South of Pearl

Lunch Buffet


11:30 until 2

Open at Night for Events Only

Here's What We Offer

Monday    Chicken Casserole

Tuesday                   Meat Loaf

Wednesday                      BBQ

  Thursday               Beef Brisket

  Friday                  Fried F louder 

Every Day Menu

Fried Chicken

Chef's Choice Meat Selection

Baked Macaroni & Cheese Souffle

Hash Brown Casserole


Four other vegetable offerings to include a casserole

Salad Bar

Banana Pudding

Two other dessert offerings

If you would liked to be added to our email list, please call us at 843-944-0398

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. 


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! 

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 

June 1,2018

6 PM until 8 PM


Mother's Day

We will celebrate Mother's Day on Friday, May 11, 2018 during lunch. Pastry Chef Taylor Byrd will be presenting great desserts! Call for early reservations

11:30 until 2

Britton Rehearsal Dinner

Private Event


75th Anniversary

This is a great company ! We are extremely fortunate to have them in Darlington, SC 

Private Event


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! 




Pearl's Pearls

Pearl's Pearls are all of our friends who have reached the young age of 75. Our Pearl's receive a 50% discount off of every purchase made  at South of Pearl! The cost is $240.00 per year and can be used as much as you please! Not only does it allow for 50% discounts on all our offerings but you are also invited to be our guest at our monthly Prime Rib Buffet, and a meal of your choice for your birthday!  Let us know if you would like to be included in the best offer you will ever receive at any restaurant, anywhere! 

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.