Lunchtime Indecision Solved With These 10 Greenville Restaurants

There are plenty of places in Greenville that offer stellar lunch specials, and will have you in and out the door in a hurry, but that's not what makes a good lunch spot.  

We think the best places for lunch should offer an inviting atmosphere with service that doesn't rush you, but also doesn't make you wait an hour for your food.  It should be a place where you can gather with friends, clients and co-workers.  And most of all, the food should be outstanding and reasonably priced, without compromising on quality.

With that in mind, we're recommending 10 restaurants that span the spectrum of cuisine, from Mediterranean bites at Pita House to the Mission-style fare at ASADA.  We've also rounded up places where you'll find inventive sandwiches, including Sully's and Groucho's.  And we haven't forgotten about Southern favorites like Mary's or Brick Street Cafe.



Groucho's is a Southern institution, with over 30 locations across North Carolina and South Carolina. The inventive sandwiches and signature sweet tea keep patrons returning again and again. For the ultimate Groucho's experience, order one of...  Read More

Woodruff Road


With several Upstate locations to choose from, Tropical Grille is a beloved local favorite. Serving health-conscious Cuban cuisine, the food here is simple and the vibe is relaxed. On the menu, you'll find everything from various "chops" –...  Read More



This West End café has a reputation as a spot for ladies who lunch, but it's a great destination for anyone who likes good food in a relaxing setting. Lunch offerings include a chicken salad sandwich, crab cake sandwich and a baked brie plate,...  Read More



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



Bill and Judy Balsizer are the driving force and the two chefs behind this popular downtown deli, which is consistently packed with folks intent on indulging in the fresh, delicious fare. Known for gourmet sandwiches, soups, and entree salads,...  Read More

South Pleasantburg


Incredibly popular for lunch, the Pita House is always crowded. Still, the service is fast and the patrons are never rude. Plus, the Mediterranean food is consistently fantastic. Garlicky hummus, fresh-baked pita bread, stuffed grape leaves and...  Read More



Sully's Steamers in downtown Greenville has a monopoly on the steamed bagel sandwich, and that's okay because they have perfected it. With a creative menu, chock-full of local references and intriguing options, this is a place you'll want to...  Read More

Wade Hampton


ASADA began as a food truck, affectionately nicknamed Lola, before moving into a brick-and-mortar location. Lola still makes her rounds, but it's nice to know you can enter the cozy, counter-service space on Wade Hampton Blvd. Serving...  Read More

Mary's at Falls Cottage
Photo courtesy of Libby McMillan


Nestled along Main Street, this quaint cottage dates from the 1890s. Once a private residence, its position on the edge of Falls Park offers lovely views of the Reedy River. The historic building has an adjacent patio which is one of the city's...  Read More



As can be increasingly said about Greenville restaurants, Caviar & Bananas is a counterpart of the original location in Charleston – one that this city is incredibly grateful to have. This culinary hot spot offers breakfast, lunch, dinner...  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