Dining Out on Daniel Island

Daniel Island offers a wide variety of wonderful restaurants and eateries that cater to every taste. Following is just a small sample of the gourmet delights that await you.

Ali Baba

186 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 500, 843-377-8666


According to their website, Ali Baba Mediterranean Deli & Catering gives the people of Charleston an opportunity to enjoy delicious cuisine from the Mediterranean region. Featured on the menu are Shawerma, Kebobs, Gyros, and Stuffed Grape Leaves. While many of the dishes contain lamb, beef, or chicken, Ali Baba has an extensive vegetarian menu, including a Grilled Veggie Pita, Tyropita (cheese puffs), and Greek Salad.

Et Cetera Gourmet Food Shoppe

245 Seven Farms Drive, 843-377-8510


This amazing family-owned gourmet food shop offers hand painted chocolates, imported cheeses, homemade pastas and sauces, maple products, various types of meats, and artisan breads. It also serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day. The menu includes fresh, crisp salads such as a Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad, Sicilian Tuna Salad, and a delicious Pear and Apple Salad.

Sandwiches come on a baguette or multi-grain sliced bread, or you can choose to have a wrap. Some of the delightful choices include Eggplant Florentine, Pork Barbeque, and Mediterranean Turkey Melt.

Queen Anne’s Revenge

160 Fairchild Street, 843-216-6868


If you want a truly gourmet dining experience, look no further than Queen Anne’s Revenge, Daniel Island’s original restaurant. The menu includes prime rib and steaks, fresh seafood, pasta, and delectable burgers. The kids will love the children’s menu. In addition to delicious cuisine, diners may choose craft ales, a wide selection of wines, and unique handmade cocktails.

What makes Queen Anne’s Revenge a truly magical place is its collection of historic pirate artifacts in its on-site museum. Treasures include weapons, grenades, booty chests, coins, and authentic art. The museum also features a re-creation of a ship’s hull and a custom model of the Queen Anne’s Revenge.

Vespa Pizzeria

224 Seven Farms Drive, 843-881-0101


According to the website, Vespa Pizzeria uses traditional cooking methods to create the most authentic Neapolitan-style pizzas in the Charleston area. They use only locally sourced produce and hormone free meats. Pizzas are cooked in an Italian Mugiani wood-fired oven—the same type of oven that has been used in Italy for centuries. In addition to Prosciutto, Shrimp, and Margherita pizza, you’ll find plenty of salads, sandwiches, and pasta on the menu.

The owners have a passion for running their business as a sustainable venture, and to that end, they use recycled Vespa tires and recycled butcher-block dining tables as part of the décor.

Sermet’s Courtyard

115 River Landing Drive, 843-471-1777


Located just one block from the river, Sermet’s Courtyard is a beautiful place to enjoy a delicious meal with your family and friends. Each course is a Mediterranean delight, from Baked Artichoke Torta to Stuffed Breaded Eggplant and Shrimp Couscous. Sermet’s makes its own mozzarella cheese, dipping oil, vinaigrettes, and sauces and sells only locally made desserts.

Sermet’s opens for dinner every night at 5 pm, and reservations are recommended. During the non-winter months, Sermet’s has live music in its courtyard, and publishes a schedule on its website and Facebook page.

Have you tried any of these restaurants, and if so, which was your favorite?