From fine dining to casual restaurants, South Carolina has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a unique experience or a classic dish, there are plenty of delicious options to choose from. From local seafood restaurants along the coast to farm-to-table dishes upstate, there's something for every palate in South Carolina. One of the most memorable experiences is Sgt.
White's Diner, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. On campus, you can find more than 30 unique locations, from Green Quad to Horseshoe. South Carolina produces more peaches than nearby Georgia, so its peach pie, peach ice cream, ham frosting, and peach pie are worth trying. Rice was a dominant crop in South Carolina until the early 20th century, and the predominant strain at its peak was a variety of African origin that came to be known as Carolina Gold.
When it comes to mayonnaise, South Carolina has a clear winner: the soft, creamy, slightly acidic and sugar-free spread with the well-known yellow label. Benne (or sesame) seeds have been a staple in South Carolina's Lowcountry foods for hundreds of years. You can find them all on the South Carolina Barbecue Trail or an all-you-can-eat buffet with a wide variety. For a slightly different version of South Carolina sweet potatoes, head to Benford Brewing in Lancaster to try their Southern Tater Sweet Potato Ale.
South Carolina is known for its majestic barbecues and fascinating and diverse sauces, including a unique mustard-based sauce in the center of the state. You can also find shrimp, flounder and oysters that are second to none (shrimp and grits should be the state's official dish). For an unforgettable food experience, check out the Day of the Best Cheaters in the World festival in Columbia. Here you can try seafood, candies and savoury products that make South Carolina one of the most cutting-edge dining destinations in the country.
The best hashish (over rice) is the star garnish at South Carolina barbecues. Hashish with rice is also popular in the Midlands and upstate of South Carolina. The thriving city of Greenville is a delight for lovers of high-end restaurants, both premium and low-cost franchised food, and a handful of one-of-a-kind Roadfood treasures. Whether it's fresh seafood caught on the coast or locally sourced produce from upstate, there are plenty of culinary gems to discover in South Carolina.