Quincy's Family Steakhouse / Sharecroppers / Johnsons Old Fashion Buffet & Grill / El Sherif's, 315 Second Street: October 2016

UPDATE: El Sherif's has reopened in Cheraw at 130 Second Street. My wife and I ate there a few weeks ago, and I can definitely tell you that the food is still great!

El Sherif's was a restaurant in Cheraw that mainly served Greek and Italian food with some American fare. When El Sherif's first opened in the late 1990s, it was in a building behind Town Hall. Within the last ten years, the restaurant relocated to the building at 315 Second Street. I had eaten at El Sherif's a few times over the years, mostly at the original location and once at its last location. My favorite item there was the stromboli, and it was certainly the first place I had ever eaten (and heard of) stromboli before. The two most recent reviews on Tripadvisor are from March and October of 2016, with the October review observing that El Sherif's was closed down; that said, I have listed the closing date as October 2016.

The previous life of the building at 315 Second Street was a restaurant called Sharecroppers. Although I do recall Sharecroppers being at this location, I never ate there. From what I understand, Sharecroppers was a Southern food buffet so I'm sure there were various fried foods on the buffet along with some form of greens. It seems that Sharecroppers was out of business by the end of the 2000s.

Mainly what I remember being at 315 Second Street was a Quincy's Steakhouse. I went there with my family several times as a kid, and I think the last time I went there was for some school function. I always liked the fried chicken tenders with honey mustard sauce, and of course, the steak dinner was good; however, the most memorable food item at Quincy's was what you got before your entree: those yeast rolls! Ryan's, which was a similar steakhouse chain that would later focus more on being a buffet, had similar yeast rolls, but I swear those weren't quite as good. And I can certainly attest that my memory of those yeast rolls remains untarnished because I recently ate at a Quincy's in Monroe; yes, those rolls are still tasty. If you look closely at the faded sign that I took a picture of, you can see Quincy's on it. The sign appears to have advertised a breakfast buffet at Quincy's along with the hours for breakfast service. I'm pretty sure Quincy's was closed by the end of the 1990s.