Rock Hill sports an eclectic range of dining options and stellar international cuisine. El Indio Restaurant, located on the corner of Barry and Manchester, provides locals with a quick, affordable, low-key dining experience that does not shirk on the quality of its Sonoran-style Mexican food. Those looking to cut costs but not flavor will be pleased with stuffed-to-the-brim tacos, complimentary chips and salsa and the strong, yet flavorful, margaritas.
A'mis Italian Restaurant also puts an American spin on an international flavor, excelling in New York-style pizza: thin, crispy and piled high with cheese and toppings. While they offer a range of other classic Italian and New York dishes, from the veal parmigiano sandwich and ham-stuffed tortellini to a number of New York strip steak cuts, A'mis is highly recommended for a group looking to chow down on delicious pies straight from the East Coast.
Rock Hill treasure and greater St. Louis favorite Carl's Drive-In is frequently mentioned for the nostalgia it inspires in its customers. This unassuming, pared-down Route 66-style establishment transports customers back fifty years and welcomes them in after a long day out on the open road. With only about a dozen seats available, you may have to wait your turn, but patience is rewarded with tasty root beer floats, deep-fried onion rings and a wide selection of greasy burgers. Things get crowded when the dinner crowd shows up, so try to get a seat before 5:30 p.m. or call ahead to get your food to go.
Nightlife in Rock Hill spans a wide variety of prices and themes. Larger groups and those seeking food with their drink will enjoy the Trainwreck Saloon on the corner of Creve Coeur Drive and Manchester Road. Seats on the patios with a view of the train tracks make this a great place to visit on a warm summer night. If it's a Cardinals game you're after, you'll find yourself right at home.
Those seeking a quieter alternative might check out the Sideline Bar, a small, hidden dive between Ruth and Helen Avenue on Manchester Road. Play a few rounds at the arcade machines or pool table if you're so inclined before sitting down at the bar and sampling their vast drink selection.
There is not much in the way of live music within Rock Hill city proper, but with St. Louis close by, entertainment is always just a bus ride away. If you're looking for a more local joint, try Robbie's House of Jazz, situated just on the other side of Shady Grove Creek in Glendale.
Robbie's features great jazz from both the house band and touring acts, as well as a large selection of beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic options.