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Cherrywood BBQ and Ale House

700 Governors Dr # SC, Kiawah Island, SC
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (45 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (24 reviews)
“pulled pork” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
700 Governors Dr # SC, Kiawah Island, SC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is excellent. Service was great. Went here for dinner and lunch after golf. I could eat here everyday. Clean and very cozy feel. Highly recommend.

Thank smowabp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wife and I dined here during our recent trip to Kiawah. The service was friendly and attentive throughout the meal. The pulled pork and ribs were good but not worth the prices. When you have a hamburger for $26 it gets your attention. If...More

Thank Steven F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and wonderful gluten-free options. We loved the menu and the views. Excellent bbq, and they even had exceptional GF fries! Yummy sides complimented our delicious entrees. Service was friendly but forget sauces, etc. Very friendly though. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch!!

Thank HAV847
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This was a nice change. Loved the Brunswick Stew. The gluten free beer was delicious! We had brisket, ribs and the wedge salad. Service was really good! The ambiance was fun and relaxed.

Thank hollyh614
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Tried this place on a Sunday for dinner during our recent October trip to Kiawah. We will definitely come back here every time we are in Kiawah! The food was amazing. I ordered brisket and chicken. The brisket was the most tender I have ever...More

Thank mtngrl05
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Ridiculously expensive for a Bar-B-Q restaurant. $25 for a hamburger, $21 for a serving of pork without a bun, $9 for a draft beer. NYC prices but this is South Carolina. Will not be returning to Cherrywood.

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We had a fun evening out with friends we were staying with on the island. None of us had been to this particular restaurant so we gave it a try. The specialty drinks were very good especially one with ginger beer. The collards are also...More

Thank Quinnmary
Reviewed 5 September 2017

When we couldn't get in the restaurants at the Ocean Club, we decided to try Cherrywood. We could smell the smokiness from the parking lot. My husband had a beautiful piece of smoked turkey breast with macaroni and cheese as the side. There were three...More

Thank Manatee4Me
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This is my first "2" review. Barbecued brisket was dry and had no flavor. The menu description was really good though if you like reading about good food. I think that I'm right since even average BBQ is really good. So this was less than...More

Thank jim19034
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We drove to the end of Kiawah for a special lunch treat on our lat day of vacation - at the Club on the Ocean Course. BUT it was closed due to A/C failure and they told us to come here instead. What a shame!...More

Thank PJaneS
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Governors Dr # SC, Kiawah Island, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Kiawah Island
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