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Dig in to Local Foods in Fort Mill

Marie McAden Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.
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If you’re the kind of traveler who enjoys exploring the local food scene, you’ll find plenty of great options in Fort Mill. From cozy bistros in the historic downtown to lively restaurants and bars in the new town centers, there’s something sure to suit your mood and satisfy your cravings.

To get you started, here is a list of some of Fort Mill’s most popular local eateries:

The Improper Pig – Housed in the former Majestic Theatre on Main Street, it offers upscale versions of barbecue favorites—South Carolina pulled pork, St. Louis-style ribs, beef brisket and pork rolls—with homemade sauces spanning the globe.

Local Dish – Another Main Street favorite, Local Dish lives up to its name with farm-to-table dishes created with locally sourced ingredients. While it specializes in traditional Southern food, it gives the classics a modern interpretation sure to please your palate.

The Lucky Duck – This neighborhood gastropub takes an artisanal approach, serving a seasonal menu of locally sourced dishes and pints from local breweries. Whether you dine at the bar, in the dining room or on the rooftop, you’re in for a culinary treat.

Napa at Kingsley – Inspired by California’s famed wine country, this casually elegant restaurant offers made-from-scratch dishes using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. The menu includes traditional Italian and French favorites with chef-inspired specialties like butternut squash agnolotti and clam fettuccine.

Flipside Cafe – A must-visit destination for foodies, Flipside has built a reputation in culinary circles for using farm-fresh ingredients in its innovative dishes. Chef Amy Fortes, who started the restaurant with her husband and fellow chef Jon Fortes, was named a South Carolina Chef Ambassador in 2017.

The Peach Stand Café – Along with a bakery, ice cream parlor, butcher shop and produce market, The Peach Stand features a restaurant and deli serving breakfast and lunch. The “Famous Fort Mill Hamburger” is a favorite with locals.

Fish Market – If it’s seafood you crave, head to Fish Market, where you can get your fill of everything from PEI mussels and Maine Lobster to baked oysters and jumbo lump crab cakes to Carolina trout and grouper. The extensive menu also includes sushi, chicken pasta, filet mignon, pork chop and ribeye entrees.

Hobo’s – Located near the town’s railroad line, this Main Street eatery offers build-your-own burgers, handspun milkshakes and Carolina brews in an industrial-chic setting featuring railroad spike coat hooks and a foot rail made from a track. A covered deck, pet-friendly outdoor patio and live music on weekends add to the fun of dining at Hobo’s.

Fort Mill also offers an impressive selection of bakeries, including Breadsmith, Cupcrazed Cakery and Z Bakery and Cafe, along with the fabulous Chocolat Boutique, renowned for its handcrafted truffles, confections and European bonbons.

Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.