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Aunt Sue’s Country Corner - Pickens
107A Country Creek Dr. - 864 878-4366
www.auntsues.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aunt-Sues-Country-Corner/116435758381791

 

Bantam Chef Collin’s- Chester
190 South Pinckney Street - 803 377-1166
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bantam-Chef-Collins/116071021755792

 

Beacon Drive-In - Spartanburg
255 John B White Blvd. – 864 585-9387
www.beacondrivein.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Beacon-Drive-in/48531570237

 

Belmont Inn - Abbeville
104 E Pickens St. - 864 459-9625
http://www.belmontinn.net/

 

Bertha’s Kitchen – Charleston
2332 Meeting Street Rd. - 843 554-6519
Sip some okra soup.

 

Bessinger’s BBQ – Charleston
1602 Savannah Highway – 843 556-1354
www.bessingersbbq.com
http://www.facebook.com/bessingersbbq
Terrific Pork BBQ from SC’s first family of swine. Order off the menu or buffet. Established in 1946, Bessinger’s is the “Home of the Original Big Joe” sandwich. Side orders include Carolina Cole Slaw, Fish Stew, Black Eyed Peas, and Baked Beans.  SC style Hash over Rice is also offered.  Desserts are highlighted by Pecan Pie, Key Lime Pie, and a daily special. Daily buffet specials include Clam Strips, Deviled Crab, Catfish, Shrimp and Grits, Roast Beef, and Country Sausage, down-home veggies, hash & rice, and red or purlieu rice (the latter is a SC staple).  The BBQ pork is outstanding which comes as no surprise, since the Bessinger name is synonymous with great South Carolina BBQ. Recommended!

 

Big D's BBQ Barn - Myrtle Beach [Photo]
350 George Bishop Parkway - 843 236-4666
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Ds-BBQ-Barn-of-Waccamaw/92766665489
Pork BBQ and good ole' home cookin' just across the intercoastal waterway from the Grand Strand, located adjacent to the popular Waccamaw Outlet Shops.  BBQ sandwiches are above average (add slaw for just a few pennies more).  Good all you can eat lunch buffet, although the price ($10) is slightly higher than most restaurants of its kind and include tangy BBQ Chicken breasts, a fine sweet potato casserole, and, for those daring diners, homemade pork rinds. One of the very few good BBQ joints in the Myrtle Beach area.

 

Big E's Seafood and BBQ – Longs
1250 Highway 9 East - 843 399-3999
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Es-Seafood-Barbeque/110615552304025

 

Big T's BBQ - Gadsden & Columbia
2520 Congaree Road 29052, Gadsden - 803 353-0488
7535 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia - 803 776-7132
http://bigtbbq.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Ts-BBQ/238454016551#!/pages/Big-Ts-BBQ/238454016551?sk=wall

 

Bobby’s Bar B Q - Warrenville
1897 Jefferson Davis Hwy - 803-593-5900
www.bobbysbbq.com

 

Bowen's Island Seafood – Charleston
1870 Bowen’s Island Road – 843 795-2757
http://www.bowensislandrestaurant.com/
Opened in 1946 by Jimmy Bowen and his wife, May. Rustic atmosphere is the perfect setting for their delicious Roasted Oysters. If oysters aren’t your bag, dig into the Shrimp and Grits or one of the other great seafood dishes. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 5 pm – 10 pm.

 

A&M Brown’s BBQ – Moncks Corner
439 Highway 52 North - 843 761-5440
http://aandmbrownsbbq.com/default.aspx

 

Bryan's Pink Pig - Levy
Highway 170 A - 843 784-3635
http://www.the-pink-pig.com/
Open Tuesday through Saturday.

 

Cain's BBQ - Florence
1502 Pamplico Highway - 843 662-8991
Buffet costs $10.45 ‘til 5pm included tax & drink; $12.65 after 5pm.  Features BBQ and Chicken Bog, a local favorite.

 

Cannon’s BBQ - Little Mountain
1903 Nursery Rd - 803 945-1080
Open Thursday – Saturday 11am-8pm

 

Circle M BBQ - Liberty
345 Martin Sausage Road - 864 375-9133
Open Thursday – Saturday 4:30pm-8:30pm

 

Creekside Bar Be Que - Anderson
1115 Salem Church Rd - 864 260-9093
www.creeksidebbq.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Creekside-Bar-be-que/132085006854286

 

The Cripple Crab – Hardeeville
22733 Whyte Hardee Blvd. - 843 784-2708
http://www.thecripplecrab.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cripple-Crab/157890337569958

 

D & H BBQ - Manning
412 South Mill - 803 433-2189
Hours: 11am-8pm Tuesday to Saturday; Sunday from 11am-2pm and closed Monday

 

Duke's BBQ - Walterboro
949 Robertson Boulevard - 843 549-1446
Open ‘til 9pm everyday

 

Earl Duke's BBQ - Orangeburg
789 Chestnut St – 803 534-9418
Thursday – Saturday 11am-8pm

 

Evan's Pelican Inn - Pawley's Island
506 Myrtle Avenue, 29585 - 843 237-2298
This is actually a Bed and Breakfast, not a restaurant open to the public.  However, they are worthy of strong mention due to the great meals served here. Terrific Low Country setting – rope hammocks and scenic marsh wildlife just steps from the quiet beach of Pawley’s.   Breakfast at the Pelican Inn is particularly noteworthy, with biscuits that are hard to beat.

 

Frank's & Frank’s Outback - Pawley's Island
10434 Ocean Highway - 843 237-1777 or 843 237-3030
http://www.franksandoutback.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=13&Itemid=26
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Franks-and-Franks-Outback/115034216070
Although this place doesn’t appear fancy from the exterior, it is one of the highest rated restaurants in the South … certainly in South Carolina.  Frank’s often appears in Southern Living’s listing of best small town eateries and is one of our favorites for an anniversary celebration dinner.  Open for Dinner only and reservations are highly recommended at any time of year. The food is top notch, often featuring fresh local seafood and Southern specialties.  In the Summer you can sit outside under the live oaks in Frank’s Outback Patio.

 

Freeman’s Bar B Q - Beech Island
1060 Sand Bar Ferry Rd. - 803 827-1623
Thursday – Saturday 11am-6:30pm

 

The Front Porch - Richburg
3072 Lancaster Highway - 803 789-5029
11am-9pm everyday

 

Garden Alley Buffet - Mullins
313 S. Main Street - 843 464-4779
Open 11am-8:30pm weekdays, 11am-2pm on Saturday and Sundays from 11am-5pm. Buffet style country cooking in a town famous for its tobacco market. Lunch features all the familiar comfort foods: beans, rice and gravy, field peas, mashed potatoes, meat loaf, yams, pork chops, cabbage, baked chicken, etc.  The buffet also features a small salad bar and a variety of delicious pies and cakes and costs just $8.00 per person.

 

Goodland Bar Be Que - Springfield
648 Springfield Rd. - 803 258-3511
http://springfieldsc.us/Goodland_Barbeque.htm
Open Thursday –Sunday.

 

Gore's Bar-B-Que Country Kitchen - Aynor
818 N Main St - 843 358-1150
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gores-BBQ-Country-Kitchen/122717757785457
This tiny BBQ joint about a ½ hour from the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach should not be overlooked. The menu features pork BBQ, fried catfish, and some tasty cornmeal hot cakes.  Gore’s also does a good bit of catering, often serving up his famous deep fried turkeys.  Sop by and say “Howdy” … and don’t leave without an extra supply of the tangy BBQ sauce.  Mr. Gore will tell you that it cuts right through the meat before you can put it in your mouth!

 

Gullah Cuisine - Mt Pleasant
1717 Highway 17 North - 843 881-9076
Serving a lunch buffet for $8.25 (not including drink) from 11am-3pm Monday through Saturday and then a dinner menu until 9:30pm.  On Sunday you can order Brunch from 11am-4pm for just $15. 

 

Gullah Grub - St Helena Island
877 Sea Island Parkway - 843 838-3841
http://www.gullahgrubs.com/Home.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gullah-Grub/117455008273171
Authentic Gullah and Low Country cooking.  Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for lunch and dinner and again on Sunday for Brunch.  Call to schedule a traditional Gullah cooking demonstration followed by a food tasting. 

 

Harold's Country Club - Yemassee
97 U.S. Highway 17A & 21 - 843 589-4360
http://www.haroldscountryclub.com/
Check the website for hours and menu

 

Hickory Hills BBQ – Clinton
257 Torrington Rd – 843 833-2690
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hickory-Hills-BBQ/156465347716553

 

High Cotton - Charleston
199 East Bay Street - 843 723-3424
www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com;
http://www.facebook.com/HighCottonCharleston
More good eats from our friends at Maverick Southern Kitchens.

 

Jackie Hite's Barbecue – Batesburg-Leesville
460 East Railroad Avenue - 803 532-3354

 

Hog Heaven - Pawleys Island
7147 Ocean Highway - 843 237-7444
http://hogheaveninc.com/
Open every day at 11:30am. Very good South Carolina BBQ with a nice kick to the sauce. Outstanding lunch buffet featuring everything from BBQ to Fried Chicken to Chicken Bog. Tasty Southern style veggies. Save room for the Cobbler for dessert. Good stuff!

 

Hominy Grill - Charleston
207 Rutledge Avenue - 843 937-0930
www.hominygrill.com
http://www.facebook.com/HominyGrill
This former barber shop location has become a hot spot for Southern Cuisine in Historic Charleston.  This is down home grub with a New South twist.  Constantly changing menu often features a Friday Night Fish Fry, Shrimp Creole, Soft Shell Crab, Country Style Pork Ribs, Brunswick Stew, and Fried Green Tomatoes.  The night we visited recently was highlighted by a delicious Fried Chicken with Spiced Peach Gravy, meaty Crab Cakes, soulful Collard Greens, authentic SC Hoppin' John, Baked Cheese Grits, and an outstanding Sweet Tea. Often featured in many well-known publications including the Atlanta Journal Constitution, New York Times, Charleston Post and Courier, and Travel and Leisure.   Hominy Grill is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Monday - Friday; Brunch is also offered on Saturday and Sunday; don't forget to pick up one of their very attractive Hominy Grill t-shirts on the way out!

 

Hot Fish Club - Murrell's Inlet
4911 Business 17 - 843 357-9175
www.hotfishclub.com
http://www.facebook.com/HotFishClub#!/HotFishClub?sk=wall

 

Hudson’s Smokehouse - Lexington
4952 Sunset Blvd. - 803 356-1070
www.hudsonssmokehouse.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hudsons-Smokehouse/144849306483#!/pages/Hudsons-Smokehouse/144849306483?sk=wall

 

Inlet Crab House & Raw Bar - Murrells Inlet
3572 Business Hwy 17 - 843 651-8452
http://www.inletcrabhouseandrawbar.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Inlet-Crab-House-and-Raw-Bar/271463448908#!/pages/Inlet-Crab-House-and-Raw-Bar/271463448908?sk=wall
A local’s favorite, Inlet Crab House is one of only a handful of area restaurants actually serving local catch.  Try their award winning She Crab Soup.  Off the wall appetizer is the Crab Pizza Dip.  Good Po-Boys and above average sweet tea.

 

JB's Smokeshack - Johns Island
3406 Maybank Hwy. - 843 557-0426
http://www.jbssmokeshack.com/
30-item buffet highlighted by slow smoked pork and chicken cooked over apple wood.  Open Wednesday - Saturday 11 am - 8:30 pm.

 

Jack’s Cosmic Dogs – Mt. Pleasant
2805 Highway 17 North @ Highway 41 - 843 884-7677
http://www.jackscosmicdogs.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jacks-Cosmic-Dogs/273646724712#!/pages/Jacks-Cosmic-Dogs/273646724712?sk=wall
Open 7 days a week: “cruise over to Jack’s and travel back to your future.” Hot Dogs, as you may have guessed, are the specialty here with choices including names like the Earth Dog, Astro Dog, Krypto Kraut, Omega Dog, and Galaxy Dog. An unusual offering is the one and only Cosmic Dog, served up with Blue Cheese Slaw & Sweet Potato Mustard…yummy! Jack’s uses nothing but Boar’s Head premium all-beef hot dogs.  Compliment your dog with Old Dominion Draft Root Beer, Zapp’s Potato Chips (the best!), and Eskimo Pie brand Ice Cream.  Don’t like dogs?  Then try the BBQ, Meatloaf, and Buffalo Chicken strips.  Please check this unique joint out!!!

 

Jestine's Kitchen - Charleston
251 Meeting Street - 843 722-7224
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jestines-Kitchen/111550488884913
Named for Jestine Matthews, who died in 1997 at the age of 112! Truly a restaurant serving southern food with lots of soul.  Food includes crab & corn soup, fried green tomatoes, pecan fried whiting, crispy fried okra, black-eyed peas, macaroni and cheese and Coca Cola cake.  An unusual meat loaf sandwich is also offered.  Daily lunch specials are fantastic: BBQ Chicken, Gumbo, Shrimp and Grits, etc.  Closed on Monday.

 

Jim 'n Nicks - Charleston
288 King Street - 843 577-0406
http://jimnnicks.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-N-Nicks-Bar-B-Q-Charleston/207750208161
Pork, chicken and brisket,cheese biscuits, creamed spinach, and mac n cheese.  They even offer a BBQ stuffed potato.  Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.  Take a break from high-brow shopping with a down home feed at Jim 'n Nicks.  Almost 30 new franchised locations, but you’ve got to eat at this original.

 

John D. Hite & Son – Dixieana (West Columbia)
240 Dreher Road - 803 794-4120
Take out only.  Open Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 8am-7pm.  $7 plates and $3.50 sandwiches or you can purchase by the pound.

 

JoMars Family Restaurant - Lancaster
278 Hwy. 9 Bypass East - 803 286-6482
http://www.jomarsfamilyrestaurant.com/

 

Juanita Greenberg's Nacho Royale - Charleston
439 King Street - 843 723-6224
http://www.juanitagreenbergs.com/
https://www.facebook.com/juanitagreenbergs#!/juanitagreenbergs?sk=wall
Fresh, affordable Mexican food in a rather eclectic environment.  A popular with college kids at the College of Charleston.  Choose from Bean, Chicken, Steak, or Sausage.  Quesadillas are also featured on the limited menu.  Wash it all down with a locally brewed Palmetto Amber Ale. Open for Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week.

 

Kingsman Restaurant – Cayce
936 Axtell Dr. - 803 796-8622
Grab a pimento cheese burger

 

Lee's Inlet Kitchen - Murrells Inlet
4460 Business Hwy 17 - 843 651-2881
www.leesinletkitchen.com
This great little family restaurant has been operating since 1948.  Opened by Eford and Pearl Lee, Lee's Inlet Kitchen is still run by the Lee family.  Start with homemade she crab soup or oyster stew.  We strongly recommend the "Grilled Choice Platter." Ours came with a meaty crabcake, plump scallops, and fantail shrimp ... all were delicious.  Service is prompt and the atmosphere homey.  Fresh seafood entrees range from $19-37. Call for seasonal hours

 

Little Pig's Barbecue of Anderson - Anderson
1401 N. Main Street - 864 226-7388

 

Lone Star Barbecue and Mercantile – Santee
2212 State Park Rd - 803 854-2000
Open for lunch and dinner, Thursday through Sunday.

 

Luvan's Old South Fish Camp - Conway

3951 US Hwy 701 - 843 397-5454

 

McCabe’s Bar B Q - Manning
480 North Brooks St. - 803 435-2833

 

Magnolia's - Charleston
185 E Bay St - 843 577-7771
http://www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com/magnolias.asp?catID=20433
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Magnolias/175452662496454?sk=wall#!/pages/Magnolias/175452662496454?sk=wall
This is an upscale restaurant but worthy of mention because of the unique approach to Southern cuisine.  "Uptown - Down South" is the slogan here.  Their choices include Grits Cakes with Tasso gravy, Blackened Green Tomatoes, and an excellent Veal Meatloaf with Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom gravy and Tobacco Onions.   There’s even a "Down Home Egg Roll" incorporating collard greens and peach chutney.  Most dinner entrees are in the $20 range – and worth it! Highly recommended.

 

Martha Lou's Kitchen - Charleston
1068 Morrison Drive - 843 577-9583
Outstanding Southern fare prepared fresh daily.  The Fried Pork Chops here are nearly legendary.  Open Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.

 

Maurice's Piggy Park - Columbia

1600 Charleston Highway - 803 791-5887
www.mauricesbbq.com
http://www.facebook.com/MauricesPiggiePark#!/MauricesPiggiePark?sk=wall
One of the South’s true BBQ Meccas, People Magazine once rated Maurice’s “the best all-in-one BBQ restaurant in the US.  They use an extremely lean BBQ topped with their own delicious mustard based sauce (Carolina Gold!). Highly recommended.  Good sweet tea to boot! Maurice’s BBQ is available via mail order (The Flying Pig Express) by calling 1 800-Maurice or online.

 

McClellanville Diner - McClellanville
9905 North Highway 17 - 843 887-4499
https://www.facebook.com/pages/McClellanville-Diner/174935524901#!/pages/McClellanville-Diner/174935524901?sk=wall&filter=2

 

Melvin's Bar B Que – Charleston
925 Houston Northcutt Blvd - 843-881-0549
www.melvinsbbq.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Melvins-BBQ-Ribs/117417248277521
Second location: 719 Folly Road – 843 795-6794
Hand-pulled BBQ pork, Carolina hash, hand-dipped onion rings

 

Midway BBQ - Buffalo
811 Main Street - 864 427-4047
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Midway-BBQ/281001501542
Beef hash and chicken stew shine here.

 

Mill Pond Restaurant - Rembert
84 Boykin Mill Road - 803 425-8825
http://www.themillpondsteakhouse.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Millpond-Steakhouse/148519177498#!/pages/Millpond-Steakhouse/148519177498?sk=wall

 

Miller's Bread Basket - Blackville
483 Main Street - 803 284-3117
http://www.facebook.com/people/Millers-Bread-Basket-Millers/100002406287168?_fb_noscript=1#!/people/Millers-Bread-Basket-Millers/100002406287168?sk=wall

 

Moe's Chick’n - Bennettsville
216 Broad Street - 843 479-7868
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Moes-Chickn/111556175550629
Highly recommended fried chicken joint.  Nothing fancy, just good eats. Take that, Colonel Sanders!

 

Mr. Friendly's New Southern Cafe - Columbia
2001-A Greene Street - 803 254-7828
http://www.mrfriendlys.com/
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000253323008#!/profile.php?id=100000253323008&sk=wall
In business since 1995, they refer to themselves as an "American bistro with Southern flair." Dinner menu is highlighted by Pecan Crab Cakes, Pork Tenderloin with Blackberry Ketchup, and Grits with Blackened Shrimp or Fried Oysters.

 

Nibel's Restaurant - Surfside Beach [Photo 1 | Photo 2]
3301 N. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach - 843 238-5080
Formerly located on Surfside Pier.

 

O'Haras Restaurant - Mullins
123 East Wine Street - 843 464-7287
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oharas-Restaurant/116951688324691
Buffet lunch Monday - Friday. Prime rib and shrimp buffet Friday - Saturday nights. Excellent Southern home-style food with the best home cooked dessert bar you will ever walk up to.

 

Old McDonald’s Fish Camp - North Augusta
355 Currytown Rd. - 803 279-3305
http://www.oldmcdonaldfishcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Old-Mcdonalds-Fish-Camp/125125564201155

 

Old Post Office - Edisto Island
1442 SC Highway 174 - 843 869-2339
http://www.theoldpostofficerestaurant.com/
Dinner served Tuesday through Saturday.  Housed in the island's former post office with great views of Low country creeks and marshes.  Relaxed atmosphere with gourmet cuisine.

 

Pappy's - Hanahan

5804 Carolyn Street - 843 554-7447
Popular meat-and-three diner. Open 24/7.

 

Pavilion Restaurant & Coots Lounge - Edisto Island
102 Palmetto Boulevard - 843 869-4474
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Edisto-Pavilion/113374418687872?sk=wall#!/pages/Edisto-Pavilion/113374418687872?sk=wall
Lunch and dinner, 7-days a week.

 

Pawley’s Island Tavern - Pawley's Island
10635 Ocean Highway - 843 237-8465
http://pawleysislandtavern.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pawleysislandtavern#!/pawleysislandtavern?sk=wall
Formerly known as the Island Country Store, located near the world famous Pawley’s Island Hammock Shops. Rustic island setting with no frills but the ladies in the kitchen know a thing or two about soulful cuisine.  Go for the daily lunch special, which typically features a meat, 2-3 vegetables, bread and dessert at a great price.

 

Pepper's Porch – Bluffton
1255 May River Road - 843 757-2295
http://www.peppersporch.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Peppers-Porch/292501906086
Rustic barnlike setting. We liked the fried oysters appetizer, cornbread, shrimp and grits, low-country boil, and homemade desserts. Try the unusual sampler tray they call "Just can't choose platter." It includes deviled eggs, broiled scallops wrapped in bacon, fired green tomatoes, and fried pickles.

 

Poogan’s Porch – Charleston
72 Queen St. - 843 577-2337
www.poogansporch.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Poogans-Porch/187385182638

 

Po Pigs Bo-B-Q - Edisto Island
2410 Highway 174 - 843 869-9003
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Po-Pigs-Bo-B-Q/185861465089#!/pages/Po-Pigs-Bo-B-Q/185861465089?sk=wall
Open Thursday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.

 

Radd Dew’s BBQ – Conway
3430 Highway 701 South - 843 397-3453
http://www.radddewsbbq.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Radd-Dews-Bar-B-Que/105484017062

 

Russell's - Murrell's Inlet

4700 Business Hwy. 17 - 843 651-0553
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Russells-Seafood-Grill-and-Raw-Bar/193613450678338
Fresh local seafood in South Carolina’s seafood capital,  Residents seem to prefer Russell’s to some of the other, more touristy eateries on the inlet.  That alone speaks volumes.

 

Sara J's - Garden City
314 Atlantic Avenue - 843 651-1657
http://www.sarajs.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sara-Js-Seafood-Restaurant/111561292218200

 

Scott’s BBQ – Hemmingway, SC
http://thescottsbbq.com/

 

Sea Biscuit Café – Isle of Palms
21 J.C. Long Boulevard – 843 886-4079
http://www.seabiscuitcafeiop.com/
Most famous for their hearty breakfasts and homemade corned beef hash.

 

Sea Captain's House - Myrtle Beach [Photo 1 | Photo 2]
3002 North Ocean Boulevard - 843 448-8082
http://www.seacaptains.com/
http://www.facebook.com/SeaCaptainsHouse
Consistently voted one of the best seafood eateries in the South by the readers of Southern Living.  It is not cheap here, and you can expect to wait in the summertime.

 

Sea Shack - Hilton Head
6 B Executive Park Road - 843 785-2464
http://www.seashackhhi.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sea-Shack/111509088889069
Good, fresh seafood.

 

Seewee Restaurant – Awendaw
4808 Highway 17 North – 843 928-3609
http://www.facebook.com/pages/SeeWee-Restaurant/189788788352
Open for Lunch and Dinner, 7 days. According to the menu, the name Seewee came from an Indian tribe in the Awendaw area. The Seewee was built as a General Store in the early 1920’s. Seafood and home cooking are the focus. Start your meal with a Crab Salad or a bowl of She Crab Soup, a South Carolina treasure. Specials include Roast Pork Loin, Chicken Breast (Fried or Grilled), Pork Chops and Country Fried Steak. The reasonably priced specials come with your choice of three sides, highlighted by Butter Beans, Fried Green Tomatoes (hard to find in SC!), Fried Okra, Steamed Squash, Collard Greens, and Sweet Potato Casserole. Desserts are made fresh daily. Major credit cards are accepted; recommended!

 

Sgt. White's Diner - Beaufort
1908 Boundary Street - 843 522-2029
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sgt-Whites-Diner/145450978837481

 

Shealy's BBQ House - Leesville
340 East Columbia Avenue - 803 532-8135
http://www.shealysbbq.com/page.php?pageid=1&
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shealys-BBQ/128796383833983

 

Shrimp Shack - St. Helena Island
1925 Sea Island Parkway - 803 838-2962
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Shrimp-Shack/112103828813264#!/pages/The-Shrimp-Shack/112103828813264?sk=wall
The owners have been professional shrimpers since 1945 and their boats continue to supply the Shack with some of the best shrimp along the SC coast.  Rustic setting only adds to the experience.

 

Shuler's B-B-Que - Latta 
419 Highway 38 West - 843 752-4700
http://www.facebook.com/shulersbbq
Excellent, all-around pork and chicken BBQ. Thursday - Saturday, Opens at 4:30.

 

Skin Thrasher’s Hot Dogs – Anderson
203 Hudgens St. – 864 225-9229
http://www.skinshotdogs.com/
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 6:30 pm.  Check the website for all of their newest locations.

 

SNOB (Slightly North of Broad) – Charleston
192 East Bay Street; 843 723-3424
www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com;
http://www.facebook.com/SlightlyNorthofBroad#!/SlightlyNorthofBroad?sk=wall
High-end Southern Cuisine done right in SC's most charming city.

 

Soby's New South Cuisine – Greenville
207 South Main – 864 232-7007
www.sobys.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sobys-New-South-Cuisine/190312780780#!/pages/Sobys-New-South-Cuisine/190312780780?sk=wall
Great downtown hangout.  Check them out!

 

Somebody’s House – Hodges
5200 Emerson Street – 864 374-7434
Open only on Sunday, for $12.95 buffet lunch, from 11am-2:30pm.

 

Summerton Diner - Summerton
32 Church Street - 803 485-6835
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Summerton-Diner/105545956178931

 

Sunset Grille - Hilton Head Island
43 Jenkins Island Rd. - 843 689-6744
http://www.facebook.com/SunsetGrilleHHI

 

Sweetery, The – Anderson
1814 East Greenville Street – 800 752-1188
http://thesweetery.com
One of our favorite bakeries also serves lunch.  Simple but tasty sandwiches from $6.95 to hot deli sandwiches and salads.

 

Thomas Café – Georgetown

703 Front Street – 843 546-7776
http://www.thomascafe.net/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thomas-Cafe/144791405589606
Down-home diner atmosphere along the dock of a quaint port town.  A local’s favorite.  This part of the country once was a thriving plantation area with rice and indigo as the primary crops.  Look for the traditional rice pilau dishes that is often offered at Thomas’.  One such recipe is listed below

 

CHICKEN AND SMOKED SAUSAGE PILAU

1chicken
1 lb smoked sausage
½ cup diced onion
½ cup diced celery
½ cup diced green pepper
2 cups raw rice
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste

Cut up one whole chicken and parboil until the mean pulls away from the bones. 

Discard bones, strain broth and set aside to cool. 

In a large pot, saute the sausage, onion, celery, and green pepper in a small amount of oil. 

Add the rice, thyme, red pepper, salt and pepper and

 saute 10 minutes or until rice is brown. 

Add pulled chicken meat and two cups of broth. 

Let simmer on low for 45 minutes.

 

Tomato Shed Cafe & Stono Market- Johns Island
842 Main Road - 843 559-9999
http://www.stonofarmmarket.com/index.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stono-Market-Tomato-Shed-Cafe/113972248634791
Highly regarded roadside cafe, bakery and produce market serving up soul food featureing Tomato Pie, Squash Casserole, Collards, Mac and Cheese, and a lot more.  The cafe operates it's own shrimp trawler, so don't overlook seafood specialties like their famous crab cakes and shrimp salad.  Homemade pies for dessert --- don't miss them. Open Monday - Saturday from 11:30am to 3pm.

 

Turner Family Restaurant – Chesnee
221 Alabama Ave. – 864 461-8815
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Turners-Family-Restaurant/120668907950140
Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Monday – Saturday; Lunch only on Sunday.

 

Wade’s Family Restaurant – Spartanburg
1000 N Pine St - 864 582-2800
www.eatatwades.com.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wades-Family-Restaurant/52860918519

 

Websters Manor – Mullins
115 East James Street – 843 464-9632
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Webster-Manor/122626197365
Buffet lunch Monday through Friday.  Excellent southern home-style food.

 

Wreck, The – Mt. Pleasant
106 Haddrell Street – 843 884-0052
http://www.wreckrc.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wreck-of-The-Richard-and-Charlene/113807911984345
Lots of atmosphere at this hard to find dive (pardon the pun) with a screened porch, plastic patio chairs, etc.  Boiled peanuts are served as a starter.  Try the Fried Seafood Platter.  Cash and checks only - no credit cards!

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