Hwy 55, 1624 State Road: Fall 2023 (Temporary) (2024/02/18)

Hwy 55 is a restaurant chain that serves burgers, fries, shakes, and other short order menu items. This location in Cheraw is temporarily closed. As seen in the above pictures, there are for-hire fliers taped to the door and windows. I have heard that the temporary closing is due to a change in either management or ownership.

I know some folks who love Hwy 55. As for me, although I do like the '50s/'60s look and music, I've had better burgers elsewhere. I mean, the burgers here are fine, but a Sonic burger would be just as good; in fact, I had one recently. I do like the onion rings at Hwy 55.

Hopefully, this Hwy 55 location will reopen and with a longer set of hours. It seems that for the last couple of years, this location has frequently been closed several hours before the posted time of 9 PM, and that has supposedly been due to a shortage of workers. Perhaps that shortage of workers is why this temporary closing is lasting so long.

Cabin Creek Restaurant / Big C's Cabin Creek, 2529 Highway 1 South: August 2023 (2024/02/01)

Cabin Creek Restaurant was a casual steakhouse located on Highway 1 on the outskirts of Cheraw near the point where Highways 1 and 52 fork. In its recent incarnation, the restaurant was called Big C's Cabin Creek, and their Facebook page states that not only was this restaurant established in 1952, it was also apparently the oldest restaurant in Chesterfield County, albeit under various owners over the years. That's a pretty solid run for a restaurant or any business really.

This restaurant's run as Big C's Cabin Creek lasted from 2019 to 2023. According to their last post on their Facebook page, Big C's Cabin Creek officially closed in August of last year. The reasons given were the challenges that were encountered with the COVID-19 pandemic and rising costs.

Jamakin Everything, 106 Duvall Street: March 2023 (2024/01/05)

Jamakin Everything, as you can probably guess by the name, was a restaurant specializing in Jamaican cuisine. It was located in the little row of storefronts behind the old Cheraw Hardware. Since the newest review I could find online was from around March of last year, I am stating that as the closing date. This observation goes along with my memory of seeing this storefront empty around that time.

My wife and I had talked about eating at Jamakin Everything at some point, but unfortunately, we never made it there so I have no personal opinion on this restaurant. Their website is still online, but it does not appear to have been finished given the website name. If you try to click on View Menu, you will get an error message because it points to jamakineverything.com, which would be the name that I would expect for the website.

Unsurprisingly, pictures of some of the food that you could get at Jamakin Everything are shown on the main page, and the food certainly looks appetizing. Scrolling down to the bottom of the main page, the business hours show that they were open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon to 6 PM. Because those hours of operation were fairly short, I wonder if these weren't the initial business hours. Typically, a restaurant will reduce its hours of operation when it isn't doing well.