Diamond in the Rough!.
Thanks to Google, we found a wonderful, quaint, little cafe, where we could have lunch or breakfast, on our recent vacation at Isle of Palms, SC. Sea Biscuit Cafe!!
Just a few miles from Wild Dunes, it was the perfect location for our lunch. We didn't know our way around the area, and when our GPS said "you've reached your destination," we almost missed it altogether. Luckily, we were able to park and once inside, had a most delicious lunch, the best service we had the entire vacation at IOP, and left feeling like we had just been served some of the freshest and healthiest foods around. One can only eat so much fried seafood, though delicous also. Be sure to bring cash (or they accept local checks); but no credit cards. I think you will find this a wonderful experience and great value for your money.....small dining room; maybe 10-15 tables, but we timed it just right for lunch. OH.. they're only open for breakfast and lunch; a great way to start your day at IOP!!
Hidden Find - Bring CASH!.
Found Sea Biscuit on Citysearch as it is very close to where I've been vacationing at Wild Dunes for a couple years. I have to give props to the last reviewer as she basically sold me on giving this a try (especially since they don’t have a website).
Driving by it looks like a small old house where you’d most likely find a sweet ole' grandma...but no, it’s actually an old school Cafe that gets packed with a mix of locals and out-of-towners.
After being seated I was directed by our waitress to the specials that were posted on a chalk board on both walls. My girlfriend chose the Banana bread French toast with whipped cream and extra fruit and I went with the Ham, Asparagus, and cheese omelet with a side of home fries and a home made biscuit. Everything was DELISCIOUS and reasonably priced - $10.50 or so for the omelet and around $8.50 for the French toast. (My mouth waters just thinking about it, haha).
Overall, I would highly recommend for Breakfast…couple things to be sure of; 1st - HAVE CASH as the don’t except credit cards. 2nd be ready to wait as restaurant probably has no more than 10-15 tables. The waitress told us lunch is awesome and so is their desserts – looks like next time I go it will be a lunch review.
Love Sea Biscuit. I have been vacationing in the Charleston area for years. My experience with Sea Biscuit has always been pleasant. The food is very creative and delicious. Maple French Toast, Spinach feta omelets, home fried potatoes, fresh fruit-strawberries, pineapple, watermelon, etc. It is a very small restaurant and the food is cooked to order but in a reasonable time. Seabiscuit is a must every time we visit Wild Dunes.
A Local's Point fo View.
The Sea Biscuit Cafe on Isle of Palms is by far the best place to have breakfast in the Charleston Area. The food is a home cooked breakfast without all the butter and chlestorol you will find at your average run of the mill franchise restuarant ie, IHOP(never hopped out fo an Ihop, always barely move when leaving this establishment), Alex's, Waffle House, Huddle House( and any other House you might think of).
The ambience of the cafe is a cool, old southern style beach and surf house. Also the Sea Biscuit is located a couple of steps from the Isle of Palms front beach area. The menu is very well thought out and unique offering a variety of breakfast foods ranging from delicious fresh and exotic fruits, eggs prepared any way you like, tasty home style pancakes, french toast, waffles, and any kind of fresh meat you would like! (they have pretty good coffee and juice selections as well)
As far as the other peoples comments on service, I have to say that occasionlly the staff can become quite busy, but as a local to the area they are usually fairly quick to serve you and always pleasant. Except for the older gentleman who sometimes run the cash register on the weekends. he can be quite grumpy at times and does not have the Southern charm of most of the other waiters and waitresses.
One other thing! I am not an owner or employee of this restaurant, just a very satisfied local customer who wants the visitors of our Charleston Area to enjoy one of the culinary treasures that are here.
Sea Biscuit Cafe was a horrible experience.. While vacationing at Wild Dunes we dined at Sea Biscuit twice. The food was certainly above average in taste, but the staff was barely adequate. My reason for returning the second time was to not only dine, but purchase a giclee. I never got the chance. The "gentleman" checking us out was unbelievably rude. Our waitress had agreed to issue us separate checks. She apparently forgot. I tried to explain while paying the bill and was met with glaring stares, smart aleck remarks, and open rudeness. This occurred in front of many other patrons. I was shocked and mortified. Granted, their policy is no separate checks on weekends, but this was a Thursday. Obviously I will never return. The food wasn't good enough to make up for the way we were treated.
Bobbie is bi polar. I had been a good customer of ACME Cantina until of late. I paid $5 for a $4 bill and the waiter Bobbie threw a dime at me. I thought I was paying a dollar tip. I have tipped thousands of dollars to ACME. The waiter told me to keep my damn dime. The problem evolved from the poor ink that they used in their out dated cash registers. I thought the bill was $4 but it was $4.90. The next time I came into ACME he refused to wait on me and ordered me out of the resturant. The employees lied to a friend of mine to cover up their rudeness and told him that I cursed and never tipped. I came prove that they are liars. I had another incident in the resturant a year ago with another waiter that was ranting and raving about his car and slamming doors and threatened me. Later this waiter was fired for assualting a elder lady and stealing, but they told my friend I had several run in at the cantina to lie to their boss. I am a diabled American Vet that does not drink. I think they don't like serving people that don't drink, because we don't run up huge bar tabs and they don't get big tips, so they just refuse to serve you and give you ugly looks and lie slander you in public. It also takes um about thirty minutes to give you a bill after your finish.... Customer service is zero. I talk to the police about this matter. I was told by a friend that the manager said if I enter this public place again I would be assualted. The manager never called me back but instead slandered me... Thank God for diet coke and the sea biscuit no descent person would eat at ACME nest door
They should change their name to "Le Attitude".
The food was decent; however, the parking, table service and staff need a big change.
I have never seen such poor waitstaff, irate cashiers and rude employees in my life. It was a throwback to my last trip to Paris, but worse.
I won't ever go there again.
p.s. There is usually a long line on weekend mornings... I wonder why... maybe the great location?
Editorial Review by Christy Buena. Locals and visitors flock for down-home breakfast and brunch at this beach town eatery 20 minutes from downtown Charleston.
OH MY GOODNESS THE OMELETS ROCK!!!!.
Arrived in Charleston very early Sunday morning from Pittsburgh, PA. We then made a trip to the ocean so that our 2 year old could get a glimpse of it before lunch. We originally planned on going to the Beachhouse on Isle of Palms, but unfortunately our attire wasn't acceptable. We stopped on a local street and asked a resident where a good casual place to dine was and he suggested the Sea Biscuit. We arrived to find that they only serve breakfast on Sundays, but that was fine by us. The toddler ordered the kids cake (pancake) meal, and mom and dad got omelets, she the crab, he the shrimp. These are probably the best omelets I've ever tasted. They came with option of grits or home fries, and were garnished with a slice of fresh tomato, and fruit. We enjoyed the experience so much that we returned on our last day in Charleston. My wife and son got the same things they ordered origionally but I had Crab Cakes Benidict-Yumm.
for techincallities, the restaurant is closed on Monday, serves only Breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays, and breakfast and lunch all other days. There's no dinner served at all. It's a small place located on a remote street (unless oyu know where to look) There are about 15 tables indoors in the AC, and a selection of seats on the screened patio. They only accept cash, so leave the plastic at home. This is definitely the kind of place that Rachel Ray would go for $40 a day.....
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!