Greenville's Best Restaurants: Local Faves and Top-Notch Tables

Everyone has their own ideas about the best restaurants in Greenville, since food is highly subjective.  Having taken that into account while creating this list, we've considered restaurants that excite us, that are well-loved by locals, that simply serve fantastic food and that would be our first stops when entertaining out-of-towners.

Those are the characteristics that you'll find represented in this list of 10 Greenville hot spots, which cover a range of cuisines and price points.  You'll find casual, neighborhood joints sitting comfortably alongside finer dining establishments, making this a list that should appeal to any preferences.

After all, a BBQ shack might be your idea of the best food in Greenville, while a high-end restaurant serving small plates is someone else's number-one.  The bottom line is that each restaurant on this list serves fantastic food and offers a top-notch dining experience.



Willy Taco began making a name for themselves when they opened their doors in Spartanburg in 2013. It didn't take long for Greenville to catch on, and Willy Taco responded by converting the old Feed & Seed building on Laurens Road into...  Read More



This tavern next door to Earth Fare on Pelham Road draws diners of all ages, who come to sample Chef Anthony Gray's farm-to-table fare. The chef cures his own meats and smokes heritage pork onsite over local peach wood. On the menu, diners will...  Read More



You might recognize the name "Halls" from its original Charleston counterpart, but Greenville has welcomed this beloved restaurant with open arms. Arguably the best steakhouse in Greenville, Halls is exceptional in everything from setting to...  Read More

Wine Cafe at Northampton Wines


This restaurant developed from Northampton's much-applauded wine shop and is a natural outgrowth of its focus on quality goods. The bright, narrow space is quiet and decidedly unpretentious, so it's a great place for a date or a low-key...  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

Woodruff Road


Winner of our Readers' Choice contest for Best BBQ Pork Sandwich in South Carolina, Smoky Dreams couldn't be more aptly named. You might find yourself fantasizing about this unbelievably delicious barbecue, not to mention the accompanying...  Read More

West Greenville


Golden Brown & Delicious, otherwise known as GB&D, is a cozy eatery in the Village of West Greenville. Owned and operated by Alex George, this is one hidden gem you'll be glad you unearthed. In addition to the restaurant's Sunday brunch, ...  Read More

West Greenville


Situated in the unique Village of West Greenville, The Anchorage is a much-welcomed addition to the Greenville food scene. This thoughtful restaurant, the pride of Chef Greg McPhee, puts the community first, offering a gathering place that...  Read More


Meet Maggie Tuten Tyner

Maggie wasn't born in Greenville, S.C., but she was certainly raised here, having called this her home for the last 20+ years.  She even graduated from local Furman University and went to work...  More About Maggie

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