- BLBeverlyLSouth Carolina •8 reviews5.0Dined 1 day agoWonderful special occasion restaurant. Excellent steaks and seafood.More infoRick Erwin's Level TenPrice: Expensive• Steakhouse• Spartanburg•4.7
- OTOpenTable DinerSouth Carolina •1 review5.0Dined 2 days agoEverything about this place was incredible. The food was excellent, and the service was exceptional. We will definitely be back!More infoDray Bar & GrillPrice: Moderate• American• Spartanburg•4.6
- JJamesSouth Carolina •15 reviews5.0Dined on Nov 19, 2023This place was great. The service was great and the food was outstanding. My wife and I enjoyed celebrating our anniversary there. We will return.More infoThe Tulip TreePrice: Moderate• Farm-to-table• Spartanburg•4.6
- RMRickMPhoenix / Arizona •2 reviews5.0Dined on Nov 18, 2023What an enjoyable evening with 8 of us. Fantastic menu. Our server Amber was friendly and efficient…although it did take awhile for us to get our checks. The guitarist Daryle added greatly to our enjoyment. I ordered the Pork Belly and it was indescribably delicious.More infoHeirloomPrice: Moderate• American• Spartanburg•4.8
- OTOpenTable DinerAsheville / Western North Carolina •17 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023Service was great! Same bartenders we had previously, he does a great job! (Can’t remember his name 😞) Best smoked ole fashioned in Spartanburg. We did the Big Brunch plate and the Piggy Pancakes Both were wonderful, pancakes had a nice crunch to the edges and outside; super soft inside. Great flavor combo with the pork. We always have a good meal here.More infoInitial QPrice: Moderate• Regional American (Southern)• Spartanburg•4.8
11 stellar special-occasion restaurants in Charleston
Charleston’s got a celebratory soul, and food is practically a religion here. Which explains why its special-occasion restaurants are forces to be reckoned with. While many of its most festive restaurants are in its historic downtown, surrounded by views of horse-drawn carriages and cobblestone streets, others are on some of the smaller islands, complete with stunning coastal views. Whether you’re ringing in a birthday, anniversary, promotion, or simply just because, the city’s thriving restaurant scene has the ideal spot. Read on for a guide to 11 special-occasion worthy restaurants in Charleston to book now.
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8 romantic restaurants in Charleston for every kind of date
Romance fills Charleston’s cobblestone streets, candlelit verandas, and fiery sunsets. That signature Lowcountry charm also distinguishes the city’s best date-night restaurants. At an oyster bar on King Street, window seats and fried fish baskets take the edge off first-date jitters. For a transportive evening complete with lamb kebabs and anise cocktails, couples hit one of the area’s only Lebanese restaurants. A classic steakhouse in a restored bank makes an elegant backdrop for an unforgettable proposal. There’s a table for every kind of date night in one of the South’s most scenic cities. Read on for a guide to 8 Charleston restaurants ready to host your next romantic occasion.
6 New Restaurants to Book in Charleston This Spring
What defines Southern hospitality more than a steaming communal table of Lowcountry boil or shrimp and grits? While those standbys, fueled by the bounty of the surrounding creeks and rivers, still form the soul of Charleston dining, the Holy City is expanding its culinary universe. These new restaurants, ranging from the city’s only food hall to an Indian fusion restaurant, pay tribute to Charleston’s history while increasing its global appeal.
Spartanburg is a hotbed of culinary activity, and you’ll be impressed by the full range of cultural options available. In this southern town, there is a rich cultural history starting with the Cowpens National Battlefield. On the culinary end, you’ll find many barbecue and comfort food restaurants featuring smoked ribs, country-fried steak with gravy, mac and cheese, and potato salad. Several upscale French and American restaurants offer both vegetarian and meat dishes, too. Look for crepes and baked goods at cafes, tacos and enchiladas at Mexican restaurants, farm-fresh sandwiches at delis, and steaks at casual diners. You can even find Latin, Caribbean, and German cuisine in and around Spartanburg if you’re in the mood for something more cultural.
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