Tommy’s Country Ham House, a Greenville mainstay that has been operating for over 30 years, is closing in the Spring of 2021.
Earlier this year, the popular restaurant announced their decision to close their doors saying that owner Tommy Stevenson had made the difficult choice to retire.
While the news of the restaurant’s closing came as a shock to patrons, the restaurant set to replace the longstanding favorite was just announced and it has people buzzing.
Lewis Barbecue, a Charleston staple, is set to take the place of Tommy’s Country Ham House in 2022 following some renovations to the space. Lewis Barbecue features traditional Texas style barbecue and is most famous for their mouth watering brisket.
John Lewis, owner of Lewis Barbecue, issued a statement on the upstate opening of his restaurant saying, “Since moving to South Carolina six years ago, I’ve been blown away by the way locals love food — especially barbecue. We’ve welcomed a lot of Greenville folks to our Charleston spot, and I can’t wait to set up shop there permanently and be a part of the city’s vibrant community.”