Though located out of town in the village of Little River, this gem is well worth the drive. The main dining room was actually the original Little River Methodist Church built in 1885, serving as a church until 1952. The original hand-hewn heart-of-pine floors, and original clapboard pine siding are still here, while the stained glass was added more recently from churches all over the state (some from the old Baptist Church of Mullins). The ravishing beveled glass over the doorway came from the White Mansion in Lumberton, North Carolina. The food more than lives up to the decor. Steaks are the main event, but the menu features a wide range of dishes, from spinach and wild mushroom curry, to fresh local flounder, and jumbo crab cakes. Each dish comes with a suggested wine pairing: who knew a crisp (white) Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes would make the perfect compliment for shrimp and grits?
- Frommer's Staff