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Cafe at Williams Hardware

13 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1809
+1 864-834-7888
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1809
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Probably eat at this restaurant more than any other because whenever we ride the Swamp Rabbit this is the place to eat. Large portions, you may want to share a sandwich. Usually good sides. Nice screened in porch to sit and watch the bikers and...More

Thank sensorydeb
Reviewed 6 days ago

We recently ate lunch here on our way into Greenville, SC. The owners of this restaurant are entertaining and friendly. All the staff we encountered were efficient and friendly. The food was great and the building is a historic gem. The Swamp Rabbit trail runs...More

Thank Toby H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. Our server Rhonda made our dining experience here an even more pleasant visit with her touch of the south wit and charm.

1  Thank columbia1985
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Rhonda says "Thank you, and come again soon!"

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for an early Saturday lunch. I ordered the daily special, which was spinach, mushroom, and Swiss quiche with a side. It was a little bland but wasn’t bad. My side was potato salad, which I would definitely recommend. My husband had the bbq...More

1  Thank caitlin f
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Located on Highway 25 in Travelers Rest SC. Was a hardware store but the two sisters have turned it into a great lunch cafe located on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Food specials change and is served on a screened porch or inside. Along with the...More

2  Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I love the delicious lunches and farm to table approach of the Cafe at Williams Hardware found north of Greenville, SC. One of my favorite menu items is the pecan encrusted chicken salad. I appreciate how the cafe uses fresh and local produce from area...More

2  Thank sherrys2018
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Williams Hardware is one of the original restaurants in Travelers Rest. Besides welcoming you with a quaint gift shop, you will have a wonderful menu of homemade offerings - especially good for lunch with a favorite friend.

1  Thank Carolyn P
Reviewed 4 March 2018

we hoped for more. The people are warm and friendly, the prices high for what you get, not impressed, we will not go back. TR needs a good breakfast place, open daily.

1  Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Nice lunch spot and I love the gift shop for a good collection of local gifts. My 99 year old mother-in-law also loves it.

1  Thank KathleenA57
Reviewed 8 February 2018

After friends had recommended it, we stopped here for lunch on our first trip to Greenville. The atmosphere was warm and the quesadillas were out of this world. The staff was simply awesome. We made sure to stop in again on our next trip to...More

Thank CoolieJ
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9 October 2017|
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Response from Nancy M | Property representative |
The sandwiches run from $6 to $9. Those come with chips and pickle. The specials run around $11 or $12 and those come with the sandwich, chips and a side. If you willl call and give us a email or fax we can send you a... More
15 June 2016|
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Response from Nancy M | Property representative |
Yes, you may order a side.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1809
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Travelers Rest
  • Phone Number: +1 864-834-7888
  • E-mail
We offer folks a place to stop in off the Swamp Rabbit Trail, visit with old friends, have a bite to eat, and enjoy an old-fashioned sense of community. The sisters also invite you to browse through the gift shop that features unique food items and other products made right here in South Carolina.
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