South Carolina routinely answers the call of many a craving. Whether you’re looking for international fare, plain old meat ‘n potatoes, or you want some down-home southern cookin’, you’ll find it in the Palmetto State.
The food at these neighborhood restaurants in South Carolina is so good you may “find” them over and over.
1. Maggie's Pub - Beaufort
Maggie's is a neighborhood pub and restaurant modeled after a typical eatery in London. Gather friends and head over for a meal that will send you back for seconds before you know it!
Address: 17 Market, Beaufort, SC 29906
2. Mediterranean Tea Room - Columbia
Locals fall all over themselves for the fresh authentic mediterranean fare at the Mediterranean Tea Room. If you love middle eastern food, you'll quickly become a regular at this Columbia restaurant.
3. Palmetto Sweets and Company - Walhalla
Open 8am through lunch Tuesday through Sunday, Palmetto Sweets and Co is the perfect local spot to stop for a little nosh followed by something awesome to soothe your sweet tooth. They're right on Main Street in Walhalla.
Address: 115 E Main St, Walhalla, SC 29691
4. Olde House Cafe - Walterboro
The home-cooked food will make you come back again and again to the Olde House in Walterboro. Most folks dig in from the buffet, but they also have a menu you can order from. This chicken looks finger lickin' good!
Address: 1274 Bells Hwy #920, Walterboro, SC 29488
5. Paw's Diner - Seneca
The food at Paw's is so good you'll be shaking your head wondering why you haven't been here BEFORE. There's nothing wrong with traditional "meat and two sides." Especially at Paw's Diner.
Address: 10920 Clemson Blvd, Seneca, SC 29678
6. Bee Box Restaurant - Ehrhardt
The Bee Box is locally owned and definitely a favorite neighborhood family spot in the Ehrhardt neck of the woods. You can't beat the home cookin' on the buffet! They post a current photo just about every single day on their Facebook Page so you can see what's up.
Address: 2302 Low Country Hwy, Ehrhardt, SC 29081
7. Mama Blair's Wings n Things - Bennettsville
Mama's has ribs, wings and a whole menu of goodness that brings people back for seconds! Another great thing about Mama's? Generous portions!
Address: 301 3rd Ave, Bennettsville, SC 29512
8. Fiddler's Seafood Restaurant - Ridgeland
Right on the perfectly lovely little Main Street in Ridgeland, locals gather at Fiddler's for some outstanding seafood served lowcountry-style. Of course, if seafood just isn't your thing, they have other yummy finds on the menu.
Address: 7738 W Main St, Ridgeland, SC 29936
9. Roma - Laurens
Expect to find exceptional food at a reasonable price. And that should be enough to bring you back another day for seconds. If not, how about impeccable service?
Address: 105 E Laurens St, Laurens, SC 29360
10. Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro - Little River
This is one "neighborhood restaurant" you'll never forget. Fine dining at moderate prices and in a location reportedly as haunted as you'll get in Little River. If that's not what brings you back, the fabulous Lowcountry fare offered here will do the trick.
Address: 4269 State Rd S-26-852, Little River, SC 29566
11. Wiz's Eatery - Batesburg-Leesville
You'll never hear anyone complain about portion size at Wiz's. The food is great, the portions are generous and this local spot will bring you back for seconds sooner than you know it.
Address: 110 W Church St, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006
12. Rabbit's BBQ - Lake City
Yup. That's a whole pig you're lookin' at. It doesn't get much better than this and it's easy to see why Rabbit's is a favorite repeat go-to spot in Lake City. Whole, real pit BBQ goodness.
Address: 842 E Main St, Lake City, SC 29560
13. Sambo's 903 Grill - Lancaster
Sambo's may be known around town for having the best burgers around, but they actually have a pretty extensive menu. And the fries? Well, they're out of this world!
1445 Flat Creek Rd, Lancaster, SC 29720
14. Fatz Fish To Go - Andrews
You haven't lived until you've tried the fried fish and po' boys from FATZ in Andrews. They're right on W Main with plenty of parking. For faster service, call ahead so it's ready when you get there - and you can start eating sooner!
Address: 111 W Main St, Andrews, SC 29510 | (843) 264-8780
15. The Village Grill - Abbeville
Tucked away over on Trinity Street is a neighborhood favorite among visitors and natives alike. The Village Grill sources from locals first ensuring the freshest ingredients possible. This shrimp looks good enough to get in my car right now and drive to Abbeville...
Address: 110 Trinity St, Abbeville, SC 29620
If we missed your favorite “neighborhood restaurant,” then please feel free to add it in our comments!