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Dining Downtown

Downtown Florence is the place for locally owned restaurants with locally sourced foods.

The Library. This restaurant and craft cocktail lounge is known for its farm-to-table dinners as well as its tapas. Round that out with a head mixologist who makes sure the dining experience and drinks are packed full of flavor.

Dolce Vita chocolatiers Joshua Keith and Marvin James were Belgian-trained before opening this wine and chocolate tasting room next to The Library. Try the multiple wines on tap, and pair them with a handmade chocolate. It expanded recently to include coffee, muffins, and lunch items.

One of the first restaurants on Dargan Street, Thai House offers authentic Thai food in a friendly atmosphere. Don’t miss the Thai Tea, a traditional brewed sweetened iced tea with heavy cream. And for dessert, try the mango and sweet sticky rice. You won’t be disappointed.

One restaurant bringing smokin’ to another level in downtown Florence is Wholly Smokin’ Downtown. They’re known for their traditional smoked barbecue fare as well as ribs and craft cocktails.

With a former S.C. Chef Ambassador leading the culinary team, Executive Chef and General Manager Cooper Thomas helps make Victors one of Florence’s best fine dining restaurants. It’s also the only restaurant in Florence to be awarded AAA’s 3-Diamond Award. Located in the lobby of Hotel Florence on Evans Street, it’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Locally sourced, they use ingredients from area farmers. Favorites: Anne’s Salad, Benton’s broccoli cornbread, and bacon-wrapped scallops.

Both restaurant and tea room, Top Hat Special-Teas is located in the heart of Florence. From the amazing iced-teas to the chicken salad, this quaint place also has soups that are second-to-none. Tip: Try the scones.

Town Hall is a more recent addition to the downtown scene, where executive chef Bobby Hodge creates a seasonal farm-driven, Southern-inspired dishes. And just above the restaurant is The Dispensary, Florence’s rooftop bar with elevated bar fare created by Hodge.

Missy’s Cafe serves soul food for lunch and dinner. Located at Coit and Darlington streets, family recipes and home-style cooking is at its best.

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Alphabetical List of Restaurants

Bazen’s Family Restaurant

Bazen's Family Restaurant is all about Southern style home cooking. They are open for lunch buffet Sunday - Friday, breakfast buffet ...
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Dolce Vita – SC Pecan Trail

Dolce Vita The double chocolate chip pecan muffin is a local favorite with a hot cup of special blended Dolce ...
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Library – SC Pecan Trail

Library The Library in downtown Florence serves gourmet tapas and craft cocktails. You won't find a can of Pepsi here - the ...
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Long Grain Cafe

Long Grain Café 260 W Palmetto St Florence, SC 29501 (843) 413-1300 menu  ...
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Top Hat Special-Teas – SC Pecan Trail

Top Hat Special-Teas - SC Pecan Trail Sit a spell and enjoy a special blend of English tea and a ...
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Town Hall – SC Pecan Trail

Town Hall Farm-driven and Southern-inspired, Town Hall's menu changes with the seasons. Try the braised oxtail ravioli, local sweet potato ...
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Townhouse Restaurant

Townhouse Restaurant serves up tasty fried oysters and grilled shrimp, lamb gyros, mouth-watering hamburgers, and even chicken liver and gizzard combos ...
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Venus Restaurant and Catering – SC Pecan Trail

Venus Restaurant and Catering Start your morning out with locally grown pecans mixed in your Belgian waffle and Southern pecan ...
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Victors – SC Pecan Trail

Victors Start your Victors experience by tasting the pecan pie martini.  It's smooth, sweet, and pecan satisfying. Victors is Florence's 3-Diamond AAA ...
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Wholly Smokin’ – SC Pecan Trail

Wholly Smokin' Delicious! A salad made with mixed greens, red onion, cucumber, tomato, and pecan halves. Topping it off are ...
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