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Jan 2, 2010 07:18 PM

Greenville/Greer - Help me find a fun lunch!

So I'm here in Greenville for a while staying with my parents who live off Boiling Springs Rd. in Greer. I got out on my own for a bit today and decided to stop for a quick lunch and randomly went to Monterey Mexican near that crazy a$$ road Whole Foods is on. Anyway, worst lunch of my life - literally couldn't eat it and I'm really not that much of a food snob. I had originally wanted to try out the hot dog place on Pelham, but it was closed. order to avoid other such disasters, I would love to have some tips on where to grab a bite on this side of town. I like all kinds of foods. I've been to the Pho place near Heywood Mall which boasts "no MSG" and it was fine but not really worth a trip back. They try to make up for the lack of msg with more salt. It's really not bad, but I'd probably prefer the dash of msg instead. I'm open to just about anything I can't make at home.

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  1. Adams Bistro on Pelham Road is great, so is Corporate Deli nearby

    1. TWO CHEF 2 GO is close. You will never go wrong with them. At Pelham an Hwy14.

      Two Chefs To Go
      8590 Pelham Rd Ste 29, Greenville, SC 29615

      1. Thanks, ya'll. Does anyone know of anything less sandwich-y maybe some ethnic food?

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        1. re: suse

          Doc Chey, regional pan-asian chain next door to WF. Pizza at WF.

          1. re: danna

            I just heard a nasty rumor that Doc Chey's closed last week. Supposedly, they're only keeping the original location in Atlanta and the one in Asheville. And no one answered the phone when I just called. I hope they're not gone for good!

            1. re: buckeye.mary

              i stopped by there on Dec 28 and the sign on the door said "closed for improvements" (something to that effect) and re-opening on the 4th (I think...or maybe it said 14th)

              That would totally suck if they give it up. g'ville has so few choices. My cousin and I wound up at PF Chang (selected after Doc Chey was closed by her 11 year old) and it was dismal.

          2. re: suse


            Bangkok Thai Cuisine (Pelham Road, near now closed Peak Fitness) is very good.
            Saffron Indian Cuisine (Near intersection of Woodruff/Garlington/Miller Rds) best indian in town
            Pita House (Pleasantburg) great lebanese, inexpensive, cash only.

            1. re: suse

              Saigon Fast Food on Pleasantburg Dr. for Vietnamese - I could really go for a giant bowl of their pho with this cold snap we're having.

              1. re: buckeye.mary

                I second that one, and also the Pho place on Wade Hampton (hwy 29) near Bob Jones...I'm not positive about the name...might be Pho 2000 or something like that.

                Although I suppose we are now a bit far afield for the OP.

                1. re: danna

                  Just got back from a late lunch at Pho 99 on Wade Hampton. It was excellent. Thank you so much for the recommendation.

            2. I met a guy at Pho 99 who told me of a Mexican place across the street from the Brunswick Bowl on Wade Hampton Blvd, where the menu is in Spanish only and where they apparently serve a nice mole in the evenings. Has anyone tried this place?

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              1. re: suse

                I think that's Las Meras Tortas' 2nd location. (Their other one is on White Horse Rd.) I've only eaten there for lunch, but it's really great. Probably the best Mexican food you can get around here. Now I'll have to see if the White Horse Rd. location serves dinner too!

                1. re: buckeye.mary

                  I don't know where Brunswick Bowl is, but if that's las Mersas Tortas, then I think it's pretty good. But there are English translations to everything there.

                  Ditto Mary on best Mex food around.

                  Suse, i'm thrilled you like my Pho rec. What did you order? I've been meaning to branch out and get something besides pho.

                  1. re: danna

                    They have mole sauce? I must have missed that, but the food is very good.

                    BTW, Danna, apparantly Doc Chey's is closed for good.

                    1. re: McPhee

                      no, and that makes me think suse may be speaking of somewhere else.

                      Doc Chey: seriously? eff.

                      1. re: danna

                        That's a bummer. I loved their massaman curry. And Lemongrass's won't cut it - they put pineapple in theirs. I always think I'm biting into a potato and then get an unpleasant surprise.

                        Any good substitutes for the kind of menu Doc Chey's had?

                    2. re: danna

                      I got the pho tai, which is a major comfort food for me. THe other stuff looked really good, but it's hard for me to order anything but pho. My dad and brother went there today, had the same and brought me home some fresh spring rolls, which were delicious, too. They loved it, too. Thanks, again.

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