Travel the World with Your Tastebuds

January 25, 2024

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Embark on a culinary adventure and discover the world through your taste buds in Lexington’s Main Street District. Within just half a mile, you can indulge in a variety of delicious cuisines and experience the vibrant flavors of cultures throughout the world. Indulge in a world of flavors, from Thai fine dining to Irish hospitality and old-world Italian recipes, there’s something for everyone. Take Exit 55 off of I-20 W and make your way to Main Street in Lexington, SC to start your #TasteTourism journey.


Indulge Your Taste Buds with Modern Thai Fine Dining

Bodhi Thai Dining serves fresh, exquisite, and exotic cuisine that will bring you back again and again for a truly authentic experience! Housed in a historic bank building, Bodhi Thai offers specialty lunch and dinner meals created by classically trained chef and owner, Nivit Tipvaree. Their “Modern Thai” styling comes from years of cooking experience and creativity. 

Fun Fact: Chef Tipvaree travels to Thailand to discover new recipes every year.

126 E Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 957-1994 | bodhithaidining.com


Experience Authentic Irish Hospitality

O’Hara’s Public House is a warm and welcoming celebration of community, food, music, and fun! Their menu features Irish classics alongside regional American comfort foods. In true Public House Style, make sure to order from their wide selection of beer, wine, and liquors. You’ll love the traditional Irish Pub atmosphere. 

Save space for dessert! Pop in O’Hara’s Bakery, located 2 doors down from the Public House, and enjoy freshly baked delights and the cozy ambiance. 

131 E Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 785-4025 | oharas-public-house.com


Taste Generations-Old Italian Recipes

Alodia’s Cucina Italiana is a restaurant born from the love of an Italian family. Proprietor Adam Huneau’s restaurant is sure to wow taste buds with his authentic Italian Cuisine comprised of recipes that have been pulled from the pages of his family’s cookbook. Named after his great-grandmother, Alodia’s fare and ambiance resound with the smells and tastes of Old Italy. Fresh sauces and homemade pasta are the foundation of the menu that has brought generations together.

Mangiamo! (Let’s eat!) fresh pasta! Each made-from-scratch entree is prepared with the highest quality ingredients along with handcrafted pasta made with love by “Mama Nanette”.

101 W. Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072

(803) 781-9814 | alodias.com


Savor Farm-to-Table Mediterranean Fare

Owner/Chef, Azmi Jebali honors his Israeli roots and shares his passion for farm-to-table ingredients at the Mediterranean Café. The Café offers a unique dining experience complete with fresh ingredients, locally sourced produce (from their farm), and top-notch service. Mediterranean Cafe’s cuisine draws influence largely from the Middle East and North America, offering classic Mediterranean dishes with an American flare. House-made hummus, falafel, and other made-from-scratch delicacies overflow the menu, and guests can expect to taste freshness in every bite.

Did we say Fresh? The Mediterranean Café is the only restaurant in the area that maintains a farm year-round (Jebali Farms). Chef Azmi is also a founding member of the Lexington Community Garden. The non-profit garden grows produce that is then donated to churches, families in need, and the community.

327 W Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072

(803) 356-6294


Keep your culinary adventure going by tasting more Lake Murray Country flavors. Taste of Lake Murray is set for Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the DoubleTree by Hilton. This exciting evening of local cuisine from 20+ vendors, fabulous drinks, amazing music, and fun – is the sole fundraiser for the annual 4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray! Don’t wait, tickets are on sale now.

Looking for more things to do and see in Lexington? Explore more of Lexington County’s abundant offerings from the Icehouse Amphitheater in downtown Lexington to the Cayce/West Columbia Riverwalk and so much more! With its welcoming atmosphere, landscapes, and wealth of activities, Lexington County is the perfect destination for a memorable Southern getaway. Learn more at LakeMurrayCountry.com