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The Lettered Olive

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1 Grand Pavilion Dr # 4, Wild Dunes Charleston's Island Resort, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2800
+1 843-886-7302
17:00 - 21:00
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Southeast USA
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156 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The menu has a few different items and everything is well prepared. Unfortunately, it is within wild dunes complex inside the Inn, not IOP proper. So unless you are staying in the inn or immediately nearby, it takes a bit of an effort.

Thank RichardSoutheast
Charlotte, North Carolina
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here with our three children (9, 7, and 1) and the buffet was great for everyone. I got my fix of all things Lowcountry (fried oysters, shrimp and grits, crawfish), there were non-shellfish options for my allergic husband, and my kids liked the kids table (chicken fingers and fries). It includes a great cold selection and the price... More 

Thank Kmonson01
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Tried buffet figuring it was fast and easy with kids. Food was not seasoned and pretty bland. I don't feel it was worth the money. Food selection is very limited

Thank jajBoston
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The buffet food was not good at all. The fried catfish wasn't fully cooked, the brisket had no flavor. The macaroni didn't even taste good. Extremely disappointing for $22 an adult. We barely ate. The house Pinot Grigio was actually good though.

Thank Josh M
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We thought a buffet dinner would be quick and easy for our large family with children. They had a very limited selection of food, and most of the trays were actually empty. They couldn't keep up with the volume. I ended up eating kids chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese for $22 since there wasn't much else available. My drink... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Greensboro, NC, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Great way to feed the kids after a day at the beach while at Wild Dunes! Buffet makes it super fast. Special table of kid friendly food. Adult food is always delicious.

Thank Laura O
Allons, Tennessee
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Had buffet, which was southern cooking only. No seafood on it. Cost us $25, per person with drink, plus tip. Too much IMO for greens, beans, corn muffins, succatash, fried chicken, BBQ pork, salad, couple more veggies, vanilla pudding.

Thank Suzanne M
Stow, MA
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Southern fare, pricey for what was offered. Not crowded so maybe that's why wasn't all freshly made. One dessert option (banana pudding) which I was allergic to - otherwise pay for desserts. Biscuits where fresh and delicious. Didn't go back. Would be nice to have a good "non buffet" option on the beautiful site. The grill by the pool better... More 

Thank GatcB
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We dined here one evening during a recent trip to Wild Dines. It was our best dining experience on the resort. The food was simply amazing. The Mac and cheese rivaled some of the best I've ever had.

Thank Ronda Bazley M
Leesburg, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Don't bother! Their Renovation was more important than their current customers! Yes your getting ready for the season, but don't forget about your current customers! So totally disappointed! Never again!!!!! Waste of money! Go anywhere but here!

Thank sherry7188

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Grand Pavilion Dr # 4, Wild Dunes Charleston's Island Resort, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2800
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Isle of Palms
  • Phone Number: +1 843-886-7302

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?