Are you looking for great restaurants in Spartanburg, SC? Are you wondering where Spartanburg locals eat? We’ve got you covered with a list of some of the most popular restaurants in Spartanburg for breakfast, lunch and dinner and by category like family-friendly, date night, and “getting work done while enjoying a meal” places.
This article includes:
Fabulous Restaurants in Spartanburg, SC
Where to Eat in Downtown Spartanburg
Romantic Restaurants in Spartanburg
Spartanburg Restaurants Perfect for the Kids
Best Restaurants For Business in Spartanburg
Budget-Friendly Places to Eat
Take-Out Restaurants in Spartanburg
Restaurants for the Holidays in Spartanburg
Spartanburg is Full of Amazing Places to Eat
It turns out that we write a lot about food, and Spartanburg has a lot of amazing restaurants to write about!
- Restaurants with Outdoor Dining in Spartanburg, SC
- Chinese Food in Spartanburg
- BBQ in Spartanburg
- Hot Dogs in Spartanburg
- Authentic Tacos in Spartanburg
- Burgers in Spartanburg
- Pizza in Spartanburg
- Milkshakes in Spartanburg
- Family Meal Deals in Spartanburg
Restaurants in Downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina
The downtown Spartanburg area has so many options when it comes to dining. There’s a little bit of everything including Asian, American, Mexican, pizza, pub-style, and more. There’s a little bit of something for everyone, no matter what you are craving.
Breakfast in Downtown Spartanburg
If you want to sleep in, here are some brunch options that readers suggested! The Best Brunch Restaurants in Spartanburg
Health In Hand
When something light and nutritious is all you feel like having, Health In Hand is the spot! You can grab an organic salad, a wrap, yogurt, fresh squeezed juices, acai bowls and other breakfast options.
Little River Coffee Bar | Pharmacy Coffee
This locally owned family of coffee shops not only serves up a delicious cup of coffee, they also have an in house bake shop that makes delightful treats.
Downtown Deli & Donuts
This local favorite offers donuts of course, but you can also grab a pastry or breakfast sandwich to kick start your morning. If you are heading into the office, grab a lunch sandwich for later!
Mon Amie Morning Cafe
Some days you just want breakfast for lunch, or you’ve had a late start to the day. Mon Amie serves from their breakfast menu all day. Not sure what you want; that’s ok, at 10:30 am, they add a lunch menu to the offerings.
Papa’s Breakfast Nook
The classic greasy spoon, Papa’s serves up no-frills breakfast 24/7. Grits, bacon, eggs, and all of the things you want when you’re looking to pull up to a hearty breakfast meal.
Other Breakfast Options In Downtown Spartanburg
Lunch in Downtown Spartanburg
Cribb’s Kitchen is a favorite for lunch, and even more popular among those who brunch! Boozy milkshakes and decadent American fare will have you making a visit to this place regularly.
Willy Taco (Multiple Locations)
Ameri-Mex cuisine is extremely popular in the Upstate and Willy Taco is the favored spot for this Mexican-inspired style menu. Tortillas topped with all kinds of fun combos make this a unique dining experience.
Blue Moon Specialty Foods
This restaurant and market serves breakfast and lunch items that are made from scratch, and perfect on the go. You can also grab a casserole for dinner while you’re there – to make mealtime easy the entire day!
Other Lunchtime Options In Downtown Spartanburg
Dinner in Downtown Spartanburg
If you’ve ever wondered what a dining experience in a big city was like, book the Chef’s table at The Kennedy. Chef Jamie Cribb and his staff will make you forget you are in Spartanburg. It’s like dinner theatre for foodies, and one of the most memorable meals I’ve enjoyed in the Hub City.
The Tulip Tree
People think they need to head to Greenville to eat from a fancy Chef-driven menu. It’s just not true, and The Tulip Tree is one of the restaurants helping to dispel that myth.
Monsoon Noodle House
When you’re craving Thai, the kids want orange chicken, and no one can agree – Monsoon Noodle house offers a little of everything and it’s all delicious! Their Tom Kha Soup will make you feel better if the wintery blues have got you down. The outdoor dining on Morgan Square is right outside the restaurant and you can enjoy your soup while you watch the ice skaters put on a show on the seasonal rink.
Other Dinnertime Options In Downtown Spartanburg
Heirloom: A Milltown Eatery | Westside Spartanburg
The menu at Heirloom is locally sourced southern cuisine. It’s the perfect spot to go when you want delicious food, without heading to the downtown area.
Dray: Bar & Grill | Downtown (adjacent) Spartanburg
If you are looking for a place to spend a rare night away from the kids, this is the place. Check the Dray: Bar + Grill Facebook for upcoming events, like movie nights, where the menu is created to go along with the theme of the movie. It will make for a unique date night experience, with very little work on your part!
Fr8Yard | Downtown Spartanburg
You might be scratching your head that this snuck in under “romantic restaurants”. Hear me out. While it is definitely not the most romantic spot in town, if you are looking for a fun date night location – this fits the bill. Weeknights are less busy, so it lends to being able to hear your date.
Or maybe you’re a single parent looking for a place to meet up with that person you met online. It’s well lit and has street-side parking making it the perfect first-date spot. If you need a friend to rescue you, the scenario of running into someone here you know isn’t all that far-fetched.
For more date night meals and activity, options check out our guide to The Top Romantic Dates in Spartanburg.
Best For Young Kids
For more kid-friendly restaurants in Spartanburg check out:
- Restaurants in Spartanburg Where Kids Eat Free
- Spartanburg Restaurants Your Family Will Love
- Sit Down Restaurants that Kids AND Parents will Enjoy
Flock Shop | Downtown Spartanburg
A Nashville Hot chicken spot might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of kid-friendly. Suggesting the obvious places would be a waste, so for parents that have been afraid to try something new with littles in tow, hear me out. They have an affordable kid’s meal, outdoor dining, and here’s the huge PLUS; they are located right next to a park. You can run them around while you wait for a table and then maybe they’ll fall asleep at the table. BOOM – instant date night.
Wade’s | Downtown Spartanburg
Old fashioned homestyle cooking, “meat and three”, southern comfort food, whatever you call it – Wade’s is the spot to get it and enjoy a meal with your child. The only time this popular restaurant isn’t full is when it’s closed. They have a great kid’s menu, and it’s very affordable!
Oddly enough it seems that its proximity to Spartanburg Regional Hospital makes it a popular meal for post-partum moms, craving a plate full of non-hospital fare!
Best for Business
Mesh Lounge (Spartanburg Marriott) | Downtown Spartanburg
Mesh offers plenty of space to spread out your laptop and paperwork while meeting up with out-of-town associates. There’s a quiet outdoor area also if the meeting is more laid back.
Spill The Beans | Downtown Spartanburg
Ample seating and plenty of coffee, make this an ideal location to get things done!
Burrito Hub | Downtown Spartanburg
Taco Tuesday at Burrito Hub is one of the most delicious, wallet-friendly meals you’ll find in Spartanburg! Hugo Montanez is bringing the joy of eating authentic tacos to Spartanburg with the food at Burrito Hub. For most people it only takes a single visit to get completely hooked on the delicious street tacos and other menu items.
Duncan Family Restaurant | Duncan
A traditional “meat and three” style restaurant, the Duncan Family restaurant offers large servings at low prices. If you time your meal right, you can watch the trains go by during dinner!
Flavorshack Chicken & Ribs | Duncan
If you haven’t been to Flavorshack in Duncan yet, you have no idea what you are missing! This locally owned chicken shack offers patrons huge servings of chicken and more!
Monster Subs | Westside Spartanburg
Subs piled high with fresh meat and veggies are Monster Subs specialty. Stepping into this Spartanburg sandwich shop is probably the closest thing you’ll get to experience a proper NY sub shop, without leaving the Upstate.
Bearded Bros. BBQ | Spartanburg
One of Spartanburg’s newest restaurants is Bearded Bros BBQ, and if you haven’t gone yet, you need to. The meat and veggies they are serving up are smokin’ good (no pun intended)! Dan Pope and his co-owners wanted to bring Texas Style BBQ to Spartanburg, and while I’ve never been to Texas I can tell you they did the Hub City a favor! Want to feed the whole family in the comfort of your own home? They can hook you up!