Our Story

In June of 2012, we opened the doors with a goal of providing customers with the two essential ingredients for a successful restaurant, great food and great service. We created a Southern-inspired menu and decided to source as much food as we could locally, hence the name Local Dish. Occupying space in a hundred-year-old building on Main Street in the heart of Fort Mill, SC helped add to the feel of a down-home farm-to-table restaurant.

storefront of Local Dish on Main Street in Fort Mill, SC

Being the only restaurant at the time in what most considered a forgotten, sleepy part of town, there was a good bit of trepidation for our first venture into ownership. But with 25 combined years of experience working in the industry, we figured we’d make a go of it. We are happy to say that we’ve been joined by other restaurants and businesses over the years helping to reawaken downtown Fort Mill.

With a strong commitment to continue serving high-quality food in a casual atmosphere, we hope to get a chance to serve y’all soon.

– John & Ashley Colwell
With mixed emotions, we have closed our brick-and-mortar location in Downtown Fort Mill. We are grateful for our patrons and look forward to moving on to our next adventure! Thank you for supporting and loving us. All the best, Colwell Family