Sassafras Southern Bistro

4.8
1248 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 1248 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
ambience
4.7
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service.

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JustinK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been in Greenville for about 7 months now. Have probably tried 25 different restaurants. This was by far the best we have been to.

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Jodi
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing…Sassafras fried chicken was delicious. We had the best peanut butter pie ever. And our server was wonderful…attentive and sweet.

JL
JohnL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

They knew it was our anniversary and set out a nice card and gave us a delicious dessert

PK
PamK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and enjoyed downtown location. Friendly wait staff

DC
DawnC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about this place! Food was excellent

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Rose
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The stuffed chicken was delicious!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. Our favorite place to dine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter’s birthday. Wonder food and top notch service!

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vipAndrewM
New Orleans
65 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really like the vibe of the place. Had an early reservation and the dining room filled up quickly. Cocktails were very good and liked the interesting combinations in the starters. All of our entrees were very good - the only slight negative is that all of the entrees came across as heavy...delicious, but heavy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! We celebrated my daughter’s 21st birthday…it was a fabulous experience, thank you!

JL
JanL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were recently there for a birthday dinner celebration. Our waitress was on point, always, and the owner stopped by frequently to see how we were enjoying ourselves. Oh, the food was incredible, and we loved the ambience. I think next time we go there, we'll dine el fresco! Sassafras Southern Bistro is definitely in our top 5 Greenville restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Anniversary meal. Well taken care of.

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MarkS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Portions were very generous and a very good value in today's market. Management was very attentive and interested in the customer. Service was very good and not rushed.
Overall, a very pleasant experience the we will be happy to repeat.

GW
GinaW
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing...food, service, and atmosphere was our best dining experience in Greenville this week!

LD
LindaD
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Andrew was exceptional. The owner checked on our table which was very nice and the food was excellent! Loved our experience!

TP
TPhillips
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice restaurant. However, we had reservations and still had to wait about 15 minutes before our table was ready and we didn't see a waiter for another 10 minutes once we sat down. Overall, the food was good but there was a pesky fly that kept annoying us around our food all night. Customer service was mediocre but the manager was awesome. He made our night.

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AlisonH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous upscale Southern food! Staff was excellent as well. Will definitely come back!

KB
KristiB
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Was already out of special @ 7:30 pm, 2nd dish I ordered came out wrong, but owner fixed/replaced it. Still paid full price for it! We thought it wasnt worth the price, nothing really stood out.

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sparky
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Ahi Tuna starter was amazing, cocktails very very good. recommend the strawberry margarita. My entree was average as the scallops and shrimp were overcooked, but the ravioli and sauce were very delicious, so a 3.5. The other 3 in my party all said their entrees were GREAT! we will be back for sure, as overall the experience was 4*. thanks.

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JuneR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been several times and are never disappointed! We will definitely go back and do recommend Sassafras to others!

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sharonw
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice place. Food was delicious. We were set at a hightop table which I had reserved because there was nothing else available. Being in the dining room would’ve been better. Oscar was wonderful.

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Disappointed
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent !! Service was awesome, food was awesome and manager / owner came by to check and sincerely conversed.

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RandallT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful venue, ourentrees were outstanding, wasfun having Martin come over and talk to us. Great spot to dine in Greenville, which was a really hoppin’ place on a Friday nite!

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Margy
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and there is a nice selection of dishes. We especially like the scallops, the trout, and the crab cakes. Our server was very friendly and helpful.

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life
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was delicious! We enjoyed our evening very much!

PS
PhilipS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a little difficult to find for someone not familiar with Greenville.

RM
RachelM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience! The meal and service were great! I would definitely go back again.

SJ
StepJ
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s been a long time since we ate at Sassafras, but this meal reminded us it’s been too long. The evening was very nice—great food and an even better server. Caroline was incredibly attentive, happy, and efficient. Thanks for helping to make our post-Covid date night special!

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vipkmckj
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for our anniversary dinner. It was delicious!

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Tabithac
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was soo delicious and the service was wonderful!

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EricA
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their she-crab bisque is unbelievable! Would come back just for that.

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Mcnairsc
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service as always. Highly recommend!!!

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Bill
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and everything was just great - I rated the "value" question as "good" simply because the cost of the evening was about average for us. We will definitely go back.

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BrighamF
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, delish! It was our first time and we will be back!

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Susan
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and appreciate the out door seating.
Great seafood

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MarkD
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic; everything was delicious, including the appetizer and dessert; can’t wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing & so was the food! Great experience!

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Golddustwoman249
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit here and we loved it. We brought new-to-SC relatives here to show off the wonderful downtown Greenville area and this place showcased it perfectly. The staff were friendly and efficient from the hostess young ladies to our servers. We ate at the bar on a hightop table for 4 and it worked out very well. Music was at a good level to have a conversation and the ambiance was good. Food was excellent and we all enjoyed our meals. Would definitely go back.

FAQs

Sassafras Southern Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1248 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.