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The Restaurant

Located within The George Hotel, The Independent is an ingredient-driven, seafood restaurant and raw bar showcasing the Lowcountry’s surrounding local fisherman, farmers, and purveyors. Led by Executive Chef Thomas Vance and the award-winning team at The Indigo Road Hospitality Group, The Independent pays homage to the community’s former, yet iconic seafood market by the same name, with a seasonal menu of Southern-inspired dishes guided by the region’s bounty of fresh seafood. Raw offerings, like little neck clams, peel & eat shrimp, and oysters on the half shell, are complemented by prepared small plates, chef selections, and a la carte proteins and sides. From the bar, worldly wines, local beers, and a playful, rum-forward cocktail list round out the experience, which evokes the feeling of a getaway, whether that be a vacation or a staycation. Located on historic Front Street, the dining room’s expansive windows offer a view of the city’s bustling thoroughfare, while the eclectic layers of textures and patterns selected by Jenny Keenan Design provide a refined escape.  

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