Eat

What to Eat in Aiken

Get ready to satisfy your cravings in Aiken! From charming cafes to upscale dining, our vibrant food scene serves up a delectable array of flavors and experiences. Dive into local goodness and global delights – every bite is an adventure you don’t want to miss!

Foodie Events

Fine Dining

Breakfast & Brunch

American Cuisine

barbecue

bars & lounges

casual & desserts

seafood

mexican

international

AnShu Asian Café

AnShu Asian Café

AnShu is based on more than wonderful food. At AnShu, we believe whole health results from a balance of nourishing foods, clean environment, and a joyous outlook. AnShu prides itself on attention to detail, top quality ingredients, fresh cooking styles, thorough cleanliness, diverse menus, and an uplifting atmosphere.

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Apizza di Napoli

Apizza di Napoli

Apizza di Napoli is a family owned and operated Authentic Wood-Fired Neapolitan Pizzeria.  

The creation of Apizza di Napoli came from Cliff Garzzillo’s profound love of Italy and passion for Pizza. 
“To be able to share my passion for pizza was always a dream waiting to be born”
 

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Blue Collard

Blue Collard

Blue Collard offers catering services and sells pre-prepared Southern-style food. It's a la carte as well so you can build your own dinner.

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El Charrito Taqueria

El Charrito Taqueria

Family and casual Mexican eatery, you will find lots of choices on tacos and tortas, home made entrées, kids meals, desserts and a variety of Aguas frescas plus Coca-cola products, bottled jarritos and sweets as churros, cakes, sopapillas, flan and more!

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Ferrandos Italian Pizzeria

Ferrandos Italian Pizzeria

Ferrando’s Italian Pizzeria serves the best Italian cooking which includes pizza, stromboli, calzone, pasta, and salads. It’s so authentic, it’s A Little Taste of Italy in Every Bite!

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Flanigan’s Ice Cream Parlor

Flanigan’s Ice Cream Parlor

Flanigan’s proudly serves the CSRA premium quality, hand-dipped ice cream in a friendly environment. Flanigan’s offers a selection of sundae’s, shakes, malts, cones and cups to satisfy any sweet tooth. 

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JC’s Seafood

JC’s Seafood

Enjoy delicious Seafood in a relaxed, coastal atmosphere with your favorite beverage. Steamed Oysters and beer are in AIKEN!!!! Order Low Country Boil to include shrimp/shellfish. Also menu includes coastal shrimp, snow crab legs, sea scallops, Blue crab, clams, and etc. Catering is also available.

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Los Tres Compadres 

Los Tres Compadres 

Fresh and authentic Mexican cuisine served in generous portions with delicious flavors at affordable prices. The Carolina Margarita is a must-try!

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MacK’s

MacK’s

Jersey style cheesesteaks, handcrafted sandwiches, sides and daily specials.

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Mellow Mushroom

Now open in beautiful downtown Aiken, SC! Come see this amazing renovated space featuring three distinct dining areas, electic artwork, and the best bar in the area!

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Neon Fig

Neon Fig

Located in the heart of downtown Aiken, Neon Fig creates fun, imaginative and handcrafted brunch and lunch dishes. Their seasonally changing menu features house-made soups, sauces, and dressings.

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New Moon Café

New Moon Café

Over the past ten years, the New Moon has built a loyal following by providing patrons with great food at reasonable prices in a laid back and unpretentious setting. When you enter New Moon, it’s pretty obvious that you’ve found a different kind of a coffee shop, and it’s definitely not “corporate coffee” that New Moon serves.

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Oh Mie Stelle Bakery

Oh Mie Stelle Bakery

Hand-Crafted Artisan Bagels

Open Saturdays – only temporarily
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
For larger orders needed on days other than Saturday, please call.

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Park Avenue Oyster Bar & Grill

Park Avenue Oyster Bar & Grill

Park Ave Oyster Bar & Grill is a neighborhood seafood restaurant in Aiken’s Historic Downtown. They focus on serving the highest quality seafood with a casual bistro vibe. Their raw bar features local and boutique oysters as well as peel & eat shrimp, shellfish salad, tuna tartar & more. The kitchen showcases top-quality land and sea dishes with creative and fresh seasonal preparations.

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Piece of Potato

Piece of Potato

Regular Potatoes into Edible Masterpieces.

Piece of Potato is a carry-out, delivery and catering eatery serving Aiken, SC and surrounding areas.

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Polo Grounds Cafe

Polo Grounds Cafe

Stop by Aiken’s Polo Grounds Cafe soon and enjoy one of the crepes paired perfectly with an espresso!

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Prime Steakhouse & Lobster

Prime Steakhouse is Aiken's premier restaurant located in historic Downtown Aiken. The atmosphere of the restaurant includes modern artwork on brick walls, beautiful table settings, and an exciting bar serving only premium drinks.

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Shane’s Rib Shack

Shane’s Rib Shack

Shane’s Rib Shack is the place to go for the best BBQ, ribs, chicken and more! Join them for lunch, dinner or catering for your next special event. 

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Smoothie Groove

Smoothie Groove

Aiken's newest smoothie and juice bar is now open to fans of the popular drink. Located on the southside, Smoothie Groove, offers healthy options with a unique spin on all natural smoothies and juices.

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SOB Bagel

SOB Bagel

Bagels right out of Brooklyn! 

In addition to different types of bagels and different flavors of cream cheese, the offerings include breakfast sandwiches on bagels or Kaiser rolls, New York deli style sandwiches, build your own deli sandwiches and hot sandwiches.

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TakoSushi

TakoSushi

TakoSushi is a “feel good” kind of place that attracts people of all ages and walks of life.  The mood is vibrant and spicy.  You can slip out of your hectic day with one of the many specialty martinis or boutique style wines, and slip into a place in time where life is good and the food beyond your expectations.

TakoSushi, FRESH, FUN & FUNKY!

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Tasty Crab House

Tasty Crab House

Located at 996 Pine Log Road, Aiken SC, Tasty Crab House is a local restaurant offering delicious, finger-lickin' New Orleans Cajun-style seafood.

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That Flippin’ Egg

That Flippin’ Egg

That Flippin’ Egg serves an all American menu that features made to order meals that includes your favorite breakfast offerings, lunch and dinner. Our director of culinary innovation specializes in all American cuisine that focuses on healthy offerings, made to order.

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The BackYard

The BackYard

Former owners of Solo Vino Wine Parlor in Aiken open a special wine shop with dining on the Eastside of Aiken.

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The Legends Grille

The Legends Grille

The legends grille will be located at the historic Aiken Golf club at Highland Park. Originally established in the mid 1800’s as a luxury hotel. The property is now an 18 hole challenging golf course built in 1912 We offer excellent lunch and dinner cuisine. 

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The Pizza Joint

The Pizza Joint

The Pizza Joint uses the freshest ingredients, we hand slice our vegetables and our dough is made fresh from scratch every day. We mix our pizza sauce and marinara daily.

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The Pot Smoker

The Pot Smoker

A local family restaurant, the Pot Smoker offers Pulled Pork Plate, Ribs, Rib & Pork Combo, Pulled Pork By The Pound.

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The Restaurant at The Willcox

The Restaurant at The Willcox

Enjoy a casual, comfortable dining experience at Aiken, South Carolina’s most loved landmark.The Willcox has received high honors for sustainability and is routinely recognized by Wine Spectator, Best Chefs of America for their food, cocktails and staff. The experience is unpretentious and remarkably delicious.

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The Village Cafe

The Village Cafe

A restaurant created with Aiken customers in mind, The Village Café strives to provide guests with delicious and high-quality food, beverages and gelato. Your support for this restaurant supports a host of local farmers- their ingredients are locally-sourced specifically to benefit the Aiken community.

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The Wildemont

The Wildemont

The Wildemount offers a wide variety of foods from many cuisines, some traditional, some with our own take and style. Our standard is excellence in the food we serve, the service we provide, and the atmosphere you'll find yourself in. Dining at The Wildemount is fine dining, but casual. Come as you are and enjoy an amazing dinner! 

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Unique Catering

Unique Catering

Unique Catering does soul food right. Wednesday is the best day to go, for smothered pork chops.

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Vampire Penguin Aiken

Vampire Penguin Aiken

Vampire Penguin Shaved Snow is the final evolution of shaved ice. Not to be confused with snow cones, Vampire Penguin shaved snow is light, fluffy, and creamy. 

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Veg Out Cafe 

Veg Out Cafe 

Creative vegetarian food Smoothies, organic juices, bulk herbs, fun & healthy atmosphere.

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Victoria Mexican Restaurant

Victoria Mexican Restaurant

This restaurant offers a wide array of fresh food – camarones al chipotle, carnitas dinner, chicken finger with fries, super costillas, burritos wet, victoria’s enchiladas, combo fajitas, and lunch flautas.

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Whiskey Alley

Whiskey Alley

Aiken's only Whiskey Bar and Tapas Restaurant. Located in the heart of downtown Aiken serving specialty cocktails, wine and beer.

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