The Ultimate Guide to Restaurants in Greenville, SC

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Whether you’re looking for highly rated restaurants in Greenville, SC, a tasty snack, or the perfect cup of coffee, this guide will be your go-to every time. We took all our restaurant content and put it right here so you can find exactly what you’re craving. You’ll want to bookmark this page for your next dining experience.

This article includes:
Top Restaurants in Greenville, SC
Restaurants by Location
Restaurants by Cuisine
Food Hall Style Dining Locations
Dessert Locations
Dining Out With Kids in Greenville, SC
Date Night Restaurants in Greenville, SC
Restaurants for the Holidays in Greenville, SC
Restaurant Week in Greenville, SC
What’s New?

Complete Restaurant Guide to Greenville, SC

We have restaurants with outdoor seating, food trucks, and delivery restaurants all on our lists at the top of this guide. Searching for a burger joint with great music, or maybe an epic fine dining experience with top southern cuisine and a fancy wine list? We have all of that.

Then you’ll find our lists by cuisine. Looking for tacos, no problem! Want southern food, pizza, or sushi, we have recommendations. Vegan? We have that, too.

This guide will also help you find the perfect restaurant for dining out with the kids, or for a romantic date night. We weren’t kidding when we said this was the Ultimate Restaurant Guide to Greenville, South Carolina!

Discover Some of Greenville’s Favorite Restaurants

Many restaurants in Greenville, SC offer some very unique dining options. Whether you looking for a place to dine outdoors, a family meal to go, or even the perfect restaurant with locally sourced ingredients, the lists below will help you out!


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Restaurants with Outdoor Seating in Greenville, SC
Feel like dining outdoors? This is the list you want. We have restaurants with shaded patios, restaurants with heated outdoor dining spaces, and lots more!

Reader-Recommended Curbside Take-Out and Delivery in Greenville, SC
We asked our readers what restaurants they recommended for take-out and delivery. This list has their favorite restaurants that offer delivery and take-out!

Family Meals To-Go in Greenville, SC
Looking for a family meal deal? Lots of restaurants offer family meal deals that allow you to bring home a family-sized restaurant meal, often at a significant discount when compared to ordering something different for everyone.

Locally-Sourced Restaurants
If you like meals cooked with local ingredients, this is the list for you. All the restaurants on this list source their ingredients locally wherever possible.

Places to Eat in Greenville, SC with Live Music
These restaurants in Greenville often have live music you can enjoy while you eat.

Locally-Owned Restaurants
This is a gigantic list of locally-owned restaurants in Greenville, SC. They are one of a kind and delicious.

Food Trucks in Greenville, SC
Food trucks offer delicious and often unique food to enjoy. Here is a list of food trucks in Greenville, SC, and where to find them!

Three tacos in a basket from Papi's Tacos in Greenville, South Carolina
Papi’s Tacos, Greenville, SC

Places to Eat Near Greenville, SC by City and Town

Looking for a restaurant in a specific area of Greenville, South Carolina, or in the Upstate? The upstate is quickly becoming one of the best hotspots for amazing dining in the United States, and it isn’t hard to see why. Here are our restaurant guides for the cities and towns across the Upstate.

Places to Eat in Greenville By Cuisine Type

What are you craving today? Sushi, tacos, breakfast? How about some pizza or nachos? Find the perfect restaurant serving up what you are craving. This category has tons of options.

Where to Get Great Sushi in Greenville, SC
Check out these restaurants for great sushi in Greenville, SC.

Best Vietnamese Pho in Greenville, SC
The best pho can be found at these local restaurants.

Fantastic BBQ Near Greenville, SC
Here is where to go if you are looking for a great BBQ in Greenville, SC.

Steakhouse Restaurants Near Greenville, SC
If you are craving steak, these restaurants will help satiate your savory-seeking taste buds.

Mexican Food in Greenville
Have a craving for Mexican food? Here’s a list of Mexican restaurants in Greenville for you to try!

Vegan and Vegetarian in Greenville, SC
The restaurants on this list are all Vegan and Vegetarian-friendly places to dine.

Breakfast Places to Eat in Greenville, SC
Breakfast time? Here’s where to go for breakfast in Greenville, SC.

Where to Get a Great Burger in Greenville, SC
Here are restaurants in Greenville where you can get a great burger.

Best Restaurants for Pizza in Greenville, SC
This list is full of restaurants with really excellent pizza in Greenville.

Best Pizza in Greenville, SC

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Best Bubble Tea in Greenville, SC
Find your favorite bubble tea in Greenville with this Greenville tour of bubble tea shops.

Favorite Authentic Tacos in Greenville
If you’re looking really authentic tacos in Greenville, this is the list you want!

Best Nachos in Greenville, SC
Find the restaurants in Greenville with the best nachos right here.

Where to Get Great Chinese Food in Greenville, SC
Craving Chinese food? Here’s your list of Chinese food restaurants in Greenville.

Best Places to Find Food for a Picnic in Greenville, SC
Needing some picnic food for your ultimate day trip? Check out these places to pack the perfect meal.

Where to Get a Frozen Cocktail in Greenville, SC
Grown-ups looking for a treat will want to check out this list of restaurants with frozen cocktails in Greenville, SC. Visit for happy hour or just an afternoon out with friends!

Where to Go for Chicken Sandwiches in Greenville, SC
Looking for a chicken sandwich in Greenville? Here’s your list!

Family Friendly Breweries in Greenville, SC

Great Family-Friendly Breweries
Enjoy local beers, plus delicious menu items, music, games, or space to relax outdoors at these family-friendly breweries in Greenville, SC.

Methodical Coffee at the Commons

Local Greenville, SC Coffee Shops
Is coffee considered a type of cuisine? It probably should be if it isn’t. Here are Greenville’s fabulous local coffee shops.

Food Hall Style Dining Locations in Greenville, SC

If you’re looking for a place to go that offers multiple restaurants in one location, these places below will do the trick. Find something for everyone at Food Halls with lots of restaurant options under one roof! The venues often have events like live music and trivia, craft events, shopping, and more.

Places to Grab Dessert Near Greenville, SC

Sometimes you want a sweet treat after a meal, or just anytime. These dessert locations can be found nearby.

Where to Find the Best Milkshakes near Greenville, SC
It is hard to resist the creamy goodness of a milkshake, and these are the best Greenville has to offer.

Best Places to Grab a Snow Cone in Greenville, SC
Looking for a sweet treat on a hot summer day? Here is a list of the best snow cone places in Greenville, SC.

Best Places for Hot Chocolate in Greenville, SC
Here’s where you can find the best hot chocolate in Greenville.

Best Customer Cookie Bakers in Greenville, SC
If you are needing an idea for dessert for an event, these custom cookie bakers will do the trick

Best Doughnuts in the Upstate
Doughnuts are the perfect sweet treat any time of year! Check out our list of the best doughnut shops in the Upstate.

Treats That Are Perfect for the Fall Season
If you are looking for pumpkin spice treats during the fall season, this list is for you!

Ice ream from Creme Shack in Greenville,SC

Where to Find the Best Ice Cream near Greenville, SC
Here is a list of the best ice cream shops in the Upstate!

Bring the Kids: Eat Out With the Kids at These Restaurants

Dining out with the kids can be a little challenging, but we’re here to help.

Family-Friendly Meals to Go
Sometimes it is just easier to grab the family meal and go. These places have your back!

Restaurants with Healthy Meals for Kids in Greenville, SC
Trying to be a little more healthy? Here’s a list of restaurants with healthy kids’ meals.

Kid-Friendly Restaurants that aren’t Fast Food
Want to take the kids out to a restaurant but don’t want fast food? Here are some kid-friendly sit-down restaurants where kids can really practice their table manners.

Greenville Restaurants Where Kids Can Eat and Play
Wiggly kids don’t like to sit at the table all the time. Here’s a list of restaurants in Greenville where kids can eat and play.

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Kids Eat Free or Cheap in Greenville, SC
This is our rather large list of places where kids eat free (or cheap) in Greenville, SC.

Date Night Places to Dine in Greenville

Time for a date night in Greenville, SC? These lists will help you find the perfect date night restaurant where you can order something delicious, maybe pop open a bottle of wine, and enjoy an evening out all to yourselves.

Lazy Goat Opera Cake
Opera Cake from Lazy Goat, Greenville, SC

Restaurants in the Upstate for the Holidays

Favorite holiday coming up? Find the perfect meal or restaurant to dine out.

Sandwich and fries from Southern Growl in Greer, SC
Sandwich and fries from Southern Growl, Greer, SC

Restaurant Week in Greenville, SC

Restaurant Week in Greenville, SC is a highly popular week-long event. It happens 2 times a year in Greenville and gives diners a fantastic opportunity to try a new restaurant while supporting local small businesses.

Read more about Restaurant Week!

What’s New?

What new restaurants have opened in Greenville?
Who has a new menu to try?
What restaurant deals and events are coming up?
Here’s our newest Greenville restaurant content.

Restaurants in the Upstate

Got a specific restaurant in mind? These restaurants in the greater Greenville area are organized alphabetically. Looking for something we missed? Please let us know in the comments below!

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How does Kidding Around® bring readers high-quality and up-to-date content month after month and season after season? We have a dedicated team of writers and editors who regularly update our fabulous content to keep it current and relevant for our readers. This team combs lists of events, heads out into the community to experience new Upstate offerings, and communicates with local businesses. Many of our updated articles and event lists, like this one, reflect the contributions and hard work of multiple Kidding Around® team members.

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