Bowen's Island Restaurant

Seafood, Scenic Lookout
$ $
1870 Bowens Island Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm



  • On Man v Food, Adam learns how to harvest oysters and the simple secret of making frogmore stew, which includes shrimp, potatoes, sausage and corn, in a boiling pot of seasoned water.
  • Andrew Zimmern headed farther down the coast to this restaurant for an oyster roast. Andrew ate steamed oysters. As seen on Bizarre Foods America.
  • Try the White Thai ale. Locally brewed, beyond tasty...
  • The menu is limited, but you are going to Bowens for seafood. Order the shrimp or the oysters and you cant go wrong. [eater 18 Member]
  • Besides excellent seafood, there's beer here - 16 taps to be exact. At last visit, all beer was from local breweries, making this the best local tap selection in Charleston. Cheers!
  • Fresh oysters, raw or fried! Watch them dump them them fresh off the boat and hose the mud off them. Eat them by the bucket!
  • Chicken breast tenders are hugeee! Delicious too! Recommended.(:
  • Try the shrimp and's delicious!
  • Oysters only in months with R's. Be sure to not dress up for this must-see-in-your-lifetime dive.
  • Big shrimp platter. Don't share.
  • Skip the fish just get shrimp fried and steamed it was some of the best shrimp I have ever had! No frills place you place your order at a counter and they bring it out to you. Beautiful setting
  • $30 all-you-can-eat steamed oysters. This Charleston institution is off the beaten path right on the edge of James Island. Be sure to visit right at sunset - some of the best views in Charleston.
  • The bar is first come - first serve, so if the line is too far out the door, survey the bar! Food was amazing, we got way too much food b/c we wanted to try it all! Save room for pie.
  • Everything :-)
  • Steamed oysters are a unique and delicious experience - don't miss them here.
  • Great local fresh food with an amazing patio view
  • On Thrillist for 21 Best Seafood Shacks in American 2015
  • Seafood low country style
  • A local favorite, on the water near Folly Beachorder the Frogmore stew.
  • Check out Bowen's Island as seen on Man vs Food , Unique Eats

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