Restaurants in Landrum, SC

Near the border of North Carolina, Landrum has a lovely downtown with plenty of shopping, but it mainly is a destination or way station for people who engage in outdoor sports. Horse people are especially drawn to it for its world-class Equestrain center as well as for the annual Blockhouse Steeplechase. A highlight for Roadfooders is Boots’ & Sonny’s, a drive-in where meaty, creamy, no-bean chili makes the most of hot dogs, hamburgers, fried bologna sandwiches, and French fries. Out at Southside Smokehouse, traditional smoke-cooked meats are given an inventive Cajun accent. And at Harvest House, near the renowned Tack House tack store, familiar regional dishes get creative makeovers: fried green tomatoes come stacked in a tower, bathed in pimento cheese and a balsamic drizzle; ham gets a cola glaze. A short drive south leads to the Junction of Gowensville, a crossroads cafe known for its rugged-crusted fried chicken. Over the border, just beyond Tryon on the banks of the Pacolet River, is the Caro-Mi Dining Room, a postcard-perfect restaurant famous for its old-time Dixie meals.

Landrum’s Most Famous Dishes

5 layer cake: 5 flavors, 5 colors


Fried Chicken

Styrofoam bowl holds dark purpble blackberries and chunks of pastry crust.


A basket of thin French fries is smothered with molten cheese and beefy chili ... car hop service

Chili Cheese Fries

Landrum’s Best Restaurants

Southside Smokehouse


Tower of fried green tomatoes blanketed with melted pimento cheese and balsamic glaze
Harvest House


Junction of Gowensville


Boots’ & Sonny’s


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