The decor is a bit kitschy, with its sea-centric seafood theme, but the dining room is vibrant, the bar is usually packed, and the flames dance across the open grill as the kitchen busts it out, night after night. They still have their famous $4 fish taco Sundays, while the rest of the week they fulfill the briny desires of their clientele, whether that means a lobster, shrimp, and octopus ceviche trio or fish tacos. Chef David Pell’s locally sourced menu (Certified S.C. Grown) has plenty of sustainable seafood options prepared simply — pick your catch and your sauce — along with a few choices for meat eaters (grilled chicken, grilled rib-eye, flatiron steak). The raw bar sampler is a must-order. And if the island vibe makes you want some islandy drinks, they have a roster of award-winning mojitos, refreshing sangria, and frozen coladas. Sit in the breezy outside dining room on the alley and enjoy. —Stephanie Barna
Dish (Winter 2014)
More than a dozen fresh fish choices daily, a full raw bar, and a refreshing drink list.
Hours: D, nightly.
Features: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating
Sun 5 pm-8 pm: half price wine bottles, $4 tacos