CLOVER — The now bright red and tan building on Clovers South Main Street used to be a filling station. Now, patrons fill up on fare: steaks, burgers, salads and wings.
South Main 66 named for the Phillips 66 gas station that once operated on the site at Clovers 902 S. Main St. was recently opened by owners Karen and John Davidson of Filbert.
A lot of the older people who come here remember it as a service station, said Karen Davidson, adding the Johnny Ridley family owned the station. Weve changed it a lot since we bought it.
But its not the first restaurant to occupy the site. The Davidsons bought the business formerly The Dirty Dive from owners Penny and Foster Godwin, who were ready to retire.
Were going to keep a lot of the menu, but some things were going to drop, Karen Davidson said. And weve got some ideas of our own.
Davidson said she worked at the restaurant when it was The Dirty Dive, and her husband served as a bartender when the drywall industry he worked in dried up during the economic downturn.
Now Karen does most of the bartending while her husband is the cook.
I enjoy talking to the people, she said. I enjoy the little kids that come in here.
South Main 66 serves fresh-ground hamburger and fresh-cut steaks and chicken from Sowells Meats in Rock Hill, Davidson said. She said specials include a Friday night 20-ounce T-bone steak with a salad and baked potato for $15. The flounder dinner runs $9.50, and a hamburger steak dinner is $8.50.
Sandwiches include hamburgers and cheeseburgers, a Philly cheese steak, ribeye sandwich, a Buffalo chicken sandwich and a Reuben. There also are chicken wings in different flavors and salads.
We have some humongous salads, she said. Theyre enough for two or three people to eat.
Want to go?
South Main 66, 902 S. Main St., Clover, is open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The restaurant is family-friendly atmosphere. There also is a full bar. Take-out orders are available. Call 803-222-6661.