Summerville Travel Guide

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Summerville Things to Do

  • downtown

    downtown summerville is located on US 17 about a mile south of I-26. summerville's charming historic district has scores of victorian homes and buildings. downtown summerville also has an excellent collection of restaurants and shops. summerville is a very nice day trip when visiting charleston and the ashley river plantations. downtown summerville...

  • st. paul's episcopal church

    st. paul's is a beautiful wooden church located on w. carolina street just south of downtown. in the spring the churchyard has a beautiful display of azaleas and dogwoods.

  • old town hall

    the summerville old town hall is located on west carolina street just south of downtown. this interesting antebellum building has a beautiful display of azaleas in the spring. not open to the public.


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Summerville Restaurants

  • Bake Shop and Restaurant

    We used to have a Perkins in Leonardtown and one in Wildwoode, but they have both closed down. I have not eaten in this one in Summerville, but I was surprised to learn that just because our Perkins closed that didn't mean that the chain as a whole had closed.Most Perkins have a display case of baked goods when you come in the door. They have...

  • Under construction

    Our family ate here the first night we were in Summerville. It turned out to be right next to our hotel, but as often as we had been here, we had never eaten in this place. Their specialty, we were told, was hamburgers.

  • Drive-In - ONLY

    I have not eaten at this particular Checkers. Checkers is a drive in restaurant only. There is absolutely no option to eat in the restaurant, although there are usually tables outside. The other way the restaurant is unusual is that they have twin drive in lanes. However if you use the left hand land with a left hand drive car, you have to be very...

  • Steaks and Sandwiches

    Logan's Roadhouse is another franchise/chain restaurant operation. It was founded in 1991 and the home office is located in Nashville, TN. Currently, there are 124 restaurants in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Michigan - Detroit Area, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina,...

  • Buffet or Menu All Day

    Shoney's was started back in 1947 and is now in 318 locations in 21 states - mostly south of the Mason Dixon line, and east of the Mississippi. It was originally a drivein and deli. In 1951, the owner, Mr. Shoenbaum purchased Bob's Big Boy (which I remember from Norfolk in 1960) and called his restaurants Shoney's Big Boy. They featured the double...

  • Barbeque

    One of the places we've gone to eat when we visited our son in Summerville is Sticky FIngers. They open at 11:00 and have a kids menu. They also have what they call a "bulk menu to go"Apparently Sticky Fingers was started by three school friends Todd Eischeid, Jeff Goldstein and Chad Walldorf from Chattanooga, Tennessee. "After Jeff's parents moved...

  • Absolutely the "best" gourmet food!

    This restaurant is just unbelievable. We have been there twice and each time the menu is very creative and the food is presented beautifully. It is truly gourmet food.They have choices for lunch that include fish and various meats. Their pasta is wonderful.I don't know where the chef has trained but this is definitely someplace very special.

  • under construction

    After that we had lunch at Ye Old Fashioned Ice Cream and Sandwich Cafe. I had special #4, which was a bowl of soup (I picked chicken noodle), a toasted cheese sandwich, a drink and one scoop of ice cream for $7.14. Bob had a stuffed egg salad sandwich.

  • Very popular locally

    This is my DIL's favorite place. We took the whole family out to dinner there before we left Charleston. We went there again in 2008I had shrimp and grits $14.95 and a Triple Sorbet with fruit, I had shrimp and grits $14.95 and a Triple Sorbet with fruit, Bob had fried oysters $13.95 and our son had Greek Chicken Pasta $14.95 and they both had the...

  • Second Visit

    We ate lunch at Gilligan's out at Monck's Corner last time we were in Charleston. This time when we went, we took my son's family.Under construction

  • Where the Locals Eat

    I have not been to this restaurant. I just took a picture of the sign. The website says "Come to where the local folk eat "Open 24 Hours "Breckfast, Lunch & DinnerServed 24 hrs.a day" I suggested to my son and DIL that we eat here, and they were discouraging about the quality of the food, so we went elsewhere.

  • Americanized Greek

    The continental Corner is a nice little restaurant with reasonably good food and prices to match. It's a bit on the cramped side as far as size goes and the ambience is "busy".The problem with the Continental Corner is that their Greek food isn't very Greek. I've spent enough time there to know. They don't even have tzatziki. Tzatziki is the...

  • Local Greek place with a long history

    The Continental Corner has been serving up great Greek food in Summerville for more than 25 years, and is a true local institution. The owners are the nicest possible people and the food is really tasty. The ambiance is very casual and friendly. On weekend nights a piano player provides background music.

  • The only five star, five diamond...

    The Woodlands is a lovely, small secluded inn, and it is well known for its Dining Room, which is the only five star, five diamond restaurant in the state of South Carolina. (You won't even find one of those in neighboring downtown Charleston, about 24 miles away) It has justly won all kinds of awards for its food and service. The wine list is...

  • Fast Fish

    We went to eat here on Monday night, but Fisherman's Quarters is closed on Monday. (Otherwise it is open for dinner from 3 or 4 until 9 or 10 at night and from noon on Sunday) So we came back later in the week. There was a wait time, but it is pretty short. Inside tables are jammed in together with very little space between them. The tables have...

  • Buffet Pizza

    I saw this sign while we were driving through Summerville. I have not been to this restaurant. Apparently it is a franchise operation, although I could not find out exactly where all the franchises were. Their headquarters is in TX and they have international locations too. They have dine in buffets - Pizza obviously with lots of toppings and...

  • down home BBQ

    Duke's is as down home as you'll find. The tables are picnic tables covered with table cloths, and there's a loaf of bread on every table, but the food is very yummy. Here you'll find a great bbq buffet that includes vegetables and delicious desserts like banana pudding. the banana pudding!!! :-)

  • Fast Food in Summerville

    After we watched our grandson's basketball practice, we went to the first place we could find to eat There are four Burger Kings in Summerville.1 Burger King 13242955 Bacon's Bridge RoadSummerville, SC 29485 USPhone: (843) 875-6614 2. Burger King 5573 1300 North Main StreetSummerville, SC 29483 USPhone: (803) 875-1027 3. Burger King 13164 1117...


Summerville Off The Beaten Path

  • Audubon - Francis Beidler Forest

    Early one fall, we visited the Beidler Forest from our son's place in Summerville. We visited the little information center (my grandson was leery of the snakes) and took a self-guided tour on the 1.75 mile boardwalk which runs through the old growth forest over the black swamp water. It was cool, calm and peaceful in the forest. We saw a few birds...

  • Old Fort Dorchester

    Old Fort Dorchester State Park is only 15 minutes away from Charleston, in Summerville. The fort was founded in 1697, on the banks of the Ashley River, by a church group from MA. The town/fort was destroyed by the British during the Revolutionary War, but parts of the fort, a church steeple, and graveyard are still greatly in tact. Located off...

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Summerville Sports & Outdoors

  • YMCA

    My granddaughter is taking gymnastics classes at the Y. Other sports available there for children are Soccer, T-Ball, Coach's Pitch, and Aquatics. For adults in addition to Aquatics there is Co-ed Soccer, Co-ed Softball, Flag Football, and Business League Softball. They also have fitness classes etc.

  • Smitty's BMX Park

    My grandson used to do BMX racing at Smitty's BMX ParkRegistration: 4pm-5:30pm, Race: 6pm, Fee: $7 Points/$10 Trophy, Practice: Tuesday 6pm-7:30pm, Fee: $4

  • High School football

    The rivalries in the Summerville area are very big. Summerville High School has won the state championships many times over the past decade. Their coach, John McKissick, holds the record for the most career wins for a football coach ever at 500+ wins. (Out of high school, college, AND professional football). Summerville's biggest rivals, Stratford...


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