Known to Locals

Known to Locals

Whilst exploring in South Carolina a few weeks back this reporter came across this small restaurant – good thing cause this reporter was also thirsty and hungry.

On the main drag (a quiet road to the marina) lies T.W. Graham & Co. right in the heart of McClellanville, SC. Appeared very unassuming and it was just that. Perhaps as many as a dozen other folks were there with me enjoying the SC casual atmosphere and cuisine. The cuisine was just as you would expect and apropos for the location…fresh bountiful seafood and all the trimmings.

First part of my order was a very cold beer…nice selection to choose from. The menu was terrific and offered many wonderful options to consider. Grouper fingers, The Palmetto Burger, grilled shrimp, scallops, crab and corn chowder. Also on the special board was soft shells on bed of luscious grits with fresh sliced tomatoes spring mix and of course the “killer” hush pups.

I opted for stuff that would compliment my beer – you know pairing beverage with food….I’m very sophisticated. Grouper fingers, fries and yes hush pups – all fried and all delicious. I know that I should have taken a picture of my dish but it was quick to disappear – trust me, it was a gracious plenty and perfectly prepared.

Regrettably, you’ll have to want to go there as its not on any major trade/shipping routes…situated on the Atlantic coast less than one hour north of Charleston, SC – take highway 17 North to South Pinckey Street and slowly “ease” into town – go slow.

Savor the old south and enjoy this fine little hideaway.

BTW – the toughest part of this report is getting the spelling right! It’s McClellanville NOT the ten other ways I kept tying to spell it! Damn.

If you enjoyed this report you might also enjoy these two other reportages about this quaint town:

T.W. Graham & CO – 810 Pinckey Street, McClellanville, SC 29458 (843) 887-4342

Chris Pipes
  • Clark Waters
    Posted at 15:33h, 24 April Reply

    I’m sorry but you have crossed the line mister!!!
    How can you keep teasing us poor bastards that have to still work and pay into social security so you can enjoy these cool places??
    I realize you are a wisenhimer,shenanigan playing,and down right fun loving man but how about some respect for the working man! Give us a so so report whilst we are struggling every day to reach that ripe age of IDGAF!!

    • PipesTraveler
      Posted at 23:30h, 25 April Reply

      Haha you’re killing me! You guys will be out with us soon enough but as I tell everyone retire sooner than later even if you have to give up a bit of $$$ or make sacrifices – Life’s wayy too short.

  • michael berlant
    Posted at 16:10h, 24 April Reply

    You look like you guys are enjoying yourselves! I’m envious. Mike

    • PipesTraveler
      Posted at 23:27h, 25 April Reply

      Thanks and good to hear from you Mike. Hope you and Sam are doing good. Wishing you both much continued success! Thanks for following along with us.

  • Kathy Martin
    Posted at 17:12h, 24 April Reply

    Yummmmmm! What a great find, thanks for sharing! McClellanville, SC and TW Graham & Co. is now in my “Places to Go Address Book”.

    • PipesTraveler
      Posted at 23:26h, 25 April Reply

      Hi Kathy – It’s out of the way but we really enjoyed milling around there and of course, TW Graham & Co. – We appreciate you following along with us.

  • Susan Ambrose
    Posted at 19:22h, 24 April Reply

    sounds like you had a yummy time in South Carolina. Well done!!!

    • PipesTraveler
      Posted at 23:23h, 25 April Reply

      Hi Susan – Yes – it was a fun trip. thanks for following us. All the best.

  • Trueman Garrison
    Posted at 19:37h, 24 April Reply

    Man that sounds great Chris. A meal is always enhanced by a good beer! I witnessed this during military in Germany. The beer capital of the world.

    • PipesTraveler
      Posted at 23:22h, 25 April Reply

      Yes, agree on that one. Bet you have good memories of your time in Germany! Glad you’re following along with us. Thanks

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