Dining Out on James Island

James Island has some of the most flavorful and enchanting dining experiences in the Charleston area. This post will discuss some of our favorite restaurants that we recommend to visitors and breast restoration patients:

J. Paul’z:

If you’re looking for a great place for your next party, whether with friends, family, or coworkers, try J. Paul’z. With mouthwatering food and unique cocktails, you and your friends will have a wonderful time. Their private lounge will hold up to 30 guests, and if you have a large party, you can enjoy their formal dining room.

The food ranges from vegetable eggrolls with sweet chili sauce to roasted salmon to bourbon-braised pork. The sushi menu is unforgettable, with almost 30 varieties, including Nigiri and the Big Sexy Roll, with crabmeat, eel, avocado, and cucumber.

Athens Restaurant and Grill:

With amazing Greek food, Athens Restaurant and Grill is one of our first choices when we’re on James Island. From appetizers such as stuffed grape leaves to classic Greek entrées like moussaka and desserts such as baklava, you’ll feel like you’re on the beach in Greece.

According to the website, dining choices include soups and salads, pasta, oven-baked parmigiana, a variety of meats cooked Greek style, and Greek pizza made from an Old World recipe. Athens offers a full wine and beer menu plus specialty cocktails and coffees, and it’s a perfect place for a first date or a dinner with the family.

Mustard Seed:

Sal Parco began this restaurant in 1994 on Sullivan’s Island and has expanded throughout the Charleston area. Named for the biblical parable, Sal truly did begin his restaurant from a small seed, and he’s grown it to nine locations. One taste of the food, and you’ll see why his restaurants are popular—Sal’s eclectic mix of different cuisine styles includes Asian beef satay, hummus plate, fettucine carbonara, and black bean cakes. No matter your taste, you’ll find something to please it at the Mustard Seed.

Boulevard Diner:

Part of Sal Parco’s group of fine restaurants, Boulevard Diner’s menu reminds one of the old-style diners: good, simple food you’ll love. For breakfast, you’ll find your old favorites, such as buttermilk pancakes, omelettes, and country fried steak and eggs. Lunch is the Big & Juicy Burger, roast turkey, and sautéed shrimp over cheddar grits. For dinner, dig into fried chicken, crab cakes, and Cajun-style meatloaf. Your only problem will be deciding what to order from the large menu full of favorites.

Med Bistro:

Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Med Bistro is another restaurant with an eclectic menu sure to please everyone—and the live music adds to the experience. The website regularly features specials such as half price wine and 3-course dinners for $30. For lunch, the menu features amazing salads, delicious deli sandwiches and wraps, and big ½-pound burgers. The sides are housemade and include coleslaw, macaroni salad, and onion rings. The classy dinner menu includes favorites such as crab cakes, ravioli, lamb chops, and swordfish. If you can, be sure to stop in for brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and enjoy omelets, Lowcountry specialties such as pecan and coconut stuffed French toast, and Monte Cristo sandwiches.

Our breast restoration patients love to come to Charleston and sample our spectacular cuisine. Which restaurant is your favorite?