No matter how often you visit Greenville, you're bound to come across a restaurant you hadn't noticed before. When traveling with the family, having so much to choose from can make it a little trickier to identify establishments that cater to both adults and kids. Here are a few suggestions for restaurants where you can sit down for a delicious meal with the whole family.
What it's known for: Tucked away in the West End of downtown, Gather GVL is a lively food court with a spacious outdoor courtyard where parents, kids and even pets converge to enjoy great eats, live music and more. Burgers, tacos, pasta, sushi, donuts - there's plenty to suit the tastes of youngsters and adults. And you can't beat the location for a family day in Greenville as it is within walking distance of Fluor Field, the South Carolina Children's Theater, and many other downtown landmarks.
What it's known for: Seeking to provide the greatest burger experience in town, Grill Marks combines the best ingredients they can source with excellent service and a fun atmosphere to keep families coming back for more. Sit outside at the bar overlooking South Main Street and order a gourmet "Freakshake," a milkshake so good, it's freaky.
Style: Casual, family-friendly, burgers
Address: 209 S. Main St., Greenville
Phone: (864) 233-5825
Maple Street Biscuit Company
What it's known for: Old-fashioned biscuit goodness for the whole family is what you'll find at Maple Street Biscuit Company. Biscuits here are made from artisan flour and real butter - just like Grandma made them. For the adults, there's hearty fare like the Firebird, a biscuit split and layered with a fried chicken breast, Buffalo sauce, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and house-made ranch dressing. For the kids, there's a "Maple Street Little Ones" menu with treats like a chocolate chip waffle and kiddie-size chicken biscuit.
What it's known for: Serving breakfast and lunch all day, Eggs Up Grill is a regional chain is all about providing delicious food with a family-friendly touch. Start with some farm-fresh eggs with their famous home fries and grits for breakfast, and then come back at lunch to try the customer-favorite turkey, bacon and ranch sandwich. For little appetites, the kiddie menu has faves like pancakes and burgers.
What it's known for: With a simple, yet delicious menu of perfectly smoked barbecue, unique soups and sides, plus a lemon-peanut butter pie, you can't go wrong with Smoky Dreams. It's the place ‘Where Everyone is Family.' Order a Family Meal Deal for a take-out supper or have a seat and indulge. Tiny tummies will gravitate toward the Piglet Menu lineup of pulled pork, hot dog, and other goodies.
Style: Southern, casual, family-friendly, BBQ, pie
Address: 2131 Woodruff Road, Greenville
Phone: (864) 627-4227
Trio - A Brick Oven Cafe
What it's known for: Trio brings fresh flavors to traditional Italian cuisine and rounds out its menu with handcrafted sandwiches and wraps, so there's something for everyone. Sit outside and relax with your family as you enjoy your meal and the atmosphere of downtown Greenville. Order from the kids menu for pizza, pasta and other great dishes offered in smaller portions
What it's known for: Your mouth will water as you read about the elevated versions of Southern classics described in Southern Culture's menu. With its upscale, yet kid-friendly atmosphere, and the promise of homemade banana pudding a mason jar, you'll definitely want to try this Greenville favorite. Meatloaf and mac-and-cheese are among the offerings on the kiddie menu.