After over 20 years, this continues to remain my favorite chicken restaurant.
Located in Hartsville, SC (Not far from the Darlington International Speedway), my dad was told about this place shortly after becoming a minister to a local church there.
If you pull up to Yogi’s, don’t come expecting to find your local KFC. Housed in a worn building with time-fading the colors of the store-front signs, it certainly doesn’t look like a place that most people would stop.
Yogi Bear’s Chicken is battered with a honey concoction that “lip-licking” doesn’t cover. They also carry liver-and-gizzards, which are battered and seasoned just the way a southerner likes. Though their chicken steals the show, their side dishes are just as wonderful. Coleslaw & Potato Salad round out the meal, along with a little yeast roll served with none other than honey. you can also get extra honey to dip your chicken in, if you ask.
Atmosphere wise, the inside of the restaurant is a typical “family style” arrangement, with booths and the older style tables. (At least this remained the decor from my first visit to my most recent visit). It does smell like a chicken joint – like chicken being cooked.
Recently, Yogi’s was featured on a local News station in South Carolina.