If you really enjoy good Indian food, come to the Taste Of India.
The owners are very welcoming and the food is way above average. If you are going to choose the luncheon buffet, arrive early so you can have a really complete choice. Taste of India is well worth the visit and once you go, you will surely return.
Great local place to drop in for good Chinese food. It's not fancy here and you can be very casual. Bring your family, they are kid friendly and dig in!
Very casual neighborhood Thai restaurant serving the usual such as Pad Thai, Tom Yum and Duck Curry, as well as the unusual, in certain original combinations that will please your palate. Inexpensive and worth a visit.
Another very casual Folly Beach seafood restaurant. Order up one of their fish fries which are served with corn on the cob, potatoes and cole slaw, choose from Flounder (my favorite), shrimp, oysters (also yummy) or a mixed platter. Who can resist those fish frys, not me!
This is a super casual beach type establishment where college kids come to drink beer and grab a burger. Unless you are in your 20's and/or a beach bum, you might feel out of place here. Otherwise, come on in and join the socializing. The Oasis is a lot of fun once is gets filled up on karaoke night.
This is a two level sports bar full of college age kids (mostly) having fun and mingling. The top level bar is partially open air which is fun in great weather. The lower level bar has pool tables and ping pong tables and you can always find a game. There are satellite TVs everywhere. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and as with many Folly Beach restaurants, the fried seafood is the hit.
Stop by the Lost Dog Cafe and get your breakfast/brunch take-out and go eat it on the beach. Typical breakfast fare plus that southern specialty, grits! You can even phone ahead and they will have your order waiting.
The Starfish Grille offers very casual oceanfront dining on the Folly Beach Pier. This is a bright and noisy place where toddlers and kids are welcome, very much a family restaurant. They serve varied and moderately priced regional seafood, lots of good fried foods. I even have a bright orange t-shirt from this place.
My company ordered from Mangia all the time. They offer the best sandwiches ever on a variety of wonderful breads. I wouldn't order a tuna fish sandwich anywhere else, I can always be sure such a sandwich from them will be fresh and tasty. Many people I know always ordered their filet mignon sandwich, heaven between bread if you are a tender, delicious steak lover. This 48th Street location has an upstairs restaurant attached, but it doesn't offer all the items in the downstairs, take-out place. Highly recommended.
I remember when this shop opened (it took over the space from a pretty good sushi takeout). The soup here is good but if you have an adverse reaction to cumin, as I do, be sure to check with them on special ingredients, especially in the vegetarian type soups. It's a popular place, though very very tiny, 90% of the people take their soups out although there is a tiny counter you can eat at if you are in a hurry.