To cool off with a cone or other treat, try the favorite downtown institution Dairy Cream (267 Broad St., 803/775-1908, Mon.–Thurs. 10:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 10:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m., Sun. noon–10:30 p.m.).
Another longtime favorite is the nostalgia-tinged Pizza Lane (460 Broad St., 803/773-4351, www.pizzalane.com ), known far and wide for its pizza buffet.