9 Unsuspecting Restaurants In South Carolina With Food So Good It Should Be Illegal

If there’s one thing discerning tastebuds around the state have learned it’s that when it comes to restaurants you simply can’t judge a book (or eatery) by its cover. Here are nine of the best unsuspecting restaurants in South Carolina that prove just that. They may not look like much from the outside, but inside there’s a surprisingly tasty world (or at least a plate) awaiting discovery. Check them out.

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Address: 112 Main St, Summerton, SC 29148, USA
Address: 476 1/2 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Address: 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Address: 2042 Marion St, Columbia, SC 29201, USA
Address: 7738 W Main St, Ridgeland, SC 29936, USA
Address: 249 Columbia St, Chester, SC 29706, USA
Address: 514 S 5th St, Hartsville, SC 29550, USA
Address: 1703 Main St, Conway, SC 29526, USA
Address: 82 Cloverleaf Dr, Longs, SC 29568, USA
Address: 334 E Washington St, Walterboro, SC 29488, USA
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Best Unsuspecting Restaurants In South Carolina

April 03, 2021

What are good hole-in-the-wall restaurants in South Carolina?

The Palmetto State is home to some incredible eateries, ones which don’t seem like much from the outside but when you step through the doors, you will be treated to some of the best food of your life. An old log cabin in Conway that Luvans Old Fish Camp inhabits is one that you may drive past if you weren’t looking for it. Order one of their reasonably-priced fried seafood meals you are sure to love and don’t forget to bring cash since this place doesn’t take credit cards. If you are in the mood for a hot dog or hamburger, head to Big Daddy’s Cafe in Gaffney. This joint serves some tasty American cuisine that won’t cost a fortune. For a few more places you may want to order a meal at, visit our previous post, These 10 South Carolina Hole-In-The-Wall Restaurants Serve Up Surprisingly Tasty Fare.

What South Carolina diners should I visit?

The rustic Red Shed Diner in Graniteville is a surprisingly gourmet diner that uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients from area farms and butchers in its cuisine. They also make a delightful buttermilk pie that you will want to save some room for. If you are in the mood for a themed diner based on “The Andy Griffith Show,” head the Mayberry Diner in Cross Hill.  Menu items are named after characters in the show and the diner’s decor also reflects the theme. 

What South Carolina restaurants should I add to my bucket list?

Your bucket list could be endless with the number of excellent restaurants to visit in the Palmetto State, but we are here to help you out. Vangeli’s Bistro in the lakeside community of Seneca is a hidden gem that should definitely go on your list of places to try. This upscale eatery uses the freshest ingredients in its flavorfully satisfying entrees. Another place not to be missed is Halls Chophouse for some mouthwatering steaks, she-crab soup, and other signature dishes. Luckily, there are several locations throughout the state so you shouldn’t be too far from one. 

 

Address: 112 Main St, Summerton, SC 29148, USA
Address: 476 1/2 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Address: 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Address: 2042 Marion St, Columbia, SC 29201, USA
Address: 7738 W Main St, Ridgeland, SC 29936, USA
Address: 249 Columbia St, Chester, SC 29706, USA
Address: 514 S 5th St, Hartsville, SC 29550, USA
Address: 1703 Main St, Conway, SC 29526, USA
Address: 82 Cloverleaf Dr, Longs, SC 29568, USA
Address: 334 E Washington St, Walterboro, SC 29488, USA