Located right across the street from the Folly Beach fishing pier, Rita’s is perfectly situated for a midday break from the sand and sun. When the weather’s nice, the big windows are flung open, giving the whole place an outdoor feel. There’s a big covered patio as well, perfect for sipping a margarita while listening to live music and enjoying the sea breeze. The menu focuses on standard American fare, like barbecue sandwiches, gourmet burgers, and a selection of salads. If you’re in the mood for seafood (we always are at the beach), go for the fried seafood basket with oysters, shrimp, and flounder, or get the blackened tuna nachos with watermelon pico de gallo. Go on the weekend for brunch items like a fried chicken biscuit or shrimp ‘n’ grits, and be sure to check out the specials — every now and then they’ll cook up a batch of their Cap’n Crunch French Toast.
—Erica Jackson Curran Dish (Winter 2013)
A burger joint by the sea with a big outdoor patio. The menu is stocked with burgers, appetizers, and salads.
Features: Outdoor Dining, Sunday Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Hours: Lunch (Mon.-Fri.), Dinner (daily), and Weekend Brunch
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 4pm-7pm: Domestic bottles $1 off, well drinks $1 off.