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Summerton Diner

33 Church St., Summerton, SC - (803) 485-6835
Posted By Angela Mitchell on 12/15/2007 3:12:00 PM
We stopped by for breakfast on a motorcycle trip to Savannah. After witnessing several people walk in and get pieces of the coconut cake to go (at 9am), we decided to take a piece with us for our next stretch/gas stop.

WOW. Best coconut layer cake I have ever had. Light, fresh, spongey layers, with just the right amount of shredded coconut in the lightly sweet white icing. Icing was well proportioned between the three layers. You could tell the cake was homemade, as it was not quite symetrical, and the layers had not been trimmed, but had golden edges covered by the icing. Portion size was very generous too. It was so good, we stopped by on our way home for two pieces and two coffees.

Nice atmosphere, like you have stepped back in time. Very friendly service. Five stars to the coconut layer cake! Breakfast was very good too, but that's another review.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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That's a crisp breast in the foreground on the partitioned plate, rutabaga to the left, a block of mac & cheese in back. Not pictured: lima beans.
"That's a crisp breast in the foreground on the partitioned plate, rutabaga to the left, a block of mac & cheese in back. Not pictured: lima beans."
Michael Stern





This meat and three plate shows baked ham in the foreground, collard greens on the left, and mashed potatoes with cream gravy in back. The third side dish was pickled beets, in their own little bowl.
"This meat and three plate shows baked ham in the foreground, collard greens on the left, and mashed potatoes with cream gravy in back. The third side dish was pickled beets, in their own little bowl."
Michael Stern


Southern ice is colder than northern ice ... or so it seems when you get a tall tumbler of good sweet tea in a place such as the Summerton Diner. The glass is loaded with shaved ice; the tea is sweet, but not TOO; and of course, refills keep coming as long as you keep drinking.
"Southern ice is colder than northern ice ... or so it seems when you get a tall tumbler of good sweet tea in a place such as the Summerton Diner. The glass is loaded with shaved ice; the tea is sweet, but not TOO; and of course, refills keep coming as long as you keep drinking."
Michael Stern


Balmy banana pudding. It's a small serving, part of the $6 lunch special, but it is a Dixie paradigm: soft and sweet.
"Balmy banana pudding. It's a small serving, part of the $6 lunch special, but it is a Dixie paradigm: soft and sweet."
Michael Stern


Known on the menu as the ''Diner's Special,'' you get two thick pancakes, one egg, and your choice of meats for $5.00.
"Known on the menu as the ''Diner's Special,'' you get two thick pancakes, one egg, and your choice of meats for $5.00."
Cliff Strutz


Soft and spicy, stewed apples are a good companion for any savory lunch (or for breakfast ham, too!).
"Soft and spicy, stewed apples are a good companion for any savory lunch (or for breakfast ham, too!)."
Michael Stern


Part of the country charm!
"Part of the country charm!"
Cliff Strutz


Although it was expanded and remodeled a while ago, the Summerton diner is still a very small place, and is often full-up at lunch time.
"Although it was expanded and remodeled a while ago, the Summerton diner is still a very small place, and is often full-up at lunch time."
Michael Stern


When you get off I-95, you'll see this old sign by the side of Route 301 ... pointing the way to a classic Roadfood meal.
"When you get off I-95, you'll see this old sign by the side of Route 301 ... pointing the way to a classic Roadfood meal."
Michael Stern



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