No discussion of Bluffton  cuisine is complete without the famous Squat ’n’ Gobble (1231 May River Rd., 843/757-4242, Mon.–Fri. 7 a.m.–9 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 7 a.m.–3 p.m.), a wholly local phenomenon—and not to be confused with a similarly named chain of eateries in California. Long a site of gossiping and politicking as well as, um, squatting and gobbling, this humble diner on the May River Road in town is an indelible part of the local consciousness.
Believe it or not, despite the totally unpretentious greasy-spoon ambience—or because of it—the food’s actually quite good. They specialize in the usual “American” menu of eggs, bacon, hamburgers, hot dogs, and fries. There’s a tie for best thing on the menu—I can’t decide whether the Greek pizza is better or the barbecue, so I’ll go with both.