a great place to hand out, enjoy...More

Thank CDL1985
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go there after a nice meal to drink outside and listen to a good band . Funky décor with a great party vibe. Feels like the 70's , really a lot of fun , never go to Pawley's without going by some night , more...More

Thank Mortgagejim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food, the fun, the music, the setting, the people! What's not to love?!?! Hang out at the tiki bar with friends and beers, listening to music. Come for lunch with the family and enjoy some great pizza, shrimp, and salads. Just that kinda place...More

Thank GoingGma
rcaines1, General Manager at Pawleys Island Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi GoingGma, Thank you so much for seeing us for what we are and embracing it! It's the good vibes that keep us keeping on.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The PIT continues to be a first class tourist and local destination. Shabby, local very different atmosphere. But the peel and eat shrimp,grouper and service is worth the stop. Anne with the brown hair was the best ever. Friendly, efficient and makes this place atop...More

Thank Robert B
rcaines1, General Manager at Pawleys Island Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much Robert for your postive review! Will pass the compliment on to Anne and our kitchen staff. Much appreciated!

Reviewed 18 April 2018

I enjoyed my lunch...sitting outside on a beautiful day was so nice! The vast menu looked so good. I ordered the combo appetizer of chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, and pepper poppers...very tasty. I had not been to this place for years. Very rustic decor. Try...More

Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Great place for a casual meal. Favourite for locals as hidden behind the shops. Lots of $ bills nailed to ceiling and walls to show it’s been here for quite some time and still very remains popular. Good apps, burgers, pizza and drinks.

Thank Janet T
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The place looks great. There are lights on the trees and a great “chill” effect. When we got there it was way short-staffed and we were barely able to get our name on the list. When we were called, maybe a 25 min wait, we...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

At 58 years old I have seen lots of good and bad restaurants. This place is not bad, it’s completely broken. We went there while vacationing during spring break. We called and were told there was a 30 minute wait for a table of seven....More

1  Thank snoozytripper
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Pawleys Island
Best Western Pawleys Island
220 reviews
1.30 km away
Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club
110 reviews
2.60 km away
The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn
1,953 reviews
4.20 km away
Rodeway Inn
41 reviews
4.26 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bistro 217
764 reviews
.15 km away
Frank's Restaurant & Bar and Out Back at Frank's
1,017 reviews
.33 km away
Chive Blossom
629 reviews
.33 km away
Rustic Table
469 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pawleys Island Historic District
56 reviews
.94 km away
High Country Olive Oil
19 reviews
.45 km away
Island Art Gallery
9 reviews
.24 km away
Cheryl Newby Gallery
7 reviews
.76 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Stephen G
5 August 2017|
Response from 7friends2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I did not see your question until August 13
Joan C
14 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from James R | Reviewed this property |
I don't know.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Island Shops, U.s. 17, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Pawleys Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-237-8465
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing