Trip Guide: Charleston to Lake City

In this post, we’re going to tell you where stop for food and fun along the drive from Charleston to Lake City . You’ll pass through Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, St. Stephen, Bonneau, Lane, Salters and Kingstree on Highway 52…a wide, open road that includes great rural vistas.

Places to Eat:

Sapphires
203 North Goose Creek Blvd.
Goose Creek, SC‬
Monday – Friday: 11–2 a.m., Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m.–2 a.m.
843-553-0030

Tenichi Steak House
203A North Goose Creek Blvd
Goose Creek
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 12:30 a.m., Sunday: 12 – 9 p.m.
‪843-572-1668 ‬‎‬

Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant
214 St James Avenue #230
Goose Creek, SC
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., Sunday: 12 – 10 p.m.
‪843-572-5838 ‬

Moose’s Famous BBQ
1440 South Live Oak Drive
Moncks Corner, SC
Thu. – Sat.: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 11-3:30 p.m.
843-899-4999

Music Man’s BBQ
112 East Railroad Avenue
Moncks Corner, SC
Wednesday-Saturday.: 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(843) 899-7675

Gilligan’s at the Dock
582 Dock Road
Moncks Corner, SC
Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
843-761-2244

Brown's BBQ

Brown’s BBQ

Mona’s Signature Wings
3875 Byrnes Drive
St. Stephen‬, SC
843-567-5050 ‬‎

Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant
3826 Byrnes Drive
St. Stephen, SC
843-567-5995 ‬‎

Evelyn’s Diner
‪1013 Black Oak Road
Bonneau‬, SC
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
‪843-825-4323 ‬‎‬

Bottom Grill & Pub
‪1025 Black Oak Road
Bonneau‬, SC
Monday – Thursday: 3 am – 11:00 am, Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am – 2:00 am, Sunday: 11:00 am – 11:00 am
‪843-825-3999 ‬‎‬

Gambles Diner
‪57 Felder Road
Lane‬‬, SC
‪843-387-8120 ‬‎‬

Browns Bar-B-Que
809 North Williamsburg County Highway
Kingstree, SC
Monday & Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
843-382-2753

Fish House
‪209 Kelly Sreet
Kingstree‬
‪843-355-1800 ‬‎‬

Kingstree Sports Bar-Grill
‪205 East Main Street
Kingstree‬, SC
‪843-355-3220 ‬‎‬

Things to See:

Lake Moultrie

Old Santee Canal Park and Stony Landing Plantation House
900 Stony Landing Road
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Monday – Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
843-899-5200

Cypress Gardens

Cypress Gardens

Francis Marion National Forest
2967 Steed Creek Rd.
Huger, SC
843-336-3248

Edisto Memorial Gardens
979 Middleton Street
Orangeburg, SC
803-533-6000

Cypress Gardens
3030 Cypress Branch Ct
Charleston, SC
Monday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
843-553-0515

Mepkin Abbey
1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd.
Moncks Corner, SC
Tuesday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday: 1 – 4 p.m.
Guided Tours: 11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
843-761-8509