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Hopefully, you read Rev3 Anderson, Part 1, so you have tons of fun things lined up to do while you’re in town. Now, we’re here to give you a few options for dining so you won’t go hungry. We’ve listed restaurants both in Anderson and the surrounding area, in case you decide to venture out. Luckily, you have some pretty good choices, so enjoy!!!!


  • Sullivan’s Metropolitan Grill serves American cuisine such as steaks and seafood, with vegetarian options and is located on Main St. in downtown Anderson. It is also listed on Open Table for reservations.
  • Portman Marina is on Lake Hartwell, which is about 15 minutes from town. The Marina has two restaurants – The Galley for seafood and steaks and NAMI Asian Bistro, a Japanese restaurant with sushi. Both feature waterfront dining.

    Portman Marina - South Carolina largest marina

    Portman Marina on Lake Hartwell.

  • The Grill Man is also on the lake with waterfront dining. This restaurant is known for its burgers and hotdogs and 4-legged dogs are welcome!
  • Summa Joe’s is located downtown on Main St. This restaurant uses local ingredients. In fact, their motto is simple, local, fresh. Sounds good to us.
  • Try Olympic Bistro in town if you have a yen for Mediterranean/Greek food.
  • Corner Bagel Shop in Anderson – I think the name says it all…..
  • Bill’s Restaurant – Anyone heard of meat and three? This is an institution in the south. It’s the tradition of getting one meat and three sides on a plate. This is what Bill’s is known for, so if you want to give it a try, this is your place. Of note, they are only open for lunch and Sunday brunch.
  • Eggs Up Grill – Try for basic breakfast and lunch.
  • Figs Beanery & Creamery is where to get your fix of coffee and ice cream!! It’s also popular for breakfast and lunch.
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Fresh baked cinnamon rolls at Figs.

  • McGee’s Irish Pub and Restaurant is downtown and offers a great wine list and a unique selection of beers. The food is much more than your typical Irish pub. It is listed on Open Table for reservations.
  • Try The Pompous Pig if you just have to have barbecue.


  • Grits and Groceries is in Belton. Two chefs who worked in New Orleans returned to their roots to raise their son and opened this funky famous diner in the country. It’s open mostly for late breakfasts and lunch, including Saturday brunch, but also Thursday night for dinner. This little diner was even written up in the NY Times, which noted it is the area’s true destination for regional cuisine. We hear Hattie Mae’s tomato pie, sweet-salty praline bacon, duck salad, and shrimp po’boys are worth the effort and calories…. Oh, and don’t forget the fried hand-pies stuffed with apples and served with a homemade vanilla ice cream. It also has an old country store for a bit of shopping. Watch this short video from Off The Eaten Path if you’re still undecided.
  • Cribb’s Kitchen is in Spartanburg. This restaurant has a brewery next door, so offers a big variety of beer on tap. It’s menu also offers a wide variety of American cuisine at all price points.
  • If you find yourself in Pendleton, try Brandini Cuisine at The Liberty Hall Inn B&B, which looks like what you’d expect from a lovely southern home.
  • In Clemson, you could try Woodstone Pita, Calhoun Corners, Nick’s Tavern & Deli, or Pot Belly Deli; all should satisfy.

So, there you have it. As we said, you shouldn’t go hungry. Enjoy your stay in Anderson and have a great race. We’ll be following……