Restaurants in South Carolina

A land of majestic barbecue and fascinating diverse sauces, including a unique mustard-powered sauce in the center of the state, South Carolina also boasts shrimp, flounder, and oysters that are second to none (shrimp and grits really should be the official state dish). Oyster roasts are big all along the coast, as is the festive sausage-shrimp-corn-potato gallimaufry known as Frogmore stew or Low Country boil. Here in the Low Country, rice is the important starch, and authentic dining experiences range from roadside Gullah cafes to temples of fine Dixie dining in Charleston. South Carolina produces more peaches than nearby Georgia, so its peach cobbler, peach ice cream, peach ham glaze, and peach pie all are noteworthy. The South’s beloved pimento cheese is big in every county; the state capital, Columbia, is where the pimento cheeseburger was invented (and where the best one is served).

South Carolina’s Best Restaurants

Dukes - Barbecue with Mustard Sauce
Dukes

ORANGEBURG, SC

Greer BBQ and Fine Foods - Baloney Biscuit
Greer BBQ and Fine Foods

GREER, SC

Beacon Drive-In - Outside Pork-A-Plenty
Beacon Drive-In

SPARTANBURG, SC

Sgt. White’s Diner - Sign
Sgt. White’s Diner

BEAUFORT, SC

Sweatman’s - Pork Plate
Sweatman’s

HOLLY HILL, SC

Morrison’s Burger Hut - Chili Dog
Morrison’s Burger Hut

HOLLYWOOD, SC

George & Pink - Scale
George & Pink

EDISTO ISLAND, SC

Po Pigs Bo-B-Q - Barbecue Buffet
Po Pigs Bo-B-Q

EDISTO ISLAND, SC

Crisp-fried whole founder, topped with lemon wedges, is scored so it is easy to fork up bite-size pieces.
Hyman Seafood

CHARLESTON, SC

Summerton Diner - Baked Chicken Supreme
Summerton Diner

SUMMERTON, SC

Carolina Cider Company - Peach Cider
Carolina Cider Company

YEMASSEE, SC

FIG - Peach & Cucumber Salad
FIG

CHARLESTON, SC

Hominy Grill - Sauteed Shrimp On Cheese Grits
Hominy Grill

CHARLESTON, SC

Charleston’s Cafe - Kiawah Island Potato Casserole
Charleston’s Cafe

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC

Signe’s Heaven Bound Bakery & Cafe

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC

521 B-B-Q & Grill

FORT MILL, SC

Lee’s Famous Recipe

ROCK HILL, SC

McClellanville Diner

MCCLELLANVILLE, SC

Dave’s Carry-Out

CHARLESTON, SC

82 Queen

CHARLESTON, SC

Sugar Bakeshop

CHARLESTON, SC

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