Food Worth Trying in Greenville
Greenville’s foodie scene is pretty impressive to locals and tourists alike. What’s a foodie? Simply put, a foodie is a person that loves food and is open to all food dining experiences. With over 100 restaurants in Downtown Greenville alone, there is so much food worth trying in Greenville, foodies! Continue reading for our staff & agent favorites!
For Foodies in Greenville
Abanico – Have you ever been to a tapas bar? Their menu is categorized by, charcuterie/ensalada, paellas/fideua, vegetable tapas, seafood tapas, beef tapas, pork tapas, soups & desserts. Try it out today.
Bonefish Grill – Who doesn’t love seafood? This place is an agent favorite for many reasons. Find out why for yourself next time you’re in the mood for seafood.
Coastal Crust – Founded by a South Carolinian family, Coastal Crust is an agent favorite for the pizza of course & their Caesar salads. According to that agent, it’s imperative you ask for a side of their house-made chili oil.
Coral Greenville – For fresh seafood, a lively atmosphere, and exceptional service, reserve a table today at Coral. They even offer private dining that fits up to 20 guests in their dining room, The Bailey Room.
Double Dogs – A place to bring all your family and friends, Double Dogs has plenty of shareable plates and kid’s meals! A staff member’s favorite meal from Double Dogs is the Steak and Fries salad simply for the quality of meat. You’ll have to try it!
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Fork and Plough – The restaurant features a new menu daily and what’s more exciting than having a restaurant source their menu items from local farms? The chance to try all those menu items with their rotating menu.
Hall’s Chophouse – You may have heard about Hall’s claim to fame; beautiful cuts of meat that are presented to the table for everyone to choose. But you may not have heard of their lunch special where you can snag the same burger from the dinner menu, but for way less at lunch.
Ink & Ivy – This place is no hidden gem, but one could think so by just glancing at the restaurant’s exterior. Ink & Ivy boasts three floors along with a spacious rooftop lounging area on the fourth floor. They have three menus: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch and one Rooftop menu. Our favorite times to visit are for happy hour and brunch. Try it for yourself today!
Lewis BBQ – Central Texas BBQ meets Greenville. Open 7 days a week, grab a bite at Lewis BBQ with friends and family. Their serving style is basically family style, your choice of meats and sides presented on a large tray on top of thick paper, so we’d suggest the more the merrier.
Andy’s Frozen Custard – Custard is essentially ice cream, only with one ingredient added: egg yolks. And yes, it’s better than ice cream. At least we think so.
For Foodies Ready to Culturally Immerse Themselves
Asada – Latin American fusion and one of the most authentic Latin American cuisines in the Upstate at that.
Soby’s – A high end Southern restaurant located downtown, Soby’s is great place to go for a nice night out. Right on the corner of E. Court and S. Main, enjoy some of Greenville’s best crab cakes or shrimp and grits to end your night on the town.
CAMP Modern American Eatery – They sum themselves up the best on their website: Unwind with friends at CAMP, a modern American eatery in the heart of Downtown Greenville featuring classic dishes with reimagined, globally-influenced flavors.
Golden Llamas – If you’ve never tried Peruvian food, Golden Llamas is authentic, delicious, and so reasonably priced for the punch of flavor packed in every menu item. Our suggestion? Lomo Saltado.
L’Incanto – The expansion project of 2019 in Downtown Greer would prove to draw in more community members to L’Incanto. They describe their cuisine as the finest Northern Italian cuisine. The two visionary chefs have decades of experience but “L’Incanto represents a new adventure for their longtime passion.”
El Tejano – If you’re from the Simpsonville area or find yourself in town one day, visit El Tejano for their fine Mexican food, as they claim on their social media. With over 5k followers on their social, there’s something to be said about their food!
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Do you ever find yourself not wanting to cook, or not knowing where to eat? It’s a dilemma that everyone faces from time to time, even a foodie. Whether you’re from Greenville, a visitor, or someone who has just moved here, you are bound to find a place on this list that will become a new favorite!
Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery – Are you looking for somewhere to grab a quick, nutritious lunch or breakfast and coffee? Stop by Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery. In addition to the café, they also have a bakery serving fresh-baked sweet and savory treats. When it comes to a store with local goods, Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery is a must!
Woodside Bistro – Located on Woodside Avenue, Woodside Bistro is a great stop for lunch. Though it is only a little over a year old, this restaurant has definitely made a name for its shrimp po boy, sweet potato fries, and short rib French dip.
The Seafood Spot – If you’re looking for some authentic and reasonably priced Low country-style seafood, this is definitely the place to go! The Seafood Spot is acclaimed by Greenville locals and visitors alike for its fried fish, hushpuppies, and low country boil. People don’t just come here for the food, but also the friendly atmosphere and great customer service.
Mextizo Tortas & Tacos – Enjoying a trip to the mall and craving some authentic Mexican food? This is the spot. Located on Haywood Road, Mextizo serves classic tacos, burritos, quesadillas, flautas, and tortas. In addition to their menu, they also have a full salsa and toppings bar along with refreshing aguas frescas.
Sassafras Southern Bistro – Specializing in Southern cuisine, Sassafras embodies Southern hospitality and class. On a night out, you could stop by the bar for hand-crafted cocktails or sit down at the restaurant to enjoy their classic dishes such as the grilled salmon and grits or the pimento cheese fondue.
Pomegranate on Main – If you’re looking for a higher end Mediterranean experience, consider visiting Pomegranate on Main to try beloved dishes such as the marinated chicken and yellow rice with cranberries. The restaurant is within walking distance to Falls Park and has a gluten-free menu. POM offers vegan and vegetarian options, making it the perfect date night place!
Every place on this list is locally owned and authentic to its culture, so we encourage you to give at least one of these a try so you can see what we mean by our foodie scene. For all you know, you might just find a new gem.
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