The Rough House

The Rough House 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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We like keeping things local! Thanks to our friends at Southern Oaks Jerseys Farm and Creamery, we now have the BEST cho...
03/19/2019

We like keeping things local! Thanks to our friends at Southern Oaks Jerseys Farm and Creamery, we now have the BEST chocolate milk money can buy!

We are ready for the beer walk! We'll be serving an English Pub Ale with fish and chips!
03/16/2019

We are ready for the beer walk! We'll be serving an English Pub Ale with fish and chips!

Stoll Industries
02/14/2019
Stoll Industries

Stoll Industries

"At Stoll Industries we value the opportunity to work alongside and partner with local businesses, especially when they are in our hometown." The Rough House

Our kitchen renovations are complete! We are beyond happy with the results. Thank you, Stoll Industries and J.E.S. Resta...
01/31/2019

Our kitchen renovations are complete! We are beyond happy with the results. Thank you, Stoll Industries and J.E.S. Restaurant Equipment for quality products! This project couldn't have happened without the hard work and help of Zach Bailey, Reid Bailey Jr., Dave Trawitz, Jonathon Stoll, Greg Horne, and Kala Overholt. We can't thank you enough for the long hours it took to make this happen!

We will be closed Tuesday, January 22 for kitchen renovations. We will resume normal hours on Wednesday, January 23.
01/22/2019

We will be closed Tuesday, January 22 for kitchen renovations. We will resume normal hours on Wednesday, January 23.

01/01/2019

We will be closed January 1st and 2nd to spend time with family and friends. We will resume normal hours on Thursday, January 3rd. We hope everyone has a wonderful, prosperous new year!

We will be closed December 25th and 26th to spend time with family and friends for Christmas. We will reopen on Thursday...
12/25/2018

We will be closed December 25th and 26th to spend time with family and friends for Christmas. We will reopen on Thursday the 27th and resume normal hours. We want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

Do you need a last minute present or stocking stuffer? We've got you covered!
12/22/2018

Do you need a last minute present or stocking stuffer? We've got you covered!

Limited time only! The Rise Guys
12/01/2018

Limited time only! The Rise Guys

11/24/2018
We will be closed on Thanksgiving to spend time with family and friends. We will resume normal hours on Friday, Nov. 23r...
11/22/2018
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We will be closed on Thanksgiving to spend time with family and friends. We will resume normal hours on Friday, Nov. 23rd.

We want to give a big shout-out to our friend Zach Bailey! He custom-made our new sign for The Rough House! He did an aw...
10/03/2018

We want to give a big shout-out to our friend Zach Bailey! He custom-made our new sign for The Rough House! He did an awesome job and we appreciate all the hard work that went into it!

It hurts our hearts to learn of the passing of Olin Barrett. He was a great guy with a big heart and was one of our favo...
09/25/2018

It hurts our hearts to learn of the passing of Olin Barrett. He was a great guy with a big heart and was one of our favorites here at The Rough House. He will be missed!

It's going to be 90 degrees today for our first day of Fall. We've got you covered!
09/22/2018

It's going to be 90 degrees today for our first day of Fall. We've got you covered!

Palmetto Blades
09/04/2018

Palmetto Blades

The Rough House Model from Palmetto Blades

Our newest model is the Rough House made from 3/16” A2 tool steel measuring 9.5” OAL with a 4.5” saber ground edge and backside grind with forged patina flats. The handles start with garnet and gold crackle stone bolsters before we added wood from the original Rough House in Abbeville, SC. We added brass mosaic and tube with our custom Palmetto Blades mosaic in the center. This one is sold but let us know what you think of our latest Palmetto Blade, the Rough House!!

We will be closed Monday, September 3rd to spend time with family and friends for Labor Day. We will resume normal hours...
09/02/2018

We will be closed Monday, September 3rd to spend time with family and friends for Labor Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, September 4th. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

08/17/2018
08/02/2018
We will be closing early Tuesday, July 3rd at 4 o'clock to be with our friends and family for Independence Day.  We will...
07/02/2018

We will be closing early Tuesday, July 3rd at 4 o'clock to be with our friends and family for Independence Day. We will resume normal hours on Friday, July 6th. Happy 4th of July from your friends at The Rough House!

We will be closed Monday, May 28th to observe Memorial Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday.
05/28/2018

We will be closed Monday, May 28th to observe Memorial Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday.

05/07/2018

We want to thank everyone who came out to make it another successful Spring Festival for us here at The Rough House! Thank You to all the staff that worked very hard and long hours to make it happen!
We will be closed May the 7th-9th.(Mon.-Wed.) to get our inventory levels back up to par. We will reopen on Thursday May 10th and resume normal hours. Thank you again from your friends at The Rough House!

We've got new shirts! Thank You Abbeville Sporting Goods!
05/03/2018

We've got new shirts! Thank You Abbeville Sporting Goods!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from your friends at The Rough House!
03/17/2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day from your friends at The Rough House!

Anderson Independent Mail
02/24/2018
Anderson Independent Mail

Anderson Independent Mail

Jake Grove is committed to checking these five places out in a timely manner.

Limited Time Only! We are offering chili beans to warm you up!
01/17/2018

Limited Time Only! We are offering chili beans to warm you up!

12/30/2017
12/23/2017
Are you looking for that last minute gift? We've got you covered!
12/22/2017

Are you looking for that last minute gift? We've got you covered!

This young lady has a great work ethic and has done an outstanding job working with us at The Rough House! Sydney gradua...
12/17/2017

This young lady has a great work ethic and has done an outstanding job working with us at The Rough House! Sydney graduated yesterday from Lander University in the top 5 of her graduating class! Congratulations Sydney! We are proud of you!

We will be closed for Thanksgiving to spend time with family and friends. We will resume normal hours on Friday, Nov. 24...
11/23/2017

We will be closed for Thanksgiving to spend time with family and friends. We will resume normal hours on Friday, Nov. 24th.

If we had a "Customer of the Month" it would go to this man! Bub Botts always puts a smile on our face when he comes in....
11/22/2017

If we had a "Customer of the Month" it would go to this man! Bub Botts always puts a smile on our face when he comes in. Thank you for your business and Happy Birthday!

We'll be cheering for The Abbeville Panthers tonight at The Rough House!    **Go Panthers!**
11/10/2017

We'll be cheering for The Abbeville Panthers tonight at The Rough House! **Go Panthers!**

*LUNCH SPECIAL*Monday-Friday 11a.m.-3p.m. 2 Hotdogs1 bag of chips1 can drink$5.50
10/30/2017

*LUNCH SPECIAL*
Monday-Friday 11a.m.-3p.m.
2 Hotdogs
1 bag of chips
1 can drink
$5.50

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10/30/2017

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10/30/2017

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We will be closed Monday, September 4th to spend time with family and friends for Labor Day. We will resume normal hours...
09/03/2017

We will be closed Monday, September 4th to spend time with family and friends for Labor Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, September 5th. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

09/01/2017
We're Ready!!
08/21/2017

We're Ready!!

08/05/2017
We will be closed July 4th and 5th to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends. We will resume normal hours on...
07/04/2017

We will be closed July 4th and 5th to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends. We will resume normal hours on Thursday, July 6th.

Don't miss out on the 2017 Summer Sippin' Wine Walk! Saturday, June 24th from 2p.m.-5p.m. Tickets are available at As We...
06/24/2017

Don't miss out on the 2017 Summer Sippin' Wine Walk! Saturday, June 24th from 2p.m.-5p.m. Tickets are available at As We Grow, Greater Abbeville Chamber of Commerce, and The Belmont Inn. For more info or to purchase tickets by phone call 864-366-0500.

We will be closed Monday, May 29 to observe Memorial Day. We'll resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 30.
05/29/2017

We will be closed Monday, May 29 to observe Memorial Day. We'll resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 30.

05/08/2017

We want to thank everyone who came out in the rain and the sunshine to make it another successful Spring Festival for us here at The Rough House! Thank You to all the staff that worked very hard and long hours to make it happen!
We will be closed May the 8th-10th.(Mon.-Wed.) to get our inventory levels back up to par. We will reopen on Thursday May 11th and resume normal hours. Thank you again from your friends at The Rough House!

Address

116 Court Sq
Abbeville, SC
29620

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(864) 366-1932

Services

  • Groups
  • Kids
  • Reserve
  • Takeout
  • Waiter
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Dinner
  • Lunch

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