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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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!

Even puppies like Superman ice cream with sprinkles!
06/19/2020

Even puppies like Superman ice cream with sprinkles!

Always a favorite!
06/18/2020

Always a favorite!

Something new in our lineup!
06/10/2020

Something new in our lineup!

The first tub went FAST! Come and get it while supplies last.
06/02/2020

The first tub went FAST! Come and get it while supplies last.

Back by popular demand!
06/01/2020

Back by popular demand!

Come and get it while the sun is out!
05/30/2020

Come and get it while the sun is out!

We will be closed Monday, May 25th to observe Memorial Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 26th.
05/25/2020

We will be closed Monday, May 25th to observe Memorial Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 26th.

Due to the new dine-in regulations going into effect on Monday, May 11th, The Rough House will continue to serve "to-go"...
05/11/2020

Due to the new dine-in regulations going into effect on Monday, May 11th, The Rough House will continue to serve "to-go" only for the remainder of the summer. We want to ensure safety for our customers and staff in every way possible. We appreciate your continued support during this time!

Brothers from different mothers.
05/08/2020

Brothers from different mothers.

Are your Cadbury Eggs almost gone? We've got something to help you out!
04/16/2020

Are your Cadbury Eggs almost gone? We've got something to help you out!

Matthew 28:1-8Jesus Has Risen28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Ma...
04/12/2020

Matthew 28:1-8

Jesus Has Risen

28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.

We are taking extra precautions to keep our staff and customers safe during this time! We appreciate your continued supp...
04/07/2020

We are taking extra precautions to keep our staff and customers safe during this time! We appreciate your continued support with walk-ups and call-ins (864-366-1932).

We greatly appreciate you, The Rough House

It's DELICIOUS!
03/30/2020

It's DELICIOUS!

Refreshing Key Lime Pie for a beautiful day!
03/27/2020

Refreshing Key Lime Pie for a beautiful day!

Is your stash of sweets running low at home? We've got you covered!
03/25/2020

Is your stash of sweets running low at home? We've got you covered!

During this time, we will be implementing new hours until further notice. Monday: 11a.m.- 4p.m.Tuesday: 11a.m.- 7p.m.Wed...
03/24/2020

During this time, we will be implementing new hours until further notice.

Monday: 11a.m.- 4p.m.
Tuesday: 11a.m.- 7p.m.
Wednesday: 11a.m.- 7p.m.
Thursday: 11a.m.- 7p.m.
Friday: 11a.m.- 7p.m.
Saturday: 11a.m.- 7p.m.
Sunday: Closed

We greatly appreciate all who have supported us this week during our "to-go" policy. We will be evaluating and adjusting...
03/21/2020

We greatly appreciate all who have supported us this week during our "to-go" policy. We will be evaluating and adjusting our closing hours due to the circumstances at hand. Thank you for your understanding.

With the response from Governor McMaster, we will be temporarily eliminating our dine-in services to protect our custome...
03/18/2020

With the response from Governor McMaster, we will be temporarily eliminating our dine-in services to protect our customers and staff at this time. We will continue to operate with to-go orders only. Curbside options are also available to our high-risk customers with call-ins (864-366-1932). We are truly grateful for all the support!

Beer walk today! The fun starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m.
03/14/2020

Beer walk today! The fun starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

It's a great day for a new ice cream!
03/11/2020

It's a great day for a new ice cream!

While supplies last!
03/07/2020

While supplies last!

The Abbeville Opera House
02/25/2020

The Abbeville Opera House

Clay Page takes the stage this Saturday February 29th for Clay Page & Friends - Abbeville Opera House! This will be an amazing acoustic storytellers performance! Get your tickets now! The Rough House #onthesquare #allaboutabbeville

Tickets: https://www.abbevillecitysc.com/310/The-Abbeville-Opera-House

Back by popular demand!
02/21/2020

Back by popular demand!

While supplies last!
02/13/2020

While supplies last!

Photos from The Rough House's post
02/12/2020

Photos from The Rough House's post

02/07/2020

Update: We have power! We will open at 1:30 and resume normal hours.

We are without power on the square due to storm damages. We will be closed until power is restored and we can begin to prep/prepare our food. We will update on our opening time.

While supplies last!
02/05/2020

While supplies last!

We've got chili beans for this cold, rainy day! Limited time only!
01/31/2020

We've got chili beans for this cold, rainy day! Limited time only!

Brand Spanking New!
01/18/2020

Brand Spanking New!

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

Services

  • Groups
  • Kids
  • Reserve
  • Takeout
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Dinner
  • Lunch

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