Sgt. White’s Diner

**** THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED ****

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.

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Pulled Pork

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Ribs

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Smothered Cabbage

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Collard Greens

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Mashed Potatoes with Gravy

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Jane & Michael Stern
Jane & Michael Stern

January 23rd, 2015

Thirty years ago we visited Beaufort and had dinner at Mom’s, a cafeteria style BBQ and ribs restaurant. We returned this year and Mom’s was gone. But, we found Sgt. White’s, with fabulous pulled pork BBQ and delicious home cooking sides. The cornbread alone is the best I have ever had: sweet, cornmeal-y with a crispy bottom. You can see it being made behind the cafeteria-style serving area, with a cooking fire going in the fireplace.

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