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Sassafras Southern Bistro

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103 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2796
+1 864-235-5670
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Sassafras is our go-to spot. In fact, my wife and I (Greenville residents for decades) rate it as our favorite restaurant in the city. Everything from the service to the ambiance to the cuisine is magnificent. Fine dining at it's best. Portion sizes are very generous; the blue crab nachos are wonderful (ask your waiter to mix in some hand... More 

Thank GlobeWanders
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

As part time residents of Greenville, Sassafras has long been a go to restaurant for all occasions. My wife wanted to celebrate her birthday there and we were not disappointed. The oysters Rockefeller appetizer was large and very tasty. My wife had her favorite dinner - salmon with lump crab meat and I had one of the specials - pan... More 

Thank RedBear
Taylors, South Carolina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

We have been here several times and so happy it survived all the construction in downtown Greenville. Our son's wedding rehearsal dinner was here and we had an awesome time. The menu has both traditional and more quirky items...something for everyone.

Thank Marsha S
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Went here for a work dinner at Christmas. One of the best restaurants we have been to in the area. The food was amazing and had a southern twist. The she crab soup had a strong "fish" flavor but wasn't bad - everything else was amazing. The filet with pimento cheese actually worked well together. I have to say that... More 

Thank lynxcatpro
Miami Beach, Florida
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119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent Southern food. Those at our table tried the meatloaf, the rib eye and the fried chicken (kind of like a take on cordon bleu). Appetizers included the blue crab nachos and hot and spicy fried pork. All were amazing. Definitely give the blue crab nachos a try. Truly delicious. Service is friendly and attentive and the prices are reasonable.... More 

Thank RKS73
Franklin, NC
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325 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

We lucked out on a fantastic parking spot and the location of the restaurant couldn't be better. We had a seat outside and were serenaded by a beautiful cellist. Food was fantastic, and I would recommend the nachos! Super rich, but great flavor!

Thank CoachJTL
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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238 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I love sassafras. This visit we decided to go with salads and appetizers. She had the small southern salad and I had a small Caesar. Each are plenty big enough. I have not had a large and probably could not finish it if I ordered. Each salad was fantastic. I had the spicy pork tenderloin app and... More 

Thank Ben4UND
Easley, South Carolina
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760 reviews
583 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 934 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Odd things, I know, to included in a review title for a restaurant. In this case, it played a big part in not giving this establishment an excellent rating. We were dining here on a recent Saturday night with 3 other couples. A reservation was made several weeks ago. Our table was ready when we arrived. They even let early... More 

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Belgium, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

First time here while traveling on business. The service and food were top notch. Our waiter was attentive without being overly attentive and was knowledgable on all of the menu items. Our table started with the steak and Gorgonzola nachos which were fantastic. For my main course I chose the beef tips on a recommendation from our waiter and he... More 

Thank Chris P
Miami, Florida
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101 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

Sorry, but I think I went on a bad day or to the wrong restaurant. I went on November 15, 2015 the day before thanksgiving. Had never been here, but I really wanted to like this place based on the reviews and the pictures. I do give it 4 stars for the ambiance of the place inside: brick walls, tables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2796
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: +1 864-235-5670

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?