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Guy Fieri at Pawleys Front Porch in Columbia, S.C. // Photo provided by Pawleys Front Porch

Buckle up, Charleston.

Because today we’re rollin’ out looking for South Carolina’s greatest drive-ins + dives.

That’s right– the Food Network shows Charleston love all the time, with local restaurants popping up on its programming faster than the Barefoot Contessa can say, store bought is fine.

So we’re returning the favor (or should I say… flavor?) by showing one of their finest foodies some love. You guessed it: the one + only Guy Fieri.

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Guy Fieri | .gif by giphy

While we could talk all day about the multitude of famous hosts that have brought their film crews to the Holy CityGuy is the only one who has shown up with a vintage Camaro, frosted tips, + a button-down adorned with flames. And here at CHStoday, we’re into that.

Read on to revisit all the South Carolina restaurants once graced by the presence of Guy Fieri.


In Charleston:

The duck confit sandwich at the Tattooed Moose
Duck club confit sandwich at The Tattooed Moose | Photo by @lwdfood

Tattooed Moose |📍1137 Morrison Dr.
“Just try and avoid eye contact with the stuffed critters staring down + focus on the party on your plate.”
📺 Season 13, Episode 6: “Meat Madness(Aired Dec. 19, 2011)
🍔 Duck club confit sandwich


The Early Bird Diner | 📍1644 Savannah Hwy., West Ashley
“You got all kinds of things going on in here. That’s gonna screw up people’s breakfast for the rest of their life.”
📺 Season 13, Episode 8: “Multitaskers(Aired Jan. 30, 2012)
🍔 Chicken + waffles


Fuel Charleston |📍211 Rutledge Ave.
“I don’t know how you expect anyone who doesn’t have a removable jaw pin to put this in their face hole.”
📺 Season 13, Episode 10: “Old Faves, New Craves(Aired Feb. 13, 2012)
🍔 Pork tacos


The Glass Onion |📍1219 Savannah Hwy., West Ashley
“When I find out that there’s a restaurant in the West Ashley neighborhood of Charleston, South Carolina that gets its name from- get this- The Beatles’ White Album, well, you know I gotta check it out.”
📺 Season 13, Episode 11: “Long Standing Legacies(Aired Feb. 20, 2012) + Season 19 Special: “Crazy for Chicken” (Apr. 18, 2014)
🍔 Smoked pork loin po’boy


Elsewhere in S.C.:

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The Fripp Island Burger at Pawleys Front Porch | Photo provided by Pawleys Front Porch

Pawleys Front Porch |📍Columbia, S.C.
“I did actually taste it ahead of time. You know, just for scientific purposes.”
📺 Season 8, Episode 7: “And the Kicker Is…(Aired Feb. 15, 2010)
🍔 Fripp Island Burger


Harold’s Restaurant |📍Gaffney, S.C.
“I’ve never heard of a place that puts a meatball in chili, then puts in on a bun + calls it a chili burger.”
📺 Season 1, Episode 10: “Worth the Trip(Aired July 16, 2007)
🍔 Meatball chili burger


Beacon Drive-In | 📍Spartanburg, S.C.
“I’ve never seen anything like it.”
📺 Season 1, Episode 11: “Diners A-Plenty(Aired July 23, 2007)
🍔 Hamburger-a-Plenty



I love Guy Fieribut maybe not as much as my friend Daniel does…

I’ll leave you with this photo of him dressed up as Guy a few Halloweens ago:

guy fieri costume