Located in Sullivan’s Island nearby, Poe’s Tavern is a restaurant unlike any other, serving up classic American fare with a twist in an eatery themed entirely around the famous poet and author, Edgar Allan Poe. The writer was known to have been stationed at Fort Moultrie in Sullivan’s Island during his time in the United States Army, his experience here inspiring his famous story, “The Gold Bug.” Learn more below about the local restaurant dedicated to the nation’s most macabre writer. Poe's restaurant in the Isle of Palms has something for everyone!
Delicious Food Themed around a Literary Legend
Specializing in gourmet burgers and sandwiches, Poe’s Tavern invites diners to enjoy inventive takes on classic items. Dine on your choice of chicken sandwiches or burgers named for each of Poe’s most famous stories, from the Pit & Pendulum with Applewood bacon and cheddar cheese to the Amontillado topped with guacamole, jalapeno jack cheese, pico de gallo, and chipotle sour cream. Other sandwiches and burgers pay homage to the Raven, the Tell-Tale Heart, Black Cat, Annabel Lee, and more. The Annabel Lee pairs your sandwich with a Charleston-style crab cake and a fresh vegetable remoulade sauce, while the Sleeper tops your burger with roasted garlic bleu cheese and buffalo-fried shrimp. You can even order your burger or sandwich without the bread and with your choice of cheese when you order the Starving Artist. Warm your bones with Edgar’s Drunken Chili or a Manhattan Fish Chowder, nodding to the time the author spent in the Charleston area and in Boston. Enjoy fresh seafood in the form of fish tacos with yellowfin tuna, buffalo shrimp, or citrus marinated mahi mahi. The shrimp salad sandwich and the market fish sandwich are also favorites among locals. Appetizer options include quesadillas, French fries, tortilla chips with your choice of sauces, and Edgar’s Nachos—red and white corn tortilla chips topped with Edgar’s drunken chili, Monterey Jack cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, and other Mexican-inspired toppings. Pair your meal with a draught or bottle of beer (ranging from classic domestics and imports to high-quality craft beer made locally), or a glass of wine, such as the Poe’s House red or white. Poe’s Tavern SC is open for lunch and dinner daily from 11:00am to 12:00am. Poes Tavern SC has something everyone can enjoy!
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