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There are seven different restaurants to choose from between The Cloister, and some better for families with kids than others. The best option at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel is Southern Tide, a semi-casual oceanside restaurant (no bathing suits here) at The Cloister Beach Club serving veggie melts, burgers, fresh seafood and, one of our favorites, fried green tomatoes with black pepper aioli. Southern Tide’s breakfast buffet also is good for families with picky eaters. Its convenient location near the two all-ages pools makes it a perfect place to grab a pre- or post-swimming bite.
For something more grab-and-go than sit-down spot, try burgers or hot dogs at the Snack Shack. We think kids will love the novelty (not to mention the food) of the Sea Island hotel’s Flip Flop Bistro food truck, which is parked right on the beach with a handful of tables set out in front. The menu of pita-cone dishes changes daily. You’ll want to top off any meal at Wonderland, the ice cream parlor at the Beach Club. Kids can sit in one of the stools lining the counter and pick among 12 different flavors — the Gold Brick sundae is a favorite — or fill up on the colorful 65 different candy varieties that take up an entire wall.
Of course, your guest room or suite is also a kid-friendly venue, with a 24-hour room service menu available that includes grilled cheese, chicken fingers and macaroni and cheese with a cheddar-Parmesan cream sauce.