Lost Isle Review from Your Local Chiropractor

Nestled on John's Island, Lost Isle is not just a restaurant; it's an experience. Picture this: an entirely outdoor setup that embraces a tropical boho vibe, complete with cozy seating arrangements, string lights, and a large pecan tree overhead. The ambiance is relaxed and inviting, making it the perfect spot for both intimate dinners and lively gatherings with friends.


At Lost Isle, the fire-to-table concept takes center stage, showcasing the primal allure of cooking over an open flame. The menu is a full of fresh ingredients expertly prepared to highlight their natural flavors and nutritional benefits. 


Dr. Mal’s favorites:


  1. Fire-Roasted GA Clams 

Our top pick is the Fire-Roasted GA Clams. They are made with a chili chorizo butter, lemon, wine, and harissa served with focaccia. These delicious clams are cooked to perfection over an open flame, and served over a sauce that is utterly irresistible. Pro tip: dip everything you’re served into the sauce. It’s simply amazing. 

Health Benefits of Clams:

- High in Protein: Clams are a fantastic source of lean protein, which is essential for muscle repair and growth.

- Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: These healthy fats support heart health and reduce inflammation.

- Packed with Vitamins and Minerals: Clams are abundant in vitamins B12 and C, as well as iron, all of which contribute to overall well-being.


  1. Smashed Potatoes

Next on our list are the Plancha Smashed Potatoes with harissa crème fraiche, chorizo chili oil and chive. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these potatoes are seasoned to perfection and offer a delightful crunch with every bite. 

Health Benefits of Potatoes:

-  Excellent Source of Potassium: Potatoes are high in potassium, which is crucial for maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.

- Rich in Fiber: The fiber content helps promote digestive health and keeps you feeling full longer.

- Vitamin C Boost: Potatoes also provide a good amount of vitamin C, which supports immune function.


  1. Charcoal-Grilled Chicken


A must-try is the Charcoal-Grilled Chicken with tamarind chili glaze, fried garlic, lemongrass salsa verde and lime. This dish features a tender, juicy half chicken grilled to perfection over the open flame, giving it a deliciously smoky flavor that is both hearty and healthy.

Health Benefits:

- Lean Protein Source: Chicken is a great source of lean protein, which is vital for muscle repair and overall body function.

- Rich in B Vitamins: It provides essential B vitamins, including B6 and niacin, which support energy production and brain health.

- Low in Fat:  When grilled, chicken is lower in fat compared to other cooking methods, making it a heart-healthy choice.

  1. Charcoal-Roasted Carrots

Last but certainly not least, we have the Charcoal-Roasted Carrots with a brown butter hazelnut sauce, roasted chili and goat cheese. The goat cheese topping pairs wonderfully with the roasted carrots natural sweetness.

Health Benefits:

- Beta-Carotene Rich: Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, essential for eye health.

-  Antioxidant Powerhouse: The antioxidants in carrots help fight free radicals, promoting overall health.

- Support Digestive Health: High in dietary fiber, carrots aid in digestion and help maintain a healthy gut.

Lost Isle is a great place to eat where you can unwind, connect, and indulge in the best that fire-to-table dining has to offer. As chiropractor with a holistic, neurological-based approach, I love to experience Charleston searching for foods that are both flavorful and beneficial for overall health.


Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences with us. Have you tried any other local healthy spots that you love? Let me know!


Dr. Malori Mattimore

Modern Chiropractic

512 Hayes Park Blvd STE 201

Johns Island, SC 29455