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Cherrywood BBQ and Ale House

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700 Governors Dr Kiawah Island, SC, Kiawah Island, SC
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great selection of local beers

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Popped in for lunch after golf and wanted a simple meal. My BBQ Nachos were a massive disappointment. The rest of the food was just plain ordinary which, for a resort and given the choice locally, was a surprise. There are a lot of better choices on the Island or in Bohicket Marina e.g. Fishers or Reds.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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95 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful meal although a little pricey, but very good food and beautiful scenery. Service was very good as well... only thing missing was a little smile or some sign of joy.

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8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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133 reviews 133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

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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265 reviews 265 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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