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The bar and dining room at the Longboard.
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The Longboard Brings Tropical Flavors to Sullivan’s Island

First look at the beach-y interiors here

Two years after announcing that island-inspired restaurant the Longboard would take over the former 450 Pizza Joint space, the new eatery at 2213-B Middle Street is ready to open. The Longboard will go live at 3 p.m. today with happy hour and an oyster menu until 5 p.m. dinner service starts.

Executive chef Will Fincher (formerly of the Obstinate Daughter) puts forth a menu of Caribbean touches, like croquettes with a green curry, mango and cucumber salad, drunken prawns, and a whole roasted fish with mole rojo.

The space reflects the tropical leanings of the kitchen with intricate tile floors, palm frond fabrics on the banquettes, bleached shiplap walls, and a 9’6” turquoise Almond longboard hanging over the U-shaped bar.

Charleston-based firms Cortney Bishop Design and Beau Clowney Architects reinvented the space from its former pizzeria life.

The Longboard will ease into opening with a limited food menu and full bar menu. The restaurant will be closed Monday and Tuesday and open Wednesday through Sunday, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Exterior of the Longboard.
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The tropical patio at the Longboard.
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The patio overlooking Middle Street.
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The entryway to the Longboard.
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Tropical banquette seating in front of window.
Banquette seating at the Longboard.
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Palm fabric on the seating.
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Blue surfboard over a bar.
A turquoise longboard hangs over the bar at the Longboard.
Mike Ledford
The tiles at the Longboard are Eskayel for Clé Tile.
Mike Ledford
Bleached shiplap walls help create a bungalow vibe at the Longboard.
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The U-shaped bar has plenty of seating.
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A peek at the patio at the Longboard.
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Fans keep it cool at the Longboard.
Mike Ledford
The dining room and bar at the Longboard.
Mike Ledford

St. John-Based Restaurant Expands to Sullivan’s Island [ECAR]
The Longboard [Official]

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