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When is Sweatman's Closed? Kiawah Area Suggestions?

bcuzy Jul 25, 2006 12:47 AM

I will be in Kiawah Aug 14 - 28. I can't find a phone # for Sweatman's Bar-B-Que in Holly Hill and do not want to make the drive and be disappointed. Anyone know for sure when they close? Or know a phone #? Any suggestions for something with 20 minutes or so off Kiawah that's good and kid friendly?

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    Tara N Jul 28, 2006 02:19 PM

    Last summer we found the Rosebank (Rosemont? Rose-something, anyway) just outside Kiawah- not far from the traffic circle by the new 'kiawah-town'. The BEST homecooking- not cheap, with $8.00 desserts, but thinking about that blackberry cobbler now makes me want to jump on a plane for more. Entrees were all great (four of us ate there three times in a week!), with fish, chicken, shrimp etc. Very family friendly. Off topic- we chartered a boat & captain at the marina there- thought it was a great time and a great value, with dolphins and a wealth of local lore.
    As for Kiawah proper- they desperately need a good, basic breakfast place. Do treat yourself to Jasmine Porch for their brunch- no lunch will be needed!

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      jean9 Jul 25, 2006 09:53 PM

      there is an area just outside of the island with a grocery store and a restaurant as well as a bunch of other shops etc. the restaurant is pretty upscale but the staff was very friendly and i am sure they would be fine with moderatly behaved kids. i think there may have been a cafe in the book store too but i don't remember. at the sanctuary there is an ice cream soda shop and the less expensive restaurant... Jasmine Porch maybe. i went there for dessert one night and there were kids in the restaurant. dessert was great, amazing bread pudding, and i don't really even like bread pudding.

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        Ellen of SC Jul 25, 2006 09:42 PM

        I'd bet you could phone any business in Holly Hill and someone could tell you exactly when they are to reopen.

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          kathleen purvis Jul 25, 2006 08:45 PM

          Traditionally, they close the last week in July and the first three weeks of August.

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            bcuzy Jul 25, 2006 08:27 PM

            No, my kids are mostly PBJ & burgers.

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