Greenville, SC Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Greenville, SC

Zagat calls Greenville "an under-the-radar" food destination that's a combination of Charleston's Southern sensibilities and Asheville's hip farm-to-table food scene. More than 100 restaurants line the nearly 2-mile-long Main Street corridor offering everything from contemporary Southern cuisine to French fare and Mediterranean flavors, as well as the local favorites like barbecue, biscuits and sweet potato pie.

Soby's is often credited with initiating the city's thriving culinary scene. The contemporary Southern cuisine includes sophisticated interpretations of classics, such as she-crab soup, shrimp and grits and fried green tomatoes. If you're craving steak, Rick Erwin's West End Grill is another local favorite.

Another hot spot: Roost, helmed by chef Trevor Higgins. Everything from protein to produce (and even the beer) is sourced locally. Feeling continental? Passerelle Bistro in Falls Park dishes up traditional French favorites like cassoulet, steak frites and salade niçoise for lunch and dinner. And when the weather allows, you can dine on the patio overlooking the falls. If you prefer a river view, head to The Lazy Goat, which takes you to the Mediterranean with Spanish cheese, fine charcuterie and braised pork belly.

When you're ready to satisfy your sweet tooth, sample the sweet potato pie at the Brick Street Café or the salted caramel banana pudding at The Chocolate Moose. 

Find the Best Restaurants in Greenville, SC

  • #1
    Kitchen Sync
    #1 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 248 reviewsTripAdvisor (248)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    1609 Laurens Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-2961
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  • #2
    Ruth's Chris Steak House - Downtown Greenville
    #2 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 416 reviewsTripAdvisor (416)
    $$ | Steakhouse, American
    250 Riverplace, Suite 200 Embassy Suites Hotel, Greenville, SC 29601
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  • #3
    Ruth's Chris Steak House - Greenville at I-385
    #3 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 431 reviewsTripAdvisor (431)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    851 Congaree Rd Crowne Plaza Hotel, Greenville, SC 29607
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  • #4
    Yellow Ginger
    #4 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 182 reviewsTripAdvisor (182)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian, Thai, Singaporean, Malaysian
    2100 Poinsett Hwy Ste J, Greenville, SC 29609-2868
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  • #5
    Yee-Haw Brewing Company
    #5 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 158 reviewsTripAdvisor (158)
    $ - $$ | American, Brew Pub, Pub, Bar
    307 E McBee Ave Suite C, Greenville, SC 29601-4906
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  • #6
    Luna Rosa Gelato Cafe and Restaurant
    #6 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 595 reviewsTripAdvisor (595)
    $ - $$ | Cafe
    123 S Main St Across from the Pointsett Hotel, Greenville, SC 29601-2710
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  • #7
    Smoky Dreams Barbecue and Catering
    #7 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 424 reviewsTripAdvisor (424)
    $ - $$ | Fast Food
    2131 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-5950
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  • #8
    Saffron Indian Cuisine
    #8 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 451 reviewsTripAdvisor (451)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    1178 Woodruff Rd WoodRuff Gallery, Suite 16, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
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  • #9
    Pita House
    #9 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 482 reviewsTripAdvisor (482)
    $ | International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Arabic
    495 S Pleasantburg Dr # B, Greenville, SC 29607-2525
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  • #10
    Schwaben House
    #10 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 316 reviewsTripAdvisor (316)
    $ - $$ | European, German, Central European
    1810 Laurens Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-2911
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  • #11
    Pomegranate on Main
    #11 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 450 reviewsTripAdvisor (450)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian
    618 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2505
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  • #12
    Halls Chophouse
    #12 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 943 reviewsTripAdvisor (943)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    550 S Main St Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601-2539
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  • #13
    Mary's Restaurant At Falls Cottage
    #13 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 268 reviewsTripAdvisor (268)
    $ - $$ | American
    615 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2504
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  • #14
    The Lost Cajun- Greenville
    #14 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 547 reviewsTripAdvisor (547)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
    3612 Pelham Rd Ste A, Greenville, SC 29615-7413
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  • #15
    Sully's Steamers
    #15 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 318 reviewsTripAdvisor (318)
    $ | American, Cafe, Deli
    6 E Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601-2731
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  • #16
    Sassafras Southern Bistro
    #16 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 328 reviewsTripAdvisor (328)
    $ - $$ | American
    103 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2796
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  • #17
    Soby's
    #17 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1677 reviewsTripAdvisor (1677)
    $ - $$ | American
    207 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2831
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  • #18
    Saskatoon Steakhouse
    #18 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 442 reviewsTripAdvisor (442)
    $ - $$ | American, Steakhouse
    681 Halton Rd, Greenville, SC 29607
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  • #19
    The Trappe door
    #19 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 766 reviewsTripAdvisor (766)
    $ - $$ | Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
    23 W Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601-2734
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  • #20
    Rick Erwins Westend Grille
    #20 of 891 Places to Eat in Greenville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 536 reviewsTripAdvisor (536)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    648 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2505
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