Locally Owned Restaurants in Greenville, Spartanburg and Across Upstate South Carolina

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Each week we feature one fabulous, locally-owned, Greenville or Spartanburg, SC area restaurant on social media. Here our readers will find all of the restaurants we have featured and the restaurants that will soon be featured. Use our list to support local restaurants in Upstate, SC, and find something fabulous to eat!

For more great restaurants in Greenville, SC, don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Restaurants Near Greenville, SC!

Even under the best of circumstances, a restaurant is a hard business to run successfully. It’s full of hot kitchens and long hours. If you’re a fan of Gordon Ramsay, you know it’s not as easy as it looks. Add a worldwide pandemic, and even restaurants that were packing the house pre-covid are shutting down left and right. 

It stinks.

Kidding Around was built around supporting local families and businesses, and it’s more important to do so now than ever. We will highlight a locally owned restaurant every week, with all of the info you need to help support these local dining establishments. In a way, you feel safest for your family: outdoor dining, curbside pick-up, or gift cards to save for later. 

We will have all the details on weekly social media posts, with the links posted above the featured restaurant’s photos. A new location highlight will be posted weekly on our social media accounts in Greenville and Spartanburg. Check back regularly for updates! 

Upstate, SC Locally Owned Restaurants

The Farehouse

  • Featured on Kidding Around June 25th, 2021
  • Kid’s Menu
  • Outdoor Dining
  • 250 Mill St PW3151, Taylors SC | 864.404.0415

Myami Bites

2 empanadas

Big Apple Doughnuts & Cafe

donut wall and breakfast donut sandwich

Papi’s Tacos

Tamales - tacos - guac- Papis tacos

Ciao Bella Italian Kitchen

Owners - meal - fettuccini - chicken from ciao bella

Gios Pastry Shop

Gio's - fountain inn - collage

Wildflower Cupcake & Dessert Bar

Wildflower cupcake & dessert bar photo collage

Kitchen 292

Kitchen 292 restaurant collage

Restaurant 17

Hotel Domestique's Restaurant 17 in Travelers Rest, SC

Josey’s Chuck Wagon

Josie's Chuckwagon picture collage

Southside Smokehouse & Grille

Universal Joint

Flavorshack Hot Chicken & Ribs

Black Sheep Café & Catering

Bobby’s BBQ & Seasoning

Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

Arizona Handcrafted Fare & Drink Co.

Dray: Bar and Grill

Greenfield’s Bagels and Deli

Luna Rosa Gelato Café

New Groove Artisan Brewery

The Southern Growl

Topsoil Restaurant & Market

Burrito Hub

We hope that everyone supports local businesses during this impossible time, and well after that.

Do you know a locally owned restaurant that we should feature? Let us know in the comments, or let them know the next time you are dining out!

Owners can submit their info through the link below. 
Locally Owned Restaurant Feature Submission Form 

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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3 years ago

Can you add sabroso Mexican grille please! It’s my brothers restaurant

3 years ago
Reply to  Yolanda

He can fill out the link at the bottom of the story to be featured.