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Pawleys Island Tavern

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The Island Shops, U.S. 17, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
+1 843-237-8465
11:00 - 02:00
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Lansing, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a fun place to go when in Pawleys Island! The staff is great and don't forget to try the pizza.

Thank 643DaveL
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot tell you what the food was like because after literally three hours of waiting, we gave up and left. The first hour and a half we were waiting on the table. The rest of the time was at the table largely being ignored or being led to believe our food would be ready soon. If you are overwhelmed,... More 

Thank William C
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first time I went in there I stopped right as I got inside. I will not ruin it for you but you will probably have never seen anything like it. A great neighborhood place to grab a drink and a meal. Their hamburgers are excellent and the shrimp and grits are amazing. The best for you seafood lovers...their crab... More 

Thank Kathy L
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157 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is not for everyone. Fun, funky, laid back,old joint on the woods. Great bands, pizza and thousands of dollar bills onthecwalls, ceiling and everyone signed by customers. Great pizza and that's about it for all the choices. Sit outside if you can.

Thank Robert B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little spot in Pawleys Island. The whole bar is covered in dollar bills. Great little local watering hole makes you feel at home even if it isn't your local watering hole. Nice tables with heaters outside where you can eat, drink, and relax even when there's a nip in the air. There was live music when we were there... More 

Thank Erin S
Fredericton, Canada
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting outside was a treat, though the inside looked quite interesting, being covered in cold, hard cash! Great pub food and the prices can't be beat.

Thank Patricia N
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The PIT, as locals call it, is hidden behind a row of upscale shops in "downtown Pawleys". It's a classic dive--dollar bills taped/tacked on the walls and ceilings, a fire place in the corner, and outdoor area where folks gather for boiled shrimp in the summer and roasted oysters in the fall and winter. Food is simple but good: fried... More 

Thank LaurinBaker
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Decent food but WAY over priced! My husband and I dropped more money at this place than any other on the Island. My food was great, however the service was not and neither was the atmosphere. Will not return.😔

Thank Georgina W
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great seafood. Fun atmosphere. Bring some $1's... You'll understand afterwards ... We went for the bar, but left with a yearning. One word, FUN!

Thank DJ M
Louisville, Kentucky
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My wife and I have visited the PIT several times before. It is always good, and a fun place. I had never had the pizza before, so I gave it a try and my was I pleased. Not only is the pizza a great value, but it is OMG good. My wife got the Crab Cake Sandwich, which she always... More 

Thank CardFan55000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Island Shops, U.S. 17, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Pawleys Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-237-8465

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?