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SeeWee Restaurant

4808 US 17 N, Awendaw, SC - (843) 928-3609
Posted By John Sauer on 9/27/2007 3:27:00 PM
Since making the "Hit Parade" of quaint Southern restaurants, SeeWee has gotten a big head. Prices have gone up, food is OK, but... All in all, since I live in the South and can prepare everything on their menu equal to or better than SeeWee, and I know the $$'s behind each serving, and I know how to serve it, my patience wears thin.

Their soups are particularly annoying. Thick is not necessarily better, and serving it at too cool a temperature is even worse. That's how it came across during my last visit. Soft-shell crabs are "cool" for the tourists, but to charge $14 for one boiled in lard, served with mac and cheese and collards is a joke! Properly prepared it may be worth that price, but simply to dump a lovely soft-shell crab into the lard, overcooking it to the point that the delicate meat inside is indistinguishable from the shell, is a disgrace.

Would I go again? Yes, to see if they get it. BTW, the fried green tomatoes are spot on. These alone will get me back, and while there I will sample some of the rest and keep updating my opinion on this website. As a local "joint" it works as a stop on anyone's "gotta go there" list; however you may leave disappointed if you know your food. That said, if you are not into food preparation and would like to experience how the locals ate a few generations ago, it's for you. Forget the cost, simply enjoy the "Living Museum" experience.

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One of the joys of southern cafe dining: an all-vegetable plate. Clockwise from left, this one holds fried green tomatoes, sweet potato casserole, mac 'n' cheese, and collard greens.
"One of the joys of southern cafe dining: an all-vegetable plate. Clockwise from left, this one holds fried green tomatoes, sweet potato casserole, mac 'n' cheese, and collard greens."
Michael Stern





As you enter you see the old grocery shelves, still stocked with supplies. If you look very closely in the lower right of the picture, you see a stash of the locally-liked soda, Cheerwine.
"As you enter you see the old grocery shelves, still stocked with supplies. If you look very closely in the lower right of the picture, you see a stash of the locally-liked soda, Cheerwine."
Michael Stern


Frying seafood is a fine art here along the coast of South Carolina.
"Frying seafood is a fine art here along the coast of South Carolina."
Michael Stern


Not shown in photo: the lovely tree-shaded patio out back
"Not shown in photo: the lovely tree-shaded patio out back"
Michael Stern


Chocolate cake with peanut butter icing: this was the last piece, saved for us by the blessed waitress.
"Chocolate cake with peanut butter icing: this was the last piece, saved for us by the blessed waitress."
Michael Stern



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