If you're headed to Clemson University for a campus visit, one thing you won't have to worry about is finding lots of nearby places to get some delicious food.
Tim Todd, a Clemson alum and the executive director of Upcountry South Carolina, came up with this list of his favorite places to eat in Tiger Town.
The Smokin' Pig, Pendleton
"One of the best barbecue joints around." The The Smokin' Pig also has locations in Williamston, Easley and Anderson.
Mac's Drive In, Clemson
"This is the place where anyone who's anyone at Clemson can be found!" The walls of Mac's Drive In are covered with Clemson memorabilia, and legend has it that you can't graduate from Clemson if you haven't eaten here. Click here to watch a documentary about it.
Calhoun Corners, Clemson
Calhoun Corners is a great choice for fine dining, with entrees like prime rib and lobster.
Skins' Hot Dogs, Clemson
Skins' is where you go for hot dogs because that's the only item on the menu. The Clemson location is one of five in the Upstate.
Pot Belly Deli, Clemson
This popular deli serves great sandwiches and soups.
Sardi's Den, Clemson
Sardi's is another great locals place serving "incredible ribs!"
The Esso Club, Clemson
This popular college bar began life in the 1930s as a gas station. "This is probably the most iconic bar/restaurant in Clemson!" The menu features sandwiches, salads and appetizers (Tiger Tidbits).
Palmetto Smokehouse and Oyster Bar, Clemson
Located across the street from Bowman Field and Historic Riggs Field, PSHOB has an "Everything South Carolina" theme, with menu choices from the Lowcountry, Midlands and Upstate.
Nami overlooks Lake Hartwell and has the best sushi around.
Dyar's Diner, Pendleton
Dyar's is a great "meat and three," where you'll think they know you as soon as you walk through the door and are greeted with a friendly, "Hey! How are y'all today?!"