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Jul 3, 2010 10:09 AM

Help! Florence, SC

Just found out i am going to work in Florence SC for 2 weeks. I am a western gal and would like any recommendations for good places to eat in the area. Would like someplace where it is not all fried and smothered in sauces/gravy.

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  1. Hi,

    I can't help you much, but I can tell you there's a great farmer's market on 52.
    Maybe you can get some fresh snacks.

    1. Couple of nice BBQ joints. Rogers is really a good one. On Loop Rd. S of Country Club.

      Cain's Bar B Que @ 1502 Pamplico Hwy., Florence, SC. 843 - 662 - 8991.
      Rogers BBQ House @ 2004 2nd Loop Rd., Florence, SC 843 - 667 - 9291.
      Shane's Rib Shack @ 1940 Hoffmeyer Rd., Florence, SC 843 - 629 - 9055.

      And Redbone Alley is a good place for lunch or dinner at Exit 160 go E at the Florence Mall. Get the crab sliders. Serving genuine SC low country cuisine including steaks, sandwiches and appetizers.

      Redbone Alley @ 1903 West Palmetto St., Florence, SC 843 - 673 - 0035.

      Redbone Alley
      1903 W Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29501

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      1. re: Littleman

        Redbone Alley is a really special place. They serve a chicken salad and fresh fruit plate that is gorgeous, fresh, delicious and so huge. Redbone offers a drive-up-take-out service that my mother uses all the time.
        Across the street from Redbone Alley is another popular restaurant called Starfire where you will find a large menu which includes some nice salads and good Greek food.
        Roger's Barbecue is wonderful and so is Bazen's. I hope you will try both while you are in town. I miss the way Southerners prepare vegetables and sides. It is not all unhealthy, although you will definitely find macaroni and cheese, biscuits, casseroles and fried foods in both places.
        46tricia, I hope you enjoy Florence.

        Redbone Alley
        1903 W Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29501

      2. Thanks for the recommendation. Went to Redbone Alley... Had Low Country Shrimp and Grits. Not what i would normally eat but sooooo good.
        Not much else in town but chains.

        Redbone Alley
        1903 W Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29501

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        1. re: 46tricia

          We also tried Redbone Alley based on the suggestions here and loved it. We were on a stopover off 95 for the night and this restaurant was a great place for us to have a fun night after being in the car all day. Loved the atmosphere and decor (felt like you were outside in a court yard). Loved the live music and my daughter loved the real ice cream truck inside with free ice cream for all. My hubby loved his shrimp and grits and I liked my grilled blackened shrimp. Manager came by to see if everything was good . And friendly lady at neighboring table suggested a delicious pound cake that was grilled and served with caramel and bananas which was very good. Will definitely stop again on our trip on 95 in June!