Sonic Drive-in boasts a hunger-obliterating menu of burgers, coneys, shakes, and more—all delivered straight to your horseless carriage by gracefully roller-skating carhops. Settle burger-craving stomachs with a supersonic cheeseburger ($4.19), and craft a creative meal out of sides like mozzarella sticks (five for $2.99), chili cheese tots ($2.59), ched' r' peppers' ($2.99), and onion rings ($2.19/large), which, like engagement rings, symbolize love and taste better dipped in ketchup. Cleanse your crumb-covered palate with a Sonic signature limeade ($2.09/medium) or a slush ($1.89/medium) in any combo of classic flavors like cherry, grape, watermelon, orange, or quantum particle, which tastes like everything yet strangely nothing. Once you've ordered from the comfy confines of your car or decommissioned lunar module, your all-American feast will arrive balanced atop the head of your roller-butler just in time to catch you tearfully singing along to "Forever Young." Customers are welcome to feast in their cars or savor their selections on Sonic's outdoor patio.
The Crab Pitt's chefs pile plates high with fresh seafood and American fare, searing and seasoning shrimp, oysters, scallops, and fish procured directly from McClellanville's local waters. Succulent dips made from wild-caught shrimp and crab precede or complement basil-and-parmesan-topped steamed oysters on half shells. As they revel in the casual atmosphere and enjoy banter with the consistently friendly servers, diners can try out fried alligator tail, frog legs, and other delicacies indigenous to the South. The staff also sizzles a tasty half-pound Angus cheeseburger, which weighs the same as the average secret agent’s bulletproof tie.
CupSide Down Cafe, located within Five Rivers Market, serves up a menu of specialty café drinks and fresh, healthy dishes for breakfast and lunch. In the morning, cooks bake quiches and slice fresh fruit for greek-yogurt parfaits. Later in the day, they prepare flavorful soups and salads and grill panini sandwiches. Patrons can take treats to go or lounge on stools positioned along a blond-wood bar.
Recipient of the 2009 and 2010 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, Four Moons satiates diners with modern American cuisine served within a family-friendly dining space. Chefs craft an epicurean dinner menu of entrees such as the shrimp and grits with tomato, spring onion, and bacon gravy ($18). Appetizers include the sweet potato soup ($5), and desserts include the bourbon pecan pie ($6.50). Plush, royal-blue chairs that match the radiant blue-lighting accents surround tables draped in white linens. A towering wall of wine bottles borders diners dressed in Four Moons’ relaxed business-casual dress code, which encourages collared shirts for men and vetoes T-shirts, athletic clothing, and non-military-issued propeller beanies.