The Rough House

The Rough House Hot Dogs are the reason we've been in business for eighty-seven years! This year, The Rough House celebrates 87 years in business. We started out as "The Carolina Lunch" on Washington Street which was owned by Mr.

Jim Daricott who sold it to junior partner, Bob Hagen in 1932. Our present location at 116 Court Square was Poliakoff's Department Store from 1900 until 1936. When Mr. David Poliakoff moved his store to the corner in 1936, Bob and brother Alex moved in and the business became "Hagen Brother's Lunch." According to Mr. Bob, in the 1930s, an unknown patron jokingly referred to the business as "The Rough House." This was in reference to the "Pop-Eye" comic strip featured in the funny papers of the day. In the comic strip, Pop-Eye and pal "Wimpy" would frequent a restaurant called "The Rough-House" where they dined on hamburgers. Bob and Alex ran the business 24 hours a day except on Sundays. Bob worked the day shift and Alex worked nights until 1954 when Alex relocated to Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Bob was sole proprietor until 1975 when brother Walter came on board. The Hagen Brothers ran the business as a team until 1987 when both decided to retire. Abbeville native, Shelley Reid bought the business in 1987 and officially renamed it "The Rough House" since most Abbevillians had referred to it as that for over fifty years! A big THANK YOU to all of you for your continued patronage and support over the years. YOU are the reason The Rough House ranks among the oldest continuously operated restaurants in South Carolina.

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Operating as usual

It's all about tradition!#GameDay#RepTheA
10/23/2020

It's all about tradition!

#GameDay
#RepTheA

***Hogs and Hens Special***Freshly squeezed lemonade!
10/16/2020

***Hogs and Hens Special***

Freshly squeezed lemonade!

6 Reasons Why Abbeville, South Carolina Should Be Your Next Weekend Getaway - Atlanta Magazine
10/13/2020
6 Reasons Why Abbeville, South Carolina Should Be Your Next Weekend Getaway - Atlanta Magazine

6 Reasons Why Abbeville, South Carolina Should Be Your Next Weekend Getaway - Atlanta Magazine

As the world slowly gets moving again, people are itching to get out of their homes for a weekend. Even if you aren’t yet ready for a huge excursion or a complicated travel plan, Abbeville, South Carolina may help satisfy that craving; it’s a small town with a big personality, plenty of charm, a...

We want to thank everyone who has participated in donating to the Abbeville County Animal Services! We have enjoyed and ...
10/12/2020

We want to thank everyone who has participated in donating to the Abbeville County Animal Services! We have enjoyed and will continue offering treats and pictures! We have a box at The Rough House for all donations.

A sack full of hotdogs and some Abbeville football go hand in hand for game day!
10/09/2020

A sack full of hotdogs and some Abbeville football go hand in hand for game day!

It tastes better now than the one time you tried it in kindergarten!
10/07/2020

It tastes better now than the one time you tried it in kindergarten!

Our first day in October is going to be beautiful and in the low 80's! Come and grab a scoop or two!
10/01/2020

Our first day in October is going to be beautiful and in the low 80's! Come and grab a scoop or two!

***Lunch Special***Monday-Friday11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.2 Hotdogs1 Bag of chips1 Can drink$6.00 + Tax
09/30/2020

***Lunch Special***
Monday-Friday
11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
2 Hotdogs
1 Bag of chips
1 Can drink
$6.00 + Tax

First day of fall.....Check. ✔
09/22/2020

First day of fall.....Check. ✔

We want to thank everyone for their continued support in donating to the Abbeville County Animal Services! We have enjoy...
09/21/2020

We want to thank everyone for their continued support in donating to the Abbeville County Animal Services! We have enjoyed you bringing your pets by for pictures and a treat! With the shelter full, they need help with dog food, cat food, treats and any other items that can be used to help with the capacity. We have a bin at The Rough House for all donations.

A bowl of hash is always good on a rainy day!
09/17/2020

A bowl of hash is always good on a rainy day!

Get your Monday started off in the right direction!
09/14/2020

Get your Monday started off in the right direction!

09/11/2020
DELICIOUS [ dih-lish-uhs ]adjective.1. Highly pleasing to the senses, especially to taste or smell2. Very pleasing; deli...
09/10/2020

DELICIOUS [ dih-lish-uhs ]

adjective.
1. Highly pleasing to the senses, especially to taste or smell

2. Very pleasing; delightful

Are you upset that your 3 day weekend is over? We've got something to ease the pain.
09/08/2020

Are you upset that your 3 day weekend is over? We've got something to ease the pain.

09/07/2020
***UPDATE***   We have appreciated all the thoughts and prayers that have been sent our way over the past few weeks! We ...
08/13/2020

***UPDATE*** We have appreciated all the thoughts and prayers that have been sent our way over the past few weeks! We are reopening tomorrow (August 31st) and will resume normal hours of operation. We appreciate everyone being patient with us as we wanted to ensure a safe environment for our staff and customers upon our return. We look forward to seeing you all again starting tomorrow!

Due to some of our staff being exposed/testing positive to Covid, we have made the decision to temporarily close. We will continue to keep The Rough House shut down, at least until our 10 day quarantine is over. We will test all our staff to ensure a safe reopening! We appreciate everyone for the support, understanding and prayers!

Psalm 50:15 Call upon me in times of trouble; I will rescue you, and you shall glorify me.

Did you wake up disappointed when you realized today wasn't your birthday? We've got a solution!
08/11/2020

Did you wake up disappointed when you realized today wasn't your birthday? We've got a solution!

Dog Days of SummerWe want to thank everyone for their continued support in donating to the Abbeville County Animal Servi...
08/10/2020

Dog Days of Summer

We want to thank everyone for their continued support in donating to the Abbeville County Animal Services! We have enjoyed you bringing your pets by for pictures and a treat! With the shelter full, they need help with dog food, cat food, treats and any other items that can be used to help with the capacity. We have a bin at The Rough House for all donations. We will continue with this throughout the summer!

Chocolate waffle cones are now available!
08/08/2020

Chocolate waffle cones are now available!

Dog Days of SummerWe want to thank everyone for their continued support in donating to the Abbeville County Animal Servi...
08/03/2020

Dog Days of Summer

We want to thank everyone for their continued support in donating to the Abbeville County Animal Services! We have enjoyed you bringing your pets by for pictures and a treat! With the shelter full, they need help with dog food, cat food, treats and any other items that can be used to help with the capacity. We have a bin at The Rough House for all donations. We will continue with this throughout the summer!

Something to make your Wednesday a little better!
07/29/2020

Something to make your Wednesday a little better!

Dog Days of SummerWe want to thank everyone who has participated in donating to the Abbeville County Animal Services! We...
07/27/2020

Dog Days of Summer

We want to thank everyone who has participated in donating to the Abbeville County Animal Services! We have enjoyed you bringing your pets by for pictures and a treat! It has been successful! To help our friends at the Abbeville Animal Humane Society, we will continue with this for the remainder of the summer!

We are going to continue to take donations for the Abbeville County Animal Shelter through Saturday. Make sure to bring ...
07/22/2020

We are going to continue to take donations for the Abbeville County Animal Shelter through Saturday. Make sure to bring your pets by for a treat and a picture for us to share on our page. We thank everyone for their continued support and generosity!

Today, Benji will attempt to eat 10 of the famous Rough House hotdogs in just 10 short minutes. The charity we chose to ...
07/21/2020

Today, Benji will attempt to eat 10 of the famous Rough House hotdogs in just 10 short minutes. The charity we chose to raise money for is Abbeville County Animal Services. If you would like to donate let us know. #CanHeDoIt #OnePerMinute #SouthernFriedMorningShow #RoughHouse #AbbevilleAnimalServices #GreatCause

The Rough House will have a donation box the entire week for donations to the Abbeville Animal Shelter for all who wish to participate. Bring your pet by for a treat and for us to take a picture to share on our page!

We will have a donation box for the Abbeville Animal Shelter in place at our front door for all who wish to donate. Brin...
07/17/2020

We will have a donation box for the Abbeville Animal Shelter in place at our front door for all who wish to donate. Bring your pet by for a treat and for us to take a picture to share on Facebook!

Get ready Southern Fried friends and family... Benji talked himself right into a challenge. On Tuesday, he will try to eat 10 of the famous Rough House hotdogs in just 10 short minutes. The charity we chose to raise money for is Abbeville County Animal Services. If you would like to donate let us know. #CanHeDoIt #OnePerMinute #SouthernFriedMorningShow #RoughHouse #AbbevilleAnimalServices #GreatCause #HeBetterWearHisStretchyPants The Rough House

Something refreshing on a summer day!
07/17/2020

Something refreshing on a summer day!

It's a win-win situation!
07/16/2020

It's a win-win situation!

Photos from The Rough House's post
07/15/2020

Photos from The Rough House's post

We will be closing early today to spend time with family and friends for our holiday weekend.. We will reopen on Monday,...
07/03/2020

We will be closing early today to spend time with family and friends for our holiday weekend.. We will reopen on Monday, July 6th and resume normal hours. We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Independence Day!

Photos from The Rough House's post
07/02/2020

Photos from The Rough House's post

Having real peach slices in the ice cream makes it healthy.....right?
07/01/2020

Having real peach slices in the ice cream makes it healthy.....right?

It's the weekend!
06/27/2020

It's the weekend!

Address

116 Court Sq
Abbeville, SC
29620

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00

Telephone

(864) 366-1932

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  • Dinner
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