- South Carolina
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
7. Buckshot’s Restaurant