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Walhalla Restaurants Offer Options for Everyone

Marie McAden Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.
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When you’re ready to chow down in Walhalla, you’ll have an array of tasty choices to satisfy your hunger, whether you’re in the mood for comfort food or more sophisticated fare.

And if it’s coffee, beer, wine or dessert that you seek, you’ll find some great options right in town. Here are a few possibilities to explore during your visit:

Gather 205 – Once the home of a mill superintendent, the 1890s house at 205 South John Street has become a favorite gathering spot for locals and visitors alike. Along with its breakfast and lunch offerings and Thursday and Friday night dinners, it’s known for its premier espresso bar. The inviting space will make you feel like you’re home.

Mountain Mocha – Along with fresh-roasted pour-over coffee and amazing espresso drinks, this locally owned coffee house and sweets shop offers yummy baked goods, ice cream, soups and sandwiches. With lots of seating areas and a relaxed vibe, you’ll want to linger over your cup of Joe or dessert.

Walhalla Steak House – Despite its name, the cafeteria has developed a reputation for its fried chicken. But there’s plenty more luring visitors to this Upstate landmark. The offerings include fried pork chops, hamburger steak with onion and cheese, flounder, spaghetti and lots of home-cooked sides like crowder beans, turnip greens and fried okra.

Dakota Grill – This family-run restaurant, owned by husband and wife team Ron and Pam, is the place to go for top-quality grilled steaks—from big ribeyes to filet mignon—as well as grilled fish like mahi-mahi, grouper and swordfish. Be sure to save room for dessert. The delicious selection is made on-site by Pam, an award-winning dessert chef.

Partners in Wine – While you’re strolling through downtown Walhalla, stop by this Main Street favorite for a glass of wine, beer or cider. And check Partners’ website for events like the once-a-month Sunday brunch and mimosa bar, live musical performances, and Wags, Whiskers and Wine Happy Hour.

The Hungry Hiker – You don’t have to hike a trail to enjoy this lunch and dinner spot. However you work up an appetite, you’ll find plenty to fill your belly, like Mountain Stew, a hamburger steak over mashed potatoes or clam chowder served in a fresh bread bowl.

West & Co. Taproom – This cool little taproom offers a rotating selection of craft beers on tap, a huge assortment of beer in cans and bottles and wine by the glass. It also gets raves for its friendly atmosphere, live music and outdoor seating.

Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.