Sassafras Southern Bistro

4.8
1660 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.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1660 people are saying
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Gogo
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and atmosphere were perfect for our anniversary dinner. We will definitely return to this fine restaurant.

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RitaK
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration-everything was wonderful and the service exceptional.

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ElaineM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat at a high top in the bar area. It was a casual atmosphere but not lacking for service. Our wait person was attentive, courteous and friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was well prepared and delicious. Judy, our wait staff was friendly and attentive. I lived the relaxed atmosphere. We all thoroughly enjoyed our dinner

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vipAH1970
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food but portions were a little small. Very pretty restaurant, great location, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! One of our favorites!

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RJKK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. This was our second time to dine at Sassafras Bistro and we will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attention to detail , well cared and prepared , excellent . Had the Mahi Topped with Lump Blue Crab. I left no trace "Superb" I will return for a try of something else , they take pride in their prep and service . Thumbs up !

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Cherri
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sassafras is definitely one of our favorite places to eat!! The food is excellent, the noise level is low (which is very helpful for me as I wear hearing aids and sometimes struggle with background noise), and the service is excellent. We love the location as well!!

KB
KristiB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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DannyW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding, service was great, only thing not a 5 star was table was stuffed up against the wall in corner next to a bigger table. Other than that it was a great meal.

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Skeliche
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready as reserved. Service was great and the food was delicious. The prices for food and drinks was very reasonable. Plus the owner was working hard and checked in on us multiple times. Overall a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was wonderful. Food, drinks, and service were all top notch!

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hungryformore
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone at our table enjoyed what they ordered and I'm pretty sure all of us were part of the clean plate club! Note that on Wednesdays, they have 1/2 off bottles of wine!

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Native
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sassafras did an excellent job from the moment we walked in until we walked out. The service was prompt and the server (Stephanie) took good care of us. The menu selection covers most anything you would want with a good wine list. Sassafras has become our primary downtown go to place.

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BenM
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and it was excellent. Mike, our server did a great jog and we enjoyed the wine half off Wednesday.

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Holidaycelebration
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The green fried tomato and pimento appetizer was delicious. Loved the spinach salad, because it had lots of flavor without a heavy dressing. Love the brick walls and environment. Definitely will be back.

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scsue
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were a bit disappointed in the food quality, but this was their first night post the holidays. A bit too much risotto compared to scallops and a bit missing in taste. This has been one of our top favorite restaurants in Greenville for taste, quality, and consistency so will give them another chance.

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LauraBMcMillan
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sassafrass was a wonderful experience. Very cool old building and the food was fantastic. Our server was absolutely precious too. It was a wonderful New Years' Eve dinner. I highly recommend the crab cakes.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sassafras never disappoints! Everything about it we loved!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We had multiple waiters checking on our table over the evening. The manager checked on our table and food as well. The food was excellent.

RK
RobertK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat!! Everything on the menu is excellent!!

JN
JonathanN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere, and hospitality! Thoroughly enjoyed it!

JM
JMarsh194
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and a great place to celebrate an occasion, like New Years Eve!

JC
vipJeanneC
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. We appreciated that they remembered our special occasion, too. We’ll be back.

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Sunil
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away, good food, and good service.

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice romantic dinner for two to celebrate our anniversary!

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Suzie
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! Consistently good and service is great. The scallops are delicious.

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FrankA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time with friends enjoying great food and overall a very pleasant experience! Highly recommend for any occasion! Food was fresh. We mostly had seafood meals and everyone raved. Service was genuine. We were allowed time to talk and enjoy company together without rushing to order. Dessert was to die for! Peanut Butter Pie….Wow! Manager came by and spent time with us. Looking forward to our next meal at Sassafras!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my husband’s birthday dinner and made reservations online in advance. We walked in and were immediately taken to a specially located table that had a Happy Birthday note on it. The service was exceptional… undoubtedly the best service we have had in a restaurant in years! I don’t remember the young man’s name, but he was superb and when we go back, we will definitely ask for him!

I had the beef tips and my husband had their stuffed chicken breast. Our friends both had the pimento filet and we ordered fried pickles, steak Gorgonzola nachos, and pork stuffed egg rolls for appetizers. Everything was delicious and the apps were very reasonably priced. However, the beef tips were voted by the four of us as the best meal. They were cooked to perfection and the creamy Parmesan risotto was out of this world! The quality of food was top notch and the prices are reasonable for what you get. We will most definitely be making a trip back to Greenville to eat here again!

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! We loved our time at Sassafras, it was our first there and we will definitely be back!

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AdrienneC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our friend’s birthday and we had a great time! Our server Andrew was awesome! We left a to-go order in the restaurant and he even called before we got to our vehicle and saved the night for those waiting for the excellent food. We live almost an hour away. We’ll be back

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vipShannonG
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The building is beautiful and the service was amazing! We loved the rosemary pear margaritas - perfect! We had the fried pickles and chips for out apps. Very good. The she crab soup was good too. My husband loved his fried chicken that is stuffed. And he’s a picky eater. I had the mahi it was good however a little dry and could’ve used more cream sauce in it. Overall very happy with this place. Go!

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vipTMan
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time visiting - very busy and kind of on the loud side. Food was okay, nothing bad - just average

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AnnC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

food very good
service very good
one cheesy thing..6$ margarita night..watched bartender NEVER mix enough in shaker for 3 drinks so filled every third with more ice. dont get sucked into the "special". its mostly ice!

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KimL
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, the service was friendly and efficient. A great night out.

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Kevin
Key West
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was our 24th anniversary dinner.
Good food and service, but quite loud and busy for such an occasion. Great place, just maybe more for larger parties.

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CarolinaMamaBear
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! The service was great and the food was even better. We will definitely be going back soon.

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vipRainbowoman
Charlotte
39 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dinner was very good. Server Wren was delightful. Both meals came out as ordered in a timely fashion. Service was quite good considering the challenges in the food and beverage sector. It’s is definitely southern style. If that’s what your looking for Sassafras fills your taste buds.

FAQs

Sassafras Southern Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1660 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.