ABOUT US


Co-owner Gary Crossley, has had the unique pleasure to have traveled extensively in the United States for both work and pleasure. His love of experiencing the best in food & dining during his travels started with his parents. In his “formidable” younger years, you could have have found Gary with his mother during many of their mother-son trips to sample some of Charleston, South Carolina’s highly recommended food & dining venues.

He continued this love affair with away from home eating while in college when his dorm friends had their standard and special places they would eat in Columbia, SC in the late 1960’s & early 1970’s.

When he first went to work out of college in Columbia, he immediately found that his work cohorts quickly shared a passion for going out to eat. He started his first survey and ranking of favorite spots to go for lunch, some within walking distance and some driving. Then when he started traveling around the country, when he got back home friends would ask him for names and info on the unique places he found and tried.

That process of investigating new places to eat has endured from Columbia to the District of Columbia from 1985 to 1994 and then upon his return to Charleston, SC in 1994. From 2006 to 2015 as director of the national Workforce Information Council, Gary coordinated over 40 meetings in 30 different cities across the country, selecting various convention specifications including food options, restaurants, and meeting logistics.

Gary has spent a considerable amount of time crafting special lists of his favorite food and attractions for going on 12 cities now (and dozens more cities to come). In 2016, he decided to create the means by which he could share his own love of food with everyone in the world: Both to those living inside these U.S. border, and to world-wide travelers visiting the U.S.

Together with co-owner M.G. Murray, also of Charleston, SC, the two set out to form a new company: LovetoDineOut.org, LLC. M.G. Murray’s own unique work history brings quite a wealth of experience to the table (pun intended) in creating the LovetoDineOut endeavor! He has extensive business experience nationally in a variety of promotional and operational aspects.

Love to Dine Out owners Michael and Gary share a passion for food – not just the quantity or quality of the cuisine, but also the overall dining experience.

With over 100 years of combined food & dining experience behind them, Gary and Mike invite you to the table. Not only in Charleston or South Carolina, but all over the United States.


Get Our New Mobile App

The NEW Love To Dine Out Mobile App leverages the latest in mobile app technology to help you find the best places to eat when visiting new cities or searching for unique dining experiences.

The two LovetoDineOut owners have had their share of troubles finding good places to eat during the early days when the most you had was a printed copy and you had to struggle to find where the diner was and then not trust who was sending you to eat there.

If you are a convention center, restaurant, hotel or just someone who enjoys eating out like Mike and Gary, send us a note to our email address (info@lovetodineout.com) with your interest or questions. We also welcome your comments on what we have done so far with the business!



App Features

  • Food & Dining locations nearest you
  • Gary’s special list of favorite dining locations – available ONLY in the app!
  • Get up-to-date updates on new locations
  • 1-Touch directions, website viewing, emailing, and 1-touch dialing to any venue nearest you
  • Interact with Gary & Mike – even other LTDO mobile app users – right on our interactive mobile app fan wall-style chat feature!
  • Visiting a new City? The LTDO mobile app will automatically let you know about new LTDO reviewed locations already existing, or recently added. It’ll even let you know which locations have special discounts available – ONLY available to LTDO mobile app users!
  • …too many amazing features to list here – DOWNLOAD NOW!


download love to dine out app from app store

download love to dine out app from google play

Get Our New Mobile App

The NEW Love To Dine Out Mobile App leverages the latest in mobile app technology to help you find the best places to eat when visiting new cities or searching for unique dining experiences.

The two LovetoDineOut owners have had their share of troubles finding good places to eat during the early days when the most you had was a printed copy and you had to struggle to find where the diner was and then not trust who was sending you to eat there.

If you are a convention center, restaurant, hotel or just someone who enjoys eating out like Michael and I, send us a note to our email address (info@lovetodineout.com) with your interest or questions. We also welcome your comments on what we have done so far with the business!


App Features

  • Food & Dining locations nearest you
  • Gary’s special list of favorite dining locations – available ONLY in the app!
  • Get up-to-date updates on new locations
  • 1-Touch directions, website viewing, emailing, and 1-touch dialing to any venue nearest you
  • Interact with Gary & Mike – even other LTDO mobile app users – right on our interactive mobile app fan wall-style chat feature!
  • Visiting a new City? The LTDO mobile app will automatically let you know about new LTDO reviewed locations already existing, or recently added. It’ll even let you know which locations have special discounts available – ONLY available to LTDO mobile app users!
  • …too many amazing features to list here – DOWNLOAD NOW!

download love to dine out app from app store
download love to dine out app from google play