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Cafe at Williams Hardware

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13 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1809
+1 864-834-7888
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11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family has eaten here a few times and has always enjoyed our meals. This time I had the everything grits. Delicious! It is cheese grits, with ham, sausage, and peppers. I have a 2 year old and he was perfectly at home here and has eaten three different meals when we have visited. Dog friendly porch as well! Right... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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566 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a chilly Monday around noon and we were one of many cars filling up the parking lot. I thought the shop was cute and the ordering process was very simple. Counter service and clear signage everywhere directing you to go inside to order. The prices are a little higher than I expected, but my Rueben was delicious and... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Before you read another word, make a decision to go somewhere else. The hostess (owner?) was horrendously rude. We arrived 5 min after 11am and asked if they were still serving breakfast. Rather than politely saying no, she proceeded to tell us rudely, 'It's a hard stop at 11'. When we responded we didn't know it was 11 she told... More 

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Thank o2see
Joyce M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this review

You know what? You are correct! I disappointed you on several levels and for that I am sorry. My words caused you to leave and you were still hungry. My words caused you to leave and you were angry with me. My words caused you to leave and you did not have the opportunity to enjoy each others fellowship over... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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398 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We was peeling the Swamp Rabbit Trail and ended up at the Williams Hardware Store. It's great stop that comes highly recommend. Today we tried the quiche and we where not disappointed!

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Thank Travelalot724
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this review

Why thank you ever so much! Come again! More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Cute building, cute area, good food. It was busy at lunch on a Saturday and noisy but that is due to the size.

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Thank Claire W
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review! Come again! More 

United States
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429 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I think there were once three hardware stores downtown, but when Walmart moved in, they all died. This space, Williams Hardware, is now split in two: half the space is a nice little shop with great gift items. The other half is the cafe. Friendly greeters and servers (one is a Angela Lansbury doppleganger). They won $50,000 in a recipe... More 

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1 Thank HomoQuiScitOmnia
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. Come see us again soon! More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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434 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A couple of us evacuees from Hurricane Matthew were waiting out the storm in Greenville, less than ten miles away, so we were compelled to skip the Greenville scene for lunch and drive up to our old haunt at Williams. What a place. I'd give them an extra half dot if Tripadvisor let me do that. We ordered simple fare,... More 

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Nancy M, Manager at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this review

Hope you found everything in order when you got home! Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. Come see us again soon! More 

Bryan, Texas
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166 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great place. Large screened porch to eat on. Plus large open deck. Over looks the bike trail and lovely area. The food was much more than expected. High end quality. Award winning biscuits. Friendly staff. Ole home feel. Nice place and a wonderful surprise. A must see place.

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Thank Yraveler
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! You should have been here today on that porch. Perfection! Come see us again! More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch on Sunday. The menu is very limited with a few salads and sandwiches. There is a black bean burger on the menu but no real burgers. I got the salad trio plate with broccoli salad, potato salad and scoop of blue cheese apple slaw.The green salad was just a mix of prepackaged greens with... More 

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Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and we hope you'll come to see us again. We have people say the menu is too small, too big, too light, too heavy so we just do what we are comfortable doing. You mentioned that Travelers Rest in overpriced. I will tell you what my father always used to say. "Just because it is... More 

Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Once you get past the distraction of the charming selection of merchandise in the shop, you can relax and settle into a cozy, enjoyable meal of well rendered versions of the dishes offered. The staff is invariably warm and welcoming and the food always leaves me happy. The place has a unique personality that quite frankly is a treat. I... More 

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Thank OAFB
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this review

Thank you, O so much for the kind review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1809
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Travelers Rest
  • Phone Number: +1 864-834-7888
Description
We offer folks a place to stop in off the Swamp Rabbit Trail, visit with old friends, have a bite to eat, and enjoy an old-fashioned sense of community. The sisters also invite you to browse through the gift shop that features unique food items and other products made right here in South Carolina.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?