The Best Eateries in Greenville, SC
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With its lively downtown, unique boutiques and shops, museums, art galleries, and out-of-this-world beauty, Greenville, SC, is a lovely place to vacation. With so many fulfilling activities and sights to see, you’ll want to fuel up before, during, and after your adventures.
Read on to discover several of Greenville’s best eateries.
Photo by courtesy of Greenfield's Bagels and Deli
New York Style Bagels for All
Greenfield's Bagels and Deli has the sustenance you need for a full day of exploring all Greenville offers. They prepare their bagels using the finest quality ingredients before they're boiled and baked. In addition to the large assortment of bagels and homemade cream cheese, Greenfield's has omelet bagels, deli sandwiches, salads, smoked fish, sweets, and a kid's menu featuring hot dogs, grilled cheese, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Yum!
Photo by courtesy of Stax’s Omega Diner
Treat Your Taste Buds
Since 1988, the family-owned Stax’s Omega Diner has been a Greenville favorite among both locals and visitors. Using fresh, locally sourced seasonal ingredients, this comfort food eatery caters to a wide range of taste buds.
Start with a creative appetizer like Italian Nachos, a Southwestern Chicken Quesadilla, or fresh homemade soup. Next, order one of their generous salads, a burger, wrap, or gyro. You can’t miss with the Parmesan-Crusted Chicken, Ribeye Steak, Low Country Shrimp and Grits, or a hearty pasta dish.
The Stax Bakery serves up only the freshest and most delicious baked goods. Treat yourself to a slice of pie, muffins, cakes, or cookies for the road. At Stax’s, you’ll find an extensive menu of great eats and friendly, efficient service.
Photo by courtesy of Tupelo Honey Cafe
A Southern Food Masterpiece
Tupelo Honey Cafe is a "revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina mountains." With simple crafted recipes made from scratch using responsibly sourced ingredients, for over two decades Tupelo Honey has served the delicious spirit of the South with each bite. The menu changes with the season, so you know you're getting the freshest of the fresh.
Among their many Southern lunch classics are Famous Fried Green Tomatoes, House-Made Fried Pickles, Shrimp Po'boy, and the Asheville Hot Chicken & Ranch Melt.
Look to gems like Bourbon Peppercorn Glazed Meatloaf, Smothered Chicken, and Cast Iron Pork for dinner. And if a fine Southern brunch is your thing, make sure to catch Tupelo's Country-Style Fried Chicken & Waffles, Bacon & Sausage Cast Iron Scramble, and the Mountain Blueberry Buttermilk Waffle.
Photo by courtesy of Sassafras Southern Bistro’s
When in Greenville
Another Southern-themed eatery? When in Rome, right? Right! Located in the heart of downtown Greenville Sassafras Southern Bistro’s menu pairs American Southern cuisine with French twists. While the core menu stays pretty much the same, the expert chef always has something special cooking for the day.
Start your meal on an irresistible note with the Blue Crab and Pepperjack Fondue Nachos, BBQ Pulled Pork Egg Rolls, or the Peppercorn Crusted Ahi Tuna. For entrees, choose from several low country favorites — you can’t go wrong with the Salmon and Lump Blue Crab, Grilled or Blackened Mahi and Lump Blue Crab, or the Charleston Shrimp & Grits.
Of course, a Southern meal of this caliber calls for dessert. The Deep Dish Peanut Butter Pie and Crème Brûlée will leave you smiling — so much so that you may find yourself ordering more.