Whiskey Alley

4.5
485 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A laid-back destination located in heart of downtown Aiken, Whiskey Alley specializes in high-end whiskey, and serves wine, beer, and other spirits. Come enjoy upscale bar food with a southern twist from Chef Chad Jajczyk and specialty drinks served up by our bartender “Chunky”. Whether you’re dressed in your Sunday’s best or in your comfort clothes, Whiskey Alley has a table waiting for you.

Do to the small size of the restaurant, we recommend having parties no larger than 10. If you are looking to book an event with a larger attendance, please contact the restaurant, so that we can plan accordingly.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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 485 people are saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Moutaingirl67
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great seating and service and staff were very nice and personable. Food was excellent. Had a wish for some protein to add to salads but wasn’t an option. A bit disappointing as we have dietary restrictions on the group and no protein choices limited the menu options for this people. Other than that we had an enjoyable experience.

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RayP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Sunday Brunch, the food was great and our Server Rowan was very attentive and cheerful. We never waited for a thing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and ambiance are both great for a date night.

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JenniferN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Great Food and service. Love the different menu options each time I visit. Always my 1st choice in Aiken!

Whiskey Alley
Responded on July 29, 2021

We are thrilled to be number one in your book Jennifer! We can't wait to see y'all in again real soon. Pst, Amp the Alley is tomorrow. Whether it's dinner at Whiskey round 2 or for the music, we'd love to see you all downtown!

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SteveB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu varies so you may not be able to find a favorite you've had before.

Whiskey Alley
Responded on July 29, 2021

We definitely love switching things up and keeping things exciting. If we notice something is particularly "hot" or popular, we try our best to feature it again the next week. If there's anything you love or want to see again, Please Tell Us!! We love to hear feedback. Hope to see you in again for more tasty dishes soon!

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vipTREXAIKEN
E. Tennessee
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We were seated outside in the covered area, which was pretty nice. The menu is new….but, the Brussel Sprouts are still on it!! We started with those and they are still delicious!! I realize prices are going up, but I don’t drink a lot of beer or whiskey….so wine is my preference. The house wines are ridiculously high as well as the bottled wines. Certainly a deterrent for me. Other items on the menu were not available “a la carte”, so we ordered several meats & cheeses. The cheese was really good….meats not so great….extremely expensive meal considering what we ordered. We won’t be back….

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WLT1327
Savannah
22 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Brought my teenage son in to try the burgers everyone was raving about. Nothing special and won’t be ordering a burger ever again. I can get a better burger at Wendy’s Fast Food. Bun was hard, burger was over cooked and had no taste and fries were cold. Totally not what I expected based on your Facebook pages with this good luscious burger.

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KenandC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend trying the deviled eggs. Enjoyed the tenderloin special this weekend. Fun night with music in the alley.

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ericM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

I’m guessing they have a lack of wait staff, as everything took forever and we never got drink refills or offered desert or actually saw our waiter except to order and the bill. The food was great but not as good as it was a couple of months ago. Still will go back hopefully at a less busier time.

Whiskey Alley
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Eric, My name is Jess and I'm with the front of house staff with Whiskey Alley. I see that you enjoyed your food but we never want our customers to leave without feeling that they had a great experience with us. It seems like we did not hit the mark at all on your last visit and I'd like to invite you back for another dinner so we can really show you the true Whiskey Alley experience. I will be forwarding along my contact details, and look forward to talking to you soon.

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vipmaxwellevent
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Extensive bar. Very busy. Seating a bit crowded.

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HeatherM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in from out of town visiting my family. I had two amazing nights at Whiskey Alley! Love your smoked whiskey both nights! Burger+beer+whiskey=$10 was amazing and a brilliant idea! Short ribs were also amazing! Each night I had the Barada! You knocked both nights out of the park! Anthony was our bartender the first night. We loved him. Second visit, we had a great guy with a beard! Looking forward to my next visit!

Whiskey Alley
Responded on July 29, 2021

Heather, the mystery bearded man is none other than Moose! You caught him on a rare night of him working, so count yourself lucky. We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time visiting your family and honored to be a part of your family memories. Next time you are in town, be sure to see us again.

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CindeB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

…as always - the fish and chips were excellent. 😘❤️😘

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WLT1327
Savannah
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We visited for the 1st time brought on by your smoking old fashioned promotion. My husband loves bourbon so he was very impressed with the bourbon menu. We both enjoyed the charcuterie board. Fish and chips was tasty however it was overpriced for the portion size.

Our server was wonderful and the ambiance was nice.

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DottyD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is such a satisfying adventure! Kudos to the chef for delicious creativity!

Whiskey Alley
Responded on July 29, 2021

Our chefs keep even us guessing at what will be featured each week, and we love it! We are so happy to hear you love it, too. We have updated our menu and added some new features since your last visit, so be sure to pop in to see the new changes. We think you're gonna like the new eats just as much as the classics.

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otis
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, loud but it is also a bar

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carolel
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had Sunday Brunch at Whiskey Alley. Nice, laid back ambience - we both had eggs benedict with breakfast potatoes, dish was done well. Our server, sorry, forgot her name was pleasant and efficient. Cannot think of any negatives. Helpful to have a reservation, it can get busy and is not a large place. Nice outdoor seating.

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josephw
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Charged three times for the same meal.... Food was O.K. Service was O.K.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service -fish and chips!!!!!!

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vipDaphneB
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our reservation wasn’t honored. We were shuffled around when we got there. Cheese plate took 45 minutes, and ritz crackers were served instead of bread. Steak was terrible cut and burnt. Dinner took 2 hours. Waiter tried to make things right but the overall experience was 👎🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Even with the reservation our table wasn’t ready and once seated it took 20 minutes to get a server. The restaurant staff was very disorganized. The hostess was a young girl who clearly had no idea what she was doing.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience2

It's basically a vegan restaurant that serves $20 salads

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Ropelife
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was ok. Server very nice, but we are not sure if he was very busy and he kept forgetting to bring what we asked for. First impression was not good when he brought us old and cold coffee.

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EllieW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Even though we had a reservation we were seated on an outside covered patio in the rain. It was damp, dark, and uncomfortable.

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vipDonnap
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first time at whiskey alley and it was really good. We sat outside and Had good food and a good time

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tough decision between Delmonico Steak and the Sea Bass. Took a chance on the Sea Bass being I never had it before. It was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Okay Hostess a bit dismissive

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Nevermoor
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as usual! Our excellent barkeep Anthony (always top-notch) set us up with divine pre-dinner cocktails to kick things off and Nick (great attitude and quick throughout—super responsive) took great care of us at our table. The Fish-n-Chips entree was awesome. We love Whiskey Alley—what an Aiken treasure! We’ll be back!!

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious vegan burger. The Brussels are always the best on the menu! Please bring back the vegan cheese board!

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vipcheckyourtag
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abundant offering of artisanal daily specials, incredible value & top-notch service. Vibrant, energetic scene - people in all age categories enjoying the dining experience.

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ShirleyF
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the way all foods were prepared. Definitely not the run of the mill restaurant very good experience everyone enjoyed their food

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CecN
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, service and value. Friendly staff. Wonderful salad and entrees

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maib
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Will definitely come back. Such great hamburger and drinks for $10 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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JanetT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as always, was very good. Had the roasted brussel sprouts for the first time and they were absolutely delicious!
Family from the Atlanta area loved it.

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ericM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best food we have had in South Carolina. Was happily surprised and exceeded expectations.

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Reno
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When enjoy the Whiskey Alley. The food is excellent and the employees are very customer service oriented and concerned that the guests are well provided for with food and service. We have April as a waitress now twice and find her to be very personable and prompt with serving our drink and food. We give her high ratings. Keep providing good food and service and we will continue to patronize your restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Great place and the food was wonderful, our waitress was ok at first then just left us. We had to go find silverware and get another drink from the bar, worst service I’ve ever had at a restaurant. I would go back because everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu

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NuYawka
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always heat food. Fish and Chips, Beet Salad never disappoint charcuterie board was impressive

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RobertA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Wait staff were not attentive. Things asked for were forgotten. We were billed for a cocktail we did not order or receive.

Menu is somewhat limited. The appetizer, asian green beans were spectacular. Rest of meal was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The wait was very long , especially when we had reservations. The food was very slow to come out. Our appetizer, a Charcuterie board, took over 30 minutes, the drinks from the bar were also very slow. Food is good, but service is struggling.

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Whiskey Alley is rated 4.5 stars by 485 OpenTable diners.

Whiskey Alley does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://whiskey-alley.myshopify.com/.

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.