On this edition of Southern Food Junkie, we head out to Richburg, SC to visit a place that has been doing it right since the 80’s. They are located near the intersection of Highway 9 and Interstate I-77. Right next to a truck stop, they are serving up some of the finest food . The owner, Scott Hill, once a Waffle House manager is doing things the right way with fresh food and ingredients. This is the Country Omelet in Richburg, SC.
I was wanting to showcase not only the great food that they serve here but that the Country Omelet is not just a breakfast place.
We stopped by The Country Omelet around 11:00 am. I was trying to beat the crowds so we could get a good seat. Nevertheless, my plan did not work. When I got there it was already crowded with customers taking in a late breakfast, some customers were locals that appeared to have been hunting, others were travelers. I was here for lunch. I was wanting to showcase not only the great food that they serve here but that the Country Omelet is not just a breakfast place. I think about other restaurants trying to serve breakfast and dinner when their main feature is breakfast. Sometimes those restaurants miss the mark, I am looking at you waffle house, but not the Country Omelet. I may argue that the lunch and dinner might even be better.
The first bite left juices running down my hand.
On this occasion, I ordered a Cheeseburger with hand cut fries. It was everything that I had hoped it would be. The first bite left juices running down my hand. The flavor of that patty (hand formed patty not frozen) was simply amazing. As I am writing this I am wishing I had one in my hand right now. It was that good. I hear they serve frog legs and quail on their menu on certain nights, I got to go back to try those out.
Next time you are traveling through South Carolina on I-77, make sure you stop off in Richburg and give the Country Omelet a try. I think you will agree that it is awesome too. Make sure to watch our visit by clicking on the video below.
Ronnie is a native to Rock Hill, South Carolina. Growing up in the south with a love for sweet tea, grits, collard greens, and cat head biscuits. A self-described foodie, he loves to try out new restaurants, especially the low key ones. He also has a passion for the outdoors and new adventures. He is married with 3 beautiful kids.