South Carolina’s go-to restaurants

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This guide to South Carolina’s most reliable restaurants was originally assembled in preparation for politicos and the press corps descending upon the state in connection with the Republican and Democratic 2024 primary elections, but seems likely to outlast most presidential hopefuls’ campaigns.

(As for what defines a go-to restaurant, these are consistently good, locally-owned restaurants, open more often than not. Most of then have indoor seating, tables available without reservation, long histories, and lengthy menus that usually include at least one vegetarian option—so long as you count grilled cheese.)

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