There are many different culinary traditions in South Carolina, from the Gullah kitchens of the Lowcountry to classic Southern dishes such as shrimp and grits to the fine dining establishments that make up Charleston’s renowned culinary scene. From the mountainous Upstate to the Midlands to the coast, there’s a dining experience fit for every palate in the Palmetto State.
Producing locally made and harvested products is a large part of South Carolina’s culinary makeup. From fruits and vegetables to harvesting shrimp straight from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, many ingredients that make up our finest dishes are grown right here in South Carolina. From sweet peaches to heirloom watermelons, pork for barbecue and briny oysters, the state is blessed with a bounty from the land and sea.
There are also numerous distilleries, breweries and wineries throughout the state that specialize in creating distinctly Southern beverages. If you’re looking for some moonshine, look no further than the Palmetto State. South Carolina also specializes in tables with a view, with restaurants and bars lining waterfronts and mountain vistas. From family-friendly establishments to finding the perfect place to relax and enjoy a cocktail, there’s a culinary experience fit for every occasion.