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Sassafras Southern Bistro, Greenville, SC

Sassafras Southern Bistro

4.9
4.9
2132 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Located in the heart of downtown Greenville, South Carolina, Sassafras Southern Bistro serves an eclectic menu of American cuisine with a truly Southern influence. Menu items include steak, fresh seafood, salads, and amazing desserts. Sassafras Southern Bistro has a full bar featuring local beers on tap and an extensive wine selection both by the glass and by the bottle.



Start out your meal at Sassafras Southern Bistro with one of their amazing appetizers like the spicy pork tenderloin or the famous blue crab and pepper-jack nachos. Choose from entrees like the raved about shrimp and grits or the filet with house made pimento. Some vegetarian and gluten free options are available upon request.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (864) 235-5670

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Greenville

  • Cross street

    North St.

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the Richardson Street parking garage that is conveniently located just a few steps away and is free to park on the weekends!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,132 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Carolina

    Best Overall

  • South Carolina

    Best Service

  • South Carolina

    Best Value

  • South Carolina

    Southern

  • Greenville

    Best Overall

  • Greenville

    Best Food

  • Greenville

    Best Service

  • Greenville

    Best Ambiance

  • Greenville

    Best Value

  • Greenville

    Outdoor Dining

  • Greenville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Greenville

    Most Booked

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  1. P

    Potter

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. One of our favorite spots. Kyle was Excellent!
  2. RS

    RandyS

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Judy was a wonderful waitress. Very friendly and accommodating.
  3. GV

    GVLresident

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food. One of our favorite restaurants in Greenville.
  4. B

    2Boilers

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Kyle, was professional, personable and efficient. Menu is broad in options. Food was delivered timely and was very tasty.
  5. EG

    EarlG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate your special occasion or just meet up with friends. Food was excellent. Seafood Trio and Scallop w/ Rissoto were terrific. Service, over the top. Definitely will make a return visit.
  6. B

    Betty

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Restaurant was good people were help Food was good
  7. J

    Joanna

    Western NC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sassafras is one of the all time great restaurants in Greenville and so reasonably priced. We had Wedge salads, their trout speciality, which was fabulous, and great key lime pie for dessert. Service was excellent They aim to please, and they do!
  8. MF

    MaryF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love the wide open walls, so you could eat inside, but feel like you are outside. Food was good. Nice place.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Wonderful staff. Food was pretty good but presentation could be better. The beef tips were a hit as well as the mahi.
  10. PM

    PatrickM

    Raleigh

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sassafras had been recommended to us by Greenville friends and it did not disappoint. We dined outdoors for dinner and enjoyed watching the lively street scene go by. Our server was prompt and attentive, answering our questions and making excellent suggestions. The fried green tomato/pimento cheese appetizer is a must, as well as beef in croute and pecan encrusted trout. Beignets a la mode were a surprising delight. In a time when restaurant prices have soared, Sassafras has remained fair and honest. We highly recommend this gem.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome 3rd anniversary dinner! They had our table ready with a happy anniversary card and let us know we would receive a complimentary dessert. Great ambiance for Wine Wednesday - busy yet food came out in great time! Steak nachos and fried green tomatoes appetizers were delicious. Beef tips entree and fried chicken entree were perfect. And peanut butter pie dessert was the best! Will be back!
  12. g

    ga292

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to go. Love the atmosphere. Food and service are always great.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome and service was excellent!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and loved the stuffed fried chicken. Will definitely be back!
  15. JA

    JohnA

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    My wife and I had a great dinner. The food is always excellent. I was a little turned off by the ambiance this time--seems like it's become much more casual and louder. People were walking in with shorts, shirts and tennis shoes which is kind of a turn off. That's disappointing if you want to have a quiet or romantic evening. But, otherwise it was great.
  16. SD

    SheilaD

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary. Great food. The server was above and beyond. The owner came to our table to see how everything was. Nice ambience. Doors were open to the patio. It was a very nice dinner! Thank you. My husband had the Rainbow Trout. He'd highly recommend.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was fantastic! Got the seafood trio. Service could have been a little better. But overall a great place to dine.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!!! Best filet we’ve ever eaten.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding and the drinks and food was top notch.
  20. CP

    ChrisP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, excellent and exceeds expectations! Thanks to Paul and his team!
  21. M

    Maryanna

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything delicious. We will be back.
  22. m

    marsteles

    Charleston

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great menu choices. All items we ordered were delicious and generous portions. Service was attentive and friendly for such a busy night. Mellon was knowledgeable and helpful with menu options. My only negative was the wine list was underwhelming.
  23. DB

    DavidB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Busy place and after having an app, salad plus a main course I understand why? Great food and eating at the bar was a special treat since our bartender, Hope, could not have been better!!
  24. P

    Patti31

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious! The portions are plenty for the price and service is always excellent. There is a very nice staff at this restaurant
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was wonderful! Our server, Kyle, went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of and our birthday celebration was top notch. We will be back!
  26. RC

    RC9999

    Houston

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitperson was superb!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome atmosphere,food,service and prices . Excellent time will return again.
  28. CJ

    CarolJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We ate outside which was nice.
  29. R

    Roxie

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time to eat at Sassafras, and we were more than pleased! We had friends visiting, and Sassafras was recommended by a local friend. All four of us were more than thrilled with the food, the friendliness of staff, and the ambience of the restaurant. Thank you, Sassafras! I think you are our new FAVORITE dining spot!!
  30. C

    Chip

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great overall experience the owner is on site and superb interaction with customers. Food was very good. Sarah the waitress was awesome and very attentive--the place was charming we'd highly recommend it
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect dinner experience for our anniversary! The manager/owner made sure our evening was awesome!
  32. P

    Potter

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. Everything was perfect.
  33. EH

    EricH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Went here last year and they had ran out of shrimp and grits. Finally got back to geeenville and was so excited to go here. So disappointed. Grits were so runny that you couldn’t eat this fish with a fork. Had great flavor, but grits were not grits. It was like eating Soup. Should have been so much better.
  34. L

    Laurel

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    LOVED Sassafras and we will be back. Great ambiance! We sat outside and loved it. Prices are very reasonable. The drinks were excellent as was nearly all food. Shrimp and Grits, Beef Tips and Fried Chicken were all very good. Only issue were the sides -- brussels were tough and mac-n-cheese was a bit dry. The risotto was very good. Peanut butter pie was also very good.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a great meal. Our sever was very attentive. Will definitely go back.
  36. G

    Grille

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal with an out of state friend. Open Table showed no available outdoor seats when I made resy, but Sassafras was very accommodating and gave us an outdoor table.
  37. JK

    JamKD

    Greensboro

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to dine. Great location. loved the decor of Sassafras. Service was good. We ordered 2 different dishes and the flavor was great. I recommend this restaurant.
  38. DW

    DavidW

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks. Premium service.
  39. BB

    BrentB

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    One of our go-to favorites, especially on half-price wine bottle nights (Wednesday). Superior food, service and overall experience. This team really knows how to do things right.
  40. M

    Molly

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First of all the waiter Dorian was friendly , menu knowledgable, and had great suggestions !! The appetizer of fried green tomatoes were the best I have ever had anywhere!! The filet mignon was so tender you could have cut it with a fork! And the beignets where excellent!!! The place was spotless , and has a nice decor!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sassafras Southern Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 2132 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Google Map for Sassafras Southern Bistro

103 N Main St #107, Greenville, SC 29601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North St.

  • Neighborhood

    Greenville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the Richardson Street parking garage that is conveniently located just a few steps away and is free to park on the weekends!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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