A Guide To Restaurants in Simpsonville, SC

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Are you looking for a restaurant near Simpsonville, SC? Whether you are looking for a restaurant for a specific meal or occasion, this guide can help. We also broke down our list into sections of Simpsonville due to it’s size.

Spread across the lower half of Greenville County, getting from one end of Simpsonville, South Carolina to the other can be time-consuming if you’re not familiar! Locals know to ask for more details when someone says, “Meet me in Simpsonville” because that could mean several different sides of town. We’ve sorted out our restaurant list into sections of Simpsonville: Fairview Road, Five Forks, Downtown Simpsonville, and Fountain Inn.

Where In Simpsonville, South Carolina Are You Headed?

There are three major areas within Simpsonville:

  • Downtown Simpsonville is precisely what it sounds like and includes a park, a cute open-air ice cream shop, and plenty of dining options.
  • The Five Forks area will be the Eastern end of Greenville’s busy Woodruff Road, and people forget that this is part of Simpsonville.
  • Lastly, the Fairview Road area is the Simpsonville central retail hub area. There’s a movie theatre, several shopping centers, and nearly every kind of dining option you can imagine.

Fountain Inn, SC: Not to be forgotten, but just outside of the Simpsonville border is Fountain Inn. This small town in Greenville county is just five and a half square miles and includes some of our favorite places to grab food.

Breakfast in Simpsonville

Big Apple Doughnut Cafe – Fairview Road
Learn more from Kidding Around – Big Apple Doughnut & Cafe Is A Doughnut Lovers Dream Come True.

Maple Street Biscuit Company  – Five Forks
Delicious biscuit sandwiches, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and more are on the menu for breakfast. Come hungry because the portions are enormous! Go early because they can get swamped on the weekends.

rack of glazed donuts

Lunch in Simpsonville

Uncle Bertos Burritos – Five Forks
A delicious spot to grab some authentic Mexican Food!

Henry’s Smokehouse – Downtown Simpsonville
Pull up a chair and enjoy some delicious BBQ!

Southern Catch – Fairview Road
A no-frills southern-fried-seafood restaurant. It’s only open three days a week, so plan to have lunch at this off-the-beaten-path cafe. It’s past all of the commercial areas on Fairview road.

Tacos at Uncle Bertos Burritos

Dinner in Simpsonville

Shortfields – Downtown Simpsonville
In business for over a decade, Shortfields serves everything from burgers and fries to grilled salmon. They also have a reasonably priced kid’s menu in addition to the extensive menu.

Golden Llama – Five Forks
Healthy and delicious Peruvian cuisine is an exotic way to enjoy dinner without offending the pickiest eaters in your family. Golden llama’s menu includes grilled meat dishes, salads, and more.

Lin’s Asian Cafe – Five Forks
The menu at Lin’s includes sushi, Chinese-American dishes, Thai cuisine, hibachi, and more! They also have several lunch specials that make them an excellent choice for that meal.

Romantic Restaurants in Simpsonville

Stella’s Southern Bistro – Fairview Road
An area favorite, this southern bistro utilizes the local farmers to inspire the food on the menu.

Unterhausen – The Castle Cellar Pub – Downtown Simpsonville
This hidden gem of Simpsonville is tucked away in the basement of a castle. OK, maybe not a castle, but pretending is fun, right? Once you enter, you’ll forget that you didn’t cross a moat to get in—the intimate size of Unterhausen. The German beer and the delicious Bavarian food will have you wondering how it took you so long to discover this place.

Places With Delicious Food In Fountain Inn

Bobby’s BBQ & Seasonings
Learn more from Kidding Around – Bobby’s BBQ & Seasoning in Fountain Inn, SC Will Have You Begging For Seconds.

Gio’s Bakery
Learn more from Kidding Around – Gio’s Pastry Shop: An Edible Trip To Italy Is Just Around The Corner in Fountain Inn, SC.

More spots to try out in Fountain Inn

A meal from Bobby's BBQ

Best For Young Kids

Warehouse at Vaughns – Downtown Simpsonville
This food hall venue not only has a selection of different food vendors to order from (so everyone gets what they want), there is a large outdoor seating area with plenty of space for kids to run around.
Bourbon Street Burgers | Tacos and Bla Bla Bla | Anchor Raw Bar | Southern Freight | Humble Pie Pizza Co (coming soon)

Bova Pizza – Five Forks
With a menu including brick oven pizzas, pasta dishes, and even chicken tenders, it’s the holy trinity of picky-eater options.

Ice Cream Station – Downtown Simpsonville
This walk-up ice cream shop is suitable for kids (and kids at heart) of all ages! Plus, they have Dole-Whip, for you Disney World fans!

Ice cream station in SImpsonville, SC

Best for Business

Exchange Coffee Co – Downtown Simpsonville
Enjoy an early morning meeting with coffee or a meal of crepes at the Exchange Coffee Co.

Anita’s Mexican Restaurant – Downtown Simpsonville
Anita’s Mexican restaurant makes for a great business lunch spot in the absence of papers spread around the table that could fall victim to stray salsa drips. They also cater to private functions if your business meeting includes a large group.

Budget Friendly

Smoqued BBQ – Downtown Simpsonville
Ordering up a family platter is a money saver, plus Smoqued has a kids-eat-free night!

Coach House Family Restaurant – Fairview Road
This Greek/Diner-style restaurant has an extensive menu with an all-day breakfast menu, burgers, gyros, salads, seafood, and more. You’ll be hard-pressed not to find something you’re craving on this menu, and it’s all reasonably priced.

Take Out

Mei Mei House – Fairview Road
Chinese take-out is always a good idea! Mei Mei house has been in that location for over a decade, and locals love the food here!

Slice of Brooklyn Pizza & Pasta Addict – Downtown Simpsonville
Pizza and pasta are always a good choice for a meal to grab and enjoy at home.

About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom of two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures!

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