As a food blogger, you might imagine that FOOD and finding the “good” places to eat, is always at the top of my agenda – especially when I travel.
I want to eat where the locals eat. But it can be intimidating, just walking up to a stranger, in a strange town and asking, “where is a good Tex-Mex restaurant around here?”
And yea, I know…there are several apps which can help…but they are not always reliable (I can speak first hand on that).
Today…we have a solution!
Below, you will find my top 5 food (or drink) must visit spots for Greenville, South Carolina. In collaboration with fellow foodies across America, we have accumulated our top picks for our respective cities.
Need a good steak in Austin, Texas? – Erin recommends Roaring Fork.
Are you craving a crab cake in Baltimore, Maryland? – Theresa says G & M Restaurant and Lounge has what you need.
Searching for sushi in Miami, Florida? -Sabrina says Iron Sushi is the hot spot.
Check out our recommendations below…37 different cities!
Shucks Oyster Bar
Shucks Oyster Bar is a husband and wife owned eatery just 30 minutes southwest of Greenville, South Carolina. Not only do they serve great oysters, the James River variety from Virginia was my favorite, but they have a full menu sure to please even the pickiest eaters.
The casual comfortable elongated dining room welcomes those craving good, honest food, reasonably priced.
Read more at http://joannsfoodbites.com/shucks-oyster-bar/
Dark Corner Distillery
Sitting on Main Street, in downtown Greenville, is an inconspicuous tasting room of Upstate whiskey.
Patrons can pay just $5 to sample six spirits and keep the Dark Corner Distillery shot glass.
Of course, I enjoy the sweeter flavors such as peach, apple/maple, and butterscotch. After trying those three spirits, I had to buy a bottle of each.
Buttery Nipple Cocktail Recipe: 1/2 shot glass with Whiskey Girl Butterscotch Whiskey
Finish filling a shot glass with Bailey’s
Another downtown spot to visit is literally underground (under street level). Be careful, not to miss it, as it sits on a side street from Main Street Greenville.
Located in the heart of downtown, but hidden literally below street level, hence underground, Coffee Underground is a full-service coffee bar, offering a vast selection of hot coffees, frozen smoothies, flavored milkshakes, frappes, and other beverages.
Hungry? Coffee Underground has an array of pastries, cakes and sweet treats available. But they also have more substantial choices, with simple breakfast plates served all day. Sandwiches, salads, burgers and a kids menu are available. Food can be prepared from open to close.
Known for FULL-SIZE, loaded pizzas…you will never go away hungry at this establishment.
This place is always hopping. With its simplistic exterior and casual setting, it is a great spot for a cyclist to stop and dine. Complete with bike racks, it sits adjacent to the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail. For those readers not familiar with the Upstate, the trail is a 21-mile multi-use greenway system that runs along the Reedy River connecting Greenville County with schools, parks, and local businesses. Frequented by cyclists, joggers, and all recreation enthusiasts, it is a great way to enjoy everything Greenville has to offer.
Grill Marks is a casual, quaint burger restaurant that offers not only fries, burgers and shakes – but also, comfort and southern hospitality. Established restaurateurs, Mark & Larkin Hammond constructed over a dozen burger options, blended with Angus beef, chuck, brisket and short ribs, Grill Marks offers indispensable burgers in downtown Greenville.
A long marble bar sits where gourmet milkshakes, adult milkshakes, beer, and wine are served. Call ahead seating is available through their website. Be warned; wait times can exceed 30-45 minutes on weekends.
I hope locals and visitors can appreciate the exciting food options Greenville has to offer. Come and check them out!
What are your favorite local spots? Leave me a comment…
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Fellow Bloggers Top Picks:
Asheville, North Carolina – A Thousand Country Roads
Baltimore, Maryland – Theresa’s Reviews
Boston, Massachusetts – Bianca Blogs
Charleston, West Virginia – Honey and Pine
Fairfax, Virginia – Cook With 5 Kids
Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Acupful
Lanham, Maryland – Jenny Day by Day
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania – Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Miami, Florida – Sabrina’s Sea of Colors
New York City, New York – Smiling Notes
North Jersey, New Jersey – Crayons and Cravings
Western Finger Lakes, New York – Home in the Finger Lakes
Austin, Texas – Kitchen Concoctions
Austin, Texas – My Big Fat Happy Life
Austin, Texas – Hi Lovely
Forney, Texas – My Life Homemade
Houston, Texas – Pop Shop America
Houston, Texas – It’s Pam Del
Los Angeles, California – Moore or Less Cooking
Palm Desert, California – Tabler Party of Two
San Antonio, Texas – Sincerely Onyi
Seattle, Washington – Revel and Glitter
Seattle, Washington – Satsuma Designs
Skagit County, Washington – Long Wait for Isabella
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois – Become A Coupon Queen
Canton, Ohio – Hall of Fame Moms
Carmel, Indiana – Home Maid Simple
Cleveland, Ohio – Greatest Escapist
Fort Wayne, Indiana – Kiddies Corner Deals
Grand Rapids, Michigan – The Epicurean Traveler
South Suburbs, Chicago – Home Everyday
St. Louis, Missouri – And Hattie Makes Three
Atlanta, Georgia – Sunshine and Holly
Charleston, South Carolina – My Borrowed Heaven
Greenville, South Carolina – Joann’s Food Bites
Macon, Georgia – Intelligent Domestications
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Creative Southern Home