I put a trusty intern on the phone this afternoon to find out who was featuring game on the menu to coincide with the Southeastern Wildlife Expo (which pumps this town full of big-spending, meat-eating, art-collecting hunters of all stripes).

Surprisingly few are really going all out. I remember when there was a place called the Bubble Room and the guy there served lion (see old CP article on Broken Arrow ranch’s website).

Anyway, I narrowed this down to include only the stuff that you’d normally have to hunt down and kill in order to eat (some folks tried to stretch to include scallops, veal, and pork as ‘game.’ Ha.).

If you know of any others, feel free to post them.

Here’s who’s got game:

Oak Steakhouse

17 Broad St.

(843) 722-4220

1. Herb pesto-encrusted rack of venison, petit rack of rabbit, and the petit Pittsburgh filet mignon with a chanterelle mushroom and rabbit confit risotto

2. Braised Venison and Rabbit Ravioli with fresh Thyme au jus.

High Cotton

199 E Bay St.

(843) 724-3815

These are on the regular menu:

1. Charbroiled Free Range Bison Strip

2. Roasted Carolina Rabbit Loin with roasted turnips, roasted garlic polenta, and smoked tomato gravy -$24

2. Creole Braised Rabbit Gumbo with house-cured tasso ham, aromatic rice, and scallions -$4 cup/$6 bowl

3. Broken Arrow Ranch Venison with Shittake blue cheese risotto, grilled asparagus, and a port wine balsamic jus -$25

4. Squab Valentine Medallions with sauteed baby spinach, grilled Yukon gold potatoes, and a juniper squab reduction -$22


2 Unity Aly

(843) 577-0025

1. Stuffed Quail with Carolina Gold risotto, broccoli, creamed onion, and Wadmalaw kumquat – $26

2. Venison Loin with garden turnips, brussels, huckleberry, and granola – $26


192 E Bay St.

(843) 723-3424

1. Carolina Quail Breast with butter beans, cheese grits, and a port wine reduction -$14

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