Restaurants in South Carolina

50% Off Southern Comfort Food at Workmen's Cafe

Charleston

$10 $5

Rotating menu of Southern-style dishes such as fried pork chops, garlic-cheddar biscuits, sausage gumbo, and crab sandwiches

Up to 48% Off Sushi or Hibachi Dinner at Katsu

North Charleston

$33.47 $18

Appetizers such as fried spring rolls or baked mussels pair with artfully plated sushi rolls or hibachi dinners

40% Off Pizza at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

Mount Pleasant

$20 $12

Chefs cook 21 varieties of pizza in open-flame brick ovens, augmented by pastas, sandwiches, and sizable beer and wine selection

Up to 50% Off Eclectic American Fare at Friar's Tavern

Greenville

$20 $11

Fried pickles and Philly egg rolls precede feasts of filet mignon, parmesan-crusted grouper, and more dishes from eclectic new menu

45% Off Café Food at The Galleria Cafe

Summerville

$20 $11

Three or more daily soups, build-your-own sandwiches, all-you-can-eat chef's salads, and a variety of coffees and smoothies

Mellow Mushroom Spartanburg – Up to 54% Off Pizza and Hoagies

Spartanburg

$20 $12

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Made from dough with natural spring water, pizzas and calzones emerge from stone hearths

45% Off at Huntin Camp BBQ and Grill

Tigerville

$20 $11

Menu includes ribs, wings, rib-eye steak, beef brisket sandwiches, and sides such as baked beans, cole slaw, and baked potatoes

50% Off Mexican Food at Habaneros

Pawleys Island

$25 $12.50

Sports bar dishes up a menu of Mexican favorites such as fish tacos, quesadillas, and burritos in a lively atmosphere

45% Off Café Cuisine at Sweet Catherine's

Fountain Inn

$20 $11

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Comforting dishes such as the Chincoteague Island crab-cake sandwich, pimento-cheese burger, and shrimp and grits

Up to $13.98 Off at Wings and Ale of Lexington

Lexington

$28.98 $15

(41)

Southwestern and American appetizers such as nachos and chicken fingers, and wings that come in 12 flavors

50% Off Southern Food at Sisters of the New South

Beaufort Town Center

$12 $6

Southern staples include fried chicken, pork chops, and sides such as collard greens, fried okra, and lima beans

50% Off Tapas at Cloud 9 Martini & Tapas Bar

Fort Mill

$30 $15

Tablemates share tequila-lime-shrimp tacos or steak bites with horseradish sauce at a blue-lit bar or amid lounge seating

Up to 57% Off Southern Dinner at Saluda's

Five Points

$70 $35

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Fried green tomatoes with pulled pork, shrimp and grits with brandy cream, a grilled pork chop brined with sweet tea

Up to 47% Off at Bushido Japanese Restaurant

Charleston

$38 $20

Authentic Japanese restaurant and sushi bar serves meat, seafood, or vegetables fresh off the hibachi grill to go with rice, soup, and salad

Up to 50% Off at Chill-n-Grill

North Charleston

$15 $7.50

Eatery dishes American cuisine like club sandwiches, burgers with fries, and wings

Half Off at Calder’s Buffalo Pub 

Mount Pleasant

$30 $15

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Chefs sling hot wings in 20 flavors, such as Jamaican jerk and lemon pepper, as well as burgers and hand-cut chips

$10 for Barbecue at Tom’s BBQ

Greenville

$18 $10

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Side such as mac ‘n’ cheese and hush puppies pair with ribs and Texas beef brisket slathered in one of nine barbecue sauces

50% Off Mediterranean Food at Main Street Cafe Bar & Grill

Lexington

$10 $5

Trifos family showcases Greek heritage with laid-back European eats, such as pitas & grilled dinners, with live entertainment on weekends

Up to 50% Off at Creekside Pizza Co.

Charleston

$20 $11

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Margherita, three-meat, and veggie pizzas share menus space with wild mushroom ravioli and local shrimp pesto

Up to 45% Off Gastropub and Southern Cuisine

North Charleston

$20 $11

Upscale-casual restaurant serves pulled pork panini, smoked chicken wings, and locally-sourced vegetables and meats

Half Off Asian Dinner Cuisine at Bon Thai & Sushi

Greenville

$30 $15

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Seafood, beef, and chicken with thai basil and curry sauces pair with delicate sushi rolls beneath abstract wall paintings and potted palms

50% Off Italian Comfort Food at Joe Pasta

Mazyck - Wraggborough

$14 $7

Homestyle Italian and Italian-American classics, including subs with homemade meatballs, chicken marsala, and personal pizzas

Up to Half Off Indian Food at Bollywood Cafe

North Charleston

$20 $11

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Rich, creamy Punjabi-style curries, lamb biryani, and Bombay-style samosas with yogurt and tamarind sauce

Up to 50% Off Organic Mexican Food at Tortilla Maria

Eastside

$10 $5

(101)

Organic corn tortillas embrace tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas, and seasonal produce and organic flax blend into smoothies

Whisk – $6 for Blended Juices and Coffee

Charleston

$13 $8

Espresso drinks, specialty lattes, and blended drinks such as fruit smoothies and vegetable juices

Up to 53% Off European Style Pub Food at The Velo Fellow

Greenville

$30 $15

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The menu includes dinner options such as fish and chips and chicken pot pie, and lunch options such as shrimp po’ boys and falafel burgers

Up to 46% Off a Flatbread Meal at The Gathering Cafe Restaurant

Charleston

$41.50 $23

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Healthy comfort food made with fresh, local, and often organic ingredients fills 15-year veteran chef's seasonally changing menu

Up to 53% Off Tea Tasting at Tealoha

Downtown

$30 $15

Tasting events let you try a variety of teas, learning the history and specifics of each kind

Up to 50% Off Comfort Food at Del's Twisted Kitchen

Greenville

$20 $11

(12)

Varied menu of "comfort food with a twist," including breakfasts such as Kickin' Carolina hash served all day, melts, and breaded catfish

47% Off Sushi at Sakura Bistro

Greenville

$30 $16

Steak, shrimp, veggie, and other hibachi dinners are prepared in the kitchen; bento boxes and 11 specialty sushi rolls

45% Off at Stevi B's Pizza Buffet

Greenville

$20 $11

(6)

Pizza buffet includes creative pies, such as loaded baked potato and philly cheesesteak, as well as more traditional options

Half Off Southern Cuisine at Chef Manigault's La Vieille Maison

Historic West End District

$30 $15

Expansive patios, dining rooms & verandas set the stage for southern-style dishes with French flair such as rack of lamb & crawfish étouffée

50% Off Seafood at Stax Seafood Grill & Bar

Hayward Mall

$30 $15

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Fresh-catch seafood dishes and aged chops served in a restaurant run by the Stathakis family

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There are people who love cooking from scratch and people who shudder at the thought of assembling a turkey club sandwich. Rosewood Market and Deli caters to both. Aisles of grocery items help list-makers check off boxes for gluten-free food, pasture-raised meats and eggs, and local raw milks. The produce section harvests organic choices from local farms, and the cheese case displays sticks and slices from around the region and the globe. In the deli, soups, salads, desserts, baked goods, and other items satisfy tastes from vegan to carnivore. Quick meals in the grab-n-go case include sandwiches and salads that can be topped with homemade dressings and spreads, such as tamari gravy dill vinaigrette and a spicy chipotle spread.

Rosewood Market and Deli has matured from its beginnings as the Basil Pot restaurant in 1973. It’s grown while adhering to the idea that “people can take an active, hands-on approach to their own wellness through delicious food,” as it proclaims on its website. A commitment to sustainability permeates the market, from its cardboard-recycling dumpster and reusable produce boxes to its compostable utensils and ability to accept biodegradable credit cards.

2803 Rosewood Dr
Columbia,
SC
US

Next to the day's special dishes, the chalkboard at Alluette's Café proudly proclaims a few phrases that may shock loyalists to the fried-chicken school of soul food: "Vegans Welcome," "This is a no Pork Cafe," "Organic & Natural Products," and "Fresh Local Seafood." Alluette Jones-Smalls has been cooking up what she calls "holistic soul food" in various ventures since 1993, but after she overcame the cancer that nearly claimed her life, she embraced the concept of fresh ingredients, free of toxic chemicals, with more vigor than ever.

Now, she's come back to her Charleston roots at Aluette's Café. She cooks everything up to order, which takes a little longer—but Travel + Leisure magazine makes it clear that it's worth the wait, calling the food "vegetable-centric, truly luscious, Southern food." O, The Oprah Magazine's Celia Barbour praised the shrimp as "quite possibly the tastiest … I've ever eaten, dusted with spicy flour and fried so lightly that each sweet crustacean bore a crisp, fragile shell." Alluette doesn't add sugar to any of her dishes or drinks—including her signature Aunt Mary's iced tea, which is sweetened with fruit juice.

Guests can admire the local artwork on Alluette's brightly painted walls as they wait for local shrimp over organic, seasonal greens or hormone-free grilled chicken with brown rice and lima beans. Alluette frequently invites live musicians, poets, and other artists to perform in the shop, and out on the patio, herbs and flowers uproot themselves to waltz for diners.

80 Reid St
Charleston,
SC
US

TripAdvisors rank Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta number one of four restaurants in Mount Pleasant. Eighty-eight percent of Urbanspooners recommend it.

8600 Dorchester Rd
North Charleston,
SC
US

Although few would think to pile peanut butter and bacon onto a burger, the PB3—which has both—is a favorite of Luke 'n Ollie's Pizzeria owner Jonathan Swartz and a legion of loyal customers. According to The Island Eye News, after tasting a similar creation in New Orleans, Swartz worked on his own to add to the Luke ‘n Ollie’s menu. Swartz is an expert at adding creative twists to entrees: his chicken sandwich delights tongues with teriyaki sauce and pineapple. But his pizzeria doesn’t shy away from sticking to the classics. Its pizza crusts—made New York-style by a local baker who follows Swartz’s own secret recipe—pile with mozzarella, pecorino, and fresh ingredients, and diners can bite into traditional meatball or eggplant-parmesan subs while lounging amid the dining room’s exposed brick and black-and-white tiled floor.

Guests can also dine alfresco near palm trees on the patio, where the breeze mercifully dries foreheads as their owners take on the Steak Bomb Challenge. A fan of the Food Network and its creative competitions, Swartz decided to create his own challenge: 10 ounces of philly cheesesteak, 8 ounces of hamburger, 4 ounces of italian sausage, and a quarter pound of melted mozzarella sandwiched onto an 18-inch italian sub bun, all flanked by mountains of french fries. If diners can chow it all down in under an hour, they get it for free. Although many have tried, few brave American heroes have gotten their photos tacked up on the Wall of Winners.

Before leaving, diners should remember to get their photo taken or their portrait painted with Ollie, the 5-foot dog statue on the front patio who dons anything from bathing suits to Hazmat suits to Santa hats according to the seasons.

1101 Ocean Boulevard
Isle Of Palms,
SC
US

Periwinkle Cafe & Bakery composes a symphony of locally roasted, organically grown coffee and creative sandwiches, wraps, and pastries forged with fresh ingredients and house-baked bread. Periwinkle’s lunch menu puts a unique spin on classic sandwich creations, such as the ham and apple-butter sandwich ($6.49), which contains Black Forest ham, monterey jack cheese, and dollops of apple butter snuggled safely between slices of fresh-baked Breadsmith bread and a combination padlock. A halved veggie wrap ($5.49), stuffed graciously with seven blushing vegetables and Mediterranean hummus, arrives at tables sporting a dapper fez and flanked by an accompaniment of salad, soup, or fruit salad. Lounge on the spacious outdoor patio, the site of the former Periwinkle Tea Room, and relish bites of cinnamon rolls ($2.50 each), danishes ($2.25 each), or turnovers ($2.25 each).

140 E Main St
Rock Hill,
SC
US

As they enter under the hanging wood sign bearing a carving of grapes and shuffle past the gray stone and golden stucco façade, patrons at Kozani Restaurant & Bar find themselves transported to the warm kitchens and rolling vineyards of the Mediterranean. Aromas from spices imported from Italy, Greece, Israel, and Lebanon waft through the dining room, signaling the arrival of Mediterranean dishes, including recipes from head chef Tim Robinson's favored region of Emilia Romagna. While he focuses on Northern Italian dishes, the chef also consistently snares an eclectic blend of local ingredients, such as produce and seafood, and crafts gluten-free versions of every dish on the menu. He often appears on the floor to meet clientele, roaming the dining room to chat with diners and make sure their forks have the proper number of prongs. To compliment his dishes, the serving staff often pairs meals with more than 80 wines hailing from Europe, South and North America, and Australia.

12 S Main St
Greenville,
SC
US