Saturday, June 23, 2012

BBQ Review: School House BBQ

Yesterday I met my parents and sister for lunch at School House BBQ in Scranton, SC. Its located off highway 52 in a old historic schoolhouse built in the 1930s, hence the name. This quaint school house embodies the feeling of country living and family traditions. As you step onto the front porch and through the doors you feel as if you were transported back in time to an old country store. When you walk in you immediately go to the register and pay for the all you can buffet which is about $8 per person. If you want take out you go to the take out window on the front porch. Anyways as soon as you pay you grab a plate and dig into the buffet. They have a ridiculous amount of food to choose from. I started with their famous BBQ pulled pork which has a kick to it, and then got some BBQ chicken. They also offer fried chick, hash, chicken and rice, sausage. As for the sides the options seem endless, they have green beans, field peas, corn, squash casserole, potato salad, sweet potatoes, collard greens, sweet pickles, biscuits, and much more. They have every southern comfort food you could possibly want.
My plate, BBQ, green beans, chicken, sweet potatoes, potato salad & pickles!

My dad's plate, BBQ, sausage, field peas, & collards.

After you fill your plate you sit down to big wooden tables and ladder back chairs. I grabbed some sweet tea and then began to chow down. School House BBQ is a vinegar based BBQ and it is moist, tender, little spicy and delicious. Their chicken both BBQ and fried is juicy and tender and finger licking good! Everything was southern food at its finest. Finally after gorging myself on BBQ and tons of sides I had my eyes locked on the banana pudding since I walked in, that is my test for whether I will come back to a restaurant. It was amazing, velvety consistency, lots of vanilla wafers and bananas, it was perfect. For dessert they also had peach cobbler and ice cream, perfect end to great country cooking.
BBQ chicken.

My mom's plate, she got pickled beets, she still has not convinced me to try them.

The atmosphere is warm and inviting, like you are sitting in your grandma's kitchen. The place is decorated with vintage piggy banks, blue glass bottles, old signs, farm collectibles, and NASCAR racing memorabilia. They also hold fundraisers for church groups, where the youth group comes in and cleans tables and pours drinks for tips. This restaurant is family and community oriented with delicious authentic southern food. I recommend for everyone to go check it out. This is only my first stop on the BBQ Trail there will be many more to come! Please send me suggestions for BBQ places to check.
Banana pudding, my favorite!!!

2252 Highway 52
Scranton, SC 29591
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cash or Checks Only
No Debit/Credit Cards

1 comment:

  1. That BBQ looks delicious! I have always been a fan of traditional barbecue meals and that seems perfect. Darling blog, happy I came across it!

    Happy Fourth!
    Twirling Clare