The Long Island Cafe first opened its doors to the Charleston community in 1986. Over the course of its 27-year history this hidden gem of a restaurant, inconspicuously set within a strip mall on the Isle of Palms, has been a staple of both locals and tourists alike. Set within a picturesque oceanside community, it is mere minutes from resorts like Wild Dunes, as well as golf courses and many other attractions. It also is not too far outside of Charleston, itself it. Much like the community around it, The Long Island Cafe has grown and weathered storms, quite literally in the case of Hurricane hugo, in its nearly 30 year history.
In 2012, new life was breathed into the aging cafe when restaurateur Michael Proetto and veteran chef Ravi Scher partnered to purchase the cafe. Immediately the renovation began: New flooring, furniture, paint, artwork, etc. The menu was also updated. Many classic dishes can still be found and the food on the menu is still very seafood oriented, however, it has been re-imagined with chef Ravi’s inspiration. Several new dishes are also available, as well as constantly changing appetizer specials. This new iteration of an island classic has been an instantaneous hit and is thriving while managing to support local food producers.
The Long Island Cafe is open for Lunch from 11:00am to 2:30pm and for Dinner from 5:00pm to ” ’till, ” as well as brunch on Sundays served from 11:00am to 2:00pm. It has a fully stocked bar, and also accommodates large parties and accepts reservations. Visit today and experience the elegant cuisine in a beach casual atmosphere.