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Sassafras Southern Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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103 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2799
+1 864-235-5670
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Salem, South Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I were attending a live musical at the Peace Center in Greenville, SC. We decided to dine before the show & we have been to most of the restaurants on Main St in Greenville, SC, but have never tried Sassafras Southern Bistro. I love shrimp & grits & the best I've enjoyed were in Charleston, SC. Well,... More 

Thank John L
Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last night was our third visit to this restaurant and it never fails to impress. The food was tasty and well presented, our server was attentive without being intrusive, and the brick walls, paintings and lighting give the place a real warmth.

Thank N117J
Greenville, Sc
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived with a reservation they seated us in a long narrow room in the back of the restaurant. This room has no sound dampening. A few minutes after we got our drinks a very large party was seated next to us. The noise was so bad we could not hear each other. The manager reseated us in another... More 

Thank Bob H
Commerce, Georgia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Greenville for a birthday weekend and had dinner at Sassafras. There were six of us and we each ordered something different. Every entree was excellent. Several of us had ordered appetizers. Which were just as good. The service was good. Our waitress was able to make recommendations for wine pairings. We will definitely visit again!

Thank Debbie H
Charleston, South Carolina
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a fabulous meal at Sassafras - expert service, perfectly prepared Salmon with lump crab cake and the creamiest Southern-style grits I've had - and I'm Southern born and bred! Will definitely return!

Thank lisamhe2016
Detroit, Michigan
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long traveling day, it was nice to sit in a lovely restaurant (a bit dark to read the menu, but well worth it!). The food could have been a little hotter (as someone else has noted), but it was very delicious and the price was fantastic! Very nice serving staff (sorry, forgot his name for 17-Jan-17), but he... More 

Thank ClanYoung
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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230 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I always look forward to having dinner at Sassafras. The week of Christmas we visited for dinner. The staff is always very accommodating. I ordered the spicy pork for appetizer. This is my favorite. Just spicy enough but not overwhelming. We also ended up sharing the meatloaf with potatoes and salads. The small salads are about the size of a... More 

Thank Ben4UND
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I grabbed food to go from here so I cannot comment on the service but the food was excellent. We will definitely dine in next time we visit.

Thank bgsg2013
Easley, South Carolina
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752 reviews
576 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 917 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Dined here over the Thanksgiving weekend on a Friday night. Seated right away (reservation had been made). Our party of 4 was greeted by a most friendly server. An order of sweet potato fries was placed. These came out fresh and hot. My wife ordered her go-to when dining out at nicer establishments - salmon. I ordered a beef dish... More 

Thank abcjjl
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77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Recommended by a local. Waited for our group at the bar. Enjoyed a local Sassafras brew on tap and was very good. Saw someone eating the fried chicken and WOW what a portion and it looked & smelled awesome. When seated, asked about the chicken and was stated "best on the menu". It did not disappoint! Came w Mac& cheese... 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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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 29601-2799
  • 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?