As Spartanburg reopens while businesses take on COVID-19 through extensive hygiene measures, face masks and more, restaurants with outdoor dining provide not only the chance to eat in the fresh air, but an opportunity to support local businesses.
We’ve broken down by street where you can find patio dining in Downtown Spartanburg for your next meal.
*Update: as of Dec. 1, 2020, outdoor tents have been added to dining along West Main Street. The tents are near Delaney’s Irish Pub, The Tulip Tree and Initial Q, and The Crepe Factory, Mezcal and Bond Street Wines.
Starting with Main Street Pub, Cribbs Kitchen and RJ Rockers the outdoor dining on Main Street kicks off with great food and cold brews.
Main Street Pub has outdoor tables with umbrellas and a shaded patio adjacent to RJ Rockers Brewery. Rockers itself offers open air, bar-style seating at both its brewery and the connected restaurant of the same name. Cribbs Kitchen has a highly-visible patio in front of the restaurant and street-level tables as well.
The AC Hotel and Rick Erwin’s Level 10 offer poolside and rooftop seating options. Level 10 formerly focused on small plates, but has been rebranded into a steak and seafood fine-dining experience. Level 10 offers a more formal, white-tablecloth experience while down below, the AC features more casual seating with a view of RJ Rockers and Main Street.
Past the intersection of Main Street and Daniel Morgan Avenue, a portion of Main Street was closed to give a handful of restaurants concentrated in the area the ability to serve more customers. New circular and picnic-style tables and seating, combined with umbrellas to block the Spartanburg sun, give diners the chance to eat on the street.
As you travel up Main Street, you’ll see Groucho’s Deli with its popular sandwiches and salads, and outdoor seating on both the sidewalk of Main Street and a shaded area in front of the deli.
Further up Main Street, FR8yard features delicious street food at its outdoor biergarten, one of the most popular spaces in all of Spartanburg. Plenty of classic, well-spaced wooden biergarten-style tables line the dining and drinking area at FR8yard, overlooked by a stage that often hosts live music.
Along Dunbar Street are another two great Asian-style restaurants, Pokenori and Lemongrass Kitchen.
Pokenori features an incredible selection of fish and vegetables in the Hawaiian-style of poke, which can be served in a bowl with rice or wrapped up in a burrito (think of a sushi burrito). Pokenori has an entire shaded outdoor dining room complete with ceiling fans and ample seating.
Lemongrass Kitchen is home to incredible Banh Mi sandwiches and Pho, a noodle dish featuring a flavorful broth sure to comfort and fill your belly. Lemongrass’ outdoor tables are often naturally shaded thanks to the restaurant’s location.
This quaint, pedestrian-only street is home to a few popular eateries.
You can get healthy with Health in Hand Juice & Smoothie Bar’s fresh-squeezed juices and smoothies, along with salads featuring bright, crisp ingredients. Next door is Monster Subs, home to Italian-style subs that are, appropriately, monster in size.
The restaurants share a group of shaded, circular tables on Wall Street –directly across from City Hall’s free parking lots.
Also on Wall Street is The Peddler, with its classic-steakhouse ambiance and menu. Steaks cooked any way you like are served at a tucked-in dining area just outside the restaurant on the other side of Wall Street from Health in Hand and Monster Subs.
Bar 1884 offers an overhead look at Downtown Spartanburg, with rooftop dining at its Magnolia Street restaurant. Its wooden dining area hosts a plethora of tables, and ever-important ceiling fans, given Spartanburg’s frequent heat.
Only a few steps away, back at street-level, are seats for Nacho Taco, where you can find traditional Mexican favorites done right, with tables seated along the sidewalk on Magnolia Street.
The Local FIG – FIG being an acronym for “food is good” – is right next door to Nacho Taco, and offers an entire outdoor dining area on its sidewalk of the newly-reinvigorated Magnolia Street corridor. Local FIG has several different size tables ready to accommodate groups of any size.
As you’re looking for your next breakfast, lunch or dinner in Downtown Spartanburg, consider these options for a great meal outside!
Right outside downtown, the Spartanburg Marriott‘s dining options, MESH and the Sparks Fire-Inspired Grill have outdoor seating available for guests staying at the hotel and for anyone looking to try the hotel’s in-house restaurants.