The Sea Shack, Hilton Head Island
Readers love the fried seafood, delicious Southern sides, and inexpensive prices. Don’t leave without tasting the excellent, creamy chowder; 843/785-2464 or seashackhhi.com.
Bowens Island Restaurant, Charleston
This legendary wreck of a place serves delicious fried shrimp and (in season) roasted oysters; 843/795-2757 or bowensislandrestaurant.com.
Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Hilton Head Island
The restaurant’s fishing fleet brings in oysters and crabs for outdoor waterside dining. Readers love the hushpuppies and she-crab soup; 843/681-2772 or hudsonsonthedocks.com.