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Best restaurants in Pickens County

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“By far, the Smokin' Pig offers the best BBQ in the area. There are two convenient locations near Anderson - 6630 Clemson BLVD, Pendleton, SC 29670 and 720 Anderson Drive, Williamston, SC 29697. Save room for dessert because the banana pudding is to die for! ONLY open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You might need a reservation, but this is our favorite place for breakfast. It’s all the way in Clemson, about 10 miles down the road, but we always enjoy eating there.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Indoor and outdoor seating. Views of the main channel and Blue Ridge Mountains. Expanded bar area set up for sports viewings. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“One of my all time favorite places to meet up with friends or grab a drink and watch sports. There is so much to look at from collected items on the walls to stained glass windows and the menu is one of the best bar menus in Clemson.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“One of our families favorites. Single pizzas in a brick fire oven. So so good!!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The Blue Heron has been around for a while and offers an upstairs fine dining with sushi bar or a sports bar atmosphere downstairs with tvs and outdoor seating but still providing the same menus with sushi. Lots of locals hang out downstairs!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Reservations recommended. Or, if it's just one or two people, we love to eat at the bar.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fun Ice Cream Shop and Restaurant with plenty of extra shops. Quiet and peaceful near Table Rock.”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Fine dining, family owned, well known for their lobster bisque. LUNCH and DINNER”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great happy hour prices and lunch prices. I love their beer selection as well!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Rick Erwins is an upscale restaurant in Clemson. They have amazing cocktails, wine and seafood! Huge menu. Amazing for date night.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This cozy getup has open mic Wednesdays, and live music on the weekends. Great place to sip coffee or wine and chill.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent beer on tap, delicious food. Their pimento cheese barbecue sandwich is a must have!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Half off all wine on Friday nights! This place is the best fresh Italian you can get. Try their calamari as an appetizer, you won't regret it! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Nick's Tavern is a staple in downtown Clemson serving only a huge selection of beer and a small menu that is amazing! I highly suggest their gazpacho or fried mushrooms. You will find students and professors hanging out here so the conversation is never dull.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Coyote Coffee Café is our go to place for local specialty coffees. They also serve breakfast and lunch. The Red Hat Ruby, The Big Cow Boy, The Valentine Delight, and The Salty Sailor are our favorite menu items”
  • 4 locals recommend