The menu covers the bases from simple sandwiches, soups, and burgers to entrées such as veal Marsala, chicken Piccata, and shrimp stuffed with crabmeat. Adams serves alcohol, but feel free to bring your own wine for a small corkage fee.
Addy’s fosters a comfortable, intimate atmosphere of uniquely European charm.
Five generations of Sicilian heritage are on flavorful display at Antonino Bertolo’s restaurant
Located in the Greenville Marriott, this restaurant serves real Southern cuisine.
Chef Nelo Mayar brings her favorite fare from hometown Kabul to Greenville eaters—think succulent lamb kabobs and meat-filled steamed dumplings, sweet potato burhani and root-veggie rich soups.
Grab a bite of Latin flavor with the chayote rellenos de camarones (a Nicaraguan dish of chayotes stuffed with sautéed shrimp in creamy spicy Chipotle-Guajillo sauce).
The unassuming Augusta Grill is home to owner Buddy Clay’s vision of upscale comfort food
This fast, casual restaurant may combine cuisine from Greece, Tunisia, and Lebanon, but the menu is an easy read for newcomers.
You might think you know what a meat lover’s heaven looks like, but if you tuck in at Chef Anthony Gray’s gastropub, you’ll know for sure.
Bangkok Thai makes a standout version of pad Thai, everyone’s favorite noodles. The curries are a surefire hit, though the green curry is the only one made from fresh chilies
Pizza and beer—flowing from more than 27 taps downstairs and another 31 upstairs
Bellacino’s, in the former historic Carpenter Brother’s Drugstore, specializes in hot, savory sandwiches
Find fresh fare in their organic salads, as well as their fruit and veggie-rich juice varieties; or sink your teeth into something a little more solid. Their sausage, egg, and cheese bagel will not disappoint.
The open-air taproom is the perfect mid-week place to drain a cold glass while noshing on local food truck fare. Expect to find flavor-filled concoctions, such as the Biggie Mango, Eldorado Saison, or the 2Hop Session IPA.
Don’t let the dark interior throw you: The Blockhouse’s hand-prepared food shines
Using fresh, local ingredients, Blue Marble crafts tasty macarons, cheesecakes, and linzertorte with raspberry jam and almond cream to tantalize your sweet tooth
Inspired by brew pubs in the Pacific Northwest, the Blue Ridge Brewing Company caters to Upstate connoisseurs
The frozen yogurt artisans on South Main Street pride themselves on being the first and best fro-yo establishment in South Carolina.
Replete with all the nostalgia of an old underground jazz parlor
If you’re craving the ocean’s bounty, Bonefish Grill offers fresh and varied selections, with a style of delicious simplicity.
Channeling the fun-loving legacy of the original Billy “Braz” Brazwell, this pub is an optimal pick for your next food memory.
Owner Kyle Williams prides himself on brewing the best of both hemispheres
From the crisp GVL IPA to the malty Howdy Dunkel, Brewery 85 combines Southern style with the best of German brew techniques. Trek to the taproom for their latest lagers; well-mannered kids and canines welcome.
You’ll likely have to loosen your belt after chowing down at this Augusta Street mainstay
The focus is on pub food but with refreshing diversity, such as fresh salads, smoked trout deviled eggs, and house-made molé pulled pork on a corn scallion griddle cake with jicama slaw. Dessert includes the famous Guinness chocolate cheesecake.
To get the essence of Bruegger’s, take a bagel recipe from NYC, perfect it over the course of two years, and throw in stone-hearth ovens.
There are no shortcuts to getting tender, mouthwatering barbecue. Bucky’s doesn’t even try—their fresh Boston butts go into the smoker for at least 16 hours after being rubbed down with homemade seasoning.
Politics, satire, and good food mix extremely well at Café and Then Some
A round of golf at Verdae invariably requires sustenance, and for that, there’s the New South cuisine at Café Verdae.
That pastry chef Liz Blanchard revels in handcrafting sweet treats is a given
Located in a building resembling a castle, dining is very nearly a royal affair at California Dreaming.
Tex-Mex has a new home in Greenville with the addition of Cantina 76. Although ripe with golden-brown chimichangas and zesty enchiladas, the menu’s real star is the taco selection.
Regional chain Carolina Ale House serves up all-American bar fare of gooey cheese fries
A Charleston-based fresh-food fantasy, Caviar & Bananas has answered Greenville’s gourmet prayers with a whopping selection of salads, sandwiches, and baked goods galore, not to mention a fine selection of beer and wine.
A brick fence hides this charming turn-of-the-century restaurant but sets the perfect atmosphere for a romantic dinner or private party
Chicora Alley’s Caribbean riff on traditional Mexican and Southern fare
As a diner at Chophouse ’47, there isn’t much thinking you have to do because the details are already taken care of.
Served out of a turquoise ’55 Chevy tow truck, the pies are baked in a wood-fired brick oven and topped with local produce from Reedy River farms. Stick with the classic margarita pie, or branch out with the red Russian kale and Gorgonzola, sprinkled with almond pieces and drizzled in olive oil.
Coffee Underground boasts a wide selection of specialty coffees, hot chocolate, and adult libations
This Mexican grill and cantina in the West End is a good spot to grab a bite and a margarita before a Drive game
Cork & Tap gives you a chance to sample your wine or beer selection from their inventory on site
Cribbs Kitchen fulfills the dream of chef/owner William Cribbs, who vowed to open his own restaurant before he turned 30
Heaping portions and a menu that mixes inventive flavors with customer favorites makes Davani’s a Greenville favorite
There’s no danger of a puny, unsatisfying sandwich at this deli. The New York–style sandwiches are packed to the brim with Boar’s Head meats and cheeses.
With a smashing cocktail program and Chef Adrian Carpenter’s fine fair, Dive ‘n’ Boar makes quite the splash. Try the oxtail and potato gnocchi or the crispy frog legs.
A destination worthy of a trek, tucked away in resurgent Taylors Mill, the interior is a tribute to the mill and its artisan inhabitants
From classic over-easy eggs, to eggs Benedict, all the way to Patty- o-Sullivan omelets (grilled corned beef hash with melted swiss cheese), this breakfast joint has you covered
Start the meal with a few small plates—try the fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese or the pan-seared crab cakes—then dig into pure taco bliss with the Travelers Rest hot chicken or the fried catfish with tartar sauce.
High ceilings and mood lighting provide the perfect atmosphere for a contemporary dining experience.
If you’re looking for Mexican food beyond the usual tacos, enchiladas, and burritos, head for this little storefront around the corner from East North Street
You don’t have to wait until fair season to indulge in a few guilty culinary pleasures
The restaurant’s description itself—Golden Brown & Delicious—tells you all you need to know about this West Greenville joint.
So maybe you have a preternatural gift for picking ingredients, but a less- impressive track record with cooking. No problem—the Genghis Grill lets you pick and choose ingredients for the pros at the grill to stir-fry for you.
Shades of red, sweeping curves, and moody lighting establish Giatu as a great place for a drink or a meal
The cozy dining room only has a few tables, but the food and service are worth the wait.
The Mediterranean Sea (or Gibraltar, at least) is some 4,200 miles from Greenville, but in Green Lettuce’s airy dining room, that distance melts away in a flood of sunlight
New York may be known as the bagel capital of the world, but Greenfield’s has been shaking this stereotype for CaroB more than 13 years.
Tucked off Main Street, the Greenville Beer Exchange is overflowing with all the craft beer varieties you could want
Grill MARKS marries old-school charm with creative twists for a modern burger joint
Colorful murals adorn the walls and set the mood for this fun West End cantina. There’s a full menu of Mexican standards but the tacos are the best way to sample innovative flavor pairings.
Although this little place isn’t open on Sunday, Mom will enjoy a sumptuous Southern brunch and a drive to Belton just as much the day before
Quality is the key ingredient at this deli franchise begun in Columbia in 1941
If you’re ready to branch out, let the folks at Growler Haus offer a personal recommendation from their tap lineup
Indulge in a selection of wet- or dry-aged steaks (USDA Prime beef, flown in from Chicago’s Allen Brothers), or try a Durham Ranch elk loin with root vegetable hash and pine nut relish.
At lunch, sample items from a reasonably priced buffet with plentiful choices that change daily
Hans & Franz resides within a Civil War–era brick building, next door to the strip mall housing Two Chefs Deli
It’s no secret that tender, flavorful barbecue requires time and high quality ingredients
Located in the space formerly occupied by Corner Pocket, Ink N Ivy boasts a menu of American fare with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Lunch features staples like the charred salmon salad, wok-blackened and served over crisp greens, sweet peppers, and leeks.
Splashes of red and lime green play off the blend of traditional and modern influences at this sushi restaurant.
Taking up residence in the former home of the Brown Street Club, Greenville’s only dueling entertainment bar pits two pianos against each other in a battle of the ivories
Do dinner tapas-style with a variety of small plates (try the chargrilled octopus), or go straight for the gyro, complete with a fluffy pita wrap, tzatziki, tomatoes, onions, fries, and your meat of preference.
This modern Italian osteria offers patrons daily house-made pastas, the region’s freshest seasonal ingredients, and, of course, oysters.
Who doesn’t like chocolate and ice cream? If Kilwin’s business model is any indication, there aren’t a whole lot of people who fall into that category
Don’t be fooled by the location— Kimchee’s kimchi has locals coming back for more.
A straight farm-to-table concept, Kitchen Sync relies heavily on natural, fresh ingredients. Try the cracklin’ chicken thighs: spiced with a no-tell “magic” dust, served with seasoned collards and roasted veggie mac ‘n cheese.
There’s no mistaking what you’re in for at Korean BBQ. This hole- in-the-wall won’t wow you with its simple interior, but its assortment should.
Located fortuitously between the Peace Center and the Reedy River, Larkin’s seeks to balance upscale dining with comfort
Where Legrand Bakery is concerned, the answer is always yes
Lemongrass Thai brings flavor to please
Lexington Avenue Brewery features unique takes on classic pub entrées, regular concerts, and fresh beers brewed in-house
Located next to Fluor Field, Liberty Tap Room Bar & Grill is both pre- game watering hole and after-work hangout
From the cobbled streets of Italy and the hustle-bustle of New York, gelato has found a home in Greenville
Mac’s looks to be family friendly for both the Harley-set as well as the post- Drive-baseball crowd with plenty of brisket, ribs, and beer-can chicken
Breakfast is an essential meal, and Mary Beth’s treats it accordingly
Located in historic Falls Cottage, Mary’s offers brunch and lunch
Formerly with Stella’s Southern Bistro in Simpsonville, Chef Huy Tran delivers the nuances of fine Vietnamese cuisine at Mekong
Greenville’s West End outpost of this beloved pizza joint is perfect for families, parties, duos, or flying solo
Between the white marble countertops, the gleaming chrome Slayer espresso machine, and the white-tiled loft (emblazoned with the directive “enjoy”), Methodical is a coffee bar built for Instagram.
Life on the go doesn’t have to result in a poor diet, at least when there’s an option like Midtown Deli.
This family owned and operated hibachi steakhouse is a spacious 7,500 square feet so you won’t have to worry about anyone else’s food getting flipped onto your plate—unless the chef intends it.
Popular Miyako has something for everyone
Greenville may be landlocked, but Rick Erwin’s restaurant brings us closer to the sea
Doesn’t matter if you’re Greek or not. Coming to this little restaurant will feel like going to your (Greek) grandparents’ house
Linger in the relaxed atmosphere of Northampton’s wine bar
This North Main staple doesn’t just have one of the best pimiento cheeseburgers in town (even disregarding its $4 price tag—which just makes it even better)—it’s a hotbed for nostalgia
The Nose Dive is city bar meets corner bistro
Food Network Magazine named the bar home of South Carolina’s best burger in 2009
A trip to O-CHA will have you considering tea in an entirely new light
Serving plenty of homestyle dishes, like the Tabasco-breaded hot chicken sandwich and pimento cheese appetizer, Oakblue also offers the Korean BBQ sandwich with hefty short rib, pickled Daikon radish, and spicy Gochujang aioli.
The old-school meat-and-three dishes up homestyle favorites on a daily basis, but every weekday comes with specials: lasagna and porkchops on Mondays, turkey and meatloaf Tuesdays, and more.
Even with cramped facilities, the café manages to churn out freshly prepared dishes that run the gamut from colorful salads to creamy chowders. The menu has venerable staples like PB&J sandwiches while reflecting McMahon’s interest in international flavors.
Table 301 plankowner Jorge “Papi” Baralles brings family tradition and the familiar childhood flavors of Cuautla, Mexico, to this walk-up taqueria on the Reedy River
Chic meets culinary at this dining hotspot, where you can gaze over the lush Falls Park scenery while digging into mouthwatering, French- inspired cuisine
This brewery’s lineup is full of adventurous flavors, like the banana and spicy clove in their Tripel or the hint of citrus and bubblegum in their Belgian Golden
Inside, it’s bare bones— plastic booths and simple tables—but the cognoscenti come here for good Middle Eastern fare, such as hummus, falafel, kibbeh, and shwarma
Pomegranate serves traditional Persian cuisine in an eclectic Eastern ambience
Whether you’re a guest or a local, the Provencia is a sure bet. Ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible to make for a hearty breakfast
A stone’s throw from Fluor Field, this place serves an Asian mix
Grab a pint of QBC’s signature brews; the West Coast–style Ellida IPA packs a punch of flavor, or venture to the dark side with the Kaldi imperial coffee stout (crafted with locally roasted beans).
Across from Falls Park, gallerist Betty Bercowski opened this cute café named for her son Rainer where everything—including the furniture— is for sale
Tucked away in Travelers Rest, Restaurant 17 blends contemporary European bistro with Blue Ridge bliss. Pick up fresh-baked bread from the café (open daily) or peruse the market’s wine selection.
The day’s fresh catch comes grilled, seared, broiled, blackened, or in chef-designed specialties. Try the fried lobster bites with a drink at the elegant bar, pre- or post-Peace Center performance.
Traditional surf-and-turf meets upscale dining at Rick Erwin’s
One suspects the chalkboard menu of deli standards (made with gourmet attention to detail) is just pretense for Michelin-rated chef Emmanuel Hodencq’s true love: pastries
Ristorante Bergamo, open since 1986, focuses on fresh produce and Northern Italian cuisine
With the distinction of being the first brewery in Spartanburg, RJ Rockers has gone from a small downtown establishment to a name recognizable across the Southeast
This nod to the enterprising farm- to-table trend lends a modern, tasty addition to North Main
This N’awlins-based franchise pairs the finest steak fare with its ideal wine complement. To start, snack on the succulent blue crab cakes with lemon butter, then cut into a tender filet perfectly paired with a glass of dark red Syrah.
Sabroso’s strict quality standards are apparent the moment the chips and salsa arrive at your table.
Bright walls and a long, inviting bar make a sunny backdrop in which to chow down on Colombian food at Sacha’s
The aromas of north Indian spice blends are apparent the moment you step into Saffron’s modern, upscale dining room
Saffron’s Sidewalk Café offers a large selection of salads, burgers, sandwiches, and more
Contrary to its name, Saigon Fast Food is a sit-down restaurant
Sassafras Southern Bistro offers traditional Lowcountry cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere
German native Dennis Züge cooked for the likes of Roger Federer and Tina Turner before moving to Greenville
When it comes to New York–style pizza and traditional Italian food, the Sciortino family knows a thing
Located in a renovated tire shop on the main drag of Travelers Rest, on Cleveland Street downtown, and soon to open on Pelham Road, this pizza joint is a fast favorite with its handcrafted, brick-oven pies made from local ingredients.
This rooftop tasting room is all about liquid refreshment. While the full-service bar offers an array of fine wine and whiskey, there’s no better way to end your evening than with an easy-drinking glass of sangria (or a signature cocktail) in hand.
When Mike and Chana Fletcher took over Smiley’s Acoustic Café in October 2012, they had only one goal in mind: keep the music on the forefront and the restaurant in the backseat
Located in the West End Market, Smoke on the Water has a homey feel, with a separate street-side dining area and covered patio tables overlooking Pedrick’s Garden
Local flavor shines here in entrées like the crab cakes with remoulade and bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with habañero butter sauce
Pick from their regular menu or try one of the chalkboard specials that change with each day of the week. From BBQ Monday to Grilled Cheese Wednesday, add a spontaneous element to your traditional lunch meals.
Run by husband and wife team Andy and Kelly Cubbin, Southern Appalachian Brewery offers a taste of downtown Hendersonville
Industrial meets organic with handcrafted farm tables, rustic, bronze chandeliers, and reclaimed wood beams throughout the dining room
There is really nothing like a heaping helping of Southern fried chicken, and if that’s what you want, this meat-and-three is where you should go.
Southern Pressed Juicery offers super-food fans organic, cold-pressed juice from the freshest fruits and veggies around. And if you’re looking for something a little more robust than liquid goodness, grab a power-packed energy bowl.
Whether for post-dinner dessert or a weekend treat in the park, Spill the Beans fits the bill
Off the lobby of the historic Westin Poinsett Hotel, Spoonbread serves up breakfast and lunch in true Southern style
Whet your appetite with the house-infused pineapple martini
Overlooking Main Street, Stellar offers elegant tapas and an extensive wine list (including beer) that punctuate this intimate second- story space
Where there’s award-winning BBQ and ribs, there’s a happy crowd
Lisa Suber’s café has an intimacy and warmth most coffee shops can only artificially recreate
Ideal for a classic family outing or catching the game with a few friends, STONE and its fire-inspired pies are crafted with house-made mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, Caputo flour, and baked for a flat minute in their wood fire oven.
More than 60 years of Greenville tradition can’t be wrong
For owner Robert Sullivan, hot air is the key to handheld nirvana
Sushi Koji flaunts a contemporary air
Modern, swanky, and bathed in neon light, Sushi Masa isn’t. But that’s because this sushi spot’s singular reverence for tradition and pure flavor doesn’t require any embellishments.
The sleek interior and expansive street-level windows may seem anything but Japanese, but then again, the sushi doesn’t need a visual crutch. The tempura is light and crisp, the sushi expertly prepared and presented.
With a taproom offering classics (try the easy-drinking American pale ale) and fresh brews (the Belgian-style farm ale is a golden dream) as well as frequent food truck visits, this brewery is sure to become your favorite place to cap off a Saturday afternoon.
Grocery store, neighborhood café. Local produce, delicious food
Intricate ornamental screens, wicker chairs, and rich, red hues provide a backdrop worthy of the basil, coriander, lemongrass, and ginger- infused flavors that come out of the kitchen.
Good for a group, especially if you’re in the mood for a sushi roll and your friends are craving burritos
Tandem lures Swamp Rabbit cyclists with aromas of Counter Culture Coffee and a happy stomach guarantee. Try the lumberjack (cornmeal crepe, ham, bacon, eggs, cheese, bechamel, and maple syrup) or the tasty banana nut crepe.
Start your Anchorage experience with the brown butter cauliflower grits or the spicy sweet potatoes. Then move on to the pappardelle with Border Springs Lamb sausage, complete with botarga, white sofrito, Reedy spinach, and egg yolk.
This cozy little house, with its red shutters and perpetual aroma of fresh-baked breads, seems straight out of Hansel and Gretel
Treat your taste buds and ears at the Bohemian Café
For a unique dining experience, try the Cazbah
Try and say no to this bakery’s delightfully playful cupcakes
Convenience and expertise collide at the Community Tap, Greenville’s neighborhood craft beer shop. Take your time to browse their extensive selection—more than 180 local, national, and international brews—or fill up a TCT growler for your tailgate at one of their ever-rotating taps.
Like a European brasserie, the Green Room’s diverse menu features standout dishes that change with the time of day
With stores and express locations nationwide, The Growler Station boasts a foam-free method for a faster, cleaner growler fill
The Lazy Goat’s tapas-style menu is distinctly Mediterranean
Here, you’ll find the standards, along with house specialties and hibachi dinner entrées that come with rice, vegetables, soup, and salad
The Pickwick began its life as a soda fountain, and though it became strictly a pharmacy, the Greenville institution has returned to its roots
Make a dinner trip on a Thursday or Saturday to catch live music while treating yourself to the unbeatable Apple Brandy Farms grilled ribeye with rosemary potatoes
Explore the heart of the sea with Shuckin’ Shack’s signature oyster sampler, served raw, steamed, and chargrilled. If shellfish aren’t your thing, grab another quintessential coastal delight like the Shack’s lobster roll.
One of the best reasons to visit The Sweetery? It’s Taste Test Tuesday, where patrons can sample one item from an array of cakes, pies, and other desserts including the bountiful Southern White Fruitcake or Peach Brandy Pound Cake
A rathskeller vibe pervades this underground tavern that boasts an incredible beer program, with 10 on tap and more than 150 bottles
Cozy in a funky way, the Velo Fellow is a hip pub under the Mellow Mushroom
No bleached flour, trans-fats, or artificial flavors go into the breads and pastries here
With its emphasis on community, the coffeehouse uses only local ingredients—from milk and syrups to beans from Due South Coffee—to create one-of-a-kind beverages to be enjoyed with friends on the mid-century couch or solo at the pallet-inspired window bar.
A visit to the home of the River Falls Red Ale or Trifecta IPA is well worth the trip. Fill up on your favorite Thomas Creek brew in the tasting room, or soak up some sun (and hops!) on the brewery’s patio.
Exposed brick walls and an adjoining garden patio give Trattoria Giorgio an intimate atmosphere perfect for a romantic night ou
Trio is full of rustic details: exposed brick walls, handcrafted gas lanterns, and wood-fired pizza ovens
Come here for fresh fish, sure, but if you’re in the mood for something hot, try one of the many hibachi selections, including filet mignon, or the teriyakis, stirfries, and soups—steaming bowls of fresh udon or soba noodles
At Tupelo Honey, big Southern charm is served with a steaming hot biscuit
Count on this deli for fast, high- quality food
Everyone needs a neighborhood bar. Where better to join cheer with (or heckle mercilessly) your friends?
With it’s classic cocktails, local craft brews, and unique wine varieties, this rooftop bar brings a heightened experience to downtown’s Embassy Suites. Graze on small plates and soak in some of the Upstate’s most scenic vistas.
Upstate Craft Beer Co. is hoppy hour heaven. Not only do they feature the best local and national brews on tap, this beer joint offers home brewsters all the gear and ‘gredients needed to craft their own ale-inspired inventions.
The sign that says “Brooklyn, SC” at this walk-up/take-out joint makes sense when you see what you’re getting: piping hot New York–style pizza
Chicken wings and football: it’s a match made in heaven
This combination bakery and lunch spot bakes up a gracious plenty of your favorite bakery items: sticky buns, double-chocolate brownies, and cinnamon rolls
Housed in the former Feed & Seed, the animated atmosphere pairs perfectly with their festive food presentation. Choose from a variety of taco flavors; we suggest the crispy avocado—tempura-battered avocado, sweet chili sauce, shaved cabbage, toasted sesame seed, pico, and house crema.
Invention isn’t common in Asian cuisine. Tradition usually takes precedence, offering a toned-down version of the authentic. But this is not the case at Yellow Ginger.
For those with poor self-restraint, YoMo probably isn’t the best idea. For everyone else, it’s self-serve frozen yogurt heaven.