Part of the fun of visiting a small town is experiencing the local flavor—and that means its shops and restaurants. Landrum elevates the standard travel outing with a charming downtown lined with boutiques, specialty shops, galleries, antique stores and eateries housed in vintage brick buildings from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Below are some of the most popular.
It may be known for its barbecue and Cajun-inspired dishes, but you never know what Chef Sara McClure will cook up for her weekly specials. Using locally sourced vegetables and fruits whenever possible, the 2018 South Carolina Chef Ambassador creates a tantalizing array of dishes from shrimp and pimento tacos to gochujang wings.
Soulisa’s Fine Thai Dining
This family-run restaurant offers authentic Thai-Japanese fusion dishes, freshly made and beautifully presented. The extensive menu includes sushi, seafood and vegan options. Be sure to order spring rolls—everyone raves about them.
The Hare and Hound
Housed in a former mercantile, this popular eatery offers traditional American and pub fare, from Guinness beef pie to pecan-crusted North Carolina mountain trout. Entertainment is offered regularly on the patio. Leave room for a slice of homemade pie, the chef’s seasonal deep-dish bread pudding or one of the other delicious desserts on the menu.
Stone Soup Market & Cafe
The wood-fired pizzas are the specialty of the house, but Stone Soup also offers a wonderful selection of made-from-scratch appetizers, salads, burgers and entrees. After dining, stop at the market and buy some local products and baked goods to take home. Oh, and if you’re traveling with your four-legged friend, check out the dog park out back.
Harvest House Restaurant
The setting is casual, but the made-to-order dishes rate this among Landrum’s best-kept secrets. Menu items run the gamut from filet mignon to osso bucco to vegetable risotto. Order a glass of wine and enjoy!
Other town favorites include The Drake House, El Chile Rojo and Mocha’s Mug.
The Shops at Landrum Antique Mall
Take your time roaming through the mall’s four stores, offering both old and new items from vintage furniture and collectibles to teas, coffees, soaps and scarves.
Foothills Amish Furniture
Straight from Amish wood shops in Ohio and Indiana, the handcrafted, solid wood furniture includes dining, living and bedroom pieces as well as furniture for the office and outdoors.
The Millstone Gallery
Much more than just paintings and sculptures, this fine art/folk art gallery features unique works of art, including forged knives, wood bowls, wire-crafted bonsai trees, stained glass, wood flowers, wood clocks and glow-in-the-dark vases.
White Buffalo Collectibles
This shop specializes in Native American-made items, including jewelry, pottery, blankets, fetishes, knives, sculptures, rugs and wood plaques.
Landrum Farmers Market
All of the 40-plus featured vendors at the Landrum market grow or make everything they sell. Along with fresh produce, you can pick up honey, homemade bread, pickled veggies and flowers. Live entertainment is offered most weeks. Located near the railroad track on Trade Street, the market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
Other shops to visit include Dutch Country Foods, Landrum Eclectics, Lucy’s Boutique, Horse and Home and Olive and Then Some.