Stax Grill
Stax Grill

Stax Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.staxs.com/
  • Phone: 8642885546
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Cornelius Cureton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering a specialty with offsite venues and parties handled with the utmost professional care. Delicious, consistent and on time.
  • Private Party Facilities: Beautifully appointed room that will accommodate from 10 to 50 guests. All audio visual aids available upon request.
  • Private Party Contact: Tracey Downey 8642885546
  • Entertainment: Sunday brunch a favorite with local pianist's to entertain you with songs from the past and present.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Haywood Rd.
  • Public Transit: Located in the heart of Uptown Greenville with all major transportation available.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Easy free access with front door parking.
A word from Stax Grill
Stax's Seafood Grill is one of the fine restaurants owned by Greenville's Stathakis family, known for their consistently delicious quality food and great service. The Grill offers a casual dining atmosphere and a menu featuring aged US Top Choice Beef and whole fresh fish from around the country. Whether you come for lunch with friends or business associates, or for dinner with family, owner Chris Stathakis will make sure you have a great meal and a good time!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Stax Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (11)neighborhood gem (11)great for lunch (7)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (5)notable wine list (4)romantic (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Many Years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I have been patronizing Stax for many years. The food has dropped in quality. It is without much pizazz or style. It is bland food at high prices. When you pay $26 for a rib eye it should be pretty good. NOT so much my last visit. Was thin, over cooked and an odd color. None of the other food was that good. They need to improve the food so that price & value are in line.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always A Favorite
    John
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Stax Grill is one of our favorite places to eat! We love the wonderful service that we receive there! The food is always great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food was great. Service was lacking due to our server waiting on too many tables. We were not given the attention expected considering the overall cost of the meal. We were seated for just over 30 minutes before our server explained the daily specials and then came back even later to take our order. Once food was prepared, it appeared to have been seating on the counter for some time. It was warm but not as hot as expected again from your establishment due to the service attention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service counts!
    Woody
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    When the server (Stacie) corrects a mistake in my order, that's goodness! Throughout, excellent service! Great food, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    JM128
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The lemon chicken orzo soup is to die for. The menu says it is traditional to think of it as medicinal and I truly think this soup would cure whatever ails you. The beef tips over pasta had a good flavor, but some of the beef was a little tough. The Tres Leches cake was excellent as always. Service that night was a little choppy as our waitperson had a large group as well as several individual tables to tend to. All in all, still one of my favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    Sippy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I treated my Mother to her Birthday dinner at Stax. Great food, server and atmosphere, clean and personable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alright, Not Outstanding
    pgrl48VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The service was outstanding, had nice wine choice, but the food was just so-so. Fried trout was "wet" and the stuffed chicken was overcooked with just a tiny bit of cheese in the stuffing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ribs at a Seafood Restaurant?
    CasualDiner
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I guess we were just in the mood for ribs, so both my wife and I ordered the Memphis-style. They were pretty good, but we probably didn't give Stax the opportunity to show their strength. Next time we'll try fish.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always
    carlosVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food and service was excellent as any time we go dinner there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner, made special.
    Tanya
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were joined by friends from out of state, for my birthday dinner. Service great,delicious meal. Good value for the price. It is so nice that they include a salad with the entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    GonzoDiner
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Stax Grill has been in this location for a long time and this was the first time we tried it. We were very pleased with the interior update and the food was great as well as the service. We really enjoyed the experience and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service was superb
    Stan
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    It was my wife's birthday and they made it special for her.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed, sorry!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Sunday we took our family there for my mom's 90th birthday. Her chicken was raw on the underside. I had the same order which was cooked throughout, but I was disappointed that the food wasn't as tasty as it has been in the past. We haven't gone to Stax Grill for several years. Maybe they have changed chefs. The server was very apologetic. The kitchen sent out a new plate of food for my mother and the manager said her meal was on the house.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whit
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Enjoyable and good food. We would and will return too try different dishes. the triple chocolate cake was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 192 reviews are from the Stax Grill reviews archive.
  • Anniversary dinner
    mmzero
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The Grill is still the same as it's always been, although at 7:30 on a Friday night, I'd have expected it to be more crowded. Maybe a quarter of the tables were occupied when we arrived. For some inexplicable reason, the host chose to seat us right next to the kitchen and commented that it was the best table in the house. I guess if you want to watch the comings and goings in the exposed kitchen, but it was our anniversary and I wanted to share a quiet meal with my wife. The food, as always was wonderful, although my scallop dish was a bit skimpy. Wife's Greek trio, however, more than made up for it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My final visit to Stax Grill
    NeverToReturnPatron
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Terrible - we sat down, wait staff arranging tables around us. Bartender calling out liquors he needed to restock the bar. Had to watch and listen to cooks break down all pots and pans. Watched cook scrape last of white rice from pan and place on my plate. Our water glasses were refilled with Sprite. Food had been reheated under a lamp. Quickly choked down meal and left, saying goodnight to several of the wait staff sitting at the bar having a drink! I have worked in food industry before. It was always expressed to the staff how important it was to make the last customer of the day feel just as important as the first one. Never make a customer feel rushed to leave. Never break down anything until last customer leaves! Will not return here!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay...
    Stan
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    First, let me say that the people I was with enjoyed their food. Only good things to say about the fish and steak. Unfortunatly, I chose the Jambalya. Rice was undercooked and my food was lukewarm. I should have ordered the steak. Lesson learned.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great and not so great!
    Kat2427VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    My husband and I dined at Stax for Sunday lunch. My husband had the 1/2 rack of lamb and it was superb, tender, great taste, and juicy. The fish I wanted to order was farmed so I had to order meat instead. I just can't believe a restaurant that is Stax Seafood Grill would served farmed seafood. I still gave it 4 stars because the lamb was terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Relaxed evening out.
    Gizmo1
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Food was tasty but cold. I sent mine back and it was much better but all could have and should sent theirs back also. The scallops were excellent.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First and last
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Really was looking forward to the evening at Stax. Never had such a horrible experience. Reservation at 6:45pm. Was seated promptly. Receive our drinks and salads fast. Did not get main course until a little after 8 pm. People around us started leaving from their table because they couldn't wait any longer. I should have left myself. Then the waitress had a nerve to say that Saturdays night is not a good night to come. Omg. I was so out done with this statement. Never again. The steak was under cook. I dare give it back. Then it took the longest to get receipt .
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We read that the restaurant had been remodeled so thought we would try it again after three years last visit. We waited one and one half hours to be served the main course. We had a reservation since it was for a birthday outing. The waiters failed to even serve us the bread that is standard, we only had our beverages coffee and water refilled for this long time. We do not plan to return, as the ambience is poor- very high noise level all over, irritating background music. It is a shame because our food was above average, when we were finally served.
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  • something's changed
    johnny1
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    It's been a longtime tradition to get together with friends that we haven't seen for a while to enjoy the prime rib at stax. This will probably be the last time we do this. We waited over an hour for our food. Kept getting apologies from the waitress. When it came time for her to figure out the bill, two of the women at the table had to figure out how to apply a groupon we had because the waitress could not deal with it. She definitely looked overworked and not capable of dealing with a stressful evening. At one point I had to pull up a chair from another table in order to carry on a conversation with a friend of mine who was only one person away from me because of the noise level.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great
    LTaylor
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This is one of the few good restaurants that we can always agree is consistently high quality standards in their food and service. For the quality of the meal the value is good, and they offer opportunities for coupon discounts if you watch for them.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday delight
    Volman
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Took my oldest daughter out for a birthday lunch. We were warmly greeted and seated promptly. Our waiter was attentive , knew the menu and made sure we had everything we needed. The owner came over to check on us. The food was tasty and well presented. A positive and personable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Everything was great except both people who had steak commented that it was very dry. Other food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Catfish
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Have been to Stax Grill many times and almost always enjoy the meal. Have had the crispy whole flounder many times as well. This time it was bland and a bit dry. The rasberry sauce was not as tasty as the traditional sauce. Otherwise, the service was superb and the atmosphere comfortable and quiet.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stax Seafood Grill Experience
    Random
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Excellent food with very good service. I had seafood and my companion had pasta. Both of us had wine by the glass and the wine selection was quite good. Price was reasonable for the quality of the food and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need More Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Fantastic service and fantastic food, just wish there was a little more of it... The blackened scallop plate was great but you only get 4 scallops and a side for $33.... would like to have had a couple more scallops.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Captcaterpillar
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Four couples met for a birthday celebration. The area was quiet enough so we could hear the conversation. Our waitress was efficient an gracious. We love the selection that meets any flavor. This is one of our favorite places for a special event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    carlosVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We were greatly satisfied with the food and the service we received. We'll come back for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    MisterMangiareVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    We love going to STAX GRILL as usually you're greeted by the owner, Chris Stathakis, and made to fell like you're special for being there. The food is always excellent. The chefs cook out in the open so it's fun to watch them working their magic! I had mahi-mahi grilled...delicious. Wife had the Greek Combo of chicken kabob and ribs...wonderful and enough left over for another meal! Great place to dine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I brought my girlfriend here for dinner, and we each got the ribeye steak cut with a bottle of malbec. The service was good with the server a little hard to understand because he seemed in a rush, but overall the food and experience was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this restaurant!
    Robinson
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We are always pleased with our experience at Stax Grill. They have the best wait staff and chefs! We were a little disappointed this time because 2 items that my wife ordered were not available. It was Valentine's Day and we did have a late reservation but we felt that the restaurant should have been prepared to be busy and have enough to serve their customers. The items were calamari and cheese grits. However, this is our only complaint over the past several years of otherwise great dining experiences.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food as Always
    amgriffith
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Stax always has great food. We love going to eat Stax grill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Burnt Valentines Dinner
    Sweatman
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Took my pregnant wife there for valentine's day. We ordered our Filet's well done. Even agreed to having them butterflied to make it easier on the chef.....what we got were two burnt pieces of meat. Not impressed at all. The cook wasn't able to get well done without giving the meat a charred finish. They did seat us in a nice area but the waitress had too many tables, but that is expected on such a busy night. The wait was little to none, which was nice as well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special night out
    Randy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went here to celebrate Valentines and got caught in traffic for 20 minutes and they held our reservation on a very busy night. Food and service was excellent and they impressed my wife. Now this is one of favorites. We will be going back"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Experience
    JM128
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    We recently discovered Stax and will return again and again. The tres leches cake is fabulous, as is the service. Ambiance is quiet and elegant. We love the place. All the dishes areade with the best ingredients and ate well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable...
    Foodie1VIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Seafood specials are quite good. I had the whole flounder which was fresh and tasty. The salmon was "perfectly" cooked, tasty and much enjoyed by my wife. She would have preferred roasted vegetables and found those served excessively buttered. Service.was efficiently attentive. Decor is "clubby". Perfect setting for a sit-down meal near the mall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cold food/raw
    Jonathan
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Had cold food and some of it was raw. Stay away!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Chicken Kabob
    SimpsonvilleGal
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We went to Stax Grill for the first time. Nice ambience. The chicken kabob was perfectly cooked and very tasty. The Greek potatoes were very good, too! Lots of seafood on the menu, along with steaks -- a nice variety.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.