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When is Sweatman's Closed? Kiawah Area Suggestions?

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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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  1. No, my kids are mostly PBJ & burgers.

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

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

        1. 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.

          1. 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!