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“The Pasture” steakhouse set to open doors

Marcus Cheeks

If all goes according to plan, a new steakhouse in Clinton will open its doors by mid-January.

The Pasture, owned by Two-5 Catering & BBQ owner Marcus Cheeks, is set to open on Jan. 11 at 208 North Broad Street, pending its final state inspection.

The location is a familiar one for local residents as the former home of Patriot’s Kitchen, which closed in November.

“I alway knew there was a need for a good steakhouse in Clinton and Laurens County, and wanted to make that our goal and bring that to fruition for my community,” Cheeks said, a former Fatz Cafe manager at the chain’s Clinton location.

Cheeks said meals for lunch and dinner will range from $9-$45 and the menu will include American fare from sandwiches to fish, chicken and, of course, steak.

“We want to provide a great product at a great price,” Cheeks said. “We don’t want The Pasture to be a once a year or once every other month place to visit. We want to be that place to get a quick meal and enjoy time with family and friends.”

Cheeks said the business is a family affair with his wife, in-laws and parents as well as a group of friends involved in the operation and creation of The Pasture.

“We’re going to put our best foot forward and provide a sense of community within the community,” he said. “Anybody who wants to can come out and have a great meal.”

Cheeks said the whole operation will be streamlined, meaning the money he saves operationally will be re-invested in the product.

“The way we will operate will allow us to keep costs down,” he said.

Cheeks, who has operated his Two-5 catering business since 2017, said he recognizes that staffing has been an issue for businesses – local and nationwide.

“We’re looking to bring in some fresh faces,” he said. “We want to make a great impression on our guests and have a great, friendly staff.”

The Pasture will be open Wednesday-Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for lunch and from 5-9 p.m. for dinner each night. On Saturdays, the restaurant will be open from noon until 9 p.m.

“I’ve been doing barbecue with the catering business,” Cheeks said. “But I’ve always had a special passion for steaks.”

A ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Jan. 10 with the Grand Opening set for Jan. 11.


  1. Talamechia Dewalt on January 5, 2023 at 11:25 am

    Glad to hear. Wishing you all the best. Wouldve been good to have this in your hometown.

    • Shirley Davis on January 5, 2023 at 1:45 pm

      Glad to hear that wishing yall the best of luck ready to eat bc I love steak can’t wait

  2. Mike Campbell on January 5, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    Do you have an online menu

  3. Cornelia Jackson on January 22, 2023 at 10:28 pm

    Do you take reservations?

  4. elaine taylor rector on February 9, 2023 at 8:19 am

    i am interested in your catering menu for a group of teenage girls

  5. Edwina Gibbs on April 2, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    so yell not open on monday

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