The Fish Market Grill is York County’s premier seafood restaurant in the area. Promising a unique dining experience, expect nothing but the finest fresh seafood at this establishment. Open daily for lunch, dinner and brunch on Sundays. www.fishmarketbarandgrill.com
The Lucky Duck Pub
This Pub is a neighborhood Gastropub with an artisanal approach. Dishes are comprised of locally sourced ingredients, serving pints from local breweries. www.luckyduckgastropub.com
The Pump House
An affordable upscale restaurant on the Catawba River between Rock Hill and Fort Mill, South Carolina. Features some of the best Southern-inspired American cuisine and a fabulous rooftop bar! www.rockhillpumphouse.com
Napa at Kingsley – Enjoy fresh dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, cocktails and wines on tap in their beautiful restaurant. 803-548-6335.
CorkScrew Wine Pub Kingsley – They offer a collection of beer and wines that include both classics and unique finds, and pair perfectly with their variety of small plate choices. 803-547-0202.
Captain Steve’s Family Seafood Restaurant – If you’re looking for surf n’turf for lunch or dinner, Captain Steve’s Family Seafood Restaurant is a popular choice. Large portions and great seafood make this place a must visit in the Fort Mill region. 803-547-2340.
Garden Cafe – Folks looking to dine in a southern rustic environment need to look no further. The Garden Cafe in downtown York uses the freshest ingredients when they prepare their American and Southern dishes. Diners can look forward to a friendly environment. Hand-made crafts for sale in the gift shop.
Wing King Cafe– Known for their wings, the Wing King Cafe in downtown York is a popular hotspot in the area. With over 40 sauce flavors to choose from, you’ll be coming back again and again. 200 Dobys Bridge Rd., (803) 802-1888.
Fratelli’s Ristorante – A piece of Tuscany can be found at this perennial Italian favorite. Located conveniently offI-77. Come and experience a fine selection of Italian wine and classic Italian dishes. Open Sunday-Thursday from 11am – 9pm and Friday-Saturday 11am – 10pm. 975 Market St., (803) 802-4449.www.fratellibaxtervillage.com
Fort Mill BBQ Company – More than just another BBQ restaurant, the Fort Mill BBQ Company caters to southern cuisine and offers diners a dining experience like no other. Opening in 2011, the restaurant has become a fast favorite in the Fort Mill area. Open Tuesday-Thursday from 11:30-9:00, Friday-Saturday from 11:00-9:00. Closed Sunday and Monday.737 Stockbridge Dr., (803) 548-7400. www.fmbbq.com
Michael’s Grille – Michael’s Grille is a tropical treat in the Rock Hill area. Opening in 2007, the restaurant features ribs athat fall of the bone, spicy Cajun pasta and other home cooked favorites. Come and experience an island setting atmosphere and satisfy your pallet seven days a week. 1039 Charlotte Ave., (803) 985-3663. http://www.michaelsrockhillgrille.com/
The Front Porch – Serves delicious home-cooked meals. Also offers catering. Great reviews. 3072 Lancaster Hwy., Richburg. (803) 789-5029.
Oskar’s – Authentic German dishes, seafood, cocktails. Open for dinner only. 130 Second St., Cheraw. (843) 320-0303.
The River’s Edge – A Mennonite restaurant, open Mon–Fri for lunch; Thurs–Fri for dinner. Hearty Mennonite-inspired daily specials, traditional dishes, unbelievable desserts and specialty baked goods. Traditional quilts decorate walls, and the service staff is dressed in Mennonite apparel. 162 Second St., Cheraw. (843) 537-1109. www.theriversedgecheraw.com
Barn Express Cafeteria – Great Southern cooking, offering salad and dessert bar, all you can eat buffet, and menu choices. Breakfast and lunch: Sun–Sat; dinner, Thur & Fri. 215 N. Congress St., Winnsboro. (803) 635-6967.
Sam Kendall’s – Classic contemporary American cuisine Steak, seafood, salads. Mon–Sat. Non-Smoking. 1043 Broad St., Camden.(803)424-2005.www.samkendalls.com
Charley’s Café & Catering – Seafood, steaks, and Lowcountry cuisine. Daily specials, Full bar. Lunch and dinner. , Credit cards accepted. 306 South Main St., Lancaster. (803) 285-1145.www.charleyscafeandcatering.com
Midway BBQ – Your choice of mustard, tomato, and vinegar pepper sauce with the most tender and finest minced BBQ around. Also beef hash and chicken stew. Mon–Fri. 811 Main St., Buffalo. (864) 427-4047. www.midwaybbq.com
Amélie’s Rock Hill – Our newest location! Serving a full assortment of pastries, desserts, soups, salads, sandwiches, tartines and quiche as well as locally roasted coffee from Magnolia Coffee and loose leaf teas from Harney & Sons. Also available for private events. Free wifi. Mon-Wed: 7am-7pm;Thurs-Sun.: Open 24 hours. 157 East Main St., Rock Hill. (803) 403-9409.www.ameliesfrenchbakery.com
Culina Modern Comfort Food – An independently owned, chef driven restaurant, with a mission to evolve comfort food into a culturally conscious modern approach to dining. The menu is inspired by comfort foods from around the world. All ingredients are fresh, and everything is prepared from scratch. Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11 am-2 pm. Dinner: Mon-Sat: 5 pm-10 pm. Happy Hour: Mon-Fri: 5pm-7pm; Sun: 2pm-7pm. 295 Herlong Ave., Suite 404, Rock Hill. (803) 323-5000. www.restaurantculina.com
Five & Dine – The menu includes a wide variety of soups, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Customer favorites include the Asian-influenced sloppy joe; the Nutella and banana sandwich; and the Frito pie with chili, cheese, and Frito chips. Sodas, egg creams, floats, and milkshakes are served from the soda fountain. The stools are from the former McCrory’s Five and Dime lunch counter, where Rock Hill’s Friendship Nine (9 college students) staged a sit-in during the civil rights movement. Celebrating the space’s history, the walls are painted yellow and black, inspired by the civil rights era. Springmaid ads from the 1940s are hung on the walls and the restaurant’s concept was developed around lunch counters. Serves lunch and dinner seven days a week, plus breakfast on Saturday and Sunday! 135 E. Main St., Rock Hill. (803) 328-3463. www.eatatfiveanddine.com
Pig-N-Vittles – Neo-traditional BBQ restaurant offering pulled pork, smoked chicken and smoked turkey with freshly prepared sides. Don’t forget to save room for the homemade banana pudding. Fresh smoked BBQ and great hot dogs! Daily specials. Listed on the South Carolina Barbeque Association’s short list of 100-Mile BBQ Houses. 126 Main St., Chesterfield. (843) 623-5225. 203 W. McGregor St., Pageland. (843) 672-3434. www.pig-n-vittles.com