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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

  • The McCutchen House offers spacious, elegant rooms for bistro-style dining.

Bistro Lunch Dining

The historic McCutchen House is open to the public for lunch during the University of South Carolina regular fall and spring semesters, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, Tuesday through Friday.*

*Due to students' academic requirements, lunch concludes by 2 p.m.

Lunches are $13.95 + tax per person unless otherwise noted (lunch, beverages, and dessert included). McCutchen House is cashless. Please pay by credit, debit, check, Carolina Cash, IIT or direct billing.

Spring 2023 Lunch Menu (Jan. 24 – March 3)

Note: We will be closed during Spring Break over March 6-10.

Amuse Bouche

  • Our famous tomato pie

Choice of Soup or Salad

  • McCutchen House Salad: Romaine, cranberries, Parmesan croutons, cherry tomatoes, and mandarin oranges. Choice of house-made ranch, blue cheese, balsamic and house dressings.
  • Soup of the Day: Prepared daily. Ask your server for the day’s selection.

Entrées (choice of one)

  • The Jam: A ¼ lb beef patty topped with jalapeno bacon jam on a toasted sesame seed bun with mayo, lettuce, tomato, and smoked Gouda.  Served with seasoned fries and a pickle spear.
  • Shrimp Florentine Pasta: Shrimp sauteed with mushrooms, shallots, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and linguine in a white cream sauce.
  • Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breast: Chicken breast with ground pork, onion and cheese stuffing. Served with roasted rosemary potatoes and vegetable of the day.
  • Carnitas Tacos: Seasoned shredded pork, diced onion, radish, cotija cheese in warm flour tortillas topped with sriracha-cilantro crema.  Served with fried plantains.
  • Portobello Mushroom Wrap: Sliced mushroom caps with pico de gallo, avocado, and harissa yogurt served in crunchy leaf lettuce.  Served with a sauteed quinoa-vegetable mixture. 


  • McCutchen House signature chocolate walnut pie
  • Other desserts vary regularly


  • Freshly brewed sweet and unsweet tea
  • Joffrey Premium Coffee®
  • Coke®, Diet Coke®, Sprite®, lemonade

For our valued customers, please note:

  • Reservations are recommended but not required.
  • Groups: McCutchen House is able to accommodate groups up to 20 with an advance reservation.
  • McCutchen House servers aren’t able to accept tips, but if you would like to support our students, please visit our HRSM giving page

Did You Know?

McCutchen House is an applied learning restaurant management laboratory for students studying in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. In addition to enjoying great food, guests have the opportunity to help students advance their knowledge and skills by providing valuable feedback on the hospitality and service.



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