Sunday lunch/brunch between Greenville and Atlanta
Hi, I'm meeting my mother-in-law for lunch Sunday...she's coming from north Atlanta, I'll be driving down from Greenville. I was hoping we could meet somewhere in or near Anderson, but I have no idea what's good and/or open. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Not many choices. Your best bets probably are either of the following.
Seasons by the Lake, Madren Conference Center, Clemson University, http://www.clemson.edu/madren/toc/madren/dining.htm
Tucker’s Restaurant & Bar, 3501 Clemson Blvd., Anderson, (864) 226-5474, http://www.tuckersofanderson.com/
Another possibility might be:
Jack’s New Orleans Bistro, 502 North Main Street, Anderson, (864) 231-1041, www.jaxneworleansbistro.com
I've never eaten at any of these places. Seasons by the Lake is very highly rated, and the reviews of Tucker's that I've read have been very good.
I should point out that the mid-point between Greenville and Atlanta is somewhere around Commerce, GA, which would put you within striking distance of Athens, where I know there are many good Sunday brunch locations. Look into the Five and Ten in Athens (www.fiveandten.com/contact.html), Last Resort Grill (www.lastresortgrill.com) in Athens or Maison Bleu Restaurant (www.maison-bleu.com/) in nearby Watkinsville, all of which are known for their Sunday brunches. The Athens area also is a lovely place to visit. If you haven't been there, you owe it to yourself to visit.
Let us know how you make out.
P.S. If your mother-in-law comes back to visit again, take her to the former Farmer's Hall Restaurant on the historic town square in Pendleton, which is undergoing renovation and will be reopening in early June as "1826 On the Green at Farmer’s Hall." See:
The sushi place is called Nami, and I've heard it's good too. It's only open for dinner Tues - Sat.
The closest place to Anderson that I know is good is Liberty Hall Inn, in Pendleton. I know Clemson professors that eat lunch there all the time. Not sure if their cafe's open on Sunday, though I'd assume it is considering it's a B&B.