Angel Oak Restaurant is just seven miles away from the amazing Angel Oak tree, and it’s bringing life to a part of Johns Island that has few true local, southern dining options. The primary focus of the menu is familiar comfort food, and the use of local ingredients is apparent: beef from Legare Farms, bread from Saffron bakery, grits from Geechie Boy, and fresh fruit and vegetables from Limehouse produce. For three bucks, the snacks are a steal. We like the thick and creamy pimento cheese with grilled toast points. A generous portion of macaroni might share a bowl with barbecue pulled pork, gruyere, and parmesan — a sinful dish, one that will send you praying for forgiveness. Entrées include hearty staples like buttermilk fried chicken, meatloaf, and shrimp carbonara. The crowd-pleasing country fried steak is made with beef from Legare Farms and served with whipped mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts. It’s a homey little place serving up food that will make you feel all warm inside. —Eric Doksa Dish (Winter 2013)
Local ingredients, modern preparations.
Features: Sunday Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Hours: L: Tues-Fri., D; Tues.-Sat., Sun. brunch