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Sweetgrass Restaurant

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100 Marina Dr, Dataw Island, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-3017
+1 843-838-2151
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Woodstock, GA
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large pre-wedding dinner with family and friends. The sheriffs deputy who gave us the friendly warning about cruising too fast on the bridge from Beaufort recommended the shrimp and grits when she found out where we were going. And they were amazing!!! Perfect service for such a large party. Make the trip. Try the shrimp and grits. Don't speed on... More 

Thank GAgardeners
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Sweetgrass is a public restaurant in the private gated community of Dataw Island on the larger island of Saint Helena, SC. We were exploring Dataw with intentions of buying a house when we found Sweetgrass. It's situated on the private marina with beautiful water views. Our soups, salads and entrees were all top-notch and reasonably priced. The fried local shrimp... More 

Thank SoniaAnn
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The Resturant is located on Dataw Island which is a gated community. No problem tell the guard where you are going a you will get a temp pass and directions. The Resturant is located at Dataw Island marina. You can sit on the front porch and have a beautiful sun set dinner. Oh best to make reservations. Wide variety of... More 

Thank rugg1943
Buckhorn, Canada
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Staying in Beaufort so made the short drive to Dataw Island (just stop at gate and they will let you through). Restaurant is located at marina. Small and interesting menu. Husband had Shrimp and rice grits topped with egg - he really enjoyed. I had the Pumpkin Swordfish - don't let the name fool you it's not pumpkin flavoured. Sitting... More 

1 Thank whogie
Manlius, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2017

As a foodie and pretty creative cook, I usually justify going out for special occasions or for the friendships involved, delegating the food to 2nd or 3rd place. I continually repeat afterwards, "I could have made that at home". Well, not so for Sweetgrass! Each appetizer (we shared 4) and entrée stopped friendly chit-chat as talk went to, "What's this",... More 

1 Thank jonathanbrodock
Beaufort, South Carolina
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Sweetgrassis a small full service restaurant on the water at the Dataw marina. A decent menu variety with a full service bar. Quiet location, good food, friendly staff. Nice out of the way dinner spot - about 15 minutes from downtown Beaufort.

Thank Greg C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

What an incredibly amazing place! Absolutely delectable food, prompt friendly service and a very comfortably warm atmosphere! Do NOT pass on the deep fried deviled eggs...they are to die for. Bravo to the chef and staff not to mention our waitress, Danner Kinard Gartlan who was awesome! Will definitely be going back for another great experience!

1 Thank Troy P
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are staying in Dataw. The community is absolutely gorgeous. The people here are great. The restaurant is good. My husband has been working extremely late and didn't want to leave the island. We ordered take out from this establishment. I got the chicken breast with mashed potatoes and my husband got the pork chop. I was... More 

Thank Theresa D
Beaufort, South Carolina
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Everything, starting with their use of high quality local food sources to the innovative recipes and kitchen preparation techniques, combine to create a perfect dinning room experience tended by attentive yet unobtrusive staff. Make the short drive out to the island to enjoy excellence!

1 Thank Stuart L
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Yup, we thought we would say good bye to hurricane Matthew and celebrate with a good meal. We were not disappointed. The shrimp and grits were amazing. The service and atmosphere GREAT! The meatballs were tender and huge. Nice job and thank you.

Thank AuntV

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Marina Dr, Dataw Island, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-3017
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Saint Helena Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-838-2151

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