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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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Scottsdale, AZ
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248 reviews 248 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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296 reviews 296 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Wife and I went for dinner. Restaurant is in the club house at Osprey Point golf course. If you are visiting the island, don't miss this one. We dined outside on the patio overlooking the alligator pond. Server was (Icylin). She was fantastic. Very good knowledge of the menu as well as the beer menu. We shared the shrimp cakes... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This restaurant is a "must" for us on every visit to Kiawah Island, SC. They have a fantastic bar-b- que lunch which they're known for; and their big, fat, juicy onion rings are the best I've ever had (and I've had a lot everywhere). The outdoor terrace is the best place to eat, overlooking a great vista and golf course... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was not expecting much when i saw a BBQ place on Kiawah Island, but i was happily surprised once i arrived. The beer selection covered a very nice range but ran slightly higher in price than average. The BBQ nachos were a hit at our table. We had those finished in a matter of moments. The Jalepenos for the... 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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