Most people love going out to eat, but it can get pretty expensive. If you crave a home-cooked meal, but you don’t have time to cook at home, these delis, diners, and Southern soul food restaurants in South Carolina will really hit the spot.
1. Big Mike's Soul Food, Myrtle Beach
Seafood, sandwiches, soups, salad and all kinds of soul food have put Big Mike's on the map in Myrtle Beach. Almost everything on the menu is under $10.
2. No Name Deli, Columbia
No Name Deli is one of the best places for an affordable lunch. Salads, sandwiches, sides and a selection of desserts, all at very reasonable prices. Many items are available not just under $10, but under $5.
3. Sunrise Bistro Xpress, Charleston
If you're looking for an affordable breakfast spot in Charleston, this hidden gem is perfect for you. Everything from bagels to breakfast sandwiches is affordable, fresh, and delicious.
4. Simply Southern Smokehouse, Myrtle Beach
If you want a taste of the South, you have to try this barbecue and country buffet in Myrtle Beach. Prices come in at just over $8 for lunch and just over $10 for dinner, but remember, this is all you can eat.
5. Real Mexico Restaurant Y Tienda, Columbia
If you love Mexican food, this is the real deal. Expect a wait if you visit in peak hours, but that just shows you how good it is, right?
6. OJ's Diner, Greenville
With a $3.50 and $4.50 breakfast and daily lunch specials, it's easy to eat well for well under $10 at this Greenville favorite.
7. Bertha's Kitchen, Charleston
Have you heard about this restaurant that's taking over Charleston one happy customer at a time? Bertha's serves up perfectly cooked Southern soul food classics served with homemade lemonade and sweet tea, just like your grandmother used to make.
8. Taco Dog, Spartanburg
If you're a little indecisive when lunch time rolls around, you'll love Taco Dog. All kinds of tasty Tex Mex, grilled hot dogs and homemade chili leave plenty of options, all under $10.
9. Mary's Cafe, Rock Hill
This local favorite for over 20 years has so many options for under $10, the hardest part will be choosing just one delicious home-cooked meal.
Have you been to any of these incredible (and incredibly inexpensive) South Carolina restaurants? What’s your favorite affordable place to eat?