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.

Alphabetical List of Restaurants

A Day on the SC Pecan Trail

A Day on the SC Pecan Trail by Libby Wiersema "Let's make a day of it in Florence," I said ...
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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

Pair Dolce Vita's double chocolate chip pecan muffin with a hot cup of their specially blended coffee, and we promise ...
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El Agave Mexican Restaurant

El Agave Mexican Restaurant El Agave Mexican Restaurant 147 West Evans Street Florence, SC 29501 (843) 472-5268 ...
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Groucho’s Deli

Groucho's Deli Groucho's Deli 800 East Cheves Street Florence, SC 29501 (843) 665-4237   ...
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Hotel Florence

Hotel Florence Located in the heart of Florence's historical downtown, Hotel Florence offers guests a unique boutique experience with uptown ...
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King Jefe

King Jefe Don’t wait for taco Tuesday! Choose from a variety of tacos at King Jefe, a hip downtown taqueria ...
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Long Grain Cafe

Long Grain Cafe Long Grain Café 260 W Palmetto St Florence, SC 29501 (843) 413-1300  ...
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Missy’s Cafe

Missy's Cafe Missy's Cafe 257 North Coit Street Florence, SC 29501 (843) 472-5300  ...
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Soulé Cafe – SC Pecan Trail

Soulé Cafe - SC Pecan Trail Soulé promises and delivers a relaxed, kicked-back kind of atmosphere with great coffee and ...
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The Dispensary

The Dispensary Florence's first rooftop bar, The Dispensary boasts 3,500 square feet of rooftop bliss sitting atop the modern American ...
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Top Hat Special-Teas – SC Pecan Trail

Top Hat Special-Teas is a quaint and stylish tearoom located in Downtown Florence. A favorite stop for locals and visitors ...
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Town Hall – SC Pecan Trail

The Southern-inspired menu for Town Hall changes with the seasons with a selection of starters and entrees including locally raised ...
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Townhouse Restaurant

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

Start your morning out right with locally grown pecans mixed in your Belgian waffle or Southern pecan pancake! Venus Restaurant ...
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Victors – SC Pecan Trail

Start your Victors experience by tasting the pecan pie martini. It's smooth, sweet and oh so satisfying! Victors is a ...
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Wholly Smokin’ – SC Pecan Trail

Don't miss the Warm Goat Cheese Salad at Wholly Smokin', made with mixed greens, red onion, cucumber, tomato and pecan ...
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