We believe spending time with your kids and enjoying a nice dining experience don't have to be mutually exclusive. It’s all about location, location, location: an environment that keeps the kids occupied, safe, and happy, along with good atmosphere, food, and drinks for the grownups – that’s the perfect formula. So, just for you mom and dad, we’ve put together our Top 5 picks for parent-friendly restaurants in Mount Pleasant SC, so all you have to do is go eat!
1. Morgan Creek Grill
It doesn't get any more “Charleston,” than this. Morgan Creek Grill is right on the water, with simple and delicious seafood, fresh air, and gorgeous views. A large sandy area downstairs provides kids with room to run around and play while still staying in view. If you’ve got some tiny dancers on your team, there's often live music – and there’s nothing like 2 hours of dancing and twirling to get the little ones nice and worn out for bedtime. Be sure to stop by on a Saturday in October when they have regular oyster roasts with s’mores for the kids.
2. Muddy's Dockside Bar (Vickery's)
Ideal for the little adventurers, this location offers a small “beach” and a dock on the water. It’s the perfect location for playing in the sand, catching crabs, and watching the boats and fishermen cleaning their fish. The menu is extensive, super tasty, and reasonably priced – and we love that there are healthy options for the kids, like grilled chicken strips or a PB&J with fresh fruit and veggie side options. Shem Creek is the #1 place for laid back lowcountry fun.
3. Pickled Palate
Creative, healthy, and locally sourced food shouldn’t have to mean a stuffy or ritzy environment – and this place proves it. Pickled Palate is the best place for health-conscious parents, who want a beautiful and satisfying meal with the kids in tow. There's a large kid-friendly garden area filled with flowers, succulents and herbs, so the kids can play, wander, and learn. With surprisingly low prices and great atmosphere, you’ll leave in a better mood than when you arrived.
4. Coastal Crust
Kids love pizza. We love pizza. Throw in a vintage truck converted into a mini playground? SOLD. There is a Coastal Crust food truck, and also a brick and mortar location – both are as cool as can be! This is your spot for incredible “upscale-feeling” food and a nice glass of wine, while still somehow managing to be a good atmosphere that the kids will enjoy.
5. Triangle Char Bar
Sunday Funday? This may not mean the same as it used to – but at the right location we think you can still have a family-friendly fun-day. Triangle Char Bar has fun outdoor games (Giant Jenga blocks, Cornhole, and the fishing line and hook game) along with outside couches for a comfortable and relaxed afternoon. The kids won’t feel confined or bored, and you’ll get to relax and unwind from your busy week.
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