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Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm

South of Pearl

Uptown Darlington, SC


Monday - Friday

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM


South of Pearl 

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       


All You Can Eat Buffet


(Does not include drink)

Small Buffett


(One Trip to the buffet. Does not include drink)

Senior Buffet

(One visit to the buffet. Does not include drink)


Iced Tea, Lemonade, Soft Drinks, and Bottled Water

All Drinks $1.50

Seniors $1.00

(We Do Not Serve Tap Water)

Delivery is available for call in orders and through the WAITR app!

Every Day

Each day of the week we offer fried chicken, baked chicken, and another meat, fresh vegetables, crisp salad bar, and our homemade banana pudding. These items never change. We have them everyday of the week! We change vegetables daily; you can find our menu daily on our Facebook page. 

Salad Bar

All meals include our fresh salad bar!


All meals include our famous homemade banana pudding which is made in house daily!


South of Pearl Catering

Let us prepare for your next event. 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! 

For pricing, give us a call at 843-944-0398

JT Hardee's BBQ Catering

We offer and excellent barbecue meal served at your place for your friends!

My son, Templin, makes this whole hog BBQ and it's great! 

Barbecue, Peach Baked beans, Cole slaw, Potato Salad, Rolls, Banana Pudding and Tea

We Bring The Party To You !

Our Venue

We can accommodate parties of ALL sizes here at South of Pearl including indoor and outdoor dinner parties, receptions, weddings, and more! We have multiple dining room options available. 

We can't wait to serve you!


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


Interested in having your next event at South of Pearl or need our catering services? 

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