Sgt. White’s Diner

Bar-b-q | Diner | Meat-and-Three | Soul Food
Worth driving from anywhere!


Upon entering this little diner you are faced with the steam table from which the server puts together your plate. While it is possible to order off a menu – and the fried chicken and shrimp therefrom are exemplary – we cannot resist the array of barbecue and side dishes in the trays. You get either pulled pork, which is a medley of velvet-soft shreds from inside and crunchy strips from the outside of the roast bathed in the Sergeant’s brilliant tangy-sweet sauce, or ribs, which are crusty and luscious, also caked with the good sauce. Each side dish is a soulful rendition of a southern classic: smothered cabbage richer than ham itself, broccoli gobbed with cheese, brilliantly seasoned red rice, a vivid mix of collard and turnip greens, REAL mashed potatoes, candied yams, etc., etc. A normal meal is one meat and two sides, served with a block of cornbread on top. Even that cornbread is extraordinary: rugged-textured and sweet as cake.

Sergeant White, by the way, is a U.S. Marine, a former D.I., who offers business-size cards at the counter to remind guests of the Marine code of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.

What to Eat
Sgt. White’s Diner, Pulled Pork
Pulled Pork
One of the best plates of barbecue anywhere in South Carolina, ergo one of the best in the universe. The pulled pork in the foreground is accompanied by unspeakably savory butter beans on the left, a block of freshly-baked cornbread in the middle, and a heap of porky collard greens at the back.
Sgt. White’s Diner, Ribs
Ribs require chewing, but reward it with tides of flavor.
Smothered Cabbage
Sgt. White’s Diner, Collard Greens
Collard Greens
Firm, flavorful, luxurious collard greens
Sgt. White’s Diner, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Spud heaven! For all who seek real mashed potatoes topped with from-scratch gravy, here is a Holy Grail.
Sgt. White’s Diner, Corn
Corn was one of a dozen dishes on the table when we visited.
Directions and Hours
open now
Monday11 am - 3 pm
Tuesday11 am - 3 pm
Wednesday11 am - 3 pm
Thursday11 am - 3 pm
Friday11 am - 3 pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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