Poseidon is one of the best seafood restaurants on the island. Walking through the doors, the interior sort of gives off a nightclub vibe-dimly lit, swanky furniture, and stylish bartenders. The scene is a little overwhelming at first, but once you speak with your waiter and realize they actually know quite a lot about the fish and seafood being served, the atmosphere becomes a little less important. The entrees are outstanding, and local veggies and seafood are important to the chefs. Fresh redfish delivered from North or South Carolina, depending on where the best redfish is at the time and local shellfish and other species of fish are bought by the restaurant daily. The wait staff is super friendly, and they will walk you through the menu and explain how everything is prepared.
What Makes it Great Overall, this is one of our favorite places to eat. It’s located in a slightly more touristy part of the island, and it fills up with said visitors every night, but the food is out of this world and worth waiting on. If you do not feel like sitting inside where the atmosphere is that of a club, just ask to be seated outside on the massive patio. The restaurant faces the waterfront, fans keep you nice and cool when it’s extremely hot outside, and there is a full service bar on the patio stocked with ice cold local beer. Picture the patio as an entirely separate restaurant on the banks of a pleasant tidal creek, that serves the exact same food as the swanky blue-lit bar inside.
Who’s Going to Love It Poseidon is perfect for huge get togethers on the patio, and once you try the crab cakes you’re going to be hooked. Start off with those, then our recommendation is to go with the deviled crab crusted North Carolina redfish-exactly what it sounds like served on a bed of Carolina rice, seasonal veggies, and a lemon butter sauce. Did that just make you hungry? That’s what we thought. If you love a nice rooftop bar with live music happening nightly, then head here. This is a fun place for dinner and drinks after a day’s worth of paddling or trail running, just don’t show up in your muddy running shoes or with sand in your hair, you might ruin the fancy leather seats inside of the restaurant.
Directions/Regulations From Highway 278, go left on William Hilton Parkway until you reach The Plaza at Shelter Cove Shopping Center on your left. Poseidon is the last restaurant on Shelter Cove Lane, looking out over Harbor River.