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Culinary creativity: The Best Sandwiches in Pawleys Island

You can trace the not-so-humble origins of the sandwich back to 1762 when the Earl of Sandwich supposedly put some roast beef between two slices of bread.

Since then, there’s been a lot of room for culinary creativity and restaurants near Pawleys Island have met that challenge, offering a variety of sandwiches to satisfy any taste.

Rustic Table’s Pawleys Island Sandwich is a favorite in the area. (Photo provided by Rustic Table)

Of course, classic sandwiches like the Club, the BLT, the Rueben, or the Po’ Boy can be found at most area restaurants, but for those searching for something different, check out these best bets:

Rustic Table

Located at 10683 Ocean Highway on the mainland of Pawleys Island, Rustic Table is known for upscale Southern food made from scratch. Its unique and flavorful sandwiches are no exception.

The Grayman Burger at Rustic Table is a twist on the classic. (Photo provided by Rustic Table)

Pawleys Island Tavern

Pawleys Island Tavern — affectionately known to locals and visitors alike as “The PIT” – is located at 10635 Ocean Highway on the mainland of Pawleys Island. It is known for cuisine with fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients. Check out these delectable sandwich options.

Local Eat Drink Celebrate

Located at 10880 Ocean Highway, Unit 21, on the mainland of Pawleys Island, Local embraces its vision of using locally sourced food and ingredients. All meals and sandwiches pair well with one of its 19 local beers on tap, or a signature cocktail or mimosa.

This bisQit sandwich, called the Waccamaw, features bisQit gravy. (Photo provided by bisQit)


A family-friendly restaurant, bisQit specializes in handcrafted burgers, signature sandwiches, creative cocktails, and creamy milkshakes. It is located at 10880 Ocean Highway, Unit 22, in Pawleys Island. Try these bisQit fried chicken sandwiches named for communities near the island.

Compiled by Clayton Stairs / tourism manager for the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce