On Edisto Island, there are public beach access areas every so often on the main drag. #1 happens to be conveniently located right next to the Edisto Pavilion restaurant and gift shop. When you're done at the beach, simply throw your stuff back in your car and head inside to get something to eat!
We decided to try some appetizers to start and chose the calamari (above) and the crab balls (below). I will say the calamari was some of the best and freshest I have ever had. The batter was nice and light and the calamari itself was cooked just right...not rubbery like it often can be. The dipping sauce that came with it was fantastic...a jalapeno honey jelly type mixture that had hints of both sweet and spicy. The crab balls were really disappointing as they were basically small crab cakes but battered very thickly to keep from falling apart in the fryer. You just couldn't taste the crab because of the greasy, thick batter. And if you can't taste the crab, then what is the point?