The 10 Best Restaurants In Greenwood, South Carolina

Photo of Bethany Currie
9 February 2017

Greenwood is a small city in upstate South Carolina famous for its annual Festival of Flowers, beautiful historical buildings and a public university. Check out the best places to grab a bite to eat in Greenwood.

Lander University, Greenwood | © Bill Fitzpatrick/WikiCommons

The Mill House

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Fast Food, $$$
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Set in a lovely old brick warehouse-style building, The Mill House makes crispy brick-oven pizzas along with a range of other Italian-inspired dishes. Guests can choose from the restaurant’s pizza list or can create their own from a selection of toppings. These toppings range from classic pepperoni or mushrooms to more exotic mango or smoked salmon. The place is family-friendly, with a stylish but cozy interior. As a bonus, The Mill House also offers an amazing range of craft brews that complement the pizza.


Cafe, American, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Coffee, Tea
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Pascal’s is a chic, bistro-style restaurant in a small and intimate house setting, with a number of different rooms and an outdoor porch area. The menu features sophisticated dishes such as tuna tartar, pork osso bucco, and duck confit, plus a wine list to suit all palates. Each dish is presented beautifully and in a modern style. The interior has an up-market design, with crisp white tablecloths and modern table settings. It is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a special occasion.

The Amish Oven

For some hearty home-cooked food, The Amish Oven has an enticing range of classic Southern flavors, including fried chicken, country-style steak, and mac ‘n’ cheese. The food is made from scratch in-house and served buffet style. Diners can choose a meat (which changes regularly) plus three sides. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual, with friendly staff and efficient service. The Amish Oven is popular with locals, which gives it an authentic vibe. It is a great place to get a taste of Greenwood hospitality.

803 US-25, Greenwood, SC, USA, +1 864 227 1420

Dixie Drive-In

Restaurant, American, Fast Food
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Magnolia Cemetery, Greenwood
Magnolia Cemetery, Greenwood | © Bigskybill/WikiCommons
Dixie Drive-In has been open since 1959, serving classic American hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fried chicken, and chili dogs. The restaurant is a popular spot with local families and is truly a part of the Greenwood community. The menu is simple, but all the food is lovingly prepared to a high standard and served with efficient service and a smile. Guests can choose to eat in or order the food to go. For a taste of classic Greenwood, Dixie Drive-In cannot be missed.

Danish’s Trattoria

Restaurant, Indian, Pakistani, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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For those looking for something not typically American, Danish’s Trattoria is a sophisticated Indian restaurant set within a luxurious interior. The restaurant is inside an old house, with a number of quirky different rooms for guests to dine in. Plus, there are some original features such as fireplaces and grand doorways. The menu is a twist on traditional Indian, with an interesting mix of Indian and Italian dishes. The atmosphere is relaxed with a high-end, but nonetheless, welcoming vibe.

Kickers Takeout

Restaurant, American, Soup, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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Old Greenwood Cemetery
Old Greenwood Cemetery | © Bill Fitzpatrick/WikiCommons
Kickers is an unassuming but authentic restaurant serving delicious American classics along with some international flavors. The menu includes an enticing range of items from traditional cheeseburgers or chicken fingers to more unusual Moroccan turkey burgers or Korean grilled meat. Guests can dine in or take their food to go. It is worth eating in to get the full taste of the local and friendly family atmosphere.

Bare Bonz BBQ

Restaurant, American, BBQ, Vegetarian, $$$
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Bare Bonz BBQ is a newer establishment but has quickly become one of the most popular spots in Greenwood to enjoy some classic barbecued meat. The restaurant is award-winning, and dishes include favorites such as pulled pork, brisket, ribs, or wings. The restaurant is family-owned — a family with much BBQ experience — making Bare Bonz BBQ an excellent spot for a family atmosphere and a taste of Greenwood community.

Uchi E

Restaurant, Asian, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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Old Greenwood High School
Old Greenwood High School | © Bill Fitzpatrick/WikiCommons
Located in uptown Greenwood is Uchi E, an Asian kitchen serving tasty Japanese, Korean and Filipino dishes. Uchi E is Japanese for ‘at home,’ and the restaurant strives to make sure customers are comfortable and enjoying the all-round dining experience. The menu features an eclectic mix of East Asian dishes, such as Japanese sushi, noodle soups, Korean BBQ, and Filipino pork adobo. For an alternative to traditional American dishes, Uchi E will have something for everyone to enjoy.

Alicia’s Mexican Food

Restaurant, Mexican
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Alicia’s Mexican Food is thought to be the most authentic Mexican restaurant in the city, with tasty home cooking in a small but friendly environment. The owners themselves are Mexican, which gives the place a genuine flavor. The menu includes dishes not often found on more commercialized Mexican menus, with options such as beef stew and soft tacos. The restaurant is also popular with the local Mexican community, which speaks volumes for the quality of food.

Polo’s Restaurant

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, $$$
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Although Polo’s is one of the most sophisticated restaurants in Greenwood, it aims to cater for all tastes and ages. So, it has an extensive menu for any occasion. It features dishes, such as filet mignon or lamb, for those who prefer to play it safe plus more exotic additions, including Thai fish soup or vodka pasta. The interior is chic with a high-end vibe and touches such as background jazz music and ornately decorated seating. It is an excellent option for a special occasion or celebration with the entire family.

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