Welcome to Clemson!
Clemson, SC is obviously best known for Clemson University, one of the oldest public institutions in the country. A pretty typical college town, Clemson University serves as the cultural hub of the city.
But the downtown area is also loaded with shops, bars, restaurants, and much more.
Come hungry, as Clemson boasts a wide variety of restaurants fit to satisfy even the pickiest eater in your group.
Here are a few of our favorites...
Casual on-campus eating with a great brunch, bar, and delicious eats
Fantastic breakfast spot serving classic diner fare for the masses
405 College Ave. ♦ Hours: 7 AM-3 PM ♦ (864) 653-9532
Sunnyside Cafe is one of the best breakfast and lunch spots in town. Self-described as "Farmhouse Chic" SunnySide offers a wide-variety of fresh, diverse, and locally inspired options.
They offer breakfast and lunch all day (until 3 PM) in a casual and warm environment - get an early start Saturday and stop by for a great meal before a day of festivities!
Formal, brick-lined parlor offering old-fashioned American steak, seafood, poultry & meat dishes.
103 Clemson St. ♦ Hours: 5 PM-9:30 PM ♦ (864) 654-7490
Calhoun Corners offers some of the best meat, pasta, and fish dishes in town.
An upscale and traditional restaurant, Calhoun Corners has excellent service, fine dining, and an extensive beer, wine, and cocktail list.
Come relax, enjoy a great meal, and catch up with friends in this eloquently decorated, comfortable space.
FROM THE FANS: "Had my graduation dinner and many dinners before football games here. Awesome food, drinks, and service!"
Offers pizza, pasta, sandwiches & a full bar in addition to Asian-influenced surf & turf.
405 College Ave. ♦ Hours: 4:30-10 PM ♦ (864) 653-3354
Blue Heron is dedicated to serving its customers the freshest and highest quality food possible. Known for having possibly the best steak and seafood in the region, the Blue Heron restaurant also has the longest standing sushi bar in the area.
Stop by for a meal featuring organic food, quality dishes, and cold drinks. It's one of the finest meals you can get at Clemson.
FROM THE FANS: "Loved this place while attending Clemson and still love it when we get a chance to come up for games. Servers, ownership- full package! It's fantastic!"
105 Exchange St. ♦ Hours: 11:30 AM-2 PM, 5-9 PM ♦ (864) 646-5500
Located in historic Farmer's Hall on Pendleton's Village Green, 1826 Bistro brings fine dining, creativity, and culture to its adjacent community. Its beautiful and intricate interior spills out to a red brick patio that overlooks a grassy park and the bustling downtown area.
Its menu offers delicious proteins and plates, like the pasta of the day, black pepper & sake marinated scallops, and the 1826 Crab Cake.
1826 Bistro is one of the finest establishments around Clemson, and you can stop by for either lunch or dinner.
Who Wants Pizza?
Homemade pasta, plus mix-&-match options, are found at this buzzy spot with vintage Italian posters.
360 College Ave. ♦ Hours: 11 AM-10 PM ♦ (864) 653-3800
I cheated a little bit by putting this restaurant in the pizza section... but it's too good to omit.
Brioso's menu offers much more than just pizza, and while their pizza is really good, so is everything else on their menu - paninis, pastas, flatbreads, and much more.
On top of that, they offer catering packages for parties, tailgates, etc. So if you don't feel like going out, invite some friends over to your house and have Brioso's catered in!
Quaint family pizza parlor with artisan red and white pies, along with other classic pasta dishes
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