|Boykin Mill Store|
|Boykin Mill Grits and Boykin Spaniel Gift Bag|
The Boykin spaniel is the state dog of South Carolina and is also a mainstay of the hunting crowd. Breeder Whit Boykin is where the dog’s name hails from, and I made my first ever visit to the small town of Boykin to eat at the Boykin Mill Store. The store and restaurant is under new management in 2016, but the century-old wood and the antiques found inside harken back to a more rural existence.
|Fried catfish and boiled shrimp over Boykin Mill grits|
A millpond is across the street where the Boykin Mill still uses water power and grindstones to produce grits for sale in the country store. A historical monument on the grounds honors both armies that skirmished nearby at the end of the Civil War. The only other building on the corner is the Millpond Steakhouse, which offers fine dining on weekends, while overlooking the watershed.
|Antique wheel of cheese slicer found in store|
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|Old Post Office that used to serve Boykin|