Old Edgefield Grille

New American
One of the best

In a 1909 Victorian home in the historic town of Edgefield (“Home of 10 Governors”), the Old Edgefield Grille is a felicitous harmony of old South and new American cuisine. It’s a gracious setting with well-accoutered dining rooms lit by crystal chandeliers.

For all its politeness, there’s nothing staid about the flavors of the food, which can be thrilling.

Shrimp and grits, for instance, is a flamboyantly spiced kaleidoscope of peppery andouille sausage, black tiger shrimp, onions and tomatoes in Cajun sauce with a crown of crisp-fried onion hay and a bed of rich, rugged-textured yellow grits. It’s a dazzling rendition of the South Carolina signature dish.

The Old Edgefield burger is a hail of flavors, too, including a thick slice of tangy fried green tomato, pimento cheese, bacon and bacon remoulade. The hamburger is itself a prize: a half-pound of juice-oozing ground chuck with a well-charred crust, cooked to your specifications.

If South Carolina were to have an official State Cheese, it would be pimento, which is a featured element of several Old Edgefield Grille dishes. This kitchen’s version is a thick paste with sharp cheddar flavor. It is ideally suited for a powerhouse appetizer in which little balls of it are coated in panko breadcrumbs and deep fried to a point where the rugged coat turns brittle-crisp and the cheese within fairly weeps unctuous dairy richness. An appetizer portion is five such balls, along with a cup of bacon remoulade. That’s a lot of cheese: hors d’oeuvre for at least two.

Dessert: In-season peach cobbler is a beguiling harmony of fruit and pastry; Derby pie is like the gooiest, most chocolaty chocolate chip cookie ever imagined; crème brûlée is svelte, with a fine fragile crust on top and custard that is smooth and creamy and yet not nearly as corpulent as so many over-the-top crème brûlées. It makes me think of health food for Wisconsinites, or for anyone who believes maximum dairy-product consumption is salutary.


What to Eat
Old Edgefield Grille, Shrimp & Grits
Shrimp & Grits
Andouille sausage and Cajun wine/butter sauce make shrimp & grits sparkle.
Old Edgefield Grille, Edgefield Burger
Edgefield Burger
House pimento cheese & bacon burger sits upon fried green tomato and bacon remoulade.
Old Edgefield Grille, Crè­me Brûlée
Crè­me Brûlée
Fragile-crusted crè­me brûlée is svelte and easy to eat.
Old Edgefield Grille, Deep Fried Pimento Cheese
Deep Fried Pimento Cheese
Big appetizer: 5 mounds of deep-fried pimento cheese.
Old Edgefield Grille, Seafood Chicken Bog
Seafood Chicken Bog
SC coast classic seafood chicken bog glows in buttery Cajun sauce.
Old Edgefield Grille, Wedge Salad
Wedge Salad
Crisp iceberg lettuce is ready to be chopped and mixed with bacon, blue cheese, and tomatoes.
Old Edgefield Grille, Fried Shrimp
Fried Shrimp
Big, buff shrimp in a crisp coat
Old Edgefield Grille, Derby Pie
Derby Pie
If you like chocolate chip cookies, you will love Derby Pie.
Old Edgefield Grille, Peach Cobbler
Peach Cobbler
Peach cobbler is a beautiful duet of fruit and pastry.
Old Edgefield Grille, Wedge Salad with Crawfish
Wedge Salad with Crawfish
Fried crawfish add extra crunch to a fine wedge salad.
Old Edgefield Grille, Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie
Sweet/tart Key lime pie is a creamy denouement.
Old Edgefield Grille, French Fries
French Fries
Clean-oil fries are burgers' best friends.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Tuesday11am - 2pm
Wednesday5pm - 9pm
Thursday5pm - 9pm
Friday5pm - 9pm
Saturday5pm - 9pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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