Sweetwater Cafe

Sweetwater Cafe

CHARLESTON 137 Market Street 843.723.7121 JAMES ISLAND 801 Folly Road 843.762.2622

Happy lunchtime!

Customer 📸: @charlestonscfoodie / #SweetwaterCafe

We hope you had the Happiest Easter with the ones you love! #HeIsRisen

A glimpse at our Market Street location, Charleston's best little diner! Come on in for breakfast and lunch. Especially you, Food Network Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives!

Monday's aren't so bad when you start your day off with this lovely Charleston view!

customer 📸 credit: Melissa Lynn Caloca

A few of our favorite things. Love hearing that we've got the best grits in town 🤗☝🏼!

#Repost @girlinnewyork: It was hard to pick a favourite meal as everything in Charleston was so delicious, but this place had the best grits.

We're already ready for the next meal. Sweet dreams of these delicious plates, see you bright and early for the real deal!

What a great year it's been! We are excited to cheers 2016 goodbye and welcome 2017 this weekend. In preparation for the holiday, our hours for both James Island and Charleston are listed below for a little pre and post NYE celebration.

New Year's Eve: normal hours, open from 7am - 4pm
New Year's Day: open from 8am - 3pm

Tired of leftover turkey and ham? We've got you covered at both Sweetwater locations for breakfast and lunch until 4pm!

Merry Christmas Eve, from our Sweetwater Family to yours!

Holiday hours: Open Christmas Eve until 4pm, Closed on Christmas Day, reopening Monday at 7am!

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General Manager

Chris Bauer/Owner

Culinary Team

Sweetwater Cafe is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Charleston, and James Island.
Sweetwater strives to serve the finest quality of foods at moderate prices. The staff prepares each order whenever it is placed. In addition to our core menu items, our Summerville location offers nine different feature menus ranging from A Taste of Italy to Oktoberfest. Come enjoy our famous Chicken and Dumplings featured on the Travel Channel or our delicious Shrimp and Grits in a savory spicy brown gravy. Sweetwater also offers a signature Sunday brunch sure to delight any taste bud.




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137 Market St
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 4pm
Tuesday 7am - 4pm
Wednesday 7am - 4pm
Thursday 7am - 4pm
Friday 7am - 5pm
Saturday 7am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 4pm
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