April 2012 – Breakfast Joints Where Everyone Knows Your Name
Driving North or South along the US East Coast?
Nothing prepares you for a long day on the road better than a scrumptious hearty breakfast. You do not have to grab a cookie cutter chain egg when you have the option of eating in a local breakfast joint – you just have to know where to find them. Not only is the food fab, but when traveling, it is ever so nice to absorb the spirit of the neighborhood when you can immerse yourself in their morning gossip.
The first 2 joints below are so close, only 7.5 miles apart, but we couldn’t decide which to include, so we’re letting you make the hard choice…
|SC – Catfish and Eggs|
Exit 57: Olde House Cafe – This little diner, with its rockers on the porch, has been open for 23 years – with the same cooks all that time. They’re open for breakfast, with country or smoked sausages, omelets and waffles, and this being low country – shrimps, catfish and seafood too.
They’ve been dishing out lunch or dinner buffets ($8.50 or $10.50 with seafood on F&S nights), which might have fried chicken, mac and cheese, BBQ & hash, chicken or pork perlo (cut up over rice), catfish stew, country fried steak, pork strips, fried squash, greens, etc. Besides the buffet, the locals love the smothered chicken breast (mushrooms, onions, peppers, cheese), the house salad (ham, tomatoes, eggs, almonds, hot bacon, honey-mustard dressing), fried green tomatoes and the sweet potato fries. Wash it all down with an old-fashioned milk shake. Hours: M-Sat 6:30-9, Sun 6:30-3. 1274 Bells Hwy (Rte. 64), Walterboro. Tel: 843-538-2614.