Food Friday: Candy's at the Granary brings rustic Charleston flare to the Midlands


On this "Food Friday," our Natalie Parsons stops by Candy's at the Granary in Camden which was a viewer recommendation.

"We're just a quaint little restaurant. That's a little rustic. We like to make it real homey for everyone that comes in and make them feel like they're family so they will come back," says owner Candy Van Nort.

This eatery has a story that spans a number of years and even multiple past locations.

"Originally when I was young - a teenager - my mother was a dietitian and worked in hospitals so of course I got cooking from her and I just always enjoyed it. Eventually I decided that I would open a restaurant and here we are almost 13-years later still going strong."

The outside of Candy's is an absolutely beautiful sight just perfect for weddings and catering.

"We had our first wedding a couple weeks ago. A lot of people say it has a Charleston flare to it when you walk through there," says Van Nort.

And when it comes to your food, the options are endless and covering quite the array.

The Week's Sandwich is on pumpernickel bread with honey mustard, provolone cheese, turkey, avocado, lettuce, tomato and your choice of a side which comes with all sandwiches.

The Skillet that WACH FOX tried is one of their breakfast items with red potatoes, bell peppers, onions, hams, bacon, cheese and eggs.

If you're looking for a healthy option, consider the Tuna or Honey Dijon Chicken Salad Plate which is served with fresh greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, cheese and eggs.

Then there's a 10-ounce Pimento Burger that is perfect for every occasion made with an always fresh pattie and homemade pimento cheese. The restaurant's secret ingredient is dill for the pimento cheese.

"They're very big burgers so you better have a big appetite when you come in to have that and it's always served with one of our salads, sides or fries," adds the owner.

And we can't forget to mention their incredible full coffee bar.

Two specialty drinks include a French Toast Coffee served hot with cinnamon and a Turtle-Mocha served frozen with lots of caramel and chocolate. Both topped off with some whipped cream.

To hear more about the food served at Candy's at the Granary, check out the Facebook LIVE our Morning Traffic & Lifestyle Reporter Natalie Parsons did with their Owner Candy Van Nort and Chef Jesse Payne.

To learn more about Candy's at the Granary head over to the restaurant's Facebook page.

If you know of a restaurant here in the Midlands that you think should be featured on WACH FOX's "Food Friday" please send an email to Natalie Parsons at with your recommendation.