You know the places… cozy country establishments where the people are friendly, the tea is sweet and the food is fresh. That’s Rizer’s Pork & Produce, a store, restaurant, and catering business in the small town of Lodge, SC.
The Rizer family has been farming hogs and growing vegetables since I.N. and Daisy Rizer started their farm in 1952. Two of their sons joined the family farm and, in 2000, opened Rizer’s Pork & Produce to sell their homegrown vegetables and pork products.
Located in Colleton County, it is worth the drive down a two-lane road to reach Rizer’s for a country buffet lunch or one of the bi-monthly steak nights.
We are open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Saturday 8am-3pm. Closed Sundays.
Our buffet is open Wed-Sat 11am-2pm all you can eat. We have our steak night January-August, every second and fourth Saturday from 5pm-9pm.
Rizer’s Pork & Produce is a specialty store. We sell our pork products and our produce during our regular business hours (Mon-Fri 8-5, Sat 8-3). But we have our lunch buffet open wed-sat 11am-2pm. (No prepared food Monday or Tuesday).
We make our own BBQ sauce from a family recipe. Our bbq sauce is a ketchup/vinegar base and it is thin (and delicious). We pour the sauce on our BBQ ahead of time so it really gets soaked into the meat to get all the flavors when you eat it.
You can order a whole hog or cuts from us. Pretty much anything.
At Rizer’s Pork & Produce, we raise our own hogs. You can purchase them BBQ’d or not.
What Folks Are Saying
Among the many Google Reviews, Local Guide Chris Johns warns you to come hungry when you visit Rizer’s:
Great buffet that includes fresh local produce and plenty of options!
The staff is super friendly and nice. Steak night is great and the catering is top-notch.
Country cooking in a down-home atmosphere. The decor is one-of-a-kind and pure SC Lowcountry. If you’re anywhere close, I’d suggest you stop by.
Bring your appetite.
Over on Yelp, Amy F wrote a novel about Rizers:
I love this place. It’s tucked up out of the way and off the beaten path, but easily accessible from the main roads it sits between.
It is a buffet, so you serve yourself, but the owner, his family, and the staff are all incredibly friendly and attentive. If someone asks you how you’re doing, they really want to know!
Also, don’t let peak-season crowds deter you if you show up for lunch during deer hunting season. Most people are more than happy to share a table if there are empty seats.
Now, THE FOOD. OMG. The food.
Lunch service starts with the basics on Wednesday, where you get a choice of fried chicken, ribs, barbecue hash and maybe one other protein, mac n’ cheese (the GOOD kind, like grandma makes), greens, rice, and an assortment of beans or peas grown on the owner’s farm. (The cream peas are my favorite.)
Sweet or unsweetened tea, water, lemonade, or cokes are available. The reduced price reflects Wednesday’s limited menu.
The menu grows as the week progresses and culminates with the addition of fried shrimp, cole slaw, biscuits, pork chops, and the occasional prime rib put out on the buffet.
Desserts – homemade pound cake, banana pudding, and ice cream are out for the taking.
I have tasted everything on this menu at least once, but I must admit that the fried chicken is the star! The breading is so light, crispy, and perfectly seasoned. It’s always fresh!
The ribs are delicious, too. They have a good grill char taste and a very light, mildly sticky sauce that is the perfect combination of tart, salty, and sweet.
The mac n’ cheese always has the right amount of crispy edges for those of us who love it and is a perfect balance of pasta, cheese, and eggy goodness!
And while the pound cake is my favorite dessert, the owner has some of the best ice cream for miles. It has a high fat content and is incredibly creamy.
This place is most definitely worth a “trip to the country” or as a detour on a road trip!
Location, Hours, Contact Info, and More
Contact Rizer’s Pork & Produce
Lodge, SC 29082
Hours of Operation
Buffet, Cards and Cash, Hash, Light Tomato Sauce