Eat and Drink in South Carolina
When most people around the country think of South Carolina restaurants they immediately start thinking of Charleston. The rest of the state however has some amazing places to eat too. Some of the best restaurants in each South Carolina county as determined by Charleston Food Bloggers and a handpicked small group of other likeminded foodies around the state are BachTalking, ColaTownFoodie, PalmettoFoodie, Alesa Holden, Rick Meehan and subreddit users from South Carolina, Charleston, Greenville etc.
South Carolina is brimming with great oysters. But when you want the best of the best, head to The Oyster Bar Columbia. The mother shuckers sauce is what makes this place stand out, with its warm and succulent, horseradish flavor. This Middle Eastern restaurant in Greenville highlights the best of Mediterranean cuisine for you. Don’t miss out on the excellent hummus plates and the melt-in-your-mouth lamb and beef shawarma.
When you’re looking for an upscale night out in Charleston, FIG is there waiting to blow you away. You’ll find creative and impressive selections including the ricotta gnocchi, Portuguese fish stew, marinated razor clams, painted hills beef tartare, and pan-roasted black bass. Libby’s American cuisine will make you want to sing the national anthem after the first bite. Their fried pork chops are a southern gem and their Philly cheesesteaks are as close as you’re going to get without making the trip across the Mason Dixon. You’ll get large portions at fair prices with a casual-friendly ambiance.
If you’re looking for a good way to unwind at the beach with a good crowd, killer food, and even better cocktails, then head to Fire and Smoke Gastropub. You’ll find unbelievable Charcuterie plates, soft pretzel braids, lamb porterhouse, crispy pork belly, and cheddar fondue plates. Fire and Smoke lets you dine on upscale food without any pretentiousness for maximum enjoyment.
Good vegan soul food is virtually unheard of. Until now, that is. Lamb’s Bread Vegan Café is the answer to every vegan’s prayers, offering up a huge menu full of the most I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not-Butter-Or-Meat dishes you’ve ever tried. You will find plenty of lime and coconut flavors to dine on at this Thai restaurant. Lime Leaf serves some of the freshest Asian cuisine across the state, with awesome spring rolls, pineapple fried rice, awesome sweet and sour chicken and pepper steak. If you’re looking to branch out, get the volcano beef, which is as epic as it sounds.