Black History Month is here, so why not celebrate this month by supporting BIPOC owned businesses right here in York County? Read below to learn more about these black-owned restaurants you need to try in the area.


Chef’s Kitchen 

Take a seat for the ultimate dining experience at Chef's Kitchen located in Clover, SC. This black-owned restaurant provides a mix of Southern, Italian, and American cuisine on their menu with food options like lobster, crab, shrimp, fish and more. Read our blog spotlight on Chef Anthony Smith.

📍: 5301 Hwy 557, Clover, SC 29710


Taylors Soul Food & Southern Style Cooking & Buffet

Taylors Soulfood

You can’t come to the South without getting the taste of southern cuisine. Taylors Soul food and Southern Style Cooking & Buffet located in Rock Hill, SC has all your soul food needs. Fried chicken, collard greens, ribs, mac n’ cheese; you name it, they have it.

Get a taste of southern life at these two restaurants located in Rock Hill, SC. Check their social media for menu updates!

📍: 688 Albright Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730


803 Pizza and Wingz


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Check out this family-owned restaurant ran by high school sweethearts with a dream of always wanting to open a restaurant that serves the community. 803 Pizza and Wingz specialty is…you guessed it -- pizza and wings! They also sell chicken tenders and yummy appetizers and sides such as fried pickles, French fries, and potato salad. Want a healthier option? Try one of their delicious salads. This is the perfect place for your game day and party needs. 


📍: 855 Saluda St, Rock Hill, SC 29730


Island Grill & Pub     

Take a trip to the islands at Island Grill & Pub and try out their Caribbean inspired cuisine. This Caribbean restaurant located in Rock Hill, SC features rice & peas, jerk wings, oxtails, and pepper steak on their menu. Let’s not forget about their delicious sides: candy yams, cabbage, collard greens, and fries.

We recommend trying their flavorful oxtails with rice and peas, cabbage, and candy yams! Definitely a meal you don't want to pass up!

Check their website to find more of what they have to offer and how you can win a free meal!

📍: 465 S Herlong Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29732


Fresh Vibes Juice Bar

Get a taste of fresh ingredients from Fresh Vibes Juice Bar. This one-of-a-kind juice bar is located in Rock Hill, SC, and serves fresh-pressed, handcrafted fresh fruit and vegetable juice blends. Along with their fresh-pressed juice, try out their smoothies, coffee blends, and vegan vegetarian food options. Their vegan cheeseburger wrap, and flatbread chicken wrap are popular on their menu!

📍: 1675 Ebenezer Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732


Fish Market

A unique restaurant in a unique neighborhood. Fish Market serves the finest fresh seafood available. Their menu is inspired by fresh local produce and high quality ingredients. They also offer live Maine lobsters, chicken and steak, and delicious desserts. 

📍: 990 Market St, Fort Mill, SC 29708


NC Noodle Bar


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From Spring Rolls to Pad Thai, NC Noodle Bar serves up the most delicious South East Asian cuisine! With two locations in Rock Hill, you can't go wrong with this authentic gem.

📍:133 S Herlong Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29732

📍: 2365 Cherry Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732


Gourmet Soul Kitchen

Gourmet Soul is guaranteed to wow you with their delicious southern flavors and stylish presentation. Their menu has so many options - the hardest part will be deciding on a dish! 

📍: 752 Saluda St, Rock Hill, SC 29730


Jennie Mae's Southern Cuisine 


From a veggie soul bowl to fried chicken and soulful sides, Jennie Mae's has a delicious lineup of offerings. To celebrate their annual Heritage Feast, Jennie Mae's is even offering a heritage feast for only $14.95! The combo includes 2 meats, 3 sides and cornbread. Who can resist a good combo deal?

📍: 2499 Fire Tower Rd, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730


Sweet Tea Cafe


At Sweet Tea Café they believe their Southern Cuisine mixed with a little New York flair is the right mix of old and new. Located in Downtown Rock Hill, there's no lack of southern charm at Sweet Tea Café. They even offer a weekly rotation of flavored Sweet Teas from peach to pineapple, blueberry, to strawberry. 

📍: 125 Elk Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29730

Big Boys Country Cooking

Get ready to feast when you head to Big Boys Country Cooking of Rock Hill. This all you can eat buffet packs out with your southern favorites. Find fried chicken, a full salad bar, rotating menus, and the best dessert bar around. 
📍: 1735 Heckle Blvd, Rock Hill, SC 29732

Sweet Treats

Looking for a sweet treat in the area? Check out these black-owned bakeries to fulfill your sweet tooth. 


Starvin' Marvin's Bakery

Now located in the Yorkville MarketplaceStarvin Marvin's offers an assortment of treats ranging from the classic to the newest trends coming. KETO, Vegan, Sugar Free, Nut Free options available too!

📍: 108 N Congress St, York, SC 29745


Candy’s Sweets n Treats

Candy’s Sweet N’ Treats is a family-owned bakery located in Rock Hill, SC that serves a plethora of homemade desserts such as cookies, cupcakes, cakes, cinnamon rolls, brownies -- anything sweet your sweet tooth desires, they got it for you. All of their desserts are made from scratch using fresh ingredients from local farms, markets, and grocery stores around the York County area.

Their goal is to give their customers a nostalgic experience. As you step foot into the bakery you are welcomed with a warm home-like feel as it resembles a grandmother’s kitchen filled with goodies.

📍: 1051 Oakland Ave Rock Hill, SC 29732


Mado Paris Bakery

Take a trip to Paris, France through Mado Paris Bakery located in Rock Hill, SC. This café is inspired by French cuisine, that promotes and respects French Traditions. Be transported to the streets of Paris as you snack on fresh-made pastries, muffins, and cookies and sip a fresh espresso!

📍: 1108 Cherry Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732


Poppin' Sweets

Tired of the simple taste of buttery popcorn? Check out Poppin' Sweets in Fort Mill, SC to try their variety of popcorn – 200+ flavors to be exact! This black-owned company pops their popcorn locally at Tastebuds Popcorn factory and handcrafted in a true artisan-style using authentic flavors; banana pudding, white cheddar, strawberry cheesecake, sour cream & chives, and maple bacon are just a few flavors you can try.

Not only do they offer a variety of popcorn, but they also specialize in other delicious treats such as chocolate strawberries and candy apples.

POP in at Poppin Sweets and tell them that Visit York County sent you! 

📍: 857 Stockbridge Dr. Fort Mill, SC 29708


Sweet Dough

Why go to a chain donut shop when you can have Hot-n-Fresh donuts from a locally owned donut shop in For Mill, SC? Sweet Dough Donut Café offers donuts, breakfast sweet goods, sandwiches, and specialty coffee creations.

📍: 400 N. Dobys Bridge Rd. Fort Mill, SC 29715

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