Our Story

For over six decades, the Barnwell family’s country store, Roxbury Mercantile, served as a social hub for the Edisto Island and St. Paul’s Parish communities. Tragically, the beloved store burned down in 1983. The land remained vacant for almost 30 years, until a local shrimp boat captain named Jimmy Bell helped revive the area by opening a restaurant in 2012.

Today, you’ll find Roxbury Mercantile owned once again by the Barnwell family and transformed into a welcoming restaurant serving up southern hospitality and affordable, quality Lowcountry cuisine. Here, we think there are few things in life better than a delicious meal shared with family and friends, filled with endless laughter and memories made. We invite you come sit in our relaxing and inviting dining area, sip on a beverage of choice, and savor the place where good company and great cuisine meet.

Menu

Starters

Crab Dip 8
served chilled, with club crackers 

Crab Cakes 10
topped with cajun mayo

Hickory Smoked Wings 6/12
choice of ranch or blue cheese  

Fried Green Tomatoes 7
dusted with Geechie Boy cornmeal, cajun mayo 

Peel & Eat Local Shrimp
half order 10   full order 15

Salads
dressings – ranch, blue cheese, balsamic vinaigrette, honey mustard, french, oil & vinegar
– add chicken / shrimp / scallops / oysters / fish 6

Farmer’s Market Salad 8
lettuce, cucumber, tomato, bacon, & shredded cheese

Clemson Wedge Salad 9
bacon, tomato, cucumber, topped with Clemson blue cheese crumble

Carolina Caprese 9
sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, with olive oil and balsamic drizzle

Sandwiches
includes choice of side

The Roxbury Burger* 9
grass-fed NC beef, shaved onion, American cheese
– add lettuce and tomato for 1

Captain’s Po’ Boy
choice of shrimp 11 / oysters 11 / fish 9
w/ lettuce, tomato, pickles, cajun mayo 

BBQ Sandwich 8
hickory smoked pulled pork – add slaw for 1

Crab Cake Sandwich 13
served with lettuce, tomato, cajun mayo

Entrees 

Roxbury Platters – choice of two sides
pick one 16 / two 19 / three 22 / four 25
pulled pork / chicken / ribs
shrimp / scallops / oysters / fish
– grilled upon request –

BBQ Plate 12
hickory smoked pulled pork, with choice of two sides

Grilled Chicken Dinner 14
boneless chicken breasts – includes choice of side

Lowcountry Boil (Frogmore Stew) 16
local shrimp, andouille sausage, corn, & potatoes 

Shrimp & Grits 16
andouille sausage, bell peppers, tomato gravy, served over Geechie Boy grits

Tacos
– choice of side & locally made Mitla corn or flour tortillas –

Grilled Shrimp Tacos 12
w/ shredded cabbage, pico, cheese, cajun mayo

Sweet Heat Fried Shrimp Tacos 12
w/ cabbage, pico, cheese, cajun mayo, local honey

Cajun Grilled Fish Tacos 9
w/ shredded cabbage, pico, cheese, cajun mayo

Pulled Pork Tacos 9
pulled pork w/ cole slaw, green tomato pico, cheese

Sides 3
make it a platter – three for 8 / four for 11

Sea Island Red Rice                          Apple Sauce
Geechie Boy Grits                             Cole Slaw
Mac & Cheese                                      Butterbeans
Marty’s Marinated Veggies        French Fries
Seasonal Veggie of the Day

Kid’s Choice 6
includes choice of side and drink

Mac & Cheese                               Chicken Tenders
Fried Shrimp                                  Cheese Burger
Cheese Quesadilla                     Fried Fish

Ask about our house-made desserts!

Beverages

Fountain Drinks & Iced Tea 2 – free refills
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Mr. Pibb, Minute Maid Lemonade, Orange Fanta, Ginger Ale, Sweet and Unsweetened Tea

Bottled Sodas 2.50
RC Cola, Cheerwine, Nehi Orange, A&W Root Beer, Mexican Coke

Charleston Tea Plantation, Hot Tea 2
Original Tea, Breakfast Tea, Earl Grey, Green Tea, Rockville Raspberry, Plantation Peach

SPRINGBOK COFFEE
Locally roasted, freshly ground, and pour-over brewed to order

House Blend 3
Central/South American – full bodied with mild acidity and a pleasant, clean finish

Decaf Blend 2.50

Single Origin (rotating) 3
Coffee grown within a single geographic origin, often a single farm. Offers a more complex flavor profile for those who prefer coffee served black

LOCAL BEER (and Guinness!)
ON TAP 
(as of 20 Mar ’19)

PURDY GOOD – Hazy IPA, 6.5% ABV
Low Tide Brewing – Johns Island, SC

GULLAH CREAM ALE – Cream Ale, 5.5% ABV
Revelry Brewing – Charleston, SC

F-LIGHT – Light American Lager, 4.3% ABV
Fatty’s Beerworks – Charleston, SC

HALF CALF – Milk Stout, 6.5% ABV
Holy City Brewing – Charleston, SC

RED FOX – Irish Red Ale, 5.0% ABV
Commonhouse Aleworks – N. Charleston, SC

GUINNESS DRAUGHT – Irish Dry Stout, 4.2% ABV
Guinness – Dublin, Ireland

Meet the Team

Jacqueline “Jackie” Barnwell – Owner/General Manager
Growing up on Hilton Head Island, Jackie came of age working the kitchens and dining rooms in one of America’s great culinary destinations. Starting off washing dishes, she quickly moved to the dining room floor where she developed a talent for delivering exceptional customer service with genuine southern hospitality. Over the next thirteen years, she mastered both front and back of house skills while climbing the ranks to management of restaurants in Charleston and Mt Pleasant. After a five year move into the accounting field, Jackie returned to the hospitality industry with her husband William to open a restaurant of their own. Her dedication to providing a warm and inviting atmosphere has revived a community gathering spot, where locals and travelers alike can’t help but reminisce on treasured memories while creating new ones.
William “Beau” Barnwell – Owner/Operator
A tenth generation Lowcountry native, William brings an essentialist approach to traditional sea island cuisine, staying true to methods passed along from his grandparents and a childhood steeped in our local fields, creeks, and kitchens. A 2018 graduate of the Culinary Institute of Charleston’s Food and Beverage Operations program, William got his start working in restaurants 24 years earlier while a student at Charleston Southern University. He soon after answered the call to military service and spent the next two decades immersed in cultures and cuisines from around the world. Upon retirement, he returned to his Lowcountry roots where he, along with his wife and seasoned restaurant veteran, Jackie, made good on a decades old dream to reopen his grandfather’s country store. The new Roxbury Mercantile, now transformed into a warm and inviting restaurant, continues to provide locals and travelers alike the same hospitality and provisions it did when the Barnwell family first opened it nearly a century ago.