Waterloo Estates: Top 5 Restaurants for Unique Cooking on Johns Island

For a long time, Johns Island, SC wasn’t necessarily known for it prolific fine dining options. This sentiment has quickly changed over the past decade or so with a number of creative and delicious dining options popping up in the most unexpected places. Here’s a collection of our absolute favorites that you should definitely try out today.


Fat Hen - 3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455

Arguably the most popular restaurant on Johns Island, Fat Hen serves up southern-inspired dishes with a noticeably French twist. Loved by both visitors and area residents alike, Fat Hen is also a favorite spot for weekend brunch. 


JB’s Smokehouse - 3406 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455

The epitome of Lowcountry barbecue, JB’s offers both an individual-plate service, and an all-you-can-eat option for some of the best BBQ available in the Charleston area. The building itself is a modest one, if only in an attempt to place more focus on the delicious food.


Tomato Shed Cafe - 842 Main Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455

An inherently southern, bistro-style restaurant, the Tomato Shed sources much of its produce from area farmers and purveyors, which makes the Shed a uniquely organic restaurant, too. Aside from a daily food menu offering, they also sell their own collection of local produce and baked goods in their Stono Market. 


Chez Fish -  3966 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy, Johns Island, SC 29455

Some may see this place as an unassuming, roadside-style eatery, but what Chez Fish lacks in culinary pomp and circumstance, it tremendously makes up for in both the freshness of their seafood and the consistency of its preparation. Dinner reservations are strongly suggested until 8 p.m., so it’s in your best interest to get your name in the books as soon as possible.


Angel Oak Restaurant - 3669 Savannah Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455

Home to the best, rustic restaurant decor on Johns Island, Angel Oak is a southern-inspired restaurant that prides itself on preparing most of its fare from scratch. With menu that boasts mostly American fare, Angel Oak Restaurant has a contemporary, yet laid back, atmosphere.


With the number of southern cuisine options increasing  every year, Johns Island, SC is steadily become a destination for authentic, downhome food options, with an imaginative and modern twist.


For more information about the Johns Island, SC area or about the steps needed to take to call the area “home,” contact us today at info@crescenthomes.net. 


Waterloo Estates
2828 Olivia Marie Lane
Johns Island, SC 29455
843-872-6447