From global culinary traditions to reinterpreted Southern classics to locally-sourced flavors, a mouthwatering range of flavors is waiting for you in Spartanburg.
At Cribb’s Kitchen, you can find fresh, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients in everything from their boiled peanuts to their creative, non-traditional burgers, several of which were inspired by the Cribb’s Burger Cook-Off. The Cribb family is also part of the creative force behind local favorites Willy Taco, a cantina with tons of taco varieties, and The Kennedy, an Art-Deco inspired restaurant serving up intentionally crafted small plates and cocktails.
Get a taste of a Southern tradition, the meat-and-three, at Wade’s Restaurant. Spartanburg’s oldest meat-and-three, Wade’s serves up delicious fried chicken, green beans, roasted turkey, homemade yeast rolls, and all the down-home fixins every single day. Diners at Wade’s are treated like family, so expect packed plates, full glasses of sweet tea, and Southern hospitality the region is so well-known for.
Just north of Downtown Spartanburg and close to the South Carolina/North Carolina border sits Landrum, a small town bursting with charm you would expect to see in a movie. During the transition from winter to spring and from summer to fall, this town is filled with colorful tree lines and beautiful views at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Opened by South Carolina Chef Ambassador, Sarah McClure, Southside Smokehouse in Landrum features a menu that specializes in comfort foods from Carolina barbecue to Louisiana cajun and creole dishes such as the Shrimp & Crawfish Étouffée. Not only is this smokehouse well-versed in classic Southern flavors, but its selection of tequilas and bourbons can also satisfy whatever flavor profile you’re looking for. As fresh, farm-to-fork flavors continue to be a staple of the area’s growing culinary scene, get a taste of something new in Spartanburg.