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Abingdon Manor in Latta, South Carolina
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Sometimes the most memorable meals are served in places tucked away – places that locals know and love, that visitors can discover on a scenic drive.

South Carolinians can rattle off a hearty list of restaurants matching this description. Try this delicious dozen.

1. SeeWee Restaurant

Homey SeeWee Restaurant in Awendaw is known for golden-fried catfish and hush puppies. Daily specials showcase South Carolina signatures such as Lowcountry boil, a one-pot wonder of shrimp, corn and potatoes, and homemade desserts.

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2. Juniper

Juniper in Ridge Springs stays cozy while giving farm-fresh ingredients an upscale twist. Flash-fried local collard greens accent crab cakes, and whiskey gravy is drizzled over pan-seared South Carolina beef.

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3. Abingdon Manor

In Latta, reserve a seat for the prix-fixe dinner at elegant Abingdon Manor. Menus change nightly, featuring specialties such as Vidalia onion soup, coq au vin and champagne sorbet.

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4. Grits & Groceries

Two accomplished chefs turned an old country store into Grits & Groceries, praised for its Southern specialties. Try a sandwich of house-made pimento cheese, savory tomato pie and any of the fresh-baked desserts at this favorite in Belton in South Carolina's Upstate region.

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5. Peaches Corner

Near the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, Peaches Corner serves hot dogs and burgers piled with flavorful toppings – just as they have since 1937.

A view of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

A view of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
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6. Harold’s Restaurant

Since 1932, Harold’s Restaurant has been the spot in downtown Gaffney for chili burgers and hot dogs. Order yours all the way with mustard, chili and onions.

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7. Buckshot’s Restaurant

Combining Southern