South Carolina December 31, 2016
The 11 Places You Should Eat In South Carolina In 2017
You only have to turn your head in any direction in the Palmetto State to locate a great place to grab a bite. There’s no shortage of incredible restaurants in South Carolina, that’s for sure. But, you may want to discover new spots that are a little off the beaten path, or maybe different in other ways you wouldn’t ordinarily seek on your own. We’ve got that covered. Consider this a bucket list of eateries you should hit up in 2017 in South Carolina.
1. The remote restaurant in South Carolina that's so worth the journey.
Marshside Mama's - Daufuskie Island
You'll take a ferry to get to this iconic remote restaurant. Don't let the outside fool ya. You'll actually need to make reservations before you head to Daufuskie Island for this one, it's just THAT popular! Marshside Mama's is located right on the water and dishes up long range water views that are as breathtaking as the food they serve. Check out their seasonal hours, plus learn how and where to catch the ferry at
. Want to learn more? Read
we published in September 2016. Marshside Mama's is located at 15 Haig Point Rd, Daufuskie Island, SC 29915.
2. The oldest restaurant in the state.
Villa Tronco Italian Restaurant - Columbia
The oldest restaurant in the Palmetto State isn't in Charleston, or Beaufort. It's in Columbia just down the street from the Governor's Mansion. Villa Tronco has a fascinating history too. You can read all about that in
we published in July 2016. The family's fourth generation is now running this iconic Italian eatery in the Capital City that serves up Old World Italian classics. You'll find Villa Tronco at 1213 Blanding St, Columbia, SC 29201.
3. The SC restaurant named by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best in the world.
The Wreck of the Richard and Charlene - Mount Pleasant
Hidden away on Mount Pleasant's Shem Creek, The Wreck of the Richard and Charlene was recently named as one of the best restaurants IN THE WORLD. Yet, it's appropriately named because it is indeed a wreck. Find out what's so special about this now world-famous South Carolina eatery in
we posted in December. The Wreck is located at 106 Haddrell St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464.
4. The train-themed restaurant that's the "real thing."
The Whistle Stop at the American Cafe' - Travelers Rest
Love trains? Love food? Combine the two in this great restaurant in the upstate that's located in the very spot that was an actual whistle stop on the Swamp Rabbit Railroad. The restaurant features the original hand-crafted bar stools and exposed brick walls. Read more
. The Whistle Stop at the American Cafe is located at 109 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690.
5. The most haunted restaurant in the entire state.
Poogan's Porch - Charleston
South Carolina's most haunted restaurant is one creepy experience, that's for sure. Patrons have spotted the resident ghost in the dining room and on the stairs shown in the above photo. Aside from being haunted, Poogan's Porch is also known for their casual atmosphere and unforgettable food. Read more about this haunted eatery at
. Poogan's Porch is located at 72 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401.
6. The one remote restaurant in South Carolina that will take you a million miles from everything.
Millpond Steakhouse - Boykin (Rembert)
Located in historic Boykin, South Carolina on the picturesque Mill Pond, this remote eatery about 30 minutes outside of Camden is definitely worth the trip. But you'll want to make reservations before you go. Perfect for special occasions, it's also a wonderful place to go "just because." Read more
. Millpond Steakhouse is located at 84 State Rd S-28-2, Rembert, SC 29128.
7. The quirky restaurant that's unlike any other in the state.
The Griffon - Charleston
This British pub in Charleston's historic district has a very unique interactive interior that'll inspire you to leave your mark on the place. It also has a fish and chips to die for. Read more about The Griffon
. The Griffon is located at 18 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401.
8. Where to find donuts to die for.
Sunny's Donuts - Gaffney
Stop by this tiny shop in Gaffney to find out why their sweet temptations have been voted "Best Donuts In South Carolina." You may want to get there as early as possible so you can order seconds to bring to work. Read more and see these beautiful creations in
we wrote in July 2016. Sunny's Donuts is located at 720 S Granard St, Gaffney, SC 29341.
9. The best hot dogs from the smallest shop.
Johnny's Hot Dogs - Mount Pleasant
Johnny's Hot Dogs in Mount Pleasant has more topping selections than anywhere you've ever been. Just look at the hot dog in this photo. It has BACON on it. Need we say more? Read more about Johnny's in
this fun article
we published in December.
Johnny's Hot Dogs is located at 883 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464.
10. The little known inspirational restaurant in South Carolina.
Parson's Table - Little River
One meal in this cozy former church and you'll see why it's a favorite along the coast. You'll love the signature seafood dishes and the available wine pairings offered here. Read more in
. Parson's Table is located at 4305 State Rd S-26-850, Little River, SC 29566.
11. A South Carolina eatery with a very cool theme.
Poe's Tavern - Sullivan's Island
The iconic Poe's Tavern on Sullivan's Island is all about the great Edgar Allan Poe. From their hauntingly painted fireplace, to the many portraits of Poe and menu items named for characters and stories, this fun themed restaurant is a must-visit on your 2017 foodie bucket list in South Carolina. They also serve inventive burgers that are out of this world good! Read more
. Poe's Tavern is located at 2210 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482.
From an upstate donut shop that serves up creations almost too pretty to eat, to a hamburger joint on Sullivan’s Island that celebrates the life of the island’s most famous resident, these 11 restauraunts in South Carolina are perfect to place on your 2017 foodie bucket list.
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