If you could bottle up chilax and dress it up in a mint green buffalo-checked fishing shirt, you’d find it strolling around Front Street. Our little crew spent the afternoon meandering along the boardwalk looking at boats napping on the water, shopping boutiques, and enjoying seafood overlooking the water.
Our favorite lunch spot is the Big Tuna, which has a pretty indoor area and outdoor seating.
I order the rosè, which is only $6.
Big Tuna in Georgetown SC
Let’s get the obvious out of the way: ordering clams in butter garlic sauce is really just an excuse to get grilled bread to dip in it. And this crunchy buttery concoction from Big Tuna in Georgetown SC was on point.
A parrot named Sassy lives in the main room with the bar. You can sit inside or outside next to the water.
Since it was sunny, we chose outside.
Typically, when a wine list simply says “Chardonnay” – it’s a place you should probably opt for beer or liquor.
Don’t let the wine list scare you off.
Big Tuna in Georgetown SC: Wine List
The Big Tuna has an intriguing concept which I happen to love.
Rather than commit to one wine, they simply list the varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Reisling, Rose, Cab, Merlot and Pinot Noir along with the price points ranging from $6-7. No names, cheap price points. Sounds like you’re about to be served from a jug o’ wine. BUT. You’re not. They choose excellent wines and rotate them out, which is a smart way to keep a wine list fresh. Our server not only brought out the bottle for us to read, he gave us a sample before we committed. Our rosè was French and incredibly light and crisp, matching perfectly with the salty air, seafood and my skepticism.
The only wine that is consistent and named on the menu is Veuve Cliquot which is at the staggeringly low price of $90 (usually $100+ on other wine lists.) A brilliant choice since it’s an incredible champagne. This is the perfect pairing for anything from fried seafood to tuna tartar.
Everything we tried was fantastic, which is why we come back to this spot again and again!