Visit Mayberry Diner, An Andy Griffith Themed Diner In South Carolina For A Dose Of TV Nostalgia

If you’re looking for old-fashioned diners in South Carolina, you won’t have to look very far. Over in Laurens County, South Carolina, there’s a tiny town (population: about 500) with a restaurant dedicated to all things pertaining to “The Andy Griffith Show.” And while this town may actually not be the real Mayberry, it sure feels like it when you visit the Mayberry Diner in Cross Hill, South Carolina.

The Mayberry Diner in Cross Hill is open seven days a week. The hours are Monday-Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Thursday-Saturday from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (closed on Sunday),

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Address: 171 N Main St, Cross Hill, SC 29332, USA
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South Carolina’s Favorite Foods

May 04, 2023

What are the most classic dishes in South Carolina?

The most classic dishes in South Carolina include:

  • Hoppin’ Johns. This is a dish made with rice and black-eyed peas that is traditionally eaten on New Year’s Day.
  • Southern Fried Chicken. In South Carolina, this can be made savory or spicy with an egg batter that is to die for.
  • Pimento Cheese. This is cheese mixed with mayonnaise, cream cheese, and pimentos and is found all over the state.
  • South Carolina Barbecue. There are different regions, some with a sweet yellow mustard sauce and some with a spicy vinegar and pepper sauce.

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What are the best candy shops in South Carolina?

The best candy shops in South Carolina include:

  • Petit Philippe. This is a combination of a wine bar and chocolatier where you can get some of the most scrumptious wines and chocolates in the state.
  • Candy Girl Confections. Located in Myers Park, this candy shop has elegant displays of sweet confections ranging from old-fashioned favorites to yummy chocolates and gummies.
  • barCHOCOLATE. This little shop makes small-batch, artisan chocolates using local and fresh ingredients with no extracts or flavorings.
  • RocketFizz. This is the place to go to get your fix of candy and soda and it has a vast selection of both.

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What are the most iconic foods in South Carolina?

The most iconic foods in South Carolina include:

  • Boiled Peanuts. While this is a popular treat all over the South, it is most certainly a staple in South Carolina.
  • Shrimp and Grits. Pick some shrimp out of a low county boil and throw them on some hot buttered grits and you’ll have this amazing dish.
  • Okra. People in South Carolina love their okra and serve it up in a multitude of ways: steamed, fried, boiled, you name it.
  • Frogmore Stew. This is synonymous with the low country boil where shrimp, corn, sausage, and potatoes are boiled with a mixture of spices and eaten by hand right off the table.

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