To help celebrate Black History Month, our team decided to be intentional in supporting local Black-owned businesses. And, for our group, that means breaking bread over a fantastic meal. So today, we ventured over to Mauldin to visit Don Deas‘ Low Country Shrimper. It did not disappoint.

We had a smorgasbord of gumbo, catfish, hush puppies, fried okra, and a sweet hushpuppy covered in honey and powdered sugar that was like an homage to beignets. If that sounds like a lot, it’s because it is, but it’s hard to stop eating when food is this good.

And while the food was great, Don sat down with us and shared with us the whole reason he opened in the first place; to be a place that gave families a great meal, but at an affordable price. Don purposely kept the margins low so all families had a restaurant they could go out to eat at.

It’s good. Like, really, really good. Not one member of our team had any complaints. We even had one team member turn around after just finishing their meal and get a to-go order for tonight’s supper for his family. 

If you’re in Greenville and have yet to try Low Country Shrimper, do yourself a favor and swing by. This is one restaurant our team plans on coming back to regularly.

If you or your company are looking for locally-owned Black businesses around Greenville to support, here are a couple of links to help you out…

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