Lexington’s dining scene has flourished in recent years, offering visitors a variety of options sure to satisfy their every mood and palate.
Alodia’s Cucina Italiana, a restaurant already popular in nearby Irmo, opened a location in the heart of downtown Lexington, serving the same authentic Italian cuisine taken from the owner’s family cookbook. Other local favorites include Libby’s, dishing up gourmet sandwiches and pizza on its patio, and The Root Cellar, a country-style eatery serving fried Southern classics like okra, green tomatoes, chicken livers and more.
Looking for fine dining? Head to Main Street where you'll find Bodhi Thai, serving modern Thai cuisine, or East Main Street, home of Private Property, offering a classy take on Lowcountry and Cajun dishes. If you want to catch a late dinner in a fun atmosphere, visit O’Hara's Public House, an Irish pub that's popular with locals, or check out Travinia Italian Kitchen, offering drink specials all week long and live music Wednesday through Friday.
A restaurant with deep family roots that truly depicts the American dream is Momma Rabbit’s Nibbles and Sips. The family, made up of eight siblings, grew up on a farm learning how to grow crops and raise livestock. Named in honor of their grandmother, the restaurant features a locally sourced menu of quality food complemented by a heaping helping of Southern hospitality.
Barbeque is an absolute must in South Carolina and when dining at Hudson’s Smokehouse, deep family traditions resonate through every home-cooked style meal. The restaurant was featured on Turner South’s “Blue Ribbon Award Show” as one of the top barbecue joints in the South. What started as a hobby grew into a family restaurant and catering company that serves delicious 'cue.
For your sweet tooth, there's O'Hara's Bakery Cafe, a great little breakfast spot, coffee shop and dessert bar serving homemade cakes, cheesecakes, and pies by the slice. If you're dreaming of a sumptuous Sunday brunch, try Café Strudel, featuring a creative menu with everything from cinnamon pancakes to their "Famous Hangover Hashbrowns.”
Eclectic dining in Lexington goes to great heights at Flight Deck, an aviation-themed restaurant serving up a mix of American and Greek dishes. Nosh on burgers, steaks, shish-ka-bob and more beneath vintage plane memorabilia. Afterward, have a little fun in the restaurant's arcade - the perfect finish for a quirky and delicious night out.