At first glance, the restaurant landscape in Greenville, South Carolina may appear familiar to those who set off for Charleston’s Rainbow Row during its’ recent travel surge. It doesn’t take long to find the upstate city is brimming with modernized southern cuisine and a commitment to local sources. But, let’s face it: the South is more than mac ‘n cheese and barbecue. Foodies passing through and locals alike can find updated staple dishes amid the signature cuisine along with globally-influenced fare in Greenville.
Kickback on a rooftop bar for skyline views, chow down in a converted fire station or order tapas by the river to fulfill your dining vision— be it romantic or casual catching up— in the growing city. With more than 15 new restaurants and bars open or slated to open this year, anyone with a big appetite can eat their way through Greenville.
From downtown mainstays to the posh and trendy in the Village of West Greenville, Paste Travel takes you to the best bites in the city.
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Molly Harris is Paste Design’s assistant editor.