Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature dishes really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. Greenville has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Seafood. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Larkin's on the River or at Bonefish Grill, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!

Woodruff Road

Situated east of I-385 on Woodruff Road, this upscale grill combats the backwoods stigma of seafood restaurants with its hip environs. Its strong popularity also gives credence to a tasty menu. Fish (you choose from several varieties) is cooked...  Read More

Focusing on the best local ingredients while supporting local farmers, Stella's Southern Bistro features fine regional cuisine, inspired by the coastal Carolinas and the American South. Stella's offers an intimate, but cozy atmosphere that makes...  Read More

The Great Bay Oyster House

Located in downtown Greer, this relaxed, friendly hangout brims over with locals on weekend evenings. Great Bay serves up galvanized bucket loads of oysters, clams, and shrimp. The menu features the oyster variety of the week, available raw by...  Read More


Latin-inspired comfort food is the forte of Chef Bruce Rivera, and he puts his skill on full display at this smart downtown Greer kitchen, where diners are challenged to "taste the world." Start dinner with ceviche (made with the day's fish...  Read More

Larkin's on the River
Photo courtesy of Libby McMillan

Known for aged steaks, fresh fish, and romantic ambience, Larkin's on the River is a staple for fine dining in Greenville. Subdued lighting and cozy tables perfectly complement a romantic evening, and Larkin's excellent staff are happy to help...  Read More