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All 17 Kiawah Island Restaurants

Cherrywood BBQ and Ale House

700 Governors Dr Kiawah Island, SC, Kiawah Island, SC
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Ranked #11 of 17 Restaurants in Kiawah Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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north carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

intimate and relaxing casual place to grab a bite. 6 tv screens great for watching the games. Chicken wings were pricey but good and the bar tender Patrick was knowledgeable about beer and food.

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Ohio
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127 reviews 127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

First for all of you not familiar with Kiawah Island, it is a gated secured community. We had to pass through not one but 2 check points to get to Cherrywood BBQ. We had a paper from each one to put on the dashboard of our vehicle. That being said, we had decided ahead of time to order the pulled... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

When we finally found the restaurant or should I say the clubhouse at the golf course, we were reluctant but decided to try it. I am regretting that choice now that I am back at the hotel. My son ate one wing, they were bland at best. I had the ribs that everyone raved about. They were awful! Stopped at... More 

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Scottsdale, AZ
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257 reviews 257 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We came to Cherrywood BBQ on last year's Kiawah Island trip and remember loving this place for lunch. We were slightly disappointed with this visit. Service was lacking and we had to wait quite a long time for a server to approach our table. The brisket was not as moist as last time and tasted slightly "old". The coleslaw was... More 

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, Usa
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Half rack will be plenty for those with even a hearty appetite. Get a whole rack if you dare! It was quiet being winter hours but totally enjoyed the ribs and a couple of cold ones. Cornbread was ok as was the slaw. Ribs were the standout, mopped with sauce and other sauces available for changing it up.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Just like everything at Kiawah Golf resort, this place is overpriced. $25 for a cheeseburger! I don't mind spending for a nice meal, but the food should justify the prices. There is really no ambiance to speak of, though they do have outdoor dining which probably would be nice but it was dark when we arrived. My BBQ chicken was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Not sure how this place got any any positive reviews. We would give it one star if not for the views (when sitting outside). The food is a step above airline meals. The ambiance inside is boring. If you want bbq I recommend just taking the 35 minute drive into Charleston. Too bad, really wanted to like this place.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We ordered food for takeout (a few platter combos - ribs and chicken) along with some sides and an appetizer which we didn't receive. It was pricey and the ribs were disappointing. The sides were small, 2 items were left off our order and the bill was close to $100. In addition, the google address was incorrect and therefore it... More 

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West Islip, New York
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128 reviews 128 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This restaurant that specializes in BBQ food is just average when it comes to that type of food. They try real hard to be different but they just miss the mark. When our group of 8 arrived with reservations, they sat us at a table that was at a window and the sun was so strong that we asked to... More 

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New York City, New York
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300 reviews 300 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Went here for dinner on one of our nights on Kiawah. We made a reservation but probably didn't need one. We were seated in a standard room within the clubhouse, which made us feel like weren't in a restaurant. We ordered a bunch of different entrees and they arrived pretty quickly leaving us to believe it was just sitting in... More 

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Additional Information about Cherrywood BBQ and Ale House

Address: 700 Governors Dr Kiawah Island, SC, Kiawah Island, SC
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Kiawah Island
Cuisine: Barbecue

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