Sassafras Southern Bistro

4.8
1187 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 1187 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was great. We were in town for Artisphere. We enjoyed our meal. And would go there again on our next visit.

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APRILH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the filet Mignon it was so tender and the Pimento fondue was delicious the food is awesome

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vipJINX
Charleston
224 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our must go to restaurant when visiting Greenville. Food is always prepared perfectly and delicious. Menu is moderately priced. A bit on the high side but worth it. Nice menu with many options to choose from plus some nice specials. Service is always courteous and helpful. Very friendly.

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EricP
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were most impressed with the service. All of the staff was attentive, not just our waitperson. Very impressive in the current post-COVID shutdown era!

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vipRonA
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service & food

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vipPastaguy
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fried green tomato appetizer is outstanding as was the pecan encrusted trout special. Our waiter, Mike, was attentive but not intrusive. A very nice first visit!

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sharonm
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Personal visit from the manager. Exceptional service.

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LarryW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Downtown Greenville SC is beautiful and the Sassafras restaurant is a wonderful restaurant.

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AudreyR
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If I had one comment to make it would be that they gave me too much food! Lol

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vipJasonT
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service. A favorite of mine.

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Cynthia
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Sassafras and it’s consistency to great food, great service and overall good experience. We typically choose this place for a special occasion because we know it’s going to meet our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 6 last night has fantastic service and food. Will be back soon for sure. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, will return, it was wonderful!

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vipMacirish
Charlotte
78 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated promptly and our waiter , Andrew, was friendly and engaging.

Very good meal and reasonably priced.

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KristiR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was outstanding. Would recommend.

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vipBobS
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic She crab soup, salmon and mahi mahi topped with crab over cheese grits was perfect. Beignets were excellent as well.

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vipTrey
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Atmosphere is amazing.

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trialawyer
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but a little pricey, service was really great as well as was the wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The risotto was so salty it rendered the plate inedible. We love your restaurant, but this experience was far below our usual experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Service
Great Food
Reasonable Prices
We could not have ask for a better experience
Next time we are in Greenville it will be at the top of our list!

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David
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. Very tasty southern food, attractive building and atmosphere and helpful service. Definitely on our list when we return to Greenville. Dined here twice on recent 4 day week-end

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Great service. Great food. Nice family setting.

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KellyH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service was excellent, Appetizers were large. They have a great selection of seafood. Whole experience was delightful. Great place for date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an Anniversary dinner. We had the salmon topped with crab on cheese risotto with asparagas. This was amazing! Since it was our Anniversary, we received a complimentary dessert. Peanut Butter Pie was our choice which was very rich & also amazing! I highly recommend this restraraunt!

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SCM1234
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We have enjoyed this restaurant many times and never disappoints.

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TrevorB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place! The food was well prepared and the service exceeded expectations. My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful date - we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Greeter on the phone for about 2 minutes while we stood there! Got off the phone and says “can I help you”..... server was great!

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vipJayM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! One of our favorite go to spots!

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vipBethP
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

CK
ColeK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience overall. Great choice for an everyday meal dining out, a date night, or for a special occasion.

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ClarissaS
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Greenville! The food is always delicious and the service is outstanding. I would, and do frequently, recommend Sassafras to everyone coming to Greenville.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great food and wine

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing, yet well priced. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend to anyone for a nice night in downtown Greenville. We went on a Wednesday to catch their 50% off bottles of wine deal.

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portofinoco
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience especially on half price wine night.

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4stars
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservation and was seated immediately. Anniversary dinner, food was excellent

Salmon mashed potatoes spinach, Pecan crusted Trout mashed potatoes collard greens.

Desert , Brownie

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing

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vipdocndent
38 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every item we ordered was delicious! The service was top notch and they were able to accommodate the mobility scooter we arrived. We will definitely be back!!

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Sassafras Southern Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1187 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.