When you come to upstate South Carolina, be sure to bring your appetite for Southern cooking. No matter what your preference, you will find a complete menu of Southern fare, from barbecue and freshwater trout to sausage gravy over biscuits and the ultimate Southern favorite … GRITS!
You’re sure to discover and savor one incredible dining experience after another, from some of the best BBQ to be found anywhere to Charleston’s world-famous she- crab soup, which several local eateries have managed to bring inland without missing a morsel of great taste.
From little out-of-the-way places and timeless roadside diners to elegant dining rooms, no matter what your budget or your tastes, Oconee County cuisine will leave you hungry for more. Area restaurants offer visitors a range of cuisines, each with its own flavor and style, most locally owned and operated.
Several restaurants feature a cozy atmosphere in which to enjoy an ever-changing seasonal menu, and others offer fine dining options that use items from area farms and artisan producers.