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Pawleys Island Tavern

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The Island Shops, U.S. 17, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
+1 843-237-8465
11:00 - 02:00
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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The PIT, as locals call it, is hidden behind a row of upscale shops in "downtown Pawleys". It's a classic dive--dollar bills taped/tacked on the walls and ceilings, a fire place in the corner, and outdoor area where folks gather for boiled shrimp in the summer and roasted oysters in the fall and winter. Food is simple but good: fried... More 

Thank LaurinBaker
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent food but WAY over priced! My husband and I dropped more money at this place than any other on the Island. My food was great, however the service was not and neither was the atmosphere. Will not return.😔

Thank Georgina W
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great seafood. Fun atmosphere. Bring some $1's... You'll understand afterwards ... We went for the bar, but left with a yearning. One word, FUN!

Thank DJ M
Louisville, Kentucky
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

My wife and I have visited the PIT several times before. It is always good, and a fun place. I had never had the pizza before, so I gave it a try and my was I pleased. Not only is the pizza a great value, but it is OMG good. My wife got the Crab Cake Sandwich, which she always... More 

Thank CardFan55000
Climax, Michigan
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I are visiting South Carolina again this year and again headed to Pawleys Island Tavern as soon as we were able. We ordered a pizza and it was wonderful....fresh ingredients and real mozzarella cheese!!

Thank Tina K
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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145 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Nice place to go for burgers and shrimp,good music. The place is busy, beer is good.A little hard to find, jewelery store in the front. Outside seats, worth the money.

Thank millerb
Janesville, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We have visited the area numerous times as our in-laws live nearby. I have been there numerous times before but I was finally able to take my wife and kids to show them the great pizza and awesome atmosphere. We even got lucky and there was an awesome band playing good music that families and young kids could even enjoy.... More 

Thank csjmrr
Sissonville, West Virginia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We always make this a stop when we are in town, friendly & fun staff, lots of food choices on menu, crab cakes are amazing!

Thank Dena F
Pawleys Island
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very good food famous for their crab cakes but very friendly and good food.It is also a good bar and they are also very friendly place.

Thank patrickbL1825GT
Columbia, SC
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We have been there in years past and enjoyed it, but things have changed! Ordered "grouper basket and "home made chips". I expected home made chips to be hot; were cold. Complained immediately. Waitress seemed to start to argue, but thought better, and said she'll bring others. Apparently the cook took other cold cooked chips and cooked them again. Waitress... More 

Thank DieterB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?