Cheraw is a quaint Southern town with a lot of history. When I’m in the area, I usually visit the River’s Edge for dinner. This place is amazing! The food is fresh, mouthwatering, and everyone is so friendly.
On this trip I went for lunch on my way to visit a mill in South Carolina. I arrived at 1230 and they were crazy busy. Even so, I only had to wait about 10 minutes for a seat. It was well worth it.
The River’s Edge is known for their homemade desserts, but everything I’ve eaten there is superb. They have limited hours (lunch, Monday-Friday, 1030-1430, and dinner on Thursday and Friday, 1700-2030).
Lunch was scrumptious. The lunch menu differs from the dinner menu but both are fantastic. I went with the recommendation of my server and boy was I glad I did! The Charleston Croissant is bursting with flavor. Sandwiched between a flaky croissant is a slather of creamy pimento cheese, smokey bacon, and crispy fried green tomatoes topped with cucumber and avocado slices.
The sandwich came with a side. I chose the broccoli salad: fresh broccoli, shredded cheddar, crispy bacon, red onions lightly tossed in a tangy, yet sweet, sauce. My tastebuds were happy.
Since they’re known for dessert, I couldn’t leave without trying one! What a difficult choice. The dessert tray is a three tiered stand packed with cakes, cheesecakes, and more. Chocolate, vanilla, coconut, strawberry-you name it, they have it.
My choice? Chocolate Obsession, a fresh, moist, chocolatey cake. The three layers are glued together with a fluffy, chocolate icing and smothered with a smooth chocolate ganache. It was as delightful as it sounds (and looks!).
The River’s Edge, 162 Second Street, Cheraw, SC