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Ship watch road, Kiawah Island, SC
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Description: West beach

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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 10
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
OK - but nothing special

We visited for breakfast. It was OK but not great. Seating inside was functional but no more, we couldn't get outside as it was busy. Server seemed a little grumpy at first but warmed up a little later. The two egg/two,sides option was quite small which was surprising given most of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Arandbee
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Notts
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Notts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We visited for breakfast. It was OK but not great. Seating inside was functional but no more, we couldn't get outside as it was busy. Server seemed a little grumpy at first but warmed up a little later. The two egg/two,sides option was quite small which was surprising given most of the servings seemed huge. Not much choice of hot... More 

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Sugar Hill
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Southern Kitchen is becoming a regular stop for us when we're on Kiawah Island. We visited in February (stayed at Mariner's Watch) and again in April (stayed at Shipwatch). The restaurant is a very short walk from Shipwatch. The eggs Benedict I enjoyed in February was perfect but the crab eggs Benedict I had on this visit was even better.... More 

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Berea, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stayed at the Shipwatch Villas last week and passed this restaurant every day. I wasn't initially interested in this restaurant because to me "southern kitchen" sounded like it was going to be all about sausages, biscuits and gravy, etc. I pictured "greasy" and "simple" if I am to be honest. Being a Vegetarian and not a big "breakfast person"... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A bright spot on Kiawah where you can get breakfast all day until 2PM. Great menu. I had eggs benedict and others had omelets. Cooked very well with excellent flavor. Pricing a little high but in line with a resort. Service was impeccable. Ask for Donald..he has worked there 15 years.

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New Hampshire
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

These folks don't advertise gluten-free or have any notation on the menu, but they readily agreed to my request that they fix my breakfast in a separate pan. Delicious hash and eggs came to the table in the skillet. Expensive for breakfast but this is Kiawah, everything is overpriced!

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

After biking from the Turtle Point Villas in East Beach, I found my way to Straw Market and decided I deserved a nice breakfast at Southern Kitchen. I was happy to see that the restaurant was casual, as I was in my casual biking clothes. Friendly waiters greeted me with that special Kiawah charm. I started off with a cappuccino... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I am NOT a fan of resort dining, however, we stopped in at Southern Kitchen. We were not disappointed. Typical breakfast set up with a bar and tall boy tables and outdoor seating. My wife ordered PRALINE FRENCH TOAST...Cinnamon Spiced French Bread with Fresh Berries and Maple Syrup. Very good but obviously very sweet. I went for the CORNED BEEF... More 

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Kettering, Ohio
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We wanted to try this restaurant as we heard the food was pretty good. It wasn't overly busy at breakfast, but had to wait a few minutes to be seated. Once seated it was 5 minutes before we were brought a menu and our drink order was taken. Our drinks were brought but our order was not taken. Seriously, we... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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128 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This place was just across from the villa I stayed in at Kiawah Island. I had an omelet that had ham and pimento cheese in it. It also came with toast and hash browns. It was good, but not excellent. I enjoyed sitting on the screened porch as much as the breakfast.

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Los Angeles
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17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Service with a smile at one of the best restaurants on the island. If you like coffee, they make a great Latte - which is often overlooked. Everyone here cares about the food and service. They have fantastic poached eggs, always done perfectly. The French toast is very good, and so it the jalpeno bacon - which comes on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ship watch road, Kiawah Island, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Kiawah Island

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

West beach
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?