Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats
Cold Spring Tavern is a 19th century stagecoach station that serves stand-out Santa Maria style tri-tip and thick, meaty chili.
A restaurant in the front room of a genuine corned beef factory, this little gem makes great cured-meat sandwiches, plus Italian beef & Chicago hot dogs.
Solvang Restaurant is a village favorite Danish diner specializing in aebelskivers (spherical pancakes) and house made sausages.
Ray’s is a dark and smoky Aiken tavern known for hefty half-pound hamburgers and fine all-beef chili dogs. And, of course, beer.
Bob’s is a bakery using fresh artisan bread in elegant but hearty breakfast dishes. Sweet pastries also are wonderful.
There’s no romantic atmosphere, but Jerry’s is for lovers of crab: as soup, crab cakes, crab dip, and huge “crab bombs.” Also a full menu of other seafood.
Flipside Cafe’s Dixie-flavored farm to table comfort food includes shrimp & grits, local greens & veggies, and white cheddar pimento cheese. Breakfast, too!
Jocko’s is an historic, rough and tumble steak house where choice cuts are grilled over live red oak, Santa Maria BBQ style.
White Cottage’s breezy tables are right for made-to-order hamburgers and foot-long hot dogs longs served Yankee-style in grilled rolls. A summer-in-Vermont treat.