Have you visited the quaint Stone Soup Cafe in Landrum, SC? The restaurant has beautiful comfortable seating indoors and out, but we particularly appreciated the pretty garden-like setting outdoors for a recent date night. Here’s why you should add this spot to your list of great restaurants for a date night, or a relaxing meal out with friends and family.
Stone Soup Setting
From the minute you pull into the stone parking lot, after your drive down Main Street Landrum, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a little mini-vacation spot in the mountains. Surrounded by mature trees and pretty hanging lights you can choose to either dine indoors or out. Either way, you can enjoy a leisurely meal in a beautiful setting.
Outdoors, tables are set under shade awnings and a pavilion. There are both fans and heaters so the space can be enjoyed in a variety of weather. On our visit, we found the evening’s light breeze to be just perfect.
It is rather unusual for my husband and me, especially leaving the kids at home, to enjoy a drink, then an appetizer, a meal, and also stick around for coffee and dessert. But at Stone Soup we did, because it was just that beautiful and relaxing. We probably spent 2 hours on our meal. The service was wonderful and we never once felt rushed.
Stone Soup Menu
All that and we haven’t yet discussed the food. The menu at Stone Soup includes a wide variety of wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, unique appetizers, and entrees, plus cocktails, and a small selection of the day’s desserts.
We ordered (and highly recommend) the Tuna Bites for an appetizer. It was gorgeous and delicious and I totally did not get a picture. But just take my word for it. The tuna bites are black sesame crusted Rare Ahi Tuna,
Pickled ginger, wasabi cream, chopped red peppers, and green onions, on top of the lightest, crispiest wontons you’ve ever seen or tasted.
For our meals, we enjoyed a salmon BLT and a woodfired calzone. The bacon on that BLT was some of the thickest and tastiest I’ve had while the salmon was cooked perfectly. The calzone was massive and could have easily fed two people, which it didn’t because my husband loves calzones and ate the whole thing. It was just that good.
Dessert isn’t printed on the menu, but just ask your server for what they are offering that day. We intended to get one dessert and share it, but, on the day we went, they had both peanut butter pie and a chocolate flourless cake that may as well have been fudge. So, we got them both and we had no regrets.
Stone Soup also carries a selection of housemade baked good, deli salads and speciality items that can be purchased in their market. They also have housemade frozen casseroles to pick up and bring home.
1522 E. Rutherford Street
Tuesday through Thursday 11:30 am to 8 pm
Friday and Saturday 11:30 am to 9 pm