Shoofly Kitchen, home of fresh and affordable food on the fly!

Spotted by the Lunch Bunch: Chris Gibson, Ron Tucker and Rebecca Berry

By Wendy Pollitzer

April 14, 2011

The Lunch Bunch was thrilled to be invited back to Shoofly Kitchen, located at 1209 Boundary Street for the third time!  After reviewing a lunch and breakfast at Shoofly, owners Rose Anne and David Steele decided it was time to bring us back. And we couldn’t have been more pleased.

The food is simply phenomenal at Shoofly!  I’ve written over 50 Lunch Bunch columns, covering Beaufort and the Sea Islands. For the first time ever, the Lunch Bunch could not agree which item was the favorite of the table.  So, we have determined that each selection deserves title as Must-Have at Shoofly.

Turkey Panini with Mango Chutney

I remembered the crab quiche from the last time The Lunch Bunch dined at Shoofly. I had it on my mind all morning. But after ordering, our polite server said, “Oh darn, I think we just sold the last slice.” Thanks Chris Gibson!  But fear not…I selected something off the Specials menu in its place, and was thoroughly satisfied. I ordered the Hot Turkey Panini with Mango Chutney and topped with a mixture of cilantro and cheddar cheese. Yes, it was a Must-Have, and I really hope they put it on the menu!

Roast Beef Panini

Barry also ordered off the Specials Menu and got the Roast Beef Panini, complete with Brie cheese, French fried onion rings, mustard and horseradish with a garlic butter spread on the outside. Again, a Must-Have!

Baby Blue Slider

Kim and Elizabeth opted for the sliders. Kim ordered a Baby Blue Slider, which consisted of Angus Beef, Applewood Smoked Bacon and topped with spicy Arugula. She also ordered the potato salad, which actually tastes like a loaded baked potato, and so yummy!

Elizabeth asked for the Baby Marley Slider, which included the Angus Beef, pork and a chorizo patty topped with a specially made Jamaican relish.  And yet again, both sliders are Must-Haves!

Dessert Platter

David brought out a tray of desserts for the table to share, and I thought we’d all died and gone to heaven.  He served a peanut butter mousse, a black pepper mocha mousse (interesting, huh?), red velvet lollipops and lemon bars.  All were absolutely exceptional. I can’t believe this was the Lunch Bunch that April missed. Thankfully, Kim and Elizabeth brought a couple left over. You just gotta love them!

Don’t forget about Shoofly when you’re needing a quick lunch to-go. Packed in the most adorable boxes, the lunches at Shoofly are prepared to take on the move. Going to Waterfront Park, on a Carriage ride, out in the boat? Don’t forget about Shoofly! Call ahead at (843) 379-9061 or visit them on the web at

Thank you Rose Anne and David for yet another memorable experience. We just can’t get enough!

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