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Maryland Fried Chicken / Rockingham's / Triangle City Diner, 1237 D Avenue: 1970s   8 comments

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There are still some Maryland Fried Chicken restaurants on the Grand Strand, but they seem to have abandoned the Midlands sometime between the February 1976 phonebook (above) and the February 1985 one. This building, in Triangle City, is still standing, and still a restaurant, but now it's True BBQ. You have to love the pigs, and the sauce names.

UPDATE 5 April 2012: Added Rockingham's and Triangle City Diner to the post title based on the comments, and google.

Written by ted on April 5th, 2012

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  1. This was some tacqueria joint before the BBQ place came. Pretty decent Mescan food...kinda like La Fiesta up on Chas HWY, but this place did a lot more of a take out business.

    Before that, it was the Triangle Diner.


    5 Apr 12 at 6:40 am

  2. If this is the same place I'm thinking about, it was also back in the 1980s at various times "Swags Restaurant" and Triangle City" (or "Tri City") Diner.


    5 Apr 12 at 8:59 am

  3. Anyone tried True BBQ, been wanting to stop for a bit but have yet to venture. Any reviews?


    5 Apr 12 at 11:58 am

  4. I don't eat meat so I can't say how it tastes, but it smells AMAZING. I drive by it twice a day on my way to/from work and this clever chef uses a fan to propel the amazing smell towards the road, so you can definitely get a good whiff! Love his little piggies too!


    5 Apr 12 at 1:44 pm

  5. I tried it about two months ago. Went after the lunch rush and ordered a rib platter. I enjoyed the meal, tea was great and service was friendly. The only reason I have not gone back is because my wife likes Zesto. Check their website -


    5 Apr 12 at 8:02 pm

  6. The Shrimper in Sumter still offers Maryland Fried Chicken

    Gary Lemons

    6 Apr 12 at 3:24 pm

  7. Not sure how fried chicken from Maryland could be any better than fried chicken from any state in the South, especially South Carolina.

    I got to try True BBQ a few months before I moved away from SC (and the South where any resemblance of "true bbq" can be found), and it was great! While Hudson's may provide more bang for your buck and better atmosphere, the barbecue at True BBQ is far better. If you're around the area and want to get some barbecue to go, then this is the place. Even still, it's a decent establishment at which to eat, and the staff were friendly.


    16 Apr 12 at 2:44 pm

  8. There is, or at least was a Maryland Fried Chicken in Florence back in 2007, I never knew that this spot had one of them. I do remember stopping in here a few times in 1994 when it was the Triangle City Diner. It sat vacant for a while after that.


    16 May 13 at 2:39 pm

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