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Sweetwater Cafe

137 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3131
+1 843-821-9101
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“grits” (51 reviews)
“hash browns” (16 reviews)
“french toast” (22 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
137 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3131
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was delicious, service was fantastic, and very reasonably priced. Crabcake po-boy was worth every penny, generously sized cakes. Our family will return to try breakfast! You can get breakfast all day.

Thank theTNkiehls
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful eatery in downtown Charleston . The hostess was great, she recommended the pecan chicken salad with Parmesan dressing. Fantastic choice. Loved the sugared pecans in the salad. Friends Reuben was good but recommends the corned beef be sliced much thinner and layers. Most definitely...More

Thank BeachPatti
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you want a pastry or full breakfast Sweetwater is the place. We ate there twice with friendly service & a feeling that locals go here as well! A quick walk from our hotel and easy to find.

Thank bettyh767
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here before hitting the market, due to its great location. The service and food were both good. Not a bad little diner.

Thank CarrieNSC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being from the North, I try to have this treat whenever I'm down south as most places near me do a poor job. The biscuits here were light, fluffy and very tasty. The gravy was full of flavor and nicely seasoned. Hash browns were also...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away on the side of the street, Sweetwater Cafe is a wonderful little stop for any time of the day. It has some of the best french toast I have ever had at a reasonable price. Not only that, but the portions were extremely...More

Thank yesmar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for a late breakfast. Fun 50s style diner with good breakfast. I had the fried green tomato omelet which was a nice variation on the traditional omelet. Food was not fancy but well cooked and just what we needed. Service was prompt and...More

Thank wheretogonext44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great find. Throwback décor. We stopped in for breakfast. Best creamy grits ever. Great service from Tommy!

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pecan crusted french toast alone deserves a five-star review! But we loved everything about Sweetwater. Our server Tommy was attentive and quick with the coffee refills. The chocolate chip pancakes were great. It was the exact diner breakfast that we wanted.

Thank Pierrepont82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful breakfast place! The service is friendly, and the seasoned staff anticipates needs. The shrimp and grits are excellent are is the eggs Benedict.

Thank oatesjc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3131
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-821-9101
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