Your Kids Will Love This Train Themed Restaurant

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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.

burger at Whistle Stop at American Cafe

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.

whistle stop kids Christmas meal

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.

whistle stop at the American Cafe

Would your kids like to visit The Whistle Stop at the American Cafe as much as mine did?

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About the Author
Elizabeth Faulkner, her husband and two young daughters moved back to Greenville in 2013 after spending over a decade in Charlotte and 3 years in the Dallas, Texas area. When first arriving in our area she spent four years working with the staff at Kidding Around Greenville. During that time, she was able to explore the area and build a wealth of local knowledge about all things family related! Prior to working at KAG she spent many years working in marketing at several large corporations, including Verizon Wireless and Strayer University. With her local knowledge, marketing skills and history of buying and selling homes in various states she decided to transition to a career in real estate. Elizabeth is now in her 5th year working as a local real estate agent and is loving every minute of it! In her real estate career, Elizabeth enjoys meeting new people and helping them achieve their housing goals. She loves helping families moving into the area learn their way around the Upstate and find the right spot for them. She also enjoys helping folks who have been here for years sell their home and move on to their next home or phase of life! Elizabeth takes great pride in working hard and providing top-notch service to her clients. Her goal is to make the buying and selling process a smooth one for each and every client she serves! To contact Elizabeth, call 864.414.2434.

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8 years ago

Thank you again for the wonderful article! I really appreciate it! We try very hard to please everyone at the Whistle Stop! Hope to see you back soon! The next time you come in, we’ll have train boxes for the kiddos! Upcoming ducks include Mardi Gras Ducks; Valentine’s Ducks;; St. Patrick;’s Day Ducks; Easter Ducks; Spring Ducks; and Patriotic Ducks~!!! All aboard! Get on the right track and head to The Whistle Stop Cafe!