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“Excellent atmosphere”

Pawleys Island Tavern
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Reviewed 19 September 2013

So unlike most of the other reviewers, we went for a weekday lunch, arriving at noon to an empty place, but which soon filled up nicely. The house salad with homemade ranch dressing was instantly forgettable. The Garlic Lovers pizza was better, although the crust, while possessing the correct outer crispness, was under-baked in the center, making us suspect the oven's temp was a bit too high. It's all about the atmosphere, folks. No trendy tourist trap is this. We sat outside under a great canopy of old trees on a marvelously funky old patio. And yes, the walls and ceiling inside are completely covered with dollar bills. This is a local dive par excellence! Anybody who complains about service levels doesn't understand this treasure. And in truth, on our visit, the server did a good job handling the ever increasing number of tables by herself in true casual dive bar fashion. I'd go again, anytime.

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1  Thank R C
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

A little gem off the beaten track but worth the trip. They make the best pizza in the area! We learned about them from a chili cook off and I voted they had the best chili. The next challenge was finding it but once you spot the bright green PIT mailbox you have arrived. They have live bands throughout the summer during the evenings where you can relax outside.

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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Make the effort to find this spot. It is tucked into the woods off of Hwy 17. Very laid back atmosphere but great food. The burgers are great and the pizza is also really good.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We love going to the PIT. Great atmosphere, solid food and good drink. The bartender who looks like Frank Zappa could be a little friendlier, but the rest of the crew is great. Never had a bad time there.

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2  Thank Robin R
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

We love the PIT. It is laid back and very casual. This beach tavern is located well off the main road, accessible via a gravel like drive, among a number of trees with lights & tiki torches. We try to sit outside when we can or on the porch as it can get loud in the area with the bar. We go here primarily for the relaxed setting, fried seafood, burgers, pizza and beer. Our meal this week was good and the service was friendly, fun & attentive. We will return again next trip.

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2  Thank mini6322
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