Port Royal Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Port Royal

April 14, 2018 Augustus Redeker

Port Royal is a town on Port Royal Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Largely because of annexation of surrounding areas (including Parris Island), the population of Port Royal rose from 3,950 in 2000 to 10,678 in 2010, a 170% increase. As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, Port Royal is included within the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Port Royal is home to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, and Naval Hospital Beaufort.
Things to do in Port Royal

1. Alvin Ord's Sandwich Shop No 2

1415 Ribaut Rd, Port Royal, SC 29935-1132 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch +1 843-524-8222
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 153 reviews

Alvin Ord's Sandwich Shop No 2

http://www.yelp.com/biz/alvin-ords-sandwich-shop-no-2-port-royal<br>Sugest listing it on the Beaufort Restaurant page

Reviewed By safetynet - South Carolina

Taco Salad was good. Very filling. Wife had barbeque plate, she like it. They give allot of food. Next time will try a samwhich on their famous bread.

2. Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop

917 Bay St Ste F, Beaufort, SC 29902-5593 Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American Lunch, Dinner SGD 3 - SGD 13 +1 843-379-0798
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop

Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop is a hidden treasure in the downtown Beaufort Historic area. Not a place you want to miss when visiting Beaufort. Located in the Old Bay Marketplace (behind Lulu Burgess). Step back into the 50&apos;s with all your ice cream favorites. The full sandwich menu offers some southern classics that are sure to please. The hot dog menu is so much fun with an Elvis dog, Cha Cha dog, and Reuben dog, just to name a few. Ice Cream comes from a family owned dairy (cannot be bought in a store). Everything about Southern Sweets is simply "Southern Sweets!"

Reviewed By travelerLittleTownSc - little town sc

Mid-week in a slow month -- wife spending money next store. Felt if she could spend money on trinkets, then I could have a little ice cream. Wonderful taste, great selection and two very pleasant women who explained how theirs excelled -- they were right! Make the time when in Beaufort to stop by and enjoy.

3. The Old Bull Tavern

205 West St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5558 Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 4 - SGD 24 +1 843-379-2855
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Old Bull Tavern

The Old Bull Tavern is a modern day Gastropub serving old world recipes prepared with care and where possible with locally sourced ingredients. The beverages offering includes craft cocktails, regional beers, and a comprehensive wine list.

Reviewed By Mainelytravel - York Beach, Maine

The title of my review says it all. First I suggest you make a reservation. This place is packed for good reason. We began with our server that did everything right. She gave us all the time we needed .She was attentive, considerate and efficient....MoreMainelytravelThanks for posting your thoughts about your dining experience at Old Bull Tavern. Your positive post furthers our resolve to bring you our best. Cheers, The OBT Crew

4. Pluff Mudd Coffee Co

1632A Paris Ave, Port Royal, SC 29935-2021 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating Cafe Breakfast +1 843-522-3959
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 17 reviews

Pluff Mudd Coffee Co

Open in Port Royal, SC since April 2016, Pluff Mudd Coffee Co has become a firm favorite, popular with local residents, military families and visitors alike. The coffee shop serves a full range of hot and iced coffee drinks as well as smoothies, protein smoothies, frappes and specialty tea. Bulletproof coffee is offered and Nitro Cold Brew Coffee is made in house. 96 oz to-go boxes of coffee are available. Pluff Mudd Coffee Co serves a small selection of baked goods, biscotti, protein bars, oatmeal packs and fruit, along with chips, British crisps, ice cream bars, affogato, ice pops and shaved ice. Frozen packs of pierogi, chocolate covered espresso beans and whole bean and ground coffee is available for purchase. Bicycles (beach cruisers) are available to rent at the coffee shop on an hourly ($5), daily ($15) or weekly ($45) basis. The shop also hosts a weekly story and craft hour for children on Fridays at 3:30 PM (reservations are required) and has a &apos;pay it forward&apos; board offering free drinks bought by customers. Pluff Mudd Coffee Company is housed in a former country store / gas station built in 1900 with many original fixtures and fittings. Outdoor seating is available on the shaded patio in front of the shop.

Reviewed By MelonfromNY - New York City, New York

I so enjoy going here. It is just a simple, low key place to get a friendly smile and a great cup of coffee. It is so Vintage ....I just love that they left the place as it might have looked 100 years ago! Delightful.Thanks ! Happy to have you

5. Common Ground

102 W Street Ext, On the water, Beaufort, SC 29902-8502 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Brunch, Breakfast SGD 12 +1 843-524-2326
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 306 reviews

Common Ground

Reviewed By 50Stater - Greensboro, NC

Common Grounds is on the waterfront park and their outdoor tables have a river view. I enjoy esprosse their frequently and have a scoop of their excellent gelato whenever I can. Staff is friendly and helpful, prices are reasonable, lcation is great, coffee and gelato...MoreThank you so much for your great review! We are very happy you enjoy our shop and hope to see you again soon :)

6. Moondoggies Cafe & Grill

925 10th St, Port Royal, SC 29935-2423 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 34 +1 843-522-1222
Excellent
63%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 253 reviews

Moondoggies Cafe & Grill

Reviewed By boogieboybaxter - Bluffton, South Carolina

With friends visiting for a few days who had not been in the area before, we wanted to share a bit of the local flavor with them before touring around and decided Moondoggies was the place to go. We had been there a few times before and it was so good. The crab cakes are really "crabby" and not full of breadcrumbs, and their hushpuppies are worth the drive to Port Royal. Their Cesar salad is one of the best in the area. Just a very pleasant experience all the way around. A very pleasant atmosphere and great service rounded out a very nice lunch date with friends.

7. Boundary Street Cafe

1209 Boundary St, Ste C, Beaufort, SC 29902-4153 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 843-379-1811
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 300 reviews

Boundary Street Cafe

Reviewed By Motherroad - Sebring, Florida

Unassuming storefront location in a working class neighborhood, but without a doubt the best food experience we encountered during our four-day stay in Beaufort. Great food and service. The best she-crab soup we have ever had, anywhere, period.

8. Dukes Barbecue of Beaufort

1509 Salem Rd, Beaufort, SC 29902-5235 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 843-379-4744
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 306 reviews

Dukes Barbecue of Beaufort

Reviewed By sherryschweg - Beaufort, South Carolina

I enjoy the vegetables and sides as much as the pork, hash and ribs. There's something for everyone and you won't leave hungry. I think the one run by the cousin in New Ellenton, SC has more vegetable choices and they always have the delicious squash casserole.

9. 1635 On The Avenue

1635 Paris Ave, 1635 B, Port Royal, SC 29935-2046 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +1 843-379-0607
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

1635 On The Avenue

LUNCH: TUES- FRI 11 AM - 2 PM DINNER: TH - SAT 5 PM - until We take our last seating for dinner at 8 pm

Reviewed By Dukeatbrays

This is a delightful, small restaurant.
The owner, Lorett, is cordial and welcoming and is a great chef.
Service by Carol was very attentive and efficient and pleasant.
The French onion soup was wonderful, as were the mussels and escargot.
Our entrees were crab cakes, Cod fish and the pasta dish. Everyone enjoyed their selections.
They have a complete bar and good wines. No room for dessert so can’t comment.
Unfortunately they have no cappuccino machine!
This is a real gem. Try it. Watch the hours and days they are open and be sure to reserve.

10. City Java & News

301 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5525 Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options Breakfast +1 843-379-5282
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 228 reviews

City Java & News

City Java & News, the newest espresso bar to come to Beaufort&apos;s Historic District, offers the best in espresso drinks, breakfast, lunch wine & beer, print materials and free wireless internet access. Located within City Loft Hotel, City Java boasts the perfect small (10 or less) conference space. We are excited to share our passion for hot coffee, cool drinks, good news and now lunch with Beaufort. See you soon at City Java & News!

Reviewed By rgc1600 - Kernersville, NC

Our first visit to Beaufort, we happened upon City Java & News. The young lady behind the counter was friendly and made good recommendations. I had a hot chocolate, and my only complaint was that it could have been richer, but it was still very good. Parking at the door, magazines available, some comfortable places to sit. A very pleasant experience.

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