Blockhouse Restaurant and Oyster Bar
This dimly lit, wood-paneled establishment welcomes a dedicated local crowd. The large, central bar is a hub of conversation and conviviality, especially when there's a big game on the overhead screens. Happy hours and freshly shucked oysters add to the appeal. The restaurant serves up steaks and ribs, but be sure to sample the specialty nachos, practically a meal for two. Seating is abundant and rooms for private parties are available. (864-232-4280)

Quaker Steak & Lube
Located right off Woodruff Road, next to Harley-Davidson of Greenville, Quaker Steak & Lube is well-known for its auto theme and excellent food that includes wings and burgers. The restaurant offers a casual environment with entertainment and events most evenings. Be sure to have the legendary LubeBurger or their famous wings with an extensive list of sauces. (864-678-9464)

Northgate Soda Shop
For long-time Greenville residents, this little hideaway is one of the true treasures of the North Main area. Located "at the bottom of the hill" in the same building as a laundry, the Soda Shop is the type of place an unknowing soul would be tempted to drive right by without a second glance. However, doing so is a grave error in judgment — just ask anyone who's had the chance to sink their teeth into one of the cook's special pimento cheese chili burgers! Great shakes and onion rings, too! (864-235-6770)

Palmetto Fine Foods
A local standby, this burger joint boasts the best chiliburger in town. Sandwiches, onion rings and fries highlight the menu, the meat and three is popular at lunch, and they've even thrown in a few Greek specialties for the long-timers. The staff is welcoming and knows return customers by name. (864-271-2947)

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Although it looks like a fast food eatery, Five Guys rises head and shoulders above run-of-the-mill quick food. They specialize in hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, and grilled cheese sandwiches (you can get a veggie burger), but what they do, they do incredibly well. Everything is prepared fresh daily, and there's not a freezer in sight. As a result, quality is high and folks are won over immediately. Portions are more than generous, and while you wait for your order to come up, you're invited to munch on free peanuts. And just so you know: Here, a "little" burger is a full-sized patty, and a "regular" consists of two whole patties. Eat hearty! There's a second location at 3935 Pelham Road (864-288-3950). (864-297-0019)

Red Robin
This well loved chain receives much recognition and many awards for its burgers. With over 13 selections there's a delicious juicy burger for everyone from the classic Red Robin Gourmet Cheeseburger to the Guacamole Bacon Burger. You can always go all out and order up the Royal Red Robin Burger, complete with all the classic toppings plus applewood smoked bacon and a fried egg. If poultry is more your style you can swap the beef for a chicken breast or turkey burger. All sandwiches are served with the bottomless steak fries. (864-286-1077)

Como's Pete's #4
At lunch time, you'll see well-to-do Augusta Road yuppies, tables of senior citizens, groups of professionals, construction workers on break, a crew of Greenville policemen and women, and crowds of teens. In short, everybody comes here. The interior is dotted with photos of local baseball teams and information about civic groups. An extremely friendly staff is happy to give you refills of the best sweet tea around. The menu, varied as it is, makes ordering difficult, but you can't go wrong with the meat and three combination or the Greek salad, which has tons of feta cheese and a great garlic dressing. Stop by in the AM for a tummy-tickling country ham biscuit, or a plate of eggs and bacon — you won't be disappointed. (864-233-1385)

Maps and Directions

Blockhouse Restaurant and Oyster Bar 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Neighborhood: Augusta Road
Cost: $
Quaker Steak & Lube 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Burger
Neighborhood: WOODRUFF ROAD
Cost: $
Northgate Soda Shop 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Burger
Neighborhood: NORTH MAIN
Cost: $
Palmetto Fine Foods 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Burger, Diner
Neighborhood: Laurens Road
Cost: $
Five Guys Burgers and Fries 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Burger
Neighborhood: Haywood Road
Cost: $
Red Robin 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Burger
Neighborhood: Woodruff Road
Cost: $
Como's Pete's #4 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Burger
Neighborhood: Augusta Road
Cost: $
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