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ADAMS BISTRO

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 DUTCH CAFÉ

Addy’s fosters a comfortable, intimate atmosphere of uniquely European charm.

ANTONINO BERTOLO’S PIZZA & WINE BAR

Five generations of Sicilian heritage are on flavorful display at Antonino Bertolo’s restaurant

ARTISAN RESTAURANT

Located in the Greenville Marriott, this restaurant serves real Southern cuisine.

ARYANA

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.

ASADA

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).

AUGUSTA GRILL

The unassuming Augusta Grill is home to owner Buddy Clay’s vision of upscale comfort food

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BABAZIKI

This fast, casual restaurant may combine cuisine from Greece, Tunisia, and Lebanon, but the menu is an easy read for newcomers.

BACON BROS. PUBLIC HOUSE

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 CUISINE

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

BARLEY’S TAPROOM & PIZZERIA

Pizza and beer—flowing from more than 27 taps downstairs and another 31 upstairs

BELLACINO’S PIZZA & GRINDERS

Bellacino’s, in the former historic Carpenter Brother’s Drugstore, specializes in hot, savory sandwiches

BEX CAFE AND JUICE BAR

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.

BIRDS FLY SOUTH ALE PROJECT

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.

BLOCKHOUSE

Don’t let the dark interior throw you: The Blockhouse’s hand-prepared food shines

BLUE MARBLE CAFÉ AND BAKERY

Using fresh, local ingredients, Blue Marble crafts tasty macarons, cheesecakes, and linzertorte with raspberry jam and almond cream to tantalize your sweet tooth

BLUE RIDGE BREWING COMPANY

Inspired by brew pubs in the Pacific Northwest, the Blue Ridge Brewing Company caters to Upstate connoisseurs

BLUEBERRY FROG

The frozen yogurt artisans on South Main Street pride themselves on being the first and best fro-yo establishment in South Carolina.

BLUES BOULEVARD JAZZ

Replete with all the nostalgia of an old underground jazz parlor

BONEFISH GRILL

If you’re craving the ocean’s bounty, Bonefish Grill offers fresh and varied selections, with a style of delicious simplicity.

BRAZWELLS

Channeling the fun-loving legacy of the original Billy “Braz” Brazwell, this pub is an optimal pick for your next food memory.

BREVARD BREWING CO.

Owner Kyle Williams prides himself on brewing the best of both hemispheres

BREWERY 85

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.

BRICK STREET CAFÉ

You’ll likely have to loosen your belt after chowing down at this Augusta Street mainstay

BROAD & RIVER PUB

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.

BRUEGGER’S BAGELS

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.

BUCKY’S BAR-B-Q

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.

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CAFÉ AND THEN SOME

Politics, satire, and good food mix extremely well at Café and Then Some

CAFÉ VERDAE

A round of golf at Verdae invariably requires sustenance, and for that, there’s the New South cuisine at Café Verdae.

CAKEHEAD BAKERY & COFFEE BAR

That pastry chef Liz Blanchard revels in handcrafting sweet treats is a given

CALIFORNIA DREAMING

Located in a building resembling a castle, dining is very nearly a royal affair at California Dreaming.

CANTINA 76

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.

CAROLINA ALE HOUSE

Regional chain Carolina Ale House serves up all-American bar fare of gooey cheese fries

CAVIAR & BANANAS

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.

CHEF MANIGAULT’S LA VIEILLE MAISON

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

Chicora Alley’s Caribbean riff on traditional Mexican and Southern fare

CHOPHOUSE ’47

As a diner at Chophouse ’47, there isn’t much thinking you have to do because the details are already taken care of.

COASTAL CRUST

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

Coffee Underground boasts a wide selection of specialty coffees, hot chocolate, and adult libations

COMPADRE’S

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

Cork & Tap gives you a chance to sample your wine or beer selection from their inventory on site

CRIBBS KITCHEN

Cribbs Kitchen fulfills the dream of chef/owner William Cribbs, who vowed to open his own restaurant before he turned 30

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DAVANI’S RESTAURANT

Heaping portions and a menu that mixes inventive flavors with customer favorites makes Davani’s a Greenville favorite

DELI AT PELHAM FALLS

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.

DIVE ‘N BOAR

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.

DUE SOUTH COFFEE

A destination worthy of a trek, tucked away in resurgent Taylors Mill, the interior is a tribute to the mill and its artisan inhabitants

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EGGS UP GRILL

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

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FARMHOUSE TACOS

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.

FIREBIRDS

High ceilings and mood lighting provide the perfect atmosphere for a contemporary dining experience.

FONDA ROSALINDA

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

FUNNELICIOUS

You don’t have to wait until fair season to indulge in a few guilty culinary pleasures

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GB&D

The restaurant’s description itself—Golden Brown & Delicious—tells you all you need to know about this West Greenville joint.

GENGHIS GRILL

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.

GIATU

Shades of red, sweeping curves, and moody lighting establish Giatu as a great place for a drink or a meal

GIOVANNI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

The cozy dining room only has a few tables, but the food and service are worth the wait.

GREEN LETTUCE

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

GREENFIELD’S BAGELS & DELI

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.

GREENVILLE BEER EXCHANGE

Tucked off Main Street, the Greenville Beer Exchange is overflowing with all the craft beer varieties you could want

GRILL MARKS

Grill MARKS marries old-school charm with creative twists for a modern burger joint

GRINGO’S CANTINA

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.

GRITS & GROCERIES

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

GROUCHO’S DELI

Quality is the key ingredient at this deli franchise begun in Columbia in 1941

GROWLER HAUS

If you’re ready to branch out, let the folks at Growler Haus offer a personal recommendation from their tap lineup

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HALLS CHOPHOUSE

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.

HANDI INDIAN CUISINE

At lunch, sample items from a reasonably priced buffet with plentiful choices that change daily

HANS & FRANZ BIERGARTEN

Hans & Franz resides within a Civil War–era brick building, next door to the strip mall housing Two Chefs Deli

HENRY’S SMOKEHOUSE

It’s no secret that tender, flavorful barbecue requires time and high quality ingredients

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INK N IVY

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.

IRASHIAI SUSHI PUB & JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Splashes of red and lime green play off the blend of traditional and modern influences at this sushi restaurant.

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JACK N’ DIANE’S DUELING PIANO BAR

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

JI-ROZ

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.

JIANNA

This modern Italian osteria offers patrons daily house-made pastas, the region’s freshest seasonal ingredients, and, of course, oysters.

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KILWIN’S

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

KIMCHEE KOREAN RESTAURANT

Don’t be fooled by the location— Kimchee’s kimchi has locals coming back for more.

KITCHEN SYNC

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.

KOREAN BBQ

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.

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LARKIN’S ON THE RIVER

Located fortuitously between the Peace Center and the Reedy River, Larkin’s seeks to balance upscale dining with comfort

LEGRAND BAKERY

Where Legrand Bakery is concerned, the answer is always yes

LEMONGRASS

Lemongrass Thai brings flavor to please

LEXINGTON AVENUE BREWERY

Lexington Avenue Brewery features unique takes on classic pub entrées, regular concerts, and fresh beers brewed in-house

LIBERTY TAP ROOM BAR & GRILL

Located next to Fluor Field, Liberty Tap Room Bar & Grill is both pre- game watering hole and after-work hangout

LUNA ROSA GELATO CAFÉ

From the cobbled streets of Italy and the hustle-bustle of New York, gelato has found a home in Greenville

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MAC’S SPEED SHOP

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

MARY BETH’S AT MCBEE STATION

Breakfast is an essential meal, and Mary Beth’s treats it accordingly

MARY’S COTTAGE

Located in historic Falls Cottage, Mary’s offers brunch and lunch

MEKONG

Formerly with Stella’s Southern Bistro in Simpsonville, Chef Huy Tran delivers the nuances of fine Vietnamese cuisine at Mekong

MELLOW MUSHROOM

Greenville’s West End outpost of this beloved pizza joint is perfect for families, parties, duos, or flying solo

METHODICAL COFFEE

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.

MIDTOWN DELI

Life on the go doesn’t have to result in a poor diet, at least when there’s an option like Midtown Deli.

MIMI’S STEAKHOUSE OF JAPAN

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.

MIYAKO SUSHI

Popular Miyako has something for everyone

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NANTUCKET SEAFOOD GRILL

Greenville may be landlocked, but Rick Erwin’s restaurant brings us closer to the sea

NEVER ON SUNDAY

Doesn’t matter if you’re Greek or not. Coming to this little restaurant will feel like going to your (Greek) grandparents’ house

NORTHAMPTON WINES & WINE CAFÉ

Linger in the relaxed atmosphere of Northampton’s wine bar

NORTHGATE SODA SHOP

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

NOSE DIVE

The Nose Dive is city bar meets corner bistro

NU-WAY LOUNGE & RESTAURANT

Food Network Magazine named the bar home of South Carolina’s best burger in 2009

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O-CHA TEA BAR

A trip to O-CHA will have you considering tea in an entirely new light

OAKBLUE KITCHEN

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.

OJ’S DINER

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.

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PALMETTO BEAN CAFÉ

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.

PAPI’S TACOS

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

PASSERELLE BISTRO

Chic meets culinary at this dining hotspot, where you can gaze over the lush Falls Park scenery while digging into mouthwatering, French- inspired cuisine

PISGAH BREWERY

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

PITA HOUSE

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 ON MAIN

Pomegranate serves traditional Persian cuisine in an eclectic Eastern ambience

PROVENCIA AT THE HYATT REGENCY

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

PURPLE INTERNATIONAL BISTRO & SUSHI

A stone’s throw from Fluor Field, this place serves an Asian mix

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QUEST BREWING CO.

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).

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RAINER’S

Across from Falls Park, gallerist Betty Bercowski opened this cute café named for her son Rainer where everything—including the furniture— is for sale

RESTAURANT 17

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.

RICK ERWIN’S NANTUCKET SEAFOOD

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.

RICK ERWIN’S WEST END GRILL

Traditional surf-and-turf meets upscale dining at Rick Erwin’s

RICK’S DELI & MARKET

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

Ristorante Bergamo, open since 1986, focuses on fresh produce and Northern Italian cuisine

RJ ROCKERS

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

ROOST

This nod to the enterprising farm- to-table trend lends a modern, tasty addition to North Main

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE

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.

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SABROSO MEXICAN GRILLE

Sabroso’s strict quality standards are apparent the moment the chips and salsa arrive at your table.

SACHA’S CAFÉ

Bright walls and a long, inviting bar make a sunny backdrop in which to chow down on Colombian food at Sacha’s

SAFFRON INDIAN CUISINE

The aromas of north Indian spice blends are apparent the moment you step into Saffron’s modern, upscale dining room

SAFFRON’S SIDEWALK CAFÉ

Saffron’s Sidewalk Café offers a large selection of salads, burgers, sandwiches, and more

SAIGON FAST FOOD

Contrary to its name, Saigon Fast Food is a sit-down restaurant

SASSAFRAS SOUTHERN BISTRO

Sassafras Southern Bistro offers traditional Lowcountry cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere

SCHWABEN HOUSE

German native Dennis Züge cooked for the likes of Roger Federer and Tina Turner before moving to Greenville

SCIORTINO’S TRATTORIA AND PIZZERIA

When it comes to New York–style pizza and traditional Italian food, the Sciortino family knows a thing
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SIDEWALL

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.

SIP WHISKEY & WINE

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.

SMILEY’S ACOUSTIC CAFE

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

SMOKE ON THE WATER

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

SOBY’S

Local flavor shines here in entrées like the crab cakes with remoulade and bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with habañero butter sauce

SOBY’S ON THE SIDE

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.

SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN BREWERY

Run by husband and wife team Andy and Kelly Cubbin, Southern Appalachian Brewery offers a taste of downtown Hendersonville

SOUTHERN CULTURE KITCHEN & BAR

Industrial meets organic with handcrafted farm tables, rustic, bronze chandeliers, and reclaimed wood beams throughout the dining room

SOUTHERN FRIED GREEN TOMATOES

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

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.

SPILL THE BEANS

Whether for post-dinner dessert or a weekend treat in the park, Spill the Beans fits the bill

SPOONBREAD

Off the lobby of the historic Westin Poinsett Hotel, Spoonbread serves up breakfast and lunch in true Southern style

STELLA’S SOUTHERN BISTRO

Whet your appetite with the house-infused pineapple martini

STELLAR RESTAURANT & WINE BAR

Overlooking Main Street, Stellar offers elegant tapas and an extensive wine list (including beer) that punctuate this intimate second- story space

STICKY FINGERS

Where there’s award-winning BBQ and ribs, there’s a happy crowd

STOMPING GROUNDS

Lisa Suber’s café has an intimacy and warmth most coffee shops can only artificially recreate

STONE PIZZA

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.

STROSSNER’S BAKERY

More than 60 years of Greenville tradition can’t be wrong

SULLY’S STEAMERS

For owner Robert Sullivan, hot air is the key to handheld nirvana

SUSHI KOJI

Sushi Koji flaunts a contemporary air

SUSHI MASA

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.

SUSHI MURASAKI

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.

SWAMP RABBIT BREWERY & TAPROOM

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.

SWAMP RABBIT CAFÉ AND GROCERY

Grocery store, neighborhood café. Local produce, delicious food

SWEET BASIL THAI CUISINE

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.

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TAKOSUSHI

Good for a group, especially if you’re in the mood for a sushi roll and your friends are craving burritos

TANDEM CREPERIE & COFFEEHOUSE

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.

THE ANCHORAGE

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.

THE BAKERY OFF AUGUSTA

This cozy little house, with its red shutters and perpetual aroma of fresh-baked breads, seems straight out of Hansel and Gretel

THE BOHEMIAN CAFÉ

Treat your taste buds and ears at the Bohemian Café

THE CAZBAH

For a unique dining experience, try the Cazbah

THE CHOCOLATE MOOSE

Try and say no to this bakery’s delightfully playful cupcakes

THE COMMUNITY TAP

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.

THE GREEN ROOM

Like a European brasserie, the Green Room’s diverse menu features standout dishes that change with the time of day

THE GROWLER STATION

With stores and express locations nationwide, The Growler Station boasts a foam-free method for a faster, cleaner growler fill

THE LAZY GOAT

The Lazy Goat’s tapas-style menu is distinctly Mediterranean

THE ORIENT ON MAIN

Here, you’ll find the standards, along with house specialties and hibachi dinner entrées that come with rice, vegetables, soup, and salad

THE PICKWICK

The Pickwick began its life as a soda fountain, and though it became strictly a pharmacy, the Greenville institution has returned to its roots

THE PURPLE ONION

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

THE SHUCKIN’ SHACK

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.

THE SWEETERY

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

THE TRAPPE DOOR

A rathskeller vibe pervades this underground tavern that boasts an incredible beer program, with 10 on tap and more than 150 bottles

THE VELO FELLOW

Cozy in a funky way, the Velo Fellow is a hip pub under the Mellow Mushroom

THE VILLAGE BAKER

No bleached flour, trans-fats, or artificial flavors go into the breads and pastries here

THE VILLAGE GRIND

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.

THOMAS CREEK BREWERY

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.

TRATTORIA GIORGIO

Exposed brick walls and an adjoining garden patio give Trattoria Giorgio an intimate atmosphere perfect for a romantic night ou

TRIO: A BRICK OVEN CAFÉ

Trio is full of rustic details: exposed brick walls, handcrafted gas lanterns, and wood-fired pizza ovens

TSUNAMI

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

TUPELO HONEY CAFÉ

At Tupelo Honey, big Southern charm is served with a steaming hot biscuit

TWO CHEFS DELI & MARKET

Count on this deli for fast, high- quality food

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UNIVERSAL JOINT

Everyone needs a neighborhood bar. Where better to join cheer with (or heckle mercilessly) your friends?

UP ON THE ROOF

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.

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.

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VIC’S PIZZA

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

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WILD WING CAFÉ

Chicken wings and football: it’s a match made in heaven

WILDFLOUR BAKERY

This combination bakery and lunch spot bakes up a gracious plenty of your favorite bakery items: sticky buns, double-chocolate brownies, and cinnamon rolls

WILLY TACO

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.

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YELLOW GINGER

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.

YOGURT MOUNTAIN

For those with poor self-restraint, YoMo probably isn’t the best idea. For everyone else, it’s self-serve frozen yogurt heaven.