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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed May 1, 2021 via mobile

What a disappointment. This is a long review but I hope management reads it and adjusts bi rarely write bad reviews. I’ve had lunch here a few times time and it was fine. But we just had dinner here and it was not a good...experience. We called on the way since it’s Sat night and we the website suggested call ahead for seating. I was told it was walk in only. We did walk in and get a table right away. We placed drink orders and an app. Once app was entered we waiting for some to take our food order. App was brought I asked to order. Waitress said she would be bad finally took our order when she cleared app plates. They weren’t busy. Not even gave full. We ordered and waited after more than 30 minutes our girl came back and asked if we ordered and what we ordered. She obviously never placed it. Then she brought water and we waited another 20. I asked about the food and receive a lame scallops take longer answer. 10 minutes later we received food which at best was fair but no apology for waiting 50 minutes. A manager/ owner came over and asked if our meal was ok when we explained we got a sorry. That’s it. We were polite but wanted him to know it was a bad experience. But he offered nothing to make amends we prompted received the complete bill again not even I’m sorry for the wait. We will never be back.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed January 26, 2021 via mobile

Great find in Fort Mill. We had the nachos with pork- I would highly recommend. We really wanted the meatloaf but they were sold out by 8:00 on a Saturday night. We had the shrimp and pasta and the hamburger. Food was good and fresh...and service was great.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed September 24, 2020 via mobile

That the food was still fantastic as take out, and after a 20-minute drive, says it all - Had the salmon, shrimp pasta, and spinach salad, and we can’t wait to order again!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020

We love going to the Local Dish. We have been regular customers for several years. Their food is fresh and delicious. They have a quaint atmosphere and are located in the heart of old town Fort Mill. They have additional parking in the back of...the restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

You can’t go wrong at Local Dish, the regular menu items are amazing and the specials are usually better. You can taste the difference in the quality and care they take with the food. It is the first place we take out of town friends...and a favorite for date night!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 7, 2020 via mobile

I am just here for one night, so I tried the #1 Trip advisor restaurant. mmm mmm! I had a cranberry margarita, very thoughtfully prepared. Next the fried Brussels sprouts, perfect. Finally the spinach salad with a piece of salmon. I loved that, too. It's...a small, noisy place, but the vibe was good. Staff were all friendly, and there was even a fellow Detroit Lions fan in the kitchen, so I finished my good meal with a hug. I understand why fellow diners rate Local Dish #1.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 3, 2020

I'm a long time customer - 2 years- but my last two visits were not as positive as I've been accustomed to. My rating would have been excellent in the past. Service is still good. I go there when I crave a good hamburger. Today,...I wanted hot and savory and the pot pie was suggested. I tried it and it was dry (I perceived it had been kept warm for a bit) and bland. I switched to my normal hamburger, requested med-well. It was served medium, and I understand the waitress's explanation of her mistake. But, I offered to pay and was promptly taken up on the offer with no other offer except to give me a to go box. The onions on the burger were big, white, and chunky, not the normal thinly sliced reds. The fries were very dark, looked like they were re-dunked. I didn't take the to go and came back to work hungry. The time before, the burger was cooked well, but on the sloppy side with chunky white onion and what appeared to be iceburg lettuce. I kinda wondered, but decided it was maybe a tough day in the kitchen. But after today, maybe not. Can you tell I'm a burger snob? I don't mind paying high dollar for them, either. I hope it's not a trend for Local Dish. I will probably try them in the future, but maybe not as my first option.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

I love the food here but wish they'd hang quilts on the wall or something to deaden the noise, since they pack so many people in the space. But the fried green beans? Yes, please! Entrees are always good,and I love the burger with pimento...cheese.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

Had not been here in awhile and was quickly reminded we need to visit here more often. Service and atmosphere were great. Had a small hometown group who all seemed to know each other at the small bar. Food was great and we all three...lived what we ordered. I had the meatloaf and it was such a generous portion I had lunch for the next day. Great place and deserves the high ratings.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

This downtown Ft. Mill restaurant in a relatively small space serves a nice variety of dishes. The deep fried green beans and Brussel sprouts were excellent (I’d give the edge to the green beans, which came with dipping sauce at $7). Members of our group...ordered braised beef short ribs, meat loaf, shrimp and pasta, and the crab cake sandwich. All were good. The fries that came with the sandwiches were excellent Not a cheap place, but reasonable. Fast, friendly service. Good place to eat.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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April 6, 2017|
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Response from 439russellw | Reviewed this property |
Compact, cheery outpost serving elevated, Southern-inspired entrees, salads & sandwiches. Address: 217 Main St, Fort Mill, SC 29715 Hours: Open today · 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10PM Phone: (803) 547-2201
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Yep. Very nice bar with great bartenders! You will enjoy!
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Yes, Local Dish offers takeout services.

Local Dish is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5