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Sampling our delicious variety of lunch spots offers a taste of Southern hospitality at its finest. Here are the best lunch spots the OED has to offer.

For Grab-and-Go

Everyday Gourmet in Camden presents a medley of fresh lunch options that ensure every day can be a gourmet experience, from made-to-order sandwiches and specialty soups and salads to take-home sides. 

Situated in the heart of downtown Camden is a refreshingly eclectic spot that fuses global and Southern cuisine—The Loopy Lemon Café. Elevate your idea of a soup and salad combo or ask for the daily special; this cozy cafe has it all.

Loopy Lemon Cafe

For Southern Favorites

The River’s Edge Café in Cheraw offers classic American dishes with that famous food South Carolina does so well, like homemade pimento cheese, fried okra and chicken fried chicken. And the on-site bakery means homemade cakes and pies for dessert.

In Rock Hill, The Flipside Restaurant is your downtown neighborhood spot for locally inspired comfort food. You’ll find all your favorites here—fried green tomatoes, a BBQ sloppy joe, fried Carolina trout and more. 

Midway BBQ in Union County won’t disappoint South Carolina barbecue enthusiasts with its wide range of meats and sides. Still, you’ll find other dishes authentic to the region are just as popular here. Try the popular sweet potato souffle, beef hash or chicken stew for the full experience. 

For upscale casual fare in Ridgeway, head to lunch in the original town hall building, which is now the Olde Town Hall Restaurant & Pub. Their famous shrimp & grits paired with a cold craft brew is a meal you’ll want to repeat.

Laura’s tea room

For a Taste of Something Different

Laura’s Tea Room, located in The Thomas Company Store building in Ridgeway, offers an elegant lunch to savor along with your carefully curated pot of tea. You can also take in the full experience by reserving a seat upstairs for high tea service. Hillside Restaurant & Bar in Chester is a family-owned and operated establishment that offers the best lunch experience From specialty pizzas and sandwiches to their Art Deco-inspired atmosphere, with menu names incorporating popular slang from the 1920s, lunch at Hillside is unbeatable.