Back In The Day: The Edisto Motel And Restaurant (Jacksonboro, SC)


The Edisto Motel and Restaurant
17102 Ace Basin Parkway (Highway 17 N)
Jacksonboro, South Carolina 29452

The former Edisto Motel and Restaurant sat right along Highway 17 in Jacksonboro, South Carolina – and was an iconic spot in the Lowcountry..  Although it closed in 1998, folks still rave about their fried shrimp and catfish stew – and talk about the lines that used to wrap around the building, lines that no one minded waiting in.

I’ve been keeping my eye out for photographs of the Edisto Restaurant when it was still open for business, and was recently contacted by Mr. J.G. Braddock, Sr  – who generously gave US 17 permission to share his photographs of the former Edisto Motel and Restaurant.  His photographs definitely brought the place back to life for me.  It was a much-loved restaurant  – one that many folks still miss today, and I hope that these images bring back fond memories.

Please check out Mr. Braddock’s web page, “Gone But Not Forgotten“, with these photographs and a poem about “The Edisto”