The Dish

Adam Richman of Man v. Food fame on the Travel Channel keeps coming back to Charleston. He’s been to Bowen’s Island Restaurant near Folly Beach to shuck some local oysters (he even harvested some tasty bivalves), Charleston City Market for Lowcountry and Gullah ingredients, Charleston’s Bushido Japanese Restaurant for a spicy-tuna-roll challenge and the Holy City’s beloved Hominy Grill for Chef Robert Stehling’s Big Nasty Biscuit (fried chicken breast, cheddar and sausage gravy).

But it’s Food Network superstar Guy Fieri who has the softest spot for South Carolina. Fieri’s first-ever Diners, Drive-ins and Dives was filmed in Spartanburg at the Beacon Drive-in (home of Chili Cheese A-Plenty that has to be seen—and ingested—to be believed). Over the years, Fieri has been sampling SC favorites.

Dixie Supply Bakery and Café  Charleston • Wadmalaw shrimp, bacon and fried-green-tomato sandwich

Tatooed Moose  Charleston • Lucky #1 Sub featuring braised pork belly, housemade kimchi and wasabi mayo

Fuel Charleston  Charleston • Braised-pork tacos and the jerk-chicken sandwich

The Early Bird Diner  Charleston • Chicken and waffles with honey mustard and pork chop with pepper jelly

The Glass Onion  Charleston • Crispy pan-fried confit chicken leg with local greens and mashed potatoes

Perfectly Franks  Summerville • Sweet-tea-marinated pork chops

Farmer’s Shed  Lexington • Shrimp and grits with tasso gravy

Pawleys Front Porch  Columbia • Fripp Island, Sullivan’s and Caw Caw Creek burgers

Harold’s Restaurant  Gaffney • World Famous Chili Burger and World Famous Hot Dog