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The Refuge

1517 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2277
+1 843-242-8934
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“salad” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1517 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2277
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing restaurant ,very friendly crew and the food is beyond excellent. This was my favorite place to have breakfast but grits,shrimp,egg and avocado is the best Will always come back when visiting South Carolina

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Gina V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to go for a walk on the beach and then walk over to this restaurant for lunch with friends. They have wonderful service, a great atmosphere and yummy food! It is kind of tucked away and I hope everyone visiting the island finds...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank triciah225
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped here for a coffee and blueberry muffin while waiting for my laundry to be washed. I thought it to be a bit pricey but after being down the street at the resort and paying those prices I felt different. The coffee was fresh...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TheCedarJournal
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Looks like a great place. Clean & welcoming ..... until the hostess finally shows up. Asks for a name & then disappears without another word. 2 parties ahead of us & now we all stand around and wait. After quite some time the hostess makes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gwenny2014
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We love the Refuge and always get great service and food. Love the options. Check the web so you know what specials our going on as schedule just changed as season ended

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Larry M
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

On our first night we were directed by some Isle of Palms locals to try the Refuge restaurant. After being seated, we were informed of an extremely limited menu (about 5 items listed) until dinner was available around 6pm. My beautiful wife ordered a salad...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank P466BQrobertp
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went for lunch at 11:00 am on a Friday. Place was fairly empty. We both ordered salads with chicken. Mine had feta cheese, roasted red peppers, asparagus and beets as well as a nice large sliced chicken breast. My wife had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Spic98
JocelynL956, Owner at The Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We are pleased that you enjoyed your food but we are terribly disappointed at the service you received. Please know that we are taking action and we promise to do better....More

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

If you are staying on Isle of Palms, make sure to visit this restaurant. It’s a bit deceiving as it is in a local shopping spot and not on the beach or intra-coastal waterway, but don’t let that stop you from dropping by. Very friendly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mary S
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

The only reason I'm giving this place 3 stars is because of the quality of some of the meals we received for dinner. I went to eat with a group of friends. Two friends received extremely undercooked salmon and rice. The restaurant was ultimately accomodating...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ingrid M
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Recommended to us by a friend, my dining companion and I enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Refuge sharing two sandwiches and enjoying two generous glasses of wine. Our server was quite friendly and very helpful with the menu. Service was quick and efficient yet...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank citygirl4evah
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Art C
24 August 2016|
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Response from LauraNDM | Reviewed this property |
I was told they had just opened beginning of 2016
4 July 2016|
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Response from jpete | Reviewed this property |
I just received your question and it is July 5th so I guess it is a moot point. Hope that you made out okay for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1517 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2277
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Isle of Palms
  • Phone Number: +1 843-242-8934
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