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Old 07-22-2014, 11:09 AM   #21
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The BEACON is nasty from top to bottom and the food is awful. 30 years go it was better.
It is all about the experience. I have been once. Maybe 5 years ago. I was amazed that dhec let them operate in that kitchen. It was disgusting. If what I could see was that bad how bad was what the customer couldn't
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Pig out and Limons is the right call. Nothing against Tupelo Honey but I try to avoid chains when I am traveling.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:06 PM   #23
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I second this post. Cribbs has great burgers. Wade's is a great home cooking joint…kid friendly and a Spartanburg hallmark.
I like Cribbs also but I was reading to see if anyone put down Wades. Good eatin there and cheaper.
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I like Cribbs also but I was reading to see if anyone put down Wades. Good eatin there and cheaper.
Wades was much better 20 years ago. Most everything now is frozen and tastes like it came through a distribution center. Notice all the refrigerated container trucks in the parking lot now. If you like CRIBBS, check out Willy Tacos on east main. Same owners but this one is tex mex style. Very good tacos and very affordable. Cool place too.
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Would recommend reservations for any of the nicer dinner places (limones, curate, Zambra, Storm, Bandidos are some of my favorites). If u go to tupelo def go to south location. It is kind of a tourist place, albeit a good one.


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Old 07-24-2014, 09:33 AM   #26
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Another vote for Tupelo Honey.

If you like German food, there's a place about 15 minutes from Biltmore, Black Forest (if I remember correctly), good place to go.

Zambra's is also good, but maybe not with a 2 year old.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:02 AM   #27
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I also want to try Tupelo Honey, but I always talk myself out of it when I am travelling bc there are like 8 of them. Menu looks great though.
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Went to Corner Kitchen this week while up there for work. Great recommendation! Excellent food and staff. They have a rotating menu, so not sure if it will be there for others, but the meat loaf did not disappoint! Had that with cheddar grits and awesome collards. Will go back again.
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Just wanted to say thanks for all the recommendations. We ended up hitting Panera on the way up and on the way back (quck and knew the kid would like it). We did go to White Duck Taco Shop for lunch and had a bunch of different tacos. The wife's favorite was the mole duck taco which was really good. I liked the bulgogi taco. We then hit up Tupelo Honey Grill for dinner which was really good. I had nutty fried chicken (diced peanuts in the batter). Going to have to make the mashed sweet potatoes from there (have maple syrup in them....with my parents living in Vermont and constantly bringing down maple syrup, I have no idea why this didn't occur to me sooner). The wife was still full from lunch so she had a veggie plate which was good. We hit CinnTom(I think that's the name of it) custard shop which was right near Tupelo Honey and ate butter brickle outside on the deck. The weather at that point had cooled off and was pretty perfect.

Plus we made it to the semifinals before loosing to the Asheville Men's Lacrosse Club. Those chodes flopped so much they must've watched the World Cup in slo-mo.

At any rate, thanks for all the tips. Looking forward to hitting yall up for Greenville suggestions, since we've got a tourny up there near the end of August.
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Obviously I'm late to this party.....but want to put in my two cents. 100% agree on Ike's --- it's the best burger in the upstate hands down. Beacon is awful. I would also recommend for dinner, the Caro-Mi just outside of Tryon. You'll need a reservation, not really that pricey but it is popular. This is country dinner with the sides served family style (pass around the table).
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I'm too late as well, but The Peddler in downtown Spartanburg is a great steak house. They bring the meat out to your table and you can tell them how thick you want it cut.
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I love The Beacons double chili cheese with sliced onion and tomato ..
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