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Sassafras Southern Bistro

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103 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2796
+1 864-235-5670
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The Bistro, which is a real stretch of the imagination looks inviting from the outside, but once you are in the door you are in a dark, run down entry with an outdated bar, and personnel who are a bit snippy (perhaps to emulate Parisians. But make no mistake, this not Paris, I sat down at the bar, which is... More 

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Thank M M
Greenville
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We have frequented Sassafras for YEARS. My husband loved the Crab Nachos. I love the Shrimp and Grits, the Fried Green Tomatoes, the Goat Cheese Salad...well, pretty much EVERYTHING.The wait staff is exceedingly knowledgeable about the menu, the specials, and more. The only problem I have it the noise level. There are no buffers for acoustics softening.On a busy night,... More 

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Thank Linda P
Central New York
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162 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We were welcomed and loved the menu. We had a wonderful server, Brett. When our food arrived, my husband loved his Sassafras chicken. My sirloin tips had a wonderful flavor but unfortunately I could only eat 1/4 of them. The meat was very chewy and grisly. I had to keep spitting them out into my napkin. We were in a... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 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 

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Thank GlobeWanders
NC
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

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Thank RedBear
Taylors, South Carolina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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.

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Thank Marsha S
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

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Thank lynxcatpro
Miami Beach, Florida
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119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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 

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Franklin, NC
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325 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
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!

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Thank CoachJTL
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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241 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?