Gullah-style restaurants are closing at a faster rate than they’re opening, but caterer Sameka Jenkins is trying to even the score with her new Goose Creek restaurant, Carolima’s.
Unique among restaurants offering iconic Lowcountry dishes such as lima beans, red rice, baked turkey wings, chewies and okra soup, Carolima’s is keeping Sunday hours. The restaurant is open for brunch, serving fried fish, salmon croquettes and fried chicken with red velvet waffles, among other items. The morning menu also lists a Throwback Breakfast Sandwich, described as a pork sausage patty, fried egg, ketchup and grape jelly on thick slices of white or wheat bread.
Jenkins, a Mount Pleasant native, started cooking for friends while in college. Four years ago, she launched her catering business. In addition to traditional dishes, Jenkins is serving seafood salad, collard green eggrolls and other event-suitable items at Carolima’s.
Carolima’s is open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. The restaurant is located at 5D South Alliance Drive. For more information, visit carolimas.com or call (843) 553-8500.