The Kennedy

4.8
291 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Kennedy aspires to maintain an infinitely evolving culture of hospitality. Through superior quality ingredients and exceptional service we are cultivating an environment of food, drink and company that aims to enrich the lives of our guests and our team. Our passion for meaningful and memorable dining experiences is embedded in every detail of our art deco décor, every sip of our impeccably crafted cocktails and every bite of our fresh, locally sourced small plates.
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CarolineC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is phenomenal, every time! The food, service, experience, all of it. You must try the spoon bread!!!

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vipTiger
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a treat for the local or visitor. Food and service are the best around.

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MarkD
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive service, high energy, maybe a bit loud, maybe a bit expensive

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kirstene
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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RobertF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything we had was good. The BEST part of our meal was the delicious dessert - "Burnt" Chocolate Spoon Bread! A dessert that we will remember and hunger for until our next visit.

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Paul
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were up to the usual exceptional standards. Managment was attentive to our needs and as we had a couple of items that we ordered that were not available, they made accommodations to provide alternatives as well as made our birthday celebration a special event! Best restaurant in Spartanburg.

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Bitty21
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Anna is the best!

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vipJBloveswine
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job...innovative food, not too complicated. great flavors, good variety.
It was clear that food was seasonal and local

great vibe

Wonderful service from Iman, our server

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Annie
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and attentive services. Really impressed and will come back for sure.

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Dave
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was an excellent dinner! Service was impeccable as well. We thoroughly enjoyed.

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DeborahS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious for adventurous eaters! Enthusiastic, knowledgeable
staff ! Great libations!

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vipMarshallJ
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect. Can’t beat the food or the incredible service!!

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katyw
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The service was great and we love all the restaurants by the Cribbs family. We were disappointed in the limited menu, small plates and changes. The food, although local and fresh, was overpriced and not enough to fill someone up. I thought I couldn't go wrong with a risotto dish, but it was too spicy for my liking. The pimento cheese starter was over $10 for three pieces of bread with pimento cheese. It used to be a bigger dish of pimento cheese with more than 3 pieces. The burger, over $10 and which used to come with fries as a side, no longer comes with fries but is the same price. We love the Cribbs' restaurants but will probably not return to the Kennedy.

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SusannahF
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Don't miss the chocolate spoonbread. Steak and pork bellies delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!! Eclectic mix of flavors in a hip, urban atmosphere. Great service and comfy seats too!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing - from the food to the ambiance to the service. LOVE this place.

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KevinL
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent and before dinner bartenders made wine selection very easy

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DebbieF
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Going back soon! Food was divine and service top notch! Beautiful decor!

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BLPTLP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebrating

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vipJanine
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and experience. Thank you!

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bertk
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding evening, music a little loud.
Waitress extremely accommodating, pleasant, and as she noted-just finished training.
Complementary salad(anniversary) was wonderful as was entrees, oysters and wine.

We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience, delicious food and excellent service! Can't wait to go again!

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DebbieK
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kennedy is always a wonderful experience with fresh and local produce! All staff is adhering to all the regulations of Covid 19 which I also appreciate!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner. Great cocktails. Great service. Good farm to table small plates and large plates. Just as good as anything in Greenville and you don’t have to drive!

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BjHollis
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at your establishment! The service was excellent! And the food was amazing! We will most definitely return.

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LoriH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Very underwhelmed. First we ate in the outside covered parking lot.....noisy, flies so that didn't help. Ordered brussel sprouts and crab fried rice. Sprouts were too soaked in balsalmic and very salty. Fried rice lacked egg and was very mushy and had celery...ugh. My son had ribeye which was good and cooked well. My duck confit was marginal. Small and not very good at all. Best part of my meal was the dessert. Would not return as overpriced and really not very good.

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Racerray
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent selection of Bourbons and rye whiskies as well as a very trendy, locally based menu. The staff was most welcoming and excellent in their service. We just had 3 small plates and that was enough for the two of us. We will definitely be back to try other things on the menu. Chris, the bartender was a stand out!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner

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vipKevinM
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow - what a great experience. Wonderful service and food was delightful. Savored eat bit with a unique blend of flavors. We could not of had a better experience.

Chris at the bar was awesome, friendly and a wealth of knowledge - A great bartender !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience, great service and hands down best oysters in the upstate!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at The Kennedy and can for sure say this is going to be a regular dining destination from now on. The drinks, food, and service were nothing less than perfect. Thanks to the bartender Chris and the manager Franco for their incredible hospitality. Can’t wait to see you guys again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was delicious, our fish came out not completely cooked.. but the chef recooked it and it was perfect. Wine service is lacking, presentation is always a must. 1/2 priced bottles of wine though, and ours was delicious. Will return, excited to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most awesome food!! The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable, the food is delicious and the ambiance is perfect!

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DaveL
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything we were served including the grilled octopus and the scallops. In fact at the chef was able to make the scallops dish a keto meal by substituting the starch with mushrooms. The meal was absolutely fabulous and will return there every time we are in Spartanburg, SC

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PaulA
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dining experience at The Kennedy. We always do. The food - its preparation, presentation, and taste - is superb. And, this time, Jaime made a special dessert, which was delicious!

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Brooke
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very cute space, the drinks were good, food left something to be desired, the service was great and the staff was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, Even Better Food. Ambiance was Perfect. Excited about next Visit.

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Mrscapt
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our entire experience - we went on a Tuesday evening, and it was very quiet. The bartender, Chris was very engaging and table service was excellent. The dishes were creative and the dessert was light and sweet. We will be back!

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Chris
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious and creative! Chef Jamie is not afraid to bring the flavor. The whole experience far exceeded my expectations. Our server, Evan was extremely attentive and accommodating. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are anywhere near Spartanburg.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Kennedy using the Order Online button. The Kennedy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 586-5554.

The Kennedy is rated 4.8 stars by 291 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.