Welcome to The Dutch Oven

The Dutch Oven has provided Abbeville with it’s signature home-cooked foods since 1982! Located just off the Square, the Dutch Oven draws a great lunch crowd, but you should see what happens during our special evenings! Be sure to browse our menu for details on our schedule.

The Dutch Oven also provides catering service. Let the Dutch Oven cater your next event or party, and you won’t be disappointed. Our home-cooked meals will have your guests raving, and you won’t have to do a thing! Scroll down to our catering section for more details and to request a quote.

About The Dutch Oven, Abbeville’s Choice for Home Cooking

The Dutch Oven is owned and operated by Ivan and Gloria Swartzentruber of Abbeville. They purchased the Dutch Oven in April of 2000 after approximately 18 years of ownership by Melinda Hershberger. Ivan and Gloria are of the Mennonite faith and they attend Cold Spring Mennonite Church. In 2006 they were privileged to be able to adopt three children. In November of 2006 they recieved an award and were named the South Carolina Adoptive Family of the Year.

The Dutch Oven serves a combination of southern cuisine and Mennonite home cooking. We don’t take shortcuts in the preparation of our menu. For example, our mashed potatoes are made from real potatoes. They’re not instant potatoes like a lot of restaurants serve. Also, most of our dessert recipes are from Ivan’s mother, who also makes all the dinner rolls.

In 2006 and 2007, the restaurant won the Gold Plate Award from the Best Independent Restaurants Association. In 2007, the Dutch Oven was named Small Business of the Year by the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce.

The atmosphere is very family friendly. On Thursday and Friday evenings you’ll see a lot of families and friends eating and visiting here at the Dutch Oven. The Dutch Oven also offers catering. Hire the Dutch Oven to bring our signature menu to your event, whether you’re feeding 30 people or 2,000 people. Scroll down to learn about our catering services.

The Dutch Oven is pleased to offer catering services.

When you get the Dutch Oven to cater your party, you’ll get the same signature dishes and homestyle recipes we offer at our restaurant. We will cater the complete menu, from sweet tea to pie, from potatoes to chicken.

Are you planning an event? The Dutch Oven can cater for crowds from 30 to 2,000 people. Contact us today for a quote.

Ready to book your catering?

Call the Dutch Oven at (864) 366-5513 for more details or to request a price quote. You can also complete this form to submit your information online.

Contact Us

Phone: (864) 366-5513

Email: dutchoven@wctel.net

Address: 108 North Main Street, Abbeville, SC 29620

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