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SOUTHERN STAPLES

From diners to elegant sit-down restaurants, some of Spartanburg's local hotspots have been around for so long, they've become legendary.

Save Room for Legendary Taste

These long-standing eateries are as much a part of Spartanburg culture and history as the textile industry, peaches, and BMW. If you don’t try at least one of these landmarks during your time here, technically you can’t say you’ve visited Spartanburg.


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Initial Q

Initial Q is not the typical southern barbecue stuffed in a Styrofoam clam shell with slaw and beans, but a gastro-smokehouse experience. Wherever you come down on the great barbecue debate, expect something excitingly different at Initial Q.

Lake Bowen Fish Camp

For almost 40 years, Lake Bowen Fish Camp has been serving the Upstate of South Carolina and the surrounding area the best seafood, southern styled!

Monarch Cafe and Fresh Food Store

The Monarch Cafe & Fresh Food Store will provide community members with moderately priced breakfast and lunch, and ‘lite-bites’ throughout the week.

Nu-Way Restaurant and Lounge

It’s our pleasure to provide great food, your favorite drinks, and the best live music in the Upstate.

Peach Blossom Diner

Enjoy down-home country cooking at Peach Blossom Diner in Spartanburg, SC.

Peddler Steakhouse

The Peddler is Spartanburg’s only traditional steakhouse. The Peddler atmosphere is casual but upscale in the manner of a traditional steakhouse.