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Southern Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
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2 Shipwatch Road, SC, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
+1 843-768-2121
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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272 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While enjoying the grandchildren this weekend we took them for breakfast to the Southern kitchen. We had been many times before . The service was good and the menu items are varied and not hard to find a nice dish. The only caution is that the prices are resort prices being on Kiawah. 84 dollars for 4 for breakfast is... More 

Thank sadler8613
Snellville, Georgia
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

High reviews for this restaurant on Yelp. It was okay. We ate here for breakfast, and everyone in my group said the same thing - just okay. The prices for coffee was a little pricey. A Specialty coffee cost 7.00. I could get one from a Starbucks for 4.25. A regular coffee costs 3.00. The staff was very friendly. No... More 

Thank SavyTravlr
San Diego
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304 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

There are some excellent restaurants on Kiawah that come with a great view and/or gourmet food options at a high price. Southern Kitchen is a casual and medium price option. As stated in its name, the menu is mainly Southern food. I had the fried chicken breast in a fresh biscuit with apple maple bacon and sausage gravy. It was... More 

1 Thank SolarT
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Yes, the fried chicken was good, according to my wife and the bacon was good, according to me, but the rest of our breakfast was underwhelming. Our server was great... Pleasant and attentive. But... Our breakfast was not worth anywhere near the price paid. My eggs and hash browns were not hot, my ONE piece of toast was cold and... More 

Thank Doug P
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Of all the restaurants in the island this one was the best! Very laid back place to enjoy breakfast or lunch. The food was good down home style

Thank Joe F
Merritt Island, Florida
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135 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

We ate here twice for breakfast before our golf rounds. The food is plentiful, that is for sure. They make it all from scratch. The corn beef hash was real chunks of corn beef and potatoes. You can't finish the whole thing. The chicken biscuit and waffle were pretty darn good too. It was quiet here each morning but don't... More 

Thank bekntony
Columbia, South Carolina
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Stopped for a quick breakfast before leaving the island and what a pleasant surprise. Had the Shrimp and Grits and they were phenomenal . i'm pretty particular about my grits and these were super creamy and delicious. Shrimp were plentiful and large, not tiny little shrimp. Prices were reasonable and they weren't;t super busy and we got excellent, fast service.

Thank apalyok2015
Smyrna, Georgia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

A large group of friends stayed at Kiawah Island Resort Villas for the weekend and made a visit to the Southern Kitchen before we got on the road home. What a great choice for breakfast. I had the shrimp, spinach, mushroom and cheese omelet. This was a fantastic choice with plenty of shrimp. The bloody mary was a little too... More 

Thank Linda E
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This little restaurant his a hidden gem. Located in the small "Straw Market" center of the "Cougar Golf Course" A menu that will delight your taste buds with a variety of meals that will bring you back again and again. For Breakfast, try the Crab Eggs Benedict or the Honey Roasted Pecans on French Toast....WOW !

1 Thank Steve H
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We decided to eat here for breakfast before getting on the road to travel home. The service was excellent the meals were very good.

Thank BDK1961

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Shipwatch Road, SC, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Kiawah Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-768-2121

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