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Jennifer's Taqueria at Florence Flea Market in South Carolina is awesome

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Sunday, December 7, 2014, In : Food 
The best Mexican food I've ever had in Florence, SC is at the Flea Market at a little place called Jennifer's Taqueria. Don't be deceived by its little shack. Their tacos are phenomenal with all the right fixings! Make sure you bring cash because that is all they take. My favorites are the carne asada and chicken tacos. They all come with a piece of avocado. Make sure you put some of their hot sauce on it. It's so good and authentic!

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San Jose's Tacos & Tequila Review

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Thursday, June 26, 2014, In : Food 
We went to the San Jose's Tacos & Tequila restaurant today located at 3410 W. Radio Drive
Florence, SC 29501 and it was surprisingly nice inside. You know they spend a lot of money building the whole place inside and out. The podium was inviting and we were greeted right away by the staff who was waiting in the front. 

When presented with the menu, I was very happy to see that they have California Fish Tacos on the menu. I'm originally from San Diego and I lived on fish tacos growing up! They a...
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Golden Dragon is a good deal but food is really sweet

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Sunday, January 12, 2014, In : Food 
I like Chinese food but I feel like the Chinese food restaurants around Florence, SC are all overly sweet for my taste. A lot of the dishes are filled with a lot of sweet sauces that make it really overbearing for my palette. Golden Dragon is one of them. I really like how they have the twin dragons in the front and when you come inside of the restaurant, it definitely has a Chinese theme inside.

Besides for the appropriate decor, another great thing about this place is they let you order ...
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Great lunch experience at Red Bone Alley in Florence, SC

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Sunday, January 12, 2014, In : Food 
My husband and I went to lunch at Red Bone Alley and had such a wonderful experience. We just love dining there because of it's unique decor. The whole entire restaurant is a replica of downtown Charleston. You would not expect to find this here in Florence, SC.

We ordered their lunch specials, which are smaller portions of dinner portions of selective dishes and comes with a salad with your choice of dressing. I was impressed. They were still really busy during lunch because it was around th...
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Honey Baked Ham Cafe in Florence, SC is a must try for sandwiches

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, In : Food 
I have never had sandwiches from Honey Baked Ham before and there was one in Florence, SC. To my surprise the sandwiches are fresh, big and the bread is delicious. See the picture of my sandwich below. It's a must try! 

Their address is: 2151 W Evans St, Florence, SC 29501

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Sakura Japanese Seafood & Sushi has decent sushi but great service

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, In : Food 
I was craving sushi and wanted to try Sakura Japanese Seafood & Sushi since it looks like they are usually pretty busy around lunch time, judging by the parking lot. My husband ordered some teriyaki chicken and I ordered two rolls of sushi: a crunchy roll and and a crab roll. They were okay but the server who served us was excellent. Even though it's a Japanese restaurant, it looks to me that the owners may be of Vietnamese descent. I noticed it is a trend around here. 
Since they don't have w...
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Long Grain Cafe in Florence, SC is a great new breakfast place

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, In : Food 
Long Grain Cafe recently opened in 2013 and we are impressed with what the food has to offer. The ingredients are fresh and the place is clean. Not only that, they serve a fusion of real all American and Asian dishes. Their breakfast is truly the best in the area! 

Don't forget to check out their fountain towards the back of the restaurant. Their address is 260 W Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29501


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Every time I come back to Thai House 2, the food gets better (Florence, SC)

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, In : Food 

My husband and I went to Thai House 2 located on Dargan St. for lunch and I feel that the food in the day time is fresher than the last time we were there for dinner. 

The great thing about coming for lunch is that a complimentary salad is included with your meal. The salad is small but it's nice to have something to munch on while you're waiting for your entree. It's also pretty fresh. 

My husband ordered the mango duck that came that was under the lunch special and I ordered the Thai House N...
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Pho Vietnam in Florence, SC now serves bubble teas (boba)! - Location is now CLOSED!

Posted by SCBeachtrips.com on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, In : Food 
2017 UPDATE: This Pho Vietnam restaurant in Florence, SC is now CLOSED! There is currently no more Vietnamese restaurants in Florence. 

I am so happy that the only Vietnamese restaurant in town now serves over 10 bubble teas! I was ecstatic! My husband ordered the Thai Tea bubble tea (bubble tea is also known as boba) and the boba balls were delicious and fresh. For my entree, I ordered #16 which was a rice dish with a porkchop, egg quiche, a side of rice and veggies.  Everything was to my sat...
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Chipotle is now open in Florence, SC and I'm stoked

Posted by SCBeachtrips.com on Thursday, July 25, 2013, In : Food 

I've always liked Chipotle and it's a great thing that it's a chain because chances are if the small towns are big enough, they will open one. I always get the barbacoa burrito with tomato salsa, black beans, sour cream and guacamole. The guacamole this time cost me 1.80 extra so my burrito turn out to be over $9 with taxes and I didn't even order a drink. I guess it's really expensive for a burrito but it's so good, I'll fork over $9 every once in a while for it. 

What's a bonus is I got a go...
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I got free cupcakes on my birthday by being a part of Ruby Tuesday's loyalty program

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : Food 

I like joining rewards programs for restaurants because most of the time, I will get a free meal coupon for my birthday. Even though Ruby Tuesday's doesn't give you a free meal, they give you a free dessert where you get to pick among two. I picked the cupcakes to share with my husband. It's a nice treat. You just print out the coupon that they email to you around your birthday but you need to join their rewards program on their website. One is a carrot cupcake and the other is velvet. 


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Shogun Japanese Steakhouse is a great place for hot Japanese Food in Florence

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : Food 

I've been to Miyami a couple of times and I was never impressed. I'm so glad we discovered Shogun Japanese Steakhouse because the food taste and quality of the food is so much better! It's kind of a small, underrated place. After talking to the waitress, I realized this place has been opened for many years before Miyami. 

It's a Japanese restaurant but they are owned by Vietnamese owners. The flavors are amazing. Here is a picture of my plate and the experience. Hands down, Shogun Japanese Ste...
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Happy Meal from McDonald's does make me happy

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, In : Food 
I'm 29 years old and I still order a happy meal from McDonald's for myself when I need a big snack. I still remember how happy I would be when my parents got us happy meals. There's something about everything placed in a nice neat boxes that makes me so excited. It brings nostalgia value and I recommend any adult to stop by the drive thru and order one for a little bit of happiness.

I bought this during our road trip from SC to Virginia.


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My favorite restaurant in Virginia Beach is Rudee's on the Inlet Restaurant (right next to the water)

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, In : Food 
My husband grew up in Virginia Beach, VA so he took me to Rudee's on the Inlet Restaurant for some seafood when we were in town an it is so amazing and romantic! We sat in one of their swinging cabanas and that itself was a unique experience. The service was great, even though they were so busy on a beautiful day. I ordered a berry mojito and my husband ordered a beer. For lunch, we ordered a lobster roll and a seafood platter that had scallops, shrimp, lobster and crab meat. I forgot the exa...
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Red Bowl is my favorite place for sushi in Florence, SC

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Sunday, May 5, 2013, In : Food 
Finally! I found my place for sushi in Florence, SC. Red Bowl sounds like it would be a fast food joint but it's not. It's a nice sit down with a full bar. They have specials for lunch and special combo specials for dinner as well. I've been here 3 times and for all 3 times, I opted in to get sushi and they never disappoint. They're all good so try them all! It's fresh with great ingredients. I also like that they don't overdo on their rice in the sushi portion. It's perfect. They also have s...
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Palmetto Subs on West Evans St pleases the buds

Posted by Master Pet on Sunday, May 5, 2013, In : Food 
We went to Palmetto Subs for the first time over the weekend and we were so happy to find a great sandwich place in Florence, SC. My husband and I ordered the large #19 (their special sub) and split it. It was delicious. They know how to thinly slice their meat, veggies and provide great service. We will be back again. I want to try their tuna sandwich. (The size below is only half of the full large sandwich we bought. They kindly put it in two different plates.)
 
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Percy & Willie's Food & Spirits is the best steak house in Florence, SC

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Friday, April 5, 2013, In : Food 
We went to Percy & Willie's for the first time for steak and it was a taste bud pleaser! The rib eye that my husband ordered was the juiciest piece of steak I've ever had! I ordered the today's special which included a steak, a side and a salad for 18.99. See picture below. It's near the mall and you'll see a lot of business workers coming here at lunch or for dinner. They also have a bar area for those into spirits. We will come back again. 
Address is: 2401 David H McLeod Boulevard, Florence...
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Chutnee Indian Restaurant pleases the taste buds - Florence, SC

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Thursday, March 28, 2013, In : Food 
We went to Chutnee (located on Palmetto St) for the first time yesterday and apparently they just re-opened with a new owner in March 2013. We really liked the service and they give you this free taco shell with every entree. I've always find Indian food very fascinating as a lot of spices go into play for just one dish. However, my stomach can't take Indian food well because of the acidic flavors but once in a while, it is a great treat for me. My husband and I ordered the Chicken Tikka, Lam...
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Pho Vietnam suffices for the Pho crave - Florence, SC - THIS LOCATION IS NOW CLOSED

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Thursday, March 28, 2013, In : Food 
2017 UPDATE: This Pho Vietnam restaurant in Florence, SC is now closed! Review below is an old post.

Pho Vietnam just opened up in Florence, SC for about 2 weeks now and we're impressed with the pho broth. We were expecting something mediocre since it's the monopoly for Vietnamese food as the only Vietnamese restaurant in Florence, SC. With only 18 food items on the menu, it is limited but suffices for the Vietnamese cravings one would have every once in a while. Located on 205B Second Loop Rd...
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Midnight Rooster is a great spot for coffee and food in historic Hartsville, SC

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Saturday, March 23, 2013, In : Food 
We went to Midnight Rooster for the first time yesterday for lunch and it was really busy! The front entrance is very welcoming with clear signs to show you where you should go if you only want coffee and where to go for food. We immediately went straight to the back for a place to sit for food. 
(front of entrance)
 The only table left was a chess table, a perfect top for two. While waiting for our waiter to come, we quickly arranged the chess pieces and started playing at once. What a memorab...
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Florence, SC has Dunkin' Donuts!

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, In : Food 
We're from the West Coast and the East Coasters who travel to California rave about Dunkin' Donuts so when we saw Florence, SC has Dunkin' Donuts,we were thrilled! So if you're wondering if Florence has one. They do! Here is proof. Address of their location is:

2123 W Evans St
Florence, SC:


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Thai House 2 has decent food, at best with excellent service (Florence, SC)

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, In : Food 
When I found out this is Thai House 2, I wonder where Thai House 1 is? We came to Thai House 2 to dine for dinner on a Friday evening. It was 5:15pm so it was early and we found parking in front. We were greeted by a man of Thai descent and were the first customers there. We also noticed that there is a sushi bar there. That is the first Thai restaurant I've ever seen with a sushi bar!
(inside of restaurant)
We ordered the shrimp spring rolls for our appetizer, green curry with beef and laab sa...
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