It’s no secret. Travelers Rest is the place to be. This little town has made its way into the hearts of families in the Upstate, with good reason. Take an afternoon, better yet a Saturday, and see for yourself.
Our visit to The Whistle Stop in Travelers Rest
One of my favorite places to visit (and stuff my face) is The Whistle Stop at the American Café. Have you been? If not, you’re missing out. Now is the perfect time to go. In addition to the warm, cozy atmosphere, the food is amazing. I had the opportunity to stop in recently.
I ordered the classic American burger with a side of fries and savored every bite.
Is your mouth watering? The picture doesn’t do it justice. The meat was cooked to perfection but what impressed me most was the bread. And please do not get me started on the sweet tea. (If you do not drink sweet tea, I am not sure we can be friends). Being from the South, tea is an essential part of my day. The Whistle Stop gets two thumbs up! We just so happened to visit while they were serving their children’s meal in Santa’s sleigh.
Clearly I am excited about the restaurant, but the children’s meal is the reason for this review. Drumroll please.
Move over McDonald’s, you didn’t have to open this box to find your prize. The box was the prize! I’m not sure who was more excited – the kids or ME. That’s not all. Inside the sleigh was a collectible Christmas duck. Each little friend in the series was dressed in a different holiday disguise. Can you say cute?! I am hoping these little treasures land on the menu next season.
During non-holiday season, they serve kids meals in a train box. It’s adorable.
In addition to the delicious burger and southern sweet tea, I can’t say enough about the service. More than once the manager checked on our table to make sure everything was perfect. Our young waitress kept all five glasses full and met every other request (in record time, I might add) all while wearing a friendly smile.
Plan your own trip to Whistle Stop
Whistle Stop at the American Cafe is located at 109 Main Street Travelers Rest, SC. They are open Monday – Thursday from 11 am – 8:30 pm and Friday – Saturday 11 am – 9:30 pm. They are closed on Sunday. I cannot wait to go back. Next time, however, I plan to dine on the roof. They have live music on the weekends.
Would your kids like to visit The Whistle Stop at the American Cafe as much as mine did?