Open Monday-Friday

11:30 until 2

Full  Southern Buffet like no other! 

Locally grown products!

Carving Station Everyday!

117 Edwards Avenue

Behind Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home

Darlington, SC

South of Pearl makes it's home in the historical "Boatwright House". Built in 1900, this beautiful home was acquired by J Todd Hardee, Funeral director and County Coroner, in 2015. After a complete remodeling to original standards, Hardee opened a neighborhood restaurant and community venue. He, along with a great staff, provide lunch service Monday through Friday.

"We say The Blessing at 11:30 and we close at 2" Our lunch buffet is produced from as much local fare as possible. We use heirloom receipts and we make our food from scratch. We are available for nightly events and for dinners parties of 30 or more people. 

Daily Buffet

We are open Monday-Friday. We say The Blessing at 11:30 and we close at 2

Every Day

Each day of the week we offer fried chicken, fresh vegetables, a homemade casserole ( Green Bean, Broccoli, or fresh squash) crisp salad bar, and our homemade banana pudding. These items never change. We have them everyday of the week! 

Daily Changes

Certain items do change on our menu daily. These menu changes include Chicken Casserole on Monday, Meat Loaf on Tuesday, BBQ & Ribs on Wednesday, Brisket & Pinto Beans on Thursday, and Fried Flounder of Friday 


We have EXCELLENT Desserts prepared by our own Pastry Chef, Taylor Byrd


Let us prepare for your next event.  We also deliver food for funerals. We specialize in fried chicken, southern fresh vegetables, baked spaghetti, chicken bog, sliced ham, and many other great foods! We offer "In Your Home" catering complete with decorating. We will even use your serving pieces! Our staff of professionals will make you look great! 

Please call for pricing 843-944-0398

Our Venue

We offer a list of references 

Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Dining Room

Dining Room

Front Entrance

Front Porch

Upcoming Events

Prime Rib

Join us for our Grand Prime Rib Buffet 

July 6, 2018

Grand Buffet

July 6, 2018

The Grand Buffet includes Appetizers (in the bar until 7 PM), The Grand Buffet, and spectacular desserts by our own Pastry Chef. The doors open at 5:30. We offer drinks from the bar and music on the front porch. The Grand Buffet begins at 7 PM and we serve it until 8:30 PM. We close at 10 PM.

Sweet Tasting

We welcome Pastry Chef Taylor Byrd to our staff. Please join us for a tasting of her work.


Music Night!

Low Country Boil

Great Food and Great Music!



Testimonial from our client

Went with friends for a fun night out. Todd & his staff were top notch & the food was amazing. We tasted a little bit of everything; BBQ, ribs, ribeye, twice baked potatoes (OMG), pimento cheese, collard greens egg rolls (I don't like collard greens but they were yummy). To top it off, homemade pound cake with fresh strawberries & ice cream. Did I mention the best Pinot Grigio I've ever had? And I'm picky about my wine. Thank you Todd for a superb night; especially the limo ride!

Joellyn Watson

Testimonial from our client

We were so impressed with our dinner last Thursday evening! Todd has done a wonderful job renovating a beautiful historic home. The atmosphere is up scale but laid back and the service was fabulous! Wine was good and the food was superb. It is a wonderful way to spend a Thursday evening....wish SOP was open more often!! We will be back! Thanks Todd for bringing a classy restaurant to Darlington!

Beth Hubbard

Testimonial from our client

Just go! It's impressive. The "house" is beautifully quaint. We were greeted warmly at the door, like old friends. Food and drinks were flawless; we both ordered the ribeye and were not disappointed. Can't wait to return

Erma Fields


Jeff Gates

My friend Jeff gates was in the house. A Darlington native and a great old rocker! This is how we roll! 




Rent "The Pearl"

Outdoor Garden

Our outdoor garden is simply beautiful and the perfect place for you special event. Weddings, Garden Parties, Oyster Roast, Pig Picking, whatever the occasion, we will make it special!

Pearl's Pour House

We have a completely stocked bar and will customize to your needs!

Dining Room

We have the capability of seating 48 guests in our down stairs dining rooms and 30 additional guests upstairs. We can host up to 200 in our garden area.