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When You’re Hungry For Homemade; It's Wade’s!

Sunday, April 15, 2012
WadesIf you are new to Spartanburg and ask a local to tell you about Wade’s they will probably mention two things pretty quickly: their witty billboard campaign and their delicious home cooked meats and vegetables.  Wade's was founded in 1947 by Wade and Betty Lindsey.  Fast forward to 2010 and you will find that Wade’s has grown from its humble beginnings into a restaurant that consistently serves 15,000 - 17,000 guests every week.

Located 3 miles off of I-85 in Spartanburg at 1000 North Pine Street, Wade’s Restaurant is a quintessential “meat and three” of super size! Under one roof, Wade’s has a 200 seat waitress service dining room, a fully staffed take-out area, and a 150 seat “Express Lunch” buffet area.  Wade’s has received its share of recognition including taking first place in Southern Living’s Reader’s Choice Awards in the Family Restaurant category. The year they won, they placed ahead of Paula Dean’s restaurant in Savannah.

The menu is focused around “comfort food” like macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, pot roast, green beans, “real” mashed potatoes (about 200 lbs per day) and their famous home-made yeast rolls. The menu changes daily and will feature 7-10 meat selections and 15-17 vegetables/sides. Be sure to call their menu line at 864-598-8203 or visit their website at to find out if your favorite is on the menu. They are open Monday through Saturday 11:00 am to 8:30 pm and Sunday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. We encourage you to stop by and discover what Spartanburg locals have known for 63 years: When You’re Hungry For Homemade; It's Wade’s!

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