Erin’s Restaurant formerly shared a space with Kinch’s. However, owner Erin McManus had always dreamed of having her own space. Because she is a Community Supported Restaurant (CSR), members of the community made donations to help her dream become a reality. Finally, after many months of hard work, she has re-opened her restaurant on Caldwell Street.
Erin is committed to supporting local farmers, artisans, and businesses. Patrons arrive at the main entrance to Erin’s via an alley with a Charleston feel, enter through a mahogany door made by The Looking Glass, and are seated in chairs named by CSR donors in honor or memory of loved ones. The décor is beautifully eclectic, with mismatched china, silver, and light fixtures. There will soon be local artwork on the walls as well, which will be available for sale. The atmosphere is both classy and informal. All are welcome at Erin’s.
Erin says, “We serve real food here. Everything is made from scratch or sourced locally. We put in the effort, just like when we are cooking for loved ones, using only the best ingredients.” The menu changes weekly, based on seasonal availability. Once the meal reaches the table, the server can identify the farms where the foods were sourced. Even the bread baskets and cheeseboards are local, made by artisans Pat and Carol Long of Baskets and More. There are also four craft beers on tap, plus a selection of bottled beer and wine.
Erin’s is located at 129 Caldwell Street. It is open for lunch Monday—Friday, with a healthy grab-and-go option available daily; for dinner Tuesday—Thursday from 5pm to 9pm and Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 10pm; and for Sunday brunch from 10:30am to 2pm. For information, call 493-9428 or visit the website: erinsrockhill.com