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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

  • Four students pose for a photo inside McCutchen House.

    McCutchen House on the Historic Horseshoe

McCutchen House Dining

Located at 902 Sumter St. on the historic Horseshoe, the University of South Carolina's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management hosts a variety of dining options at the unique and historic McCutchen House.

The McCutchen House is more than a restaurant. It's a hands-on classroom where hospitality management students gain valuable experience in running a full-service restaurant. Below are the types of services we generally offer.

Garden Grill

The Garden Grill will be open during the spring from March 14 through April 21 and will reopen for the summer beginning May 16 through July 28. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Tuesday – Friday (weather permitting). 

Bistro Lunch Dining

Open to the public during fall and spring semesters with the exception of university holidays, the McCutchen House Bistro serves lunch Tuesday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

Group Luncheons

McCutchen House is happy to accommodate your party of 20 or fewer with a menu designed to suit each of your guests. Lunches include tomato pie, salad, choice of entrée, and McCutchen House chocolate walnut pie.

Grab and Go Lunches

McCutchen House Grab and Go Lunches are currently not being offered. 

Private Lunch Dining Rooms

Private dining rooms at the McCutchen House are available for any group of 20 or fewer guests. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion with friends, arranging a unique business meeting or creating a memorable meal with on-campus guests, our private board-room-style settings will make your event an elegant experience. Please review each room for dining capacity, technology options and pricing information. Reservations required.

Weddings and Special Events

Whether you are a bride looking for an exquisite backdrop for your wedding reception, or you would like to reserve a room for a corporate gathering, the McCutchen House can serve as a unique and memorable location for your special occasion. Horseshoe Catering can help you create the perfect event.


McCutchen House History

This beautiful home was originally built as a faculty house in 1813. Having survived the Civil War, and the ever-changing landscape of the University of South Carolina, McCutchen House is now operated by the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management as a venue for dining, culinary and wine classes and special events. Find out more about George McCutchen, for whom the house is named, and other interesting facts about the building's rich history. Read more about McCutchen House history. 

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