Monday, August 28, 2017

Charleston Eats: The Obstinate Daughter

Another great Charleston restaurant to share with y'all today!  I've been trying to find an Italian go-to since we moved here three years ago, and I finally have a favorite: The Obstinate Daughter.  This is another amazing restaurant on Sullivan's Island, one of the many Charleston barrier island beaches.  We were over at Sullivan's a week ago for the Eclipse, and I thought it'd be fun to take a few photos of the beautiful food and space.  
The name "Obstinate Daughter" comes from the Revolutionary War.  After the British were unsuccessful in an attempt to capture Charleston in the Battle of Sullivan's Island, the city was called one of America's obstinate daughters in a British political cartoon.
I absolutely love the decor instead OD.  It's located in the second floor of their building (they have their own sweet shop downstairs), so there is tons of natural light.  The wood and rope elements give a nautical feel, perfect for the location, and the whole atmosphere is rustic yet modern.
Not only does The Obstinate Daughter have delicious pasta and pizza, they also have one of the best local raw bars around.  So, of course, I always have to get a little of both!  The peel-and-eat shrimp are delicious, and I love the fresh pasta.  The menu is always changing a bit with the seasons, but the photo below is the Rigatoncini with sausage and fennel ragu (and plenty of cheese - my favorite!).  If you're going for pizza, I highly suggest the Old Danger (with pancetta, mozzarella, and a farm egg) or The Rutledge (ricotta, Italian sausage, and local greens).
On the lunch menu, OD also has sandwiches, and this sub made pork meatballs and tons of mozzarella is delicious.  
If you're looking for a delicious, relaxing, and hearty spot at the beach, The Obstinate Daughter is perfect.  They also have a fantastic brunch.  Make sure you make a reservation or arrive early because they fill up quickly no matter the time of day!

11 comments:

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

what a beautiful place! i totally dig the vibe and old school feel. and you sold me alone with that pasta dish. YUM

xoxo cheshire kat

BLovedBoston said...

I'm loving the decor of the restaurant!! And the food looks delicious! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

Looks like a fun spot! I love the decor, and the food looks GOOOOD.

Ashley Lillis said...

The decor really is so pretty at the Obstinate Daughter!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Such a beautiful spot and a fun name! I need to try that meatball sub - yum <3
Green Fashionista

LHWinstead said...

I have heard really good things about this place- I want to try it!!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Mouth is literally watering. This food looks so yummy!

Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis said...

Such a cute spot and the sub looks amazing! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

I seriously need to head back to Charleston so I can check out all of these amazing restaurants on Sullivan Island. That pasta looks SO good!

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

I have heard so many good things about The Obstinate Daughter but haven't been yet. That pasta looks SO good!

Sparkles and Lattes said...

Wow it looks so beautiful inside. I would love to try all the yummy foods too. I just want to go to Charleston!!!

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