Farm-to-Table Restaurants in South Carolina

By:Devyn Whitmire


The Farm-to-Table movement is growing rapidly in South Carolina. You can now find restaurants in small towns all over the state that are dedicated to highlighting local, homegrown ingredients. They might do so in different ways, but they certainly celebrate the integrity of our great state’s local farms.

Grits and Groceries

What it’s known for: Grits and Groceries is where you go to get “real food, done real good.” Using as many local, organic ingredients as possible, co-owners and chefs Heidi and Joe Trull have created a scrumptious menu of local favorites, daily Creole and Cajun inspired specials and a dessert selection to die for.

Style: Southern, farm-to-table, family-friendly, casual, lunch

Address: 2440 Due West Highway, Belton

Phone: 864.296.3316

The Flipside Café

What it’s known for: Tucked away in downtown Fort Mill, Flipside Café brings fresh, local goodness to good, local people. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner, with a weekend brunch menu, Flipside can be a quick stop for breakfast and coffee on your way to work, or a nice place to join friends for dinner. If you come for brunch, try the Flipside breakfast. Biscuit and gravy, bacon AND cheddar grits? Yum.

Style: Southern, farm-to-table, family-friendly, casual, breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner

Address: 3150 US 21 N., Fort Mill

Phone: 803.802.1711

The Farmer’s Table

What it’s known for: The Farmer’s Table is proud to be a true farm-to-table restaurant. Everything they use is locally sourced in the Spartanburg area, giving their guests a delicious experience at an affordable price. Breakfast is served all day long, so you’ll never have to miss out on the Apple Crumb French Toast.

Style: Southern, farm-to-table, family-friendly, casual, breakfast, lunch, dinner

Address: 401 E. Kennedy St., Spartanburg

Phone: 864.582.6554

Wagon Wheel

What it’s known for: Using only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients, Wagon Wheel is a classic meat and veggies destination, creating farm-to-table meals all week long. Chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, pork chops, burgers, fish, hand-cut Angus steaks -- whatever you order comes with the huge salad bar and fresh baked bread.

Style: Casual, family-friendly, farm-to-table, lunch, weekend dinner, Sunday buffet

Address: 5724 Lancaster Highway, Fort Lawn

Phone: 803.872.4654

The New Moon Café

What it’s known for: For a great meal on the lighter side, try New Moon Café in Aiken. They make everything from scratch, every day. They strive to use the best local ingredients to produce creative and healthy meals, even down to the coffee they roast themselves in-house.

Style: Southern, farm-to-table, family-friendly, casual, lunch

Address: 116 Laurens St. NW, Aiken

Phone: 803.643.7088

Stella’s Southern Bistro

What it’s known for: For refreshing, unique dishes full of Southern influences and the freshest local ingredients, Stella’s is the place to be in Simpsonville. The soups are inspired daily by whatever ingredients chef and co-owner Jason Scholz finds particularly appealing that day and of course, the menus are always changing to highlight the best of the season. Choosing just one dish is no easy feat.

Style: Southern, farm-to-table, lunch, dinner

Address: 684 Fairview Road, Simpsonville

Phone: 864.757.1212

Stono Market & Tomato Shed Café

What it’s known for: A Farmer’s Market and Café birthed from the Ambrose Family Farm, everything they offer is organically grown in their own backyard. The Tomato Shed Café is a quaint little spot “inside the market” serving up daily changing Southern favorites for lunch or dinner with take-and-bake options for meals to-go. It's a great place to stop on the way to the beach (or on your way home).

Style: Southern, farm-to-table, family-friendly, casual, lunch, dinner

Address: 842 Main Road, Johns Island

Phone: 843.559.9999

The Kennedy

What it's known for: Located in downtown Spartanburg's East Kennedy Street, thus it;s name, this field-to-fork restaurant offers local-driven cuisine made with seasonal ingredients sourced from around the Upstate and South Carolina, along with speciality cocktails. Former S.C. Chef Ambassador William Cribb and partner Raj Patel opened the eatery in 2018, offering patrons an intimate setting to gather for dinner, drinks and quiet conversation.

Style: New American, fresh-from-the-farm plates, intimate, cocktails, dinner

Address: 221 E. Kennedy St., Spartanburg

Phone: 864.586.5554

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