Meat and Three

Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature foods 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 the Meat and Three. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular The Lazy Chicken or at Stax's Omega, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!



This Greenville landmark sports an unimpressive exterior and a nondescript decor, but having breakfast at Stax's is a local tradition. The warmth of the staff, many of whom have worked there for ages, is well known, and the hearty, down-home...  Read More

Haywood Road
Stax's Omega


Stax's Omega is part of the venerable string of Stax restaurants that have been serving Greenville for decades. A relaxed ambiance and a diverse crowd of locals make you feel right at home any time of day. Excellent service and fresh coffee...  Read More

Tommy's Country Ham House


When you go to Tommy's, be prepared to see folks from all walks of life – from judges to CEOs to working men and women. Everyone claims Tommy's as one of their favorite places for down-home eats. As the name suggests, country-cured ham is...  Read More

Palmetto Fine Foods
Photo courtesy of Libby McMillan


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...  Read More

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes


The delicious cooking at this Haywood Road eatery may call to mind memories of your grandmother's kitchen. Comforting sides like creamed corn, sweet potato souffle and mac 'n' cheese are sure to satiate your appetite, and the main dishes, all...  Read More

The Lazy Chicken


The home cookin' at this establishment includes wings, chicken fingers, chicken pot pie, roasted chicken and other varieties of the bird of choice. There are numerous tempting sides to choose from, and several beef dishes are available, if you'd rather skip the chicken.

West End
OJ's Diner


CNN gave the world a brief glimpse of one of Greenville's food treasures when John Edwards made a stop at OJ's Diner during his 2007 political campaign. This Pendleton Street meat and three serves up some of the most distinctive homestyle...  Read More