In South Carolina we’re proud of the things that make us quirky. As a whole, we love being different and standing out – and above – the rest. That being said, you’re sure to love these restaurants with the most quirky names ever. Check them out below.
1. Carolina Strip Club
Don't let the name fool you. There's aren't any scantily clad women at this establishment. The name of this casual steakhouse is simply a play on words. However, you can eat your gorgeous steak dressed in A1, or naked.
Carolina Strip Club is only open for dinner and is located at 902 Gervais St unit C, Columbia, SC 29201.
2. Closed For Business
As you can clearly see, Closed For Business is anything BUT closed for business. We love the cute reverse psychology in the name of this Gastropub that doles out craft beer from 42 taps and plates up a beautiful presentation of delicious American fare.
Closed For Business is open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. They're located at 453 King St, Charleston, SC 29403.
3. Fat Man's Dream
Whether you're craving a hot dog with homemade chili or one of the 16 delicious flavors of ice cream served here, you'll find it all at Fat Man's Dream. Bonus: a chance to pose your husband for a photo next to the great sign out front. Note: Google seems to think FMD is closed, but it's not. It was reveiwed on Trip Advisor as recent as three weeks ago.
Fat Man's Dream is located at 1606 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
4. Dead Dog Saloon
Nope. There are no dead dogs here. Just sweeping views of the inlet while you scarf down some amazingly fresh seafood.
Dead Dog Saloon is open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. seven days a week. They are located at 4079 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.
5. Ocean View Restaurant
This eatery prides itself on super fresh seafood. In case you can't tell, that's super jumbo-sized fried shrimp on the plate in the photo above. The quirkiest thing about Oceanview Restaurant? It's at least 100 miles from the ocean.
Ocean View Restaurant is located at 1904 Broad River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210.
6. Old Guy's Italian Restaurant
They had me at "Italian," I don't care how many old guys I have to push past for a table. But seriously, anyone who opens an Italian restaurant obviously loves the cuisine. It definitely shows in every homemade Italian dish and pizza pie that Old Guy's makes.
Old Guy's Italian Restaurant is closed on Sundays and is located at 1961A McCrays Mill Rd, Sumter, SC 29150.
7. Crooked Floor Tavern
Everything at The Crooked Floor seems straight and legit, including the crab cakes shown above. But just in case you do get a sense the floor is crooked, they have plenty of outside seating to choose from.
Crooked Floor Tavern is located at 4078 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.
8. Squat N Gobble
This bohemian restaurant is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and dishes up a breakfast people will stand in line for. They also serve everything from burgers, to shrimp, pizza and gyros. Whatever you desire...just show up and squat and gobble it up.
Squat N Gobble is located at 1231 May River Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910.
9. The Wich Doctor
Unfortunately, The Wich Doctor doesn't have a potent love spell you can have cast on your date's meal before it's delivered to the table. However, they do have some 'wiches that are a-maz-ing! Plus, they do serve more than just sandwiches. Order up everything from pizzas to noodle bowls, salads and specials that'll rock your world.
The Wich Doctor is located at 106 W Hudson Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439.
10. Lamb's Bread Vegan Cafe
Wrap your head around the name "LAMBS Bread VEGAN Cafe" and then try not to judge. So what if Lamb is technically a meat? They don't serve, or prepare it here. Everything is vegan - including the vegan style Philly Cheesesteak shown in the photo above.
Lambs Bread Vegan Cafe is located at 2338 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201.
11. Suck Bang Blow
Suck Bang Blow got its start as an outrageous biker bar popular during the Myrtle Beach rallies. However, because of their quirky name, they're also a regular stop for curiosity seekers and people watchers. There's a cafe at SBB and the food is pretty good, actually.
Suck Bang Blow is located at 3393 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.
12. Drunken Goat Bar & Grill
Don't worry, no one is secretly slipping the goat some booze at this fun local eatery in Fort Mill. But rumor has it there IS a stuffed goat with a beer bottle tipped up just for kicks. You'll find tasty traditional bar fare at this neighborhood hangout.
Drunken Goat is located at 377 Rubin Center Dr, Fort Mill, SC 29708.
Have you had the pleasure to dine at any of these quirkily named eateries? Or, better still, do you know of others that belong on this list? Go ahead and add them in the comments.