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Shop and Dine Locally in Blythewood

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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There’s no better way to experience the flavor of a small town like Blythewood than by dining at neighborhood restaurants and shopping in locally owned stores.

Here are some local favorites not to miss on your visit to Blythewood:

Dining

Doko Smoke – As soon as you see the smoker in the parking lot, you’ll know you’re in for some good eats. After years of participating in barbecue competitions, pitmaster Tony Crout has perfected his smoked pulled pork, brisket and baby back ribs. And his sides and fixings, including hash, macaroni and cheese and Brunswick stew, are just as delicious. Note, hours are limited to Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Alexander’s at Cobblestone Park – Located in the elegant new clubhouse overlooking Cobblestone Park Golf Club’s 18th hole and lake, Alexander’s offers an intimate dining room along with a wrap-around veranda for a casual lunch and dinner. The menu features a wide array of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees—and an ever-changing selection of parfait-sized desserts brought to the table by your server.

Scott Benny’s – This neighborhood restaurant and bar offers an interesting menu of American and international dishes from Caribbean oxtail to pad Thai to fried green tomatoes. Live music is on tap most weekends.

Blue Rooster – Got a hankering for Southern comfort food? Head to this soul food diner and order up one of their signature burgers or blue plate specials—and a pitcher of sweet tea, too.

McNulty’s Taproom – With 25 beers on tap, a selection of fine bourbons and a diverse menu of home-cooked dishes, it’s easy to see why this bar and grill is one of Blythewood’s most popular dining spots. Fan favorites include an all-American half-pound burger, fried oysters, flatbread pizza and tacos.

Scottie’s Cafe & Grill – House specialties at this family-owned restaurant include homemade chicken tenders, chicken and shrimp quesadillas and hibachi chicken, along with a selection of Italian and Greek entrees and pizzas made with fresh dough.

Bloomin’ Bean Coffee Bar – You’ll enjoy a great cup of joe made with locally roasted and freshly ground beans, along with this coffee bar’s friendly, relaxed vibe.

Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream Parlor – Ice cream may get top billing, but this snack shop also offers nachos, paninis, homemade soups and desserts.

 

Shopping

Blythewood Farmers Market – Pick up locally grown produce and meat at this community event held Wednesday afternoons from May through October on the grounds of Doko Meadows Park. The family-friendly farmers market also features food trucks, live music and artisan crafts.

B79 – This home goods and furnishings shop offers everything from vintage tables and trendy deconstructed couches to homemade jewelry and handcrafted beds.

Blythewood Consignment – There’s always something new to see at this shop, featuring one-of-a-kind items, antiques and furniture. Give yourself plenty of time to peruse its impressive inventory.

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.