Take a moment to slow down and visit our towns and you’ll find the local chefs serving food to rival award winning meals in other Carolina cities. From local southern cooking to casual fine dining, to pub fare this area has it all for your enjoyment from our neighboring Carolina cities. From holes-in-the-wall that the locals love (Market), to fine dining hidden treasures (The Orchard Inn in Saluda) and from “down home” Southern cooking to the delicious eclectic fare of Stone Soup Market & Cafe, the options are impressive.

The rural horse country of western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina has been acclaimed in recent years for being a pioneer in locally grown, seasonal, farm to table cuisine. This area has a great growing season and a surplus of organic farmers which is reflected in the cuisine and the farmer’s markets. So, the next time you’re planning a getaway or weekend trip, any of Our Carolina Foothills towns should prove surprisingly tasty.

Hotel Domestique-10 Road of Vines, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Wineries, Brews & Good Food

The Carolinas are the home to beautiful vineyards and wineries. Each winery is distinct and caters to a variety of tastes. Upstate South Carolina and the Tryon Foothills of Polk County have some of the South’s finest vines and most creative winemakers. Each winery is as distinct as its owner’s tastes. Tour the wine country here and you’re likely to meet the hospitable proprietors at the tastings.

Head into any one of our towns at find craft beer served with casual gourmet fare. Bottle Tree Beer Company, located in Tryon, crafts a Belgian-style golden ale and a darker Red Ale. Both are sure to wet your whistle.

Wineries & Breweries
Overmountain Vineyards
Green Creek Winery & Vineyard
Parker-Binns Vineyard
Russian Chapel Hills VineyardsMountain Brook Vineyards
Bottle Tree Beer CompanyTryon Backdoor Distillery

Mc Gourty’s Pub

American Eclectic
Stone Soup Restaurant
Purple Onion
Saluda Grade Cafe

Southside Smokehouse
Wildflour Bakery
Meanwhile Back in Saluda Wine Shop & Deli
Thompson’s Store and Ward’s Grill

Huckleberry’s Restaurant

Personal Chef-

Fine Dining
The Orchard Inn

17 Restaurant at Hotel Domestique

Lavender Bistro

Green River BBQ

Mountain View BBQ

Hare and Hound

Twin Palmetto
TJ’s cafe
Southside Grill

Bakery / Cafe
Harvest House
Open Road Coffee
Wildflour Bakery
Southern Delights & More
Southern Manners
Cool Mama’s Bakery

Larkin’s Carolina Grill
Caro-mi Dining Room

Casual Southern
The Drake House
Calverts Kitchen
Ward’s Dairy Bar & Grill

Japanese & Thai

Soulisa’s Dining and Music House

El Chile Rojo
El Surreno

Giardini Gardens
The Brick
Side Street Pizza
Buck’s Pizza

Wolverine Pizza