The Ambrose family runs a Wadmalaw farm, a Johns Island market, and the quaint Tomato Shed Café, where the focus is always on fresh, locally grown vegetables. When they say they’re a farm-to-table restaurant, they really mean it. They are the farmers. The menu is classic, Southern country cooking with meat choices like roast pork, beef, or barbecue and side dishes like tomato pie, squash casserole, collards, and butter beans. If you can’t score a table during the busy lunch rush, they’ve got plenty of take-and-bake items in the refrigerator. And if you’re looking for some shrimp, they usually have a cooler of the day’s freshest catch for sale. It’s a one-stop shop for local food lovers. And they’ve added a selection of wines from Grassroots to make your life complete. —Stephanie Barna Dish (Summer 2013)
Classic country cooking inside a the Ambrose family's Stono Market. Meat, sides, and sweet tea. Try the tomato pie.
Hours: Lunch (Mon.-Sat.)