Where to Eat in Ridgeland: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Christa Meece

Ridgeland is a town in Jasper County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 4,036 at the 2010 census, a 60% increase from 2000. It has been the county seat of Jasper County since its formation in 1912. As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, Ridgeland is included within the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Ridgeland

1. Chef's Cornerstone Cafe

149 Riverwalk Blvd Ste 9, Okatie Area, Ridgeland, SC 29936-8191 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 843-645-2255
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Chef's Cornerstone Cafe

Reviewed By Christine S

We stopped here on our way to Charleston from Hilton Head. It popped up on Google maps as having great breakfast. Unfortunately, we missed breakfast by about 20 minutes and they wouldn't make an exception. Be warned: breakfast ends at 11:30. Service was okay- nothing special. I had the grilled salmon sandwich served with chips. Way too much onion but salmon was good. My husband had the half grilled cheese and tomato basil soup. He said it was tasty. $10.50 for half a cheese sandwich and a bowl of tomato soup is a bit pricey and we are from NY! Obviously we are not local but we wouldn't go back if we were.

2. Dairy Queen

80 Blue Heron Dr, Ridgeland, SC 29936-9522 +1 843-726-8106
Excellent
34%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
11%
Terrible
33%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 9 reviews

Reviewed By Don49680 - Winston Salem, North Carolina

Located in a gas station, I went there around 9pm for a treat (was staying at the Quality Inn next door). This is a full service DQ with treats and grill items. Service was terrible. My DQ Freeze was okay.

3. Fiddlers Seafood Restaurant

126 W Main St, Ridgeland, SC 29936-8749 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, American Lunch, Dinner +1 843-726-6691
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Fiddlers Seafood Restaurant

Reviewed By mikesxpress - Falmouth, Virginia

Pick 2 dinner with whitting & oysters and collards/okra as sides. Comes with 2 hush puppies. All cooked perfectly and cocktail/tarter sauce on the table.
Wife had the pick 2 with shirmp/scallops and sweet potato fries/pineapple slaw. Also cooked perfectly.
Not many choices along this stretch of 95 but chain food so this was a pleasant surprise to get a premium dinner prior to our hotel stop in Manning. $29 for the meals and $5 to the local kid singing and playing the guitar while we ate.

4. Taqueria Rocio

7715 W Main St, Ridgeland, SC 29936-6363 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 843-726-8273
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Taqueria Rocio

Reviewed By Rebecca S

This little 'hole in the wall' restaurant is a hidden gem. Family owned, it offers authentic Mexican fare, although some of the flavors are toned down for gringo tastes.
Service is a bit casual, but the food arrives piping hot. The folks are friendly, and will accommodate special requests.

5. The Bar-B-Q Grill

8084 E Main St Ste D, Ridgeland, SC 29936-8667 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 843-645-4414
Excellent
62%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

The Bar-B-Q Grill

Reviewed By SORCEL - Oslo, Norway

Had a really excellent BBQ lunch in Charleston and was hoping for something similar. I was so disappointed. To start out - plastic cutlery and styrofoam plates. choice of drinks was limited to water and iced tea. Choice of BBQ meats limited. Service was pleasant - the reason it got 2 stars.

6. Dukes Bbq and Buffet

25 Augusta Ave, Ridgeland, SC 29936-8805 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 843-726-6244
Excellent
36%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 50 reviews

Dukes Bbq and Buffet

Reviewed By bunnyyoop - Bluffton, South Carolina

Some of the best fried chicken - light & crispy skin and moist & tender meat. Very disappointed with their pulled pork. Very dry and no smoky taste. Neither of these meats are typical bbq offerings. They also offered pork ribs - pretty chewy. Plenty of sides to choose from. No mashed potatoes or gravy though. No baked beans either. What they did have - rutabaga, stewed tomatoes, yams, green beans, white rice, brown rice, something they called hash which was made up of mushy meat & vegetables, corn nuggets (yum), creamy corn (yum), collards, mac & cheese(cold), hush puppies (looked very well done), home made potato chips, potato salad and cole slaw (delicious). You are offered a choice of sweet tea or lemonade to drink. For dessert you could choose from banana pudding, peach cobbler or chocolate cake. There will be no repeat visit I’m afraid. Even though the price is very reasonable @ $11 per person for all you can eat - the value just isn’t there.

7. Duke's BBQ

10190 S Jacob Smart Blvd, Ridgeland, SC 29936-9214 Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 843-726-6244
Excellent
44%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 51 reviews

Duke's BBQ

Reviewed By Bill A - Maple Shade, New Jersey

Short ride but with it. We skipped their $11 all you can eat buffet, had pulled pork, slaw, chips, and hush puppies. Every thing was very good. Staff was helpful an friendly. Now driving back to NJ.

8. El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

11382 N Jacob Smart Blvd, One Mille Front he Exit 22 On The Left Side, Ridgeland, SC 29936-2700 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 843-717-2420
Excellent
36%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By ANDREA U - north carolina

I'm a picky eater, but still found several options on their fairly extensive menu even for my finicky taste buds. Staff were friendly. Portions were nice sized. Free drink refills, my only complaint would be when I ordered the nachos with the white cheese, they drowned my chips in the cheese, so by the time I ate the first 1 or 2 chips they were all soggy, so for future reference will order with cheese on the side! Will visit again

9. Tailgators Bar and Grille

1108 Argent Blvd, Near Okatie, SC, Ridgeland, SC 29936-3120 Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 843-645-2337
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Tailgators Bar and Grille

Under new ownership as of November 2016, Tailgators Bar & Grille serves an eclectic menu with something for everyone. Locals and visitors alike return again and again for handmade burgers, crisp salads, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entrees. Featuring the best local Happy Hour Monday-Friday and hand crafted lunch and dinner specials daily. And we've got plenty of TVs and seating for watching college football and your other favorite sports!

Reviewed By Robert R - Bluffton, South Carolina

My wife and I visited Tailgators on a late Wednesday afternoon. I ordered the Wednesday dinner special: NY Strip Steak and it was delicious! Served a perfect medium rare along with tasty grilled broccoli and mashed potatoes. My wife ordered a shrimp salad which was also delicious.
The server was friendly and attentive and the cost was very reasonable. Since we were there before the evening dinner crush the atmosphere was warm and quiet.
Recommend you visit Tailgators for a pleasant change of pace in this sports bar atmosphere bar & grill.

10. Cheap Seats Riverwalk

61 Riverwalk Blvd Ste A, Ridgeland, SC 29936-5071 Italian, Pizza +1 843-645-5544
Excellent
43%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
16%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Cheap Seats Riverwalk

Reviewed By Glenn C M - Marco Island, Florida

I had shrimp and pasta in a white butter sauce it was perfecto, we all really enjoyed our meals, it was our first time but our friends had dined here several times and have always enjoyed their meals. Staff very friendly and accommodating.

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