Gwen Fowler



Limpin' Jane's showcases local flavor with a great view

Posted 8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM

Limpin’ Jane’s Old South Eatery and Taproom in Georgetown is a friendly restaurant where you can enjoy great Lowcountry food cooked with locally grown produce and meats and enjoy a beautiful view on the outdoor patio on the Sampit River

The chef is Tara Tracy, who owns the restaurant with her husband, Bryan Shepler. Tracy makes buying local a priority, and much of the salad greens and other produce come from Millgrove Farms, also in Georgetown.

Among the entrees on the menu are chicken livers, served with a carmelized onion gravy; shrimp and grits; crab and scallop cakes; and fried chicken and waffles, fried chicken over a waffle with butter and honey.

There’s also a great selection of sandwiches and salads. On my visit, I had The Jane, salad greens with dried cherries and candied pecans, served with honey poppyseed dressing. I also added shrimp to my salad, and it came with six large, tasty shrimp. The cherries and pecans gave this fresh salad a nice crunch.

The outside dining area and bar is a great spot to eat on a nice day, or a place to enjoy live entertainment on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Tracy went to the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vt., and worked at several restaurants there. She worked at Crady’s Restaurant in Conway before opening Limpin’ Jane’s. I love the name, which is a takeoff on Hoppin’ John, the traditional rice and pea dish popular for New Year’s Day.