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The Willcox Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact


Cup $4.00
Bowl $6.00
French toast
Sweet vanilla cream cheese, rhubarb and strawberry compote, maple syrup
Poached salmon antipasti
Poached salmon spread, asparagus, and artichokes, pumpernickel
Egg white omelet
Served with asparagus, feta, arugula, white or grain toast
Eggs on toast
Fried, poached or scrambled with white or grain toast
With bacon $7.50
With spinach $7.50
With smoked salmon $9.50
Eggs Benedict
Two poached eggs on white toast, hollandaise sauce
Chocolate pancakes
Crushed rasberried and cream, maple syrup
Mushrooms on toast
Toasted challah, creamy portabella mushrooms, arugula, parmesan
Sweet corn fritter
Avocado salsa, roasted tomato, applewood smoked thick cut slab bacon
Stout beef burger
toasted brioche bun, lettuce, beefsteak tomato, sliced beets cheddar, bbq mayo, fries or The Restaurant slaw
Pimento cheese and potatoes
Potato hash
Cheesy grits
White or grain toast
Apple and gouda sausage
The Restaurant slaw
US$6 - US$36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar, Gastropub
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect spot for a cocktail with friends and enjoy John on the Piano. This place just feels like you need to sit and enjoy the moment. Wonderful drinks from the bar and then dinner .

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cathy t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The moment we walk into the Willcox I feel like I’m home. We are always greeted by our name and a smile and somehow they always find someplace for us to sit. They remember what cocktails we enjoy and ask if we want our regular...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Snuggles07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always enjoy my experience when visiting the Willcox! The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the food is always on point. I have eaten here many times and it never disappoints! The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The greeting is always prompt and warm,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KristinaNAndy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I visit Aiken, The Willcox Restaurant is always my first stop for a perfect evening. First, cocktails in the bar. John makes a perfect Martini. We enjoyed the evening in the bar area. It is a casual environment but the menu is the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JBT177
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Willcox staff go out of their way to make every experience feel special. It's the type of place where you're always welcomed like a long-time friend. It's the perfect place to enjoy cocktails and conversation at the bar, meet with friends by the fireplace...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank checkyourtag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a life-long area resident of Aiken, The Restaurant at the Willcox is one of my favorite places to dine. The food, staff, and experience are the best! I always feel very comfortable when I visit and I appreciate all that the staff does to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Cody A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It almost pains me to write this review because I used to go the the Wilcox often and I still like the lobby bar area and the look of the Wilcox. If you are going to have drinks you can have an enjoyable time as...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Voyage587787
Matthew S, Manager at The Willcox Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and thank you for being a valued guest at The Willcox. It is only from dedicated guest's like yourself that we can learn from our mistakes and make immediate improvements. I am sorry that you found Karl's service inadequate and...More

Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Great choices. Menu hard to understand. Some things over cooked and others under cooked. An example is the calamari- lightly fried with a heavy tomato based dipping sauce that pulls breading right off the calamari. Boudin balls over cooked and gnocchi- not sure about color...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank danadbollato
Matthew S, Manager at The Willcox Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time and giving us some feedback. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the Dumplings & Arugula Parmesan Salad. I do apologize that the other items were not up to The Willcox standards. During your next visit with...More

Reviewed 1 January 2019

The Restaurant at the Willcox offered a $60 pp prix fixe for New Years Eve. My wife & I were invited guests. We started with Beef Cheeks Raviolo in a soubise sauce with a poached egg; and seared Boucheron cheese topped with a cranberry relish,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Ed D
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Well we just returned from the best dinner we've had this year, and it's made even better because it is our anniversary. From the moment we walked in, we were treated like the best customers they've ever had. Our server Laura made sure everything was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Nikkiphillips1977
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17 February 2019|
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Response from Joel F | Reviewed this property |
Casual, but I did men wearing jeans.
Nao F
27 April 2018|
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Response from Ed N | Reviewed this property |
Definitely a tip. Very personalized service.
13 April 2017|
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Response from Willcox1898 | Property representative |
Hello, yes we do have a Mother's Day brunch. Please see our website for the menu or call the hotel at 803-648-1898. We hope to see you on mother's day :)
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