The Best Places to Eat & Drink in Greenville

Award-winning chefs and inventive cuisine abound in Greenville, South Carolina. In this Greenville dining guide, you’ll find a wide range of sure-to-be favorites, from delicious to-go options to creative cocktails to global cuisines done right. Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you!

Restaurant 17 (10 Road of Vines, Travelers Rest). When you go to Restaurant 17, you can expect a truly unique culinary experience inspired by the seasonality of the Upstate. Their menu offers an elevated twist on classic Italian and Mediterranean favorites. Stay at Hotel Domestique and dine here for a quiet escape at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Instagram

Good to Go (209 West Antrim Drive). Good to Go is the ultimate solution to your busy weeknight dinner woes. Owner Cameron Kendrick is the queen of making homemade recipes as grab-and-go selections to feed the whole family. From sliders to classic pimento cheese to the best casserole in town… you cannot go wrong when visiting this boutique culinary destination. Instagram

Soby’s (207 South Main Street). You can’t visit Greenville without a visit to Soby’s. It is loved by all for a reason. The menu is contemporary Southern cuisine at its finest. The restaurant is located in the epicenter of Downtown Greenville, so you get to experience the best of our local culture while enjoying a cocktail in hand. Instagram

Jones Oyster Co. (22 East Court Street). I am from New England, and the warm buttered lobster roll paired with the freshest oysters from the Northeast makes me feel right at home. This is one of my go-to’s for lunch out with the family. Their Bloody Mary is fantastic. Instagram

The Anchorage (586 Perry Avenue). The Anchorage is my favorite place for date nights. We love the craft cocktail selection, and with frequent menu changes, we are never bored. Insider tip: Opt into the tasting menu when you go. You will not be disappointed. Instagram

Scoundrel (18 North Main Street). Scoundrel is a sophisticated French dining destination where you feel instantly at home. The menu is innovative but approachable. The steak frites are magnifique. Instagram

Asada (903 Wade Hampton Boulevard). Dining with Asada is a beautifully vibrant Latin American culinary experience. Their specials are my favorite. I recommend the shrimp-stuffed chayote and refreshing house-made sangria. Instagram

Jasmine Kitchen (503 Augusta Street). You can eat delicious food at Jasmine Kitchen and support an important cause. The cafe lunch provides job training, employment, and career-building opportunities to survivors of sexual exploitation and addiction—a unique paradigm. Also, the chicken salad is fantastic. Instagram

Pomegranate on Main (618 South Main Street). Pomegranate on Main provides simple, fresh, and flavorful Persian cuisine. I love its vibrant atmosphere as it sits on Main Street. I pair the Pomegranate Martini with the Saffron Chicken Kabob. Instagram

Jianna (600 South Main Street). Jianna is such a downtown gem. In my book, the mix of oysters and homemade pasta is always a win. It also overlooks Falls Park, so you can enjoy the waterfall views as you wine and dine. Instagram

Juniper (315 South Main Street). At Juniper, the atmosphere is electric. Straight off the elevator, you are welcomed with an incredible parade of florals. The cocktails and small bites are fabulous. Be sure to go at sunset and experience the most magical views. Instagram

Camp (2 East Broad Street). Camp is where I like to go when we want something truly different. The presentation is always outstanding. I love their modern take on traditional American fare, with a hint of global influence. It is always a memorable experience. Instagram

The Rabbit Hole (1268 Pendleton Street). The Rabbit Hole is a magical location. The decor is inspired by Alice in Wonderland’s “Down the Rabbit Hole.” There is so much character around every nook, and the small plates and cocktails are just as whimsical as the decor itself. Instagram

The 05 (3016 Augusta Street). The 05 is an Augusta Road mainstay. It is my go-to for nights out with the ladies. I love the tuna nachos, crispy Brussels sprouts salad, and the skinny margarita. Instagram

Patterson Kitchen + Bar (120 Halston Avenue). Patterson Kitchen + Bar is a breath of fresh air. You receive the warmest welcome from the staff upon arrival. The menu is bright, clean, and approachable (as are the cocktails). I recommend staying at Hotel Hartness and having a date night for the full experience. Instagram