There’s something about looking out onto the water while slurping a salty oyster that makes the oyster-shucking experience just a little bit better. That’s likely why locals love shucking at Bowens Island Restaurant. This no-frills establishment doesn’t have to put up cheesy signage like “Southern by the Grace of God” to project its local attitude. It comes naturally in the way the smell of pluff mud lingers over a plate of hush puppies or how cinder blocks support the all-you-can-eat oyster tables. It’s quintessentially Lowcountry, just the way we like it.