This Is The Most Haunted Restaurant in South Carolina
We spend a lot of time at the beach. Whether it’s vacationing or visiting our son at college, it’s like a second home to us. And, on our latest visit, we had the chance to have a celebratory dinner at the most haunted restaurant in South Carolina.
So, one of our great friends was celebrating a birthday. And, she and her husband invited a group of us to join them at Brentwood Restaurant and Wine Bistro at 4269 Luck Ave. in Little River, South Carolina. First of all, it’s a beautiful Victorian Style house that serves as a special occasion restaurant, wedding and event venue and ghost tour destination.
Yes, I said ghost tours! Plus the Brentwood Restaurant bills itself as ‘the most haunted restaurant in South Carolina. So, the home was built in 1910 by Clarence and Essie Bessent-McCorsley. Apparently, after Clarence passed and the kids moved away, Essie charged fishermen $1.50 for a night’s rest and hearty breakfast the next day.
Then, the original home moved to its current location sometime in the ’70s before its eventual purchase and restoration. Finally, brothers from Brentwood, Long Island came on the scene and brought us the culinary delight we enjoy today. And, whether the spirits of former guests, tenants or civil war soldiers still remain, reports of strange happenings add to its romance and mystery.
The home turned restaurant is charming with just the right amount of mystique that might conjure up a few ghostly tales. Wine corks adorn every inch of the walls in the upstairs room. The old beautiful floors creak and pop. And, that’s especially the case in the upstairs dining room and bathroom, where many of the spooky stories originate.
Witnesses claim a dark, fast shadow passes between the upstairs bath and front room. And, it sometimes slips through the fireplace. Visitors claim to see faces peering out of windows, orbs in digital photos and they hear sighing voices in the walls. Maybe it’s the ghosts of a lady and a man or even the famous ‘Shadow Figure’ that haunts the stairwell. Perhaps you’ll find out for yourself during one of the Brentwood Restaurant’s famous ghost dinner tours.
However, we opted just for dinner. And, it was lovely. I enjoyed perfectly seared scallops on a bed of limoncello risotto. And the hubby loved the Beef Wellington. Friends ordered everything from duck to the special sea bass entree. And, the recommended famous chocolate souffles did not disappoint. But, make sure to order that one when you place your food order. It takes 30 minutes to prepare. However, it’s worth it!
So, although we didn’t have any ghost sightings, we left behind lots of laughter and took with us fond memories of our experience at the most haunted restaurant in South Carolina. See their website for menus and events.