Visitors Guide to James Island Restaurants and Fun Things to Do!

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Visitors Guide to James Island Restaurants and Fun Things to Do!

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Best James Island Restaurants and Attractions

If you are visiting James Island you are definitely in for a treat. James Island is a quaint island in South Carolina that is both beautiful and unique. Since there are a ton of things to do and some amazing James Island restaurants to fill your belly after a long day of running around, making a list before you head out is an excellent way to ensure you see everything that is a “must.”

Smoky Oak Restaurant

Smoky Oak is on the list of must-go James Island restaurants. It is where BBQ meets craft beer. South Carolina is famous for their BBQ, and the Smoky Oak represents! It’s not just a restaurant; it is a favorite nightly hotspot on the island. So bring the family, or make it just the two of you – there is something for every taste!

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Tattooed Senorita – Our Sister Restaurant!

The Tattooed Señorita will tattoo its charm on your heart! Sit at the bar and enjoy the best comfort food that James Island can provide. The outdoor dining is spectacular on a warm summer night, and the indoor atmosphere is just as fun. The restaurant offers a twist between Mexican and local seafood, and everything just tastes so darn good!

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Folly Fun Park – Laser Tag, arcade and more!

There is no better way to spend a day with the family at James Island than going to Folly Fun Park. The name says it all! It is loaded with games galore from arcade classics to laser tag. It boasts 2,000 square feet of laser tag, 36 of the latest and greatest arcade games, and Voxel. Whether it is a rainy day or not, get off the beach for a spell and have some fun indoors!

Sugar Magnolia – Top it all of with Ice Cream!

Nothing beats a good old-fashioned ice cream parlor, and Sugar Magnolia will not disappoint. Whether you are an ice-cream fan or a frozen yogurt aficionado, your sweet tooth will find exactly what it is looking for. Take the kids out for ice cream after dinner and spend some time laughing and enjoying your treats together!

Explore Folly Beach

Folly Beach is a smaller and less touristy beach off of James Island. It offers a spot to swim and a nature preserve in one. The charming pier is excellent for taking a stroll, and the atmosphere is casual and fun. It is a definite must when visiting James Island.

James Island County Park

Get out in the open air and get some exercise at the James Island Country Park. It’s a fantastic place to camp out or just visit for the day. Enjoy year-round fun fishing or crabbing, hiking or walking, or grilling up some grub. It is fun for the whole family or an organized group retreat.

We hope this list helps you make the most of your visit to James Island!

With so many James Island restaurants and attractions, the hard part will be fitting it all in while visiting. Make sure that you make these six musts a priority on your trip itinerary. For more information about Smoky Oak restaurant, check out our website today!

Half Price Burger Night (with a side of brains)

Looking for the best burgers in Charleston SC?

Half Price Burger Night is here every Tuesday at Smoky Oak!

Tuesdays join us for the following:
  • All Burgers Half Price All Day (dine in only)
  • $3 Hamburgers
  • Plus get $3 Well Drinks
  • Great Craft Beer Specials during Happy Hour
  • Live Trivia at 8pm with Grey Matter Games • Free to Play
  • Win House Cash Prizes

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You’ll love our burgers and the fries are to die for. See you on Tuesdays in James Island!

Best brunch in Charleston SC

Looking for the best brunch in Charleston SC?

Each Sunday, join us at Smoky Oak Taproom in James Island for the best brunch in Charleston SC! The neighborhood taproom you love is kicking it up a notch. Here are the details on our new brunch:

Charleston’s Best New Brunch Deal  

Sunday 11am-2pm

$1.50 Mimosas and $7 Carafes
$4.00 Bloody Mary Bar

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Featuring fantastic brand new brunch items plus your Smoky Oak favorites if you are feeling more lunch-ish than brunch-ish. See you on Sundays in James Island!

Happy Hump Day


Hump Day is pretty much the weekend here at Smoky Oak, So come celebrate with us! Here’s what we’ve got going on:

$4 Sweetwater drafts

$4 Firefly Vodka cocktails

$10.99 Fried Chicken Dinner

Weekly Cornhole Tournament @ 8pm

Live Music With Sunflowers & Sin

See Y’all Tonight!

Come see us at Smoky Oak where the pulled pork, chicken, beef brisket, pork ribs, and pork sausage are slow-cooked over red oak and hickory, and they’re tender and smoky enough to please any barbecue fan. Throw in a dozen tasty sides ranging from tangy collards to hand-cut fries and a full lineup of burgers and wings, and you’ve got more big-eating options than you can shake a hickory stick at. James Island's favorite BBQ restaurant.

Hours: 11AM-2AM Daily

Address: 1234 Camp Rd. Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843- 762- 6268

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