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Southern Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2 Shipwatch Road, SC, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Smyrna, Georgia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 !

Thank Steve H
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're in South Carolina you have to order the fried green tomatoes, and if you like seafood or a fresh veggie omelette, you can't go wrong with the seafood salad.

Thank Ron K
Tucson, AZ
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I sampled across the southern breakfast menu: chicken fried steak and eggs, fried chicken and waffle, shrimp and grits, biscuits and gravy, steel cut oats with fresh peaches (needed to be healthy at least one day). Every dish was outstanding. Looked forward to coming back the next day and trying a new one. Service was generally good, had a couple... More 

Thank ralph099
Peachtree City, Georgia
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178 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Nice lunch option when you're near the West Village. Limited hours, especially after Labor Day. Okay service. Good buffalo wrap with a seasonal veggie side, and a very nice blackened grouper sandwich with onion rings (really good onion rings). A bit pricey overall, but worth it.

Thank sshubeli
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

My group and I came here for brunch while visiting the island. We each ordered a Bloody Mary, which was good and definitely the best thing about our meal. The food however was just okay; the biscuits were pretty dry and tasted almost stale and the poached eggs on the Eggs Benedict were over cooked. We also ordered the chicken... More 

Thank taymcdermott
Charlotte, North Carolina
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149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Chicken and waffles and eggs Benedict were great. Good food for west beach rental residents. Better for lunch or breakfast.

Thank HonestReviewNC
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We went for breakfast and order biscuits & gravy, southwest scramble and peach & granola pancakes. Each plate came with a side! Only complaint was there were just four slices of a peach , pictures on their website look very different!Everything was delicious. Great service!

Thank TripleHday
Bristol, Tn
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

we had dinner here. The service was very good and our waiter attentive and pleasant. The chef knows how to do real low country dishes and the portions are adequate. Being on Kiawah, be prepared for sticker shock

Thank Dale S

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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
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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: 18437682705

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