It's hard to not eat local in Spartanburg, SC, and harder still to resist the myriad acclaimed restaurants and food trucks. From Carolina Barbecue to the Farmer's Table, Spartanburg is here to surprise.

Papa’s Breakfast Nook

Papa’s Breakfast Nook was founded in 1988 by “Papa Sam” Rhodes. It has become Spartanburg’s favorite 24 hour restaurant known for its omelettes, pancakes, burgers, and salads.

191 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC - Map It


Carolina Barbecue

People from all over visit Carolina Barbecue to relish in our finger-lickin’ Lexington-style juicy pork barbecue, ribs, chicken, turkey, and beef brisket. We hickory-smoke our barbecue for 14-16 hours.

7115 Lone Oak Rd., Spartanburg, SC - Map It


Sparks Fire-Inspired Grille

Our fire inspired American Grille is a great location for a quiet dinner alone or an interactive communal dinner with friends. Sparks menu focuses on regional specialties and small bites favorites for sampling or sharing. With our proprietary seasoning and cooking method we guarantee you will not find a better steak in the Carolina’s.

299 N Church St., Spartanburg SC 29306 - Map It

(864) 596-1211

The Farmer’s Table

The Farmer’s Table specializes in freshly cooked, delicious food that is made with only the highest quality of ingredients. With our local vendors it truly is straight from the farm to the Farmer’s Table.

401 E Kennedy St., Spartanburg, SC 29302 - Map It

(864) 582-6554

Corona Mexican Restaurant

Mexico’s food is as exciting and colorful as its art and music, as dramatic as its history and as appealing as its lively, warm-hearted people. We, at Corona’s, believe that by using only the freshest ingredients available and the finest recipes.

121 E. Blackstock Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29301 - Map It


Wade’s Restaurant

Wade’s is all about delicious “Southern Cooked Meats and Vegetables”, served by a friendly waitstaff or from an efficient take-out area. Wade’s has been doing Southern cooking since 1947! Have YOU had your veggies today?

1000 North Pine St. Spartanburg, SC 29303 - Map It

(864) 582-3800

Holden’s Ranch

Specializing in country-style cuisine, offers the Southern favorite meat-and-three special alongside other menu items like hash, barbeque and burgers. Our signature dish, however, is our chicken stew. Holden’s Ranch is family run and is based on the values and techniques that are inspired by founder Phil Holden.

580 Southport Road, Spartanburg, SC 29306 - Map It

(864) 576-7396

The Beacon Drive-In

A famous Southern landmark and home of the world-famous Beacon Iced Tea, Chili Cheese A-Plenty, Sliced Pork-A-Plenty, Onion Rings, and The Pig’s Dinner and many other food favorites. It’s a Southern tradition to eat at The Beacon Drive-In. You’ll be greeted by Smiles-A-Plenty and served with Service-A-Plenty. Famous for our Chili Cheese A-Plenty, a chili cheeseburger on a bun buried on a plate underneath piles of sweet onion rings and French fried potatoes and the great drive-in tea of the South – generously sweetened, laced with a touch of lemon, served over a pack of shaved ice.

255 John B. White, Sr. Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29306 - Map It


Sugar ‘n Spice Drive In Restaurant

212 S Pine St., Spartanburg, SC 29302 - Map It


Gerhard’s Cafe

1200 E. Main Street - Map It


Coffee Cup Cafe

551 E. Main Street - Map It


New China Restaurant

860 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302 - Map It


Basil’s Grill

110 Garner Road - Map It


Thai Taste

145 Southport Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29306 - Map It


Western North Carolina Area

The Dining Room – Inn on Biltmore

The Dining Room – Inn on Biltmore

Elegant. Romantic. Refined. With deliciously creative interpretations of regional cuisine. Estate-raised beef and lamb. Mountain trout. Fresh-picked ingredients from our kitchen gardens. The wines of Biltmore. White tablecloths. Fine china bearing the Vanderbilt “V.” Beautiful views. Gracious service. The little luxuries and attention to detail that have always characterized Vanderbilt entertaining. An evening in The Dining Room at the Inn on Biltmore is an evening to remember.

Old Rock Café

You know those great little places you find on the best road trips? This is one of them. Drop in for a tasty appetizer, big fat burger, wrap, a sandwich of your choice or a crispy salad. Eat inside or on the deck overlooking the Rocky Broad River. Or, if you’re going hiking in Chimney Rock Park, pick up a picnic to go. Located in the heart of Chimney Rock Village next to the Park entrance, 60 miles north of Spartanburg. Catering. Beer and wine available. Open all year.


Arbor Grill

Savor al fresco dining beside the winery on the Biltmore Estate. Delicious food, wine, and the natural beauty of Biltmore come together at the Arbor Grill to give you the ultimate Biltmore experience. Live musicians entertain Friday through Sunday. Enjoy a glass of Biltmore wine or Biltmore’s own Vanderbilt Pale Ale. Dine on savory appetizers, gourmet sandwiches, and entrees created with locally grown ingredients. Estate admission is required. Lunch and dinner served.

Deerpark Restaurant

Deerpark Restaurant

This charming, rustic restaurant was originally an historic barn designed by Richard Morris Hunt. Now transformed into a courtyard restaurant with walls of windows, Deerpark Restaurant on Biltmore Estate serves a generous array of Southern family-style dishes and Appalachian specialties. Our mouthwatering Sunday brunches offer bountiful choices. It’s an excellent setting for family dining, with children nine and younger dining with you for free. Estate admission is required.