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Dawkins Restaurant

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411 S Pinckney St, Union, SC 29379-2338
+1 864-429-4811
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Union, South Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Mrs. Dawkins' beautiful smile greets you as you enter the restaurant. The servers are constantly bringing drinks to your table, even before you need them. The building is clean, in a easy to find location Plenty places to park, even for handicapped people. Great family atmosphere, fast friendly service, whether you are dining in or getting a carry out. Great... More 

Thank sherryr309
Wilton, New Hampshire, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Food for an entire day! Their buffet has lots to offer as well as the southern flavors should be. Their fried chicken and pork chops are delicious and all of the buffet items including the desserts are authentic.

Thank Victor H
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155 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Really good Southern style home cooking. Well done buffet with plenty of variety that should please everyone in the group. There's no way anyone should leave there hungry. Good, old timey desserts. Good banana pudding!

Thank Johnny B
South Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Everything at Dawkins is delicious, but I'm partial to the fried chicken and ribs! Good ole white rice, gravy, Lima beans, collards and cornbread - and that doesn't even begin to touch the surface. Flavor is on point and not too greasy. Don't miss this restaurant if it's meat and three you crave!

Thank motherwifewoman
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

The delicacies at Dawkins are absolutely mouth watering. Being that I am a hometown girl, I eat here a lot and enjoy it tremendously! Homemade apple or peach cobbler Is the bomb!! Come in with a big appetite and leave satisfied!!! There Is nothing like it!!!

Thank EttaLip
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149 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Admittedly, Union SC isn't exactly on the road to anywhere apart from the Sumter national forest. However, it IS a wonderful pass-by if you're enjoying a beautiful motorcycle ride (hint!). If a yen to get off the interstate hits you, stop by, and then stop by Dawkins. While really not much to look at out- or inside, the service is... More 

2 Thank Homepete
Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

Sunday lunch buffet was exactly as it should be, which is rare these days. 4 or 5 meat choices (including the BEST fried chicken I've ever had), 6 or 8 veggies, and several starches (including some top-notch mac n cheese). I never even made it to dessert. Unexpected highlight: stuffing smothered in oxtail gravy = heaven. The place was full... More 

1 Thank Tracy J
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

First, the restaurant is on Pinkney St. in downtown Union. A group of 10 of us on motorcycles were on our way back home from the beach the long way and were coming into Union. Checked Tripadviser for someplace to eat and saw the reviews for Dawkins. Since we were not from the area the woman who answered the phone... More 

2 Thank John & Janet C
Cross Hill, South Carolina, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2014

This was a quick trip to visit parents in Union, and we went to eat lunch on a Thursday. It was crowded, but we found a big table right away. There were 8 in our party, and we really had an impromptu party! The buffet was delicious, with several meats and vegetables to choose. The desserts were fabulous, and the... More 

1 Thank Tricia V
Columbia, South Carolina
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Too much food always, great taste, but always eat too much, the food is sooooooooo good you can't stop eating. lol

Thank Joe C

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 S Pinckney St, Union, SC 29379-2338
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Union
  • Phone Number: +1 864-429-4811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?