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Nov 30, 2010 04:51 AM

Lunch in Greenville SC

We will be in Greenville on Friday and are looking for a good casual spot for lunch. Thanks in advance

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  1. Blue Ridge serves a good blue plate lunch Monday/Friday with meatloaf, chicken or chicken fried steak along with good sandwiches and burgers. If you want a super fine hamburger go to Northgate Soda Shop.

    Blue Ridge Brewing Co. @ 217 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 864 - 232 - 4677.
    Northgate Soda Shop @ 918 North Main St., Greenville, SC 864 - 235 - 6770.

      1. re: danna

        Coming from Asheville to shop at Whole Foods and Burlington Coat Factory. This will be our first visit to Greenville and therefore not familiar with the area.

        1. re: dlgc

          Whole foods has the best pizza in G'ville, IMO. They even have a little bar-top eating area right around the pizza oven where you can get a glass of wine as well. From WF, you would go down Woodruff Rd. to hit Laurens Rd. , take a right and be at Burlington. From there, you are not too far from the ever-popular Pita House on Pleasantburg.

          Or if you had any interest in going downtown, just stay on Laurens (the same direction you were headed) until you hit 385 right downtown. I recommend Sushi Koji if you don't mind dropping some coin for lunch. Sushi is about the only food that G'ville has superior to Asheville, IMO. Or in the West End, there's Chicora Alley, a Carribbean-ish bar. If you've never been to G'ville, you might as well check out downtown, particularly the suspension bridge over Reedy Falls. it's the best part of town.

          Pita House
          495B S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC 29607

          Chicora Alley
          608 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601

          1. re: danna

            Danna, What are the best Sushi places in Greenville? (We go frequently as my daughter and son in-law live in Simpsonville.)

            1. re: danna

              Danna, I could be wrong, but I think that since WF now has their Sunday sales permit they no longer offer wine at the pizza area.

              I think Two Guys in Simpsonville has the best pizza in town, if you don't mind aboslutely zero atmosphere.

              1. re: McPhee

                Really? how come? I swear I don't understand the booze permit rules in this state (county?) I'm still irritated they don't do wine tastings any more. I learned alot from those in house tastings.

                Jeff, I think the fish is best at Sushi Koji, although I am very fond of the chef named Julia at Murasake who creates beautiful off-the-menu things for my husband and me. But I'm not sure you'd do as well if you don't get personnal attention from Julia. For that matter, I find that if you order a "lunch special" at koji, you won't get nearly as good fish as if you order individual nigiri or sashimi. It will seriously cost your ass ($25 very light lunch), but they have some awesome white tuna and uni and pretty good toro.

                1. re: danna

                  Sushi Koji it is, then, but probably for dinner. Thank you much.

                  1. re: Jeff C.

                    I'll second Sushi Koji for best sushi..real authentic and they have an all you can eat special in the evenings sometimes. Wasabi isnt bad either.

                    Blue Ridge brewing has a great spinach salad with fried goat cheese

                    Sciortiono's has great pizza and sit down italian..I could eat endless baskets of the handmde garlic rolls they bring free. Run by nice family too.

                    Coffee underground was a neat place to read a book

                    Lemongrass had excellent Pad Thai and a fun fried banana wonton desert

                    Adams bistro is another diner..nothing special

                    Lieu's is a local copy of PF Changs..for better or worse the food clearly has al been put together on site. A good choice for American Chinese if you that what you want and you want to support local. Their cucumber sesame salad was simple and unique!!

                    Blue Ridge
                    84 Blue Ridge Cir, Black Mountain, NC 28711