A new food truck park, the first of its kind in the Upstate, is open in Simpsonville, SC. There are six food trucks and a special addition for little kids. Read on to learn all about it.
When Justin and his wife, Allie, moved to the Upstate, they couldn’t find something they had become familiar with in their home out West: a dedicated spot for food trucks where families could hang out with each other and their kids could play. So they decided to start one.
The Scuffletown Food Truck Park opened in December 2023 and has been busy ever since. We’ve got all you need know to visit and have a blast with your family.
About the Scuffletown Food Truck Park
Justin and Allie knew they wanted a place in Simpsonville with a variety of dedicated food trucks and a space to have a fun time together for families, couples, and everyone in between.
Justin is a former firefighter but now runs the food truck park full-time. It has gotten a fantastic reception in the community and after visiting, it’s easy to see why. Imagine a smaller version of the outdoor space at Swamp Rabbit Cafe but with food trucks.
They have a picnic area enclosed on three sides, a taproom where guests can pour their own beers, a platform for bands, and a fully enclosed play area with a sand pit.
The Food Trucks
The food trucks at the park are all stationary and have their spot for a year. They have all kinds of food options from sweets to ramen to BBQ to Columbian cuisine.
Here’s a list of the food trucks at the park:
- Too Sauc’D Up – they serve all kinds of chicken wings.
- Rad Dad’s BBQ – they have BBQ, nachos, and grilled cheese.
- Duck Donuts – they have amazing donuts.
- BirriaBoy – they serve ramen, tacos, and burritos.
- Half Rooted – they are a Columbian eatery with burgers, empanadas, arepas, and yuca fries.
- One Love Fusion Foods – nachos, tacos, and rice bowls are their specialties.
Having all these options are just perfect for families because people can have what they want. We got kids dishes at One Love Fusion and Rad Dad’s BBQ and they were both delicious. The BBQ kid nachos at One Love Fusion were especially amazing and pretty big for a kid size. The fries and pork sandwich at Rad Dad’s didn’t disappoint either. They had lots of BBQ sauces to choose from, which I really enjoyed.
Most of the food trucks we checked out had at least one dish that even the pickiest eaters will love.
The Taproom at the food truck park is pretty cool. It’s an entire wall of beer that is self-serve. You control the amount of beer you have and you are charged by the ounce.
I tried the Keeping It Teal from Snafu Brewing Company in North Charleston and whoa. It’s a fruity sour with raspberries and a hint of cotton candy. I’d have that again in a heartbeat.
They have a large variety of beer and you can try as many as you like because you’re in charge of the pours. So fun.
If you need even more variety, there are canned beers available as well.
The Playground and Sand Pit
Here’s where the Scuffletown Food Truck Park really shines and where it’s incredibly obvious that Justin and Allie are parents.
The sand pit is huge and they have those small digging toys where you sit and pretend you’re a big dig operator. Please tell me I’m not the only one who does (*ahem, did*) this. There are sand toys and a small play apparatus.
And the entire area is totally fenced in. Fenced in. No kids are escaping. You can hang out with your delicious food and beer on a nearby picnic table under a heat lamp while your kids get their energy out in the playground. It’s absolutely perfect for parents and a much-needed addition to this area.
Hours of Operation
The hours are a little confusing as the taproom and food trucks all kind of operate on different schedules. Before you go, be sure to check the Scuffletown Food Truck website to make sure the truck you want or taproom is open.
Sunday and Monday: 11 am – 8 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm
For the food truck hours, follow Scuffletown Food Truck Park on social media as they regularly post the updated hours.
Check out our Guide to Simpsonville, SC