Where to Eat in Chester: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Dorsey Hagwood

Chester is a small rural city in Chester County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 5,607 at the 2010 census, down from 6,476 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Chester County.
Things to do in Chester

1. Vinny's Taste of Italy

994 Old York Rd, Chester, SC 29706-7416 Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 33 +1 803-377-7007
Excellent
82%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

Vinny's Taste of Italy

Reservations Required

Reviewed By Roslyn T - Hobart, Australia

Excellent food and well practised hospitality. It was enjoyable to be personally greeted by the owner when we arrived. Our server was very cheerful and enthusiastic. The memorable experiences of the evening for us all was the comfortable booth seating and the delicious dishes on the menu. Thank you to Vinny and his team.

2. Cyclone Drive in Restaurant

249 Columbia St, Chester, SC 29706-2017 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 803-377-1500
Excellent
61%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Cyclone Drive in Restaurant

Reviewed By Lyeelyee2000

We were near Chester and had no idea what was open or where to eat. I found this restaurant rated #2 on trip advisor. U guys never let us down. This diner was everything the ratings said...friendly staff and delicious food. The short pita and fried pork chop was perfectly seasoned. The salad and vegetables were fresh. The ranch dressing was delicious. My favorite was the homemade lemon cream pie they threw in for free because it was the last piece. They had no idea it was my birthday We like about 2 hours away but plan to visit again soon.

3. T & M Restaurant

140 Church St, Chester, SC 29706-2902 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Diner Lunch, Breakfast +1 803-377-2720
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

T & M Restaurant

Reviewed By Mehylander - Morgantown, West Virginia

T & M Chester South Carolina, This is a quiet little hidden gem in Chester. The ladies were quite pleasant with lots of smiles. The service was fantastic with that quaint little diner atmosphere . My breakfast came out fast and exactly as I requested. If your in the area, just stop by and they will treat you like a friend.

4. Umi

510 BC Moore Dr, Chester, SC 29706-1640 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 803-385-3600
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Reviewed By RobotButter - USA

I have had to spend a few months off-and-on in Chester for business and fell in love with this place on the very first visit. They have some really great deals for lunch with hibachi-style meals and sushi. The food is always hot and excellent, is prepared fresh but still manages to come out quickly, and is a great value for the price. My favorites include the steak & shrimp hibachi plate, sushi roll combinations, or just a bowl of miso or hot-&-sour soup.

5. Italian Garden II

1781 J a Cochran Byp, Suite a, Chester, SC 29706-2646 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Italian, Pizza Dinner, Lunch +1 803-581-4500
Excellent
49%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Reviewed By palmettosojourner - chester,sc

Have eaten several times in last ninety days. Food always excellent . Calzone,stromboli,gyro platter.. Takes a very long time to receive food after order. Wait time to order can be slow,too. Not a large place.May seat 30 or so. Prices a little higher than most Chester eating establishments.

6. Chicken King

1854 J a Cochran Byp, Chester, SC 29706-1683 +1 803-581-5464
Excellent
25%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Chicken King

Reviewed By Mags1085 - Chester, South Carolina

I've ordered take out and eaten in house at the Chicken King.. I've never been disappointed with their food, when I want to get my "fried food intake" for the month. however, they have very little seating. Which isn't necessarily a negative, but not a positive either. It's just that if I need food and I'm not heading home.. it's not a place I would go to to "sit down" and eat, for fear that every seat will be taken when I get there.

7. Fish N Chix

J A Cochran Bypass, Chester, SC 29706 +1 803-581-0039
Excellent
75%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By SusanCMaryland - South Carolina

Lots of menu choices including real Southern sides. Half a dozen kinds of seafood, chicken, burgers, all offered in a variety of ways. Something for everyone.
Also, don't depend on my map placement. I believe that it is in front of Rose's on the bypass near route 9 (Lancaster Highway).

8. Gene's Restaurant

156 Gadsden St, Chester, SC 29706-2066 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 803-377-1400
Excellent
50%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
10%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Gene's Restaurant

Reviewed By gschloesser1 - Jefferson City, Tennessee

My wife and I were looking for a quaint sandwich shop for lunch, but there were none to be found in downtown Chester. We popped in Gene's restaurant and felt we were stepping back into the 1960's, which appears to be the last time this establishment was updated or even cleaned. We were shocked to see one of the servers actually smoking inside the restaurant.

The club sandwich I ordered was made with items you can get at the local grocery. It was bland with very little taste and zero flair.

The only plus are the prices, which are extremely inexpensive.

9. Little Caesars

599 Lancaster Hwy, Ste C, Chester, SC 29706-1637 Pizza +1 803-581-7070
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By susan m - MCCONNELLS

I love the pizza here, has always been so good. We try to eat here about once a month, and it is worth it.

10. Taylor's Soul Food

101 Ashford St, Chester, SC 29706-1937 +1 803-377-8414
Excellent
75%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
25%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Taylor's Soul Food

Reviewed By Trafcon - Hillsboro, Oregon

This place was recommended by a local and they waned that it was "a little rough". Most of the folks that came in got orders to go and I was the only one who ate in. The kitchen area seemed in need of a cleaning. It is a true Soul Food place including chitterlins. And I agree with the "a little rough" statement. I am not intimidated by places like this but some may be.

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