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Greenville History Tours

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Address: Greenville, SC 29607
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+1 864-567-3940
13:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 13:30 - 21:00

The At the Chef’s Table Culinary Tour affords guests the opportunity to sit...

The At the Chef’s Table Culinary Tour affords guests the opportunity to sit at the tables of some of the city’s top chefs and sample their signature dishes. Tours include special access and experiences that go far beyond the normal dining encounter. Not only do you get to meet the chefs and sample their creations, but you also get to see cooking demonstrations (usually offered on Tuesday tours), eat in elegant private dining areas, and more. Stops include visits to: Nose Dive (Gastropub) Soby's on the Side (Deli and Catering)* The Lazy Goat (Mediterranean cuisine and tapas) Soby's New South Cuisine (fine Southern cuisine) Passarelle Bistro (French inspired cuisine) Beyond the memorable culinary experiences, you will also learn fascinating insights into Greenville’s rich history, culture and architecture as well. (*If a restaurant has a schedule conflict, a stop at The Loft at Soby's or Papi's Tacos may be substituted. )

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Outstanding food tour with John Nolan

John provided a wonderful food tour for our group of 20 friends. Excellent information about Greenville plus the food was wonderful. Everyone had a great time and thoroughly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
Sue A
Jasper, Georgia
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Jasper, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

John provided a wonderful food tour for our group of 20 friends. Excellent information about Greenville plus the food was wonderful. Everyone had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone! Thanks, John

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I was visiting a friend in Greenville and found this activity on Trip Advisor. We did the Saturday afternoon tour and enjoyed it immensely! Our tour included Soby's on the Side, Nose Dive, Soby's, Passerelle Bistro and The Lazy Goat. We liked most of the food that was served, but weren't crazy about the Duck Confit sandwich we had at... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

John Nolan owns the tour business and conducts the tours personally. Nice mix of local history, meeting restaurant staff/chefs at each of the 5 restaurants, and a review of the dishes. Food was terrific. At $45 per person for this 3-hour gem, it is a bargain. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

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Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Group of 17 friends toured together for a birthday celebration. About half had experienced tour on previous occasions. Everyone had a wonderful time and throughly enjoyed the food, the restaurants, the history and the restaurant staff and chefs. John is a great tour guide.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This was our first culinary tour and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide John mixed Greenville history in with restaurant backgrounds-we learned about the city, while we were treated to five delicious courses, at five separate locations. We were able to meet the chef's at most of the restaurants, and enjoyed hearing their backgrounds, and why they chose to prepare... More 

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Seaford, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We love culinary tours. Who would think our favorite was in Greenville SC. We came to the town to visit our son and booked this tour for the three of us. The restaurants were wonderful and all included drinks too. The food was bountiful. We could not finish everything as the night wore on. The tour started at 6pm and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I had never been on a culinary tour before this one. It was a great way to be introduced to the city and the culinary scene. John, the leader of the tour, was very knowledgable about the city and able to answer many questions and provide a number of recommendations for other restaurants to try out. I definitely recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

John, our tour guide, cheerfully took our party on a private tour on short notice. The tour was one of the best we have ever taken. John was an expert on Greenville history with photos and great stories. Very interesting. I would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Mark T
Greenville SC, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I took the "At the Chef's Table" culinary food tour, which combines tasting great food and learning about the history of downtown Greenville. The food and drinks from all the stops were excellent. The chefs were informative and you could tell they really love their work and helping people to enjoy good food. We went to places I would never... More 

Thank Colleen T
Salem, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

What an awesome fun experience this was. I highly recommend it for groups or just a couple looking for a gastronomic adventure. As a group, we walked to and ate at at numerous up-scale restaurants. It was a chance for the chef to show off so we had very different eating experiences. By the time the tour ended, we were... More 

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