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Here’s what one of York County’s most well-known restaurant sites will become

Details are emerging for what will replace the former T-Bones on the Lake.

Papa Doc’s Shore Club will serve up oysters, lobster tail, a Tiki-themed cocktail menu and more.

“When you think of Lake Wylie, you’ll think of Papa Doc’s and become family,” said president and CEO Britton McCorkle. “We want to be apart of every conceivable celebration and milestone. And continue to be the anchor of Lake Wylie.”

Visit York County posted on its website and social media Wednesday that the long-time lakefront restaurant on Lake Wylie will become Papa Doc’s. The new restaurant will serve daily lunch and dinner of a “modern American menu with a seafood influence,” according to a release from owner Bottle Cap Group.

It will include to-go service for boaters and a merchandise store. An opening date has not been set, according to the Bottle Cap Group release.

The Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce posted the same information on its Facebook page Wednesday.

T-Bones operated for 24 years at 3990 Charlotte Highway on the South Carolina side of Buster Boyd Bridge on Lake Wylie. The prior restaurant, The Hungry Fisherman, operated there for 24 years. T-Bones announced plans in November that Bottle Cap Group would be taking over. That group has extensive restaurant experience in the Charlotte area with offerings Ink N Ivy, All American Pub, Slate Charlotte, Whiskey Warehouse, Jacks Corner Tap, Brazwells Premium Pub, Hot Taco, Rosemont and Oak Room.

Along with serving food, T-Bones became well-known in Lake Wylie and beyond for considerable charity work and community events. T-Bones hosted the annual Lake Wylie Children’s Charity fall benefit concert, Riversweep and the Lights on the Lake holiday boat parade, among others.

While the information Wednesday from Bottle Cap Group doesn’t mention any of those events specifically, it does not the restaurant “will continue to support the local community as a vital partner in the area’s growth and development.”

T-Bones closed in early December to allow for renovations needed at the site, ahead of a new restaurant opening.

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John Marks covers community growth, municipalities and general news mainly in the Fort Mill and York County areas. He began writing for the Herald and sister papers in 2005 and won dozens of South Carolina Press Association and other awards since.
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