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Sweetwater Cafe

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801 Folly Rd, James Island, Johns Island, SC 29412-3434
+1 843-762-2622
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Tue 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Garland, Texas
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118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had corned beef hash with two eggs and my husband had the country ham breakfast. Both were very good!

Thank Julia H
Cowpens, South Carolina
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74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you haven't found Sweetwater yet, you probably should. It's such a delight. The people are really friendly and the food is original and delicious. Be sure you have the pecan-crusted French toast and the grits.

Thank Sheila W
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a cool find......Great food, great service and all the staff was super friendly. I had the salmon over grits. It was delicious. I live in NC and will be back to eat here again. I

Thank Israel R
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best breakfast place on James island! food was delicious , employees was very friendly! plus, we didn't wait to sit at all.

Thank berfu d
Bemidji, Minnesota
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179 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017

We were staying on Folly Beach and noticed Sweetwater when we went by ... We stopped in for shrimp and grits, and we really lucked out! The shrimp and grits was amazing!! I think it will be the standard by which we measure other shrimp and grits. If you like this dish, you'll love their version! We also had grilled... More 

Thank breb
Asheville, North Carolina
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

have visited for breakfast twice this past month and have enjoyed both visits thoroughly. very friendly and efficient service, which is really nice at breakfast time. good coffee. stone ground grits, homemade corned beef hash, perfectly cooked over easy eggs. really good bacon too. price was fair.

Thank R P
Greenville, South Carolina
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

We pulled in after my race on Folly Beach not knowing what to expect! It was awesome! The service was very friendly and efficient but the food was the star! I loved the blacked salmon with their special sauce and fruit! Delish!

Thank Rebecca M
Waitsfield Vermont
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Best breakfast in months of travelling all over the US. Garden Omlette was amazing... tiny chopped veggies in thin omlette wrapping topped with a sprinkle of cheese. Truly delicious. Loved that a side option was fresh fruit and toast options included hearty wheat bread. Husband had homemade corn beef hash which he also liked a lot. Fast service, good coffee.... More 

Thank AJBobs
Valparaiso, Indiana
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017

We had heard a lot about Sweetwater being a great place for breakfast and gave it a try. First disappointment was no waffles. Second was no southwest or Mexican egg dishes. The menu was pretty broad and a couple of French Toast specials but nothing that jumped out as must try. We ended up have scrambled eggs and the usual.... More 

Thank Bill L
Manlius, New York
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Stopped in for lunch while visiting on James Island with friends. Were seated promptly and given the menu. Was amazed at the range of selections - something for everyone. Food was hot, well prepared and the quantity was adequate. We were not rushed and enjoyed the experience.

Thank SyracuseOrangeFan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Folly Rd, James Island, Johns Island, SC 29412-3434
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Johns Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-762-2622

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?