There's a place in Litchfield serving some great seafood and other tasty choices, but you'd have to look for it if you weren't in the know.
It's our job to put you in the know. LOL
So, at 13057 Ocean Highway sits a eatery celebrating 20 years, known for fabulous fried fish, seared scallops and grilled shrimp. They also have garbage fries and a pizza burger. Opposite ends of the culinary spectrum, but hey, it works. Again, 20 years.
But, what people are focused on is safety. The pandemic has frightened many people away from dining in. Rightfully so.
Captain John's Seafood Grill is practicing safety guidelines that assures people and comforts them while they eat. We tested it. I asked a waitress about a particular table and she informed me we could not sit there due to social distancing. Passed with flying colors. The staff were all wearing masks, too.
John wasn't in the night we dined in, but he told us new owners Karla and Brian would take great care of us. They sure did. The Scallops Florentine was a great way to start the night.
The spinach blended so good with the perfectly cooked scallops. They were fresh, too.
The Garbage Fries were a definite eye catcher. Title alone sealed the deal. But, when it came to the table and begged to be stirred up, I had to comply.
The steam arose with the aromas. Oh, yes, that chili underneath screamed for attention, it arose from the steam like an actor or actress appeared from behind the curtain. Glitz and glamour - with flavor - in a small app.
The last time I had a pizza burger was when Roz Wyndham was open at Atlantic House Restaurant on Screven Street in the City of Georgetown. That burger was excellent.
This one was right up there. You'll love the fresh, homemade marinara. The gooey mozzarella cheese sends this burger into flavor overdrive.
You can't eat at a seafood grill without having a seafood platter.
We chose the grilled option. Would you just look at it, friends! Yes, it tasted as good as it looked - and it looked awesome.
It's a favorite for us, for sure.
Give Captain John's Seafood Grill a try and call ahead with any concerns, questions or for take-out orders. 843-235-9300
When Kim Miller Carhart, sister of Jimmy Miller, opened Jimmyz Hibachi of Pawleys, she didn't expect a pandemic to follow afterward.
We're past the November 2019 grand opening date and restaurants in the Pawleys Island have seen devastating results related to the Covid-19 outbreak.
However, this eatery is still serving up great hibachi, poke bowls and sushi in a safe manner.
And they have to. Survival of the business depends on it.
The restaurant offers take out, delivery and drive-thru for customers not wanting to dine inside. You still get the same great food you'd get sitting inside, just you can enjoy it at home or have it delivered to your office in the area.
They are open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call ahead with any concerns, questions or place an order. Click button below for their Facebook page. 843-314-3682
The past two days have been an emotional whirlwind for John Dabrowski. He, along with co-owner and chef Keith Estabrook, held a soft opening for their new restaurant. During a pandemic.
Talk about stressful. We saw it in John's eyes. Not much the face as he was wearing a mask.
It's called Local Eat Drink Celebrate, and it's in familiar territory for those in the culinary know.
The eatery is located in the Hammock Shops Village and in the building recently occupied by Southern Comforts, Seafood Shack and Southern Dining, but most notably Louis's at Pawleys, led by late great chef Louis Osteen. While the former did a great job and offered awesome food, the ghosts of the latter could be heard Friday night in the kitchen and on the dining room floor.
John has also enlisted his wife, Peta, and friend Peter Giordano to be part of the team, really defining the "family" and "local" atmosphere. John says he has staff that want to be there, a key to being successful.
Keith Estabrook and John Dabrowski have been friends for over a decade, and have worked together at many great restaurants on the Grand Strand. Their restaurant, Local, embraces their vision of using locally sourced food and ingredients on both the menu & behind the bar, working with regional artists and vendors, and supporting charities and events within the community. For those of us not born in this rustic piece of paradise, we may remember the feeling upon arrival in Pawleys Island: the welcome smiles, the embrace of the community, and the feeling of home. That is the feeling Keith & John have captured with Local.
So, let's get to the food. I only need a few words to describe. The pictures will do the rest.
The flavors were exceptional, seasoning was spot on and evident and the uniqueness was jab to the tongue.
OK, simply put. We loved the food.
Those short ribs. Oh, so tender. Ask about the grits. You'll be surprised with what's not in it.
Lightly breaded. Like, little to no breading and lots of crab meat. It's prepared for the crab to be the star, and yes, it was the star. Lots of folks in the dining room loved this offering.
The Boiled Peanuts - with Parmigiano Reggiano and roasted garlic broth - and Citrus Marinated Olives are part of the "Snack" options on the menu. Both are unique and flavorful. Loved the broth with boiled peanuts. Really different, but hits with a culinary pow!
The Tacos are on the "Share" side, and though they look small, they pack an awesome punch, too. Pictured is the smoked pork, served in a spinach tortilla, topped with shaved cabbage, pickled onions and jalapenos, chipotle-lime aioli and vegan avocado mousse.
Just wow. We wish John, Keith and all the staff the very best.
Make plans to visit when they officially open and #EatItUpGeorgetown!