Local Places to Eat in Darlington during Raceweek

It's raceweek in Darlington, and that means a ton of new visitors have come to town to enjoy the rubbing and racing at Darlington Raceway. It also means a lot more people are in town than usual, so there will inevitably be longer lines and wait times at our area restaurants, but hopefully we can all have a little patience and enjoy the atmosphere. If you're new to the area, or are just looking for a place to eat near the track, here are some of our local favorites.

The Raceway Grill

1207 Harry Byrd Hwy

Darlington, SC 29532

A Darlington fixture, it's right next to the track and you can't miss it with the race car on the roof, serving simple meat and potatoes kind of food, sure to be busy, and known for their hamburger steaks.


Tenampa Mexican Restaurant

40 Public Square, Darlington, SC 29532

Typical Mexican food, serving all your favorites and of course, cold margaritas.


Carolina Lunch / Dairy Bar

318 Pearl St

Darlington, SC 29532

Locals call it simply the Dairy Bar, and they are beloved for their chili cheese fries.


Takis Diner

609 Pearl St

Darlington, SC 29532

Known for their friendly service, a local spot taking you back to the oldies with a jukebox and black and white checkered floor. Be sure to take a pic with the Elvis statue!


The Mayflower

1765 Harry Byrd Hwy

Darlington, SC 29532

Known for their huge portions, this seafood restaurant will rival anything you'll find down at the beach.


Fahrenheit 225

26 Public Square

Darlington, SC 29532

Known for their bbq and sandwiches, be sure to drink down a cold beer with the brisket


**BONUS HARTSVILLE RESTAURANT that's so good we had to include it

Bizzell's Food & Spirits

137 E Carolina Ave

Hartsville, SC 29550

Bizzell's is probably a 15 minute drive from the Racetrack in the town of Hartsville, but it's well worth the drive. It's more upscale than the rest of our local picks, the food is delicious, and they are famous for the basket of complimentary muffins that come with your meal.


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