South Carolina February 14, 2016
9 Amazing Hidden South Carolina Restaurants And Where To Find Them
Many places in South Carolina are a food lover’s paradise. The restaurant business is a competitive industry, and one in which the underperforming restaurants just don’t manage to stay in business long.
When a restaurant is in an odd, unusual or even “hidden” location and they’re still in business it’s a sign of a great establishment. It’s hard enough to compete when you’re easily located or in a populated area.
Here are some restaurants in South Carolina that are in odd, unusual or hidden locations and yet, they’re still around. There’s a reason for that:
1. Coast Bar and Grill - 39 John Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Coast Bar and Grill is neatly tucked away on Hutson Alley between 39 Rue de Jean and the Charleston Music Hall on John Street. This cool and interesting space used to be a warehouse and now it's a trendy restaurant serving local seafood and other American fare.
2. Passerelle Bistro - 601 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
Sometimes you look right at something but because you're distracted by something else you don't really see it. Such is the occasional fate of Passerelle French Bistro that sits exactly at the entrance to the most famous bridge in Downtown Greenville. #YeahThat Greenville.
Reservations are recommended.
3. Alodia's Cucina Italiana - 2736 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC 29212
With all the great restaurants in the downtown Columbia area, it's interesting that Trip Advisor users have submitted reviews that rank Alodia's Cucina Italiana - an establishment nearly 15 miles from the Statehouse - as the #1 Restaurant in Columbia. Cheers, Alodia's!
4. Southern Grace's Bistro - 809 Port Republic St, Beaufort, SC 29902
In Beaufort, your natural tendency might be to head over to Bay Street for a meal. But this hidden gem is tucked away inside the Beaufort Inn and only one street off Bay.
More info or reservations
5. Danish's Trattoria Indo-Pak and Global Fine Cuisine -
114 Old Abbeville Hwy, Greenwood, SC 29649
Danish's Trattoria Indo-Pak and Global Fine Cuisine in Greenwood, SC is located in a house converted to a restaurant on Old Abbeville Highway. This hidden spot (pronounced "da-NEESH") is currently ranked as the #1 restaurant in Greenwood by Trip Advisor - in spite of its ambiguous-looking facade.
More info, contact and menu here
6. Old Post Office Restaurant - 1442 SC-174, Edisto Island, SC 29438
The Old Post Office on Edisto Island is a Lowcountry institution. It's a 45 mile trip (one-way) from Charleston and well worth it! Note: They have seasonal hours. It's best to check their
here for more infomation.
7. Luvan's Fish Camp - 3951 U.S. 701, Conway, SC 29527
Just one week ago, "Tony B. from Conway," who is an "Elite Yelp Reviewer" penned a 475-word stellar review about his Luvan's experience. If you're not offended by "colorful" language we suggest you read it
Apparently, it doesn't matter that Luvan's is hard to find or that you may have to wait a short while for service. And if you don't mind your table cloth being vinyl instead of linen, then Luvan's is a hidden gem that's worth the trip to Conway. Scroll back up to that seafood platter one more time and you may find yourself halfway to your car before you know it.
8. Cafe Old Vienna German Restaurant - 1604 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
In a city with thousands of places to eat, even on a main thoroughfare a restaurant can be hidden in plain sight. Like the Cafe Old Vienna here on N Kings Highway (a.k.a. Business 17).
9. Xaio Bao Biscuit - 224 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29401
You'd never imagine to find this caliber of multi-culti Asian inside this converted filling station in Charleston's trending Cannonborough neighborhood. The food, service, decor and atmosphere make this hidden place a real discovery. You'll add XBB to your usual "go-to" places for great food.
Have you ever eaten at any of these hidden or “hiding in plain sight” restaurants? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook.