Top 5 Hot Spots Around Darlington Raceway

If you’ll be in town for the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 race, get ready for some mighty good Southern cuisine, too! South Carolina is known for its warm hospitality and down home cooking. Those are two things we can definitely get behind. So, before you finalize your plans for your South Carolina getaway, make sure to squeeze these five top notch restaurants into your itinerary.

  •  Red Bowl Florence, SC

    Red Bowl

    Florence, South Carolina

    If you’re craving refreshing sushi after a hot day at the track, Red Bowl is just the stop for you. Past customers also love their egg rolls and Bento boxes.  You’re sure to leave here feeling satisfied. As an added bonus, the chic decor and the laid back atmosphere make this a great place to sit back and relax for a bit.

  •  Red Bone Alley Florence, SC

    Red Bone Alley

    Florence, South Carolina

    Don’t leave South Carolina without experiencing the best shrimp and grits around. This restaurant makes some of the richest, creamiest grits around, and the tender shrimp is perfectly seasoned. Many of their dishes are made of locally sourced ingredients, giving each dish an extra special touch. Oh, and don’t be fooled by the unassuming exterior of the restaurant – the terraced interior of this place will give you the feel of a charming Southern downtown district. There’s even a dedicated children’s area with a real ice cream truck where kids can enjoy a sweet treat on the house.

  •  Lizard's Thicket Florence, SC

    Lizard’s Thicket

    Florence, South Carolina

    With locations across South Carolina, Lizard’s Thicket is a popular local chain with a loyal following. Here, you’ll enjoy good old Southern home cooking and hospitality, as well as the convenience of a full service restaurant. Their staff are exceptionally accommodating, so you’ll walk out with a happily overfull stomach and a smile on your face. It’s the best place to go to keep the good time rollin’ after your favorite driver wins the race.

  •  Starfire Grill Florence, SC

    Starfire Grill

    Florence, South Carolina

    When past customers say the desserts are “sinfully good,” as well as “heavenly,” well, you know you’re in for a treat. In addition to their decadent desserts, they offer refreshing salads, fantastic American Mediterranean entrees, and dream-worthy specialty drinks. The level of service is impressive to say the least. Treat yourself to an out of this world experience at Starfire while you’re in town for your South Carolina vacation. You’ll thank us later!

  •  The Drive In Florence, SC

    The Drive In

    Florence, South Carolina

    Take a step back in time at The Drive-In, where ordering the best dish is never a complicated decision and you’re served with a smile. Indulge in the All American burger and fries, with a chocolate milkshake and you’ll be one happy customer. If you’re really feeling adventurous, go ahead and order the chili dog with a baklava milkshake. This retro restaurant should definitely be on your to-do list this race weekend.

Come cheer on Blake in the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 race at Darlington Raceway, and don’t forget to check out these awesome local businesses while you’re in the area!

What are your favorite places to visit around Darlington Raceway? Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you!

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