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Hot Dogs are the reason we've been in business for eighty-six years!
This year, The Rough House celebrates 85 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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116 Court Sq
|Monday||11:00 - 16:00|
|Tuesday||11:00 - 21:00|
|Wednesday||11:00 - 21:00|
|Thursday||11:00 - 21:00|
|Friday||11:00 - 21:00|
|Saturday||11:00 - 21:00|
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