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SeeWee Restaurant

4808 US 17 N, Awendaw, SC - (843) 928-3609
Posted By William Barker on 6/6/2011 4:14:00 PM
I've been to Charleston, SC two years in a row (visiting relatives who moved down there) and for two years in a row I've eaten at See-Wee. The person who hated it... nuts! Listen, folks, take it from a New York foodie who regularly eats out at the finest restaurants as well as the best local "joints" from coast to coast and around the world: See-Wee is one cool place. See-Wee has "atmosphere," not ambiance. It's kitschy yet authentic. Noisy and boisterous? Yep. Friendly and inviting? Darn right!

As for the food, two words: fried pickles. Three more words: free hush puppies. My personal favorite special there: Black and Bleu Shrimp! Listen, it's comfort food; fresh, homemade comfort food. There's cold beer on tap - by the pitcher if you're so inclined - and either indoor or outdoor seating.

Waiters and waitresses are friendly. If you're from NY or MA or CA or any "wealthy" part of the country you'll find the prices more than fair. Hey, what else do you want? It's South Carolina. It's REAL South Carolina. And it's darned good!

And let me let you in on a bit of a little "secret." Google "barn jam awendaw green" and see what happens right across the street from See-Wee each Wednesday night. Folks, I'm telling ya, dining at the See-Wee and then attending the (contributions gladly accepted) Wednesday night barn jam... ya can't get more "country" than that!

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Fried Pickles
she crab soup
Grilled shrimp
See Wee Platter
Fried Oyster Appetizer
Bourbon Pecan Pie
fish stew
Red Velvet Cake
layer cake
Coke in a Glass Bottle
fried clams
Fried Shrimp
coconut cake
sweet potato casserole
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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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