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The Restaurant at The Willcox, Aiken, SC

The Restaurant at The Willcox

4.8
4.8
425 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our kitchen enjoys an exceptional reputation built on the creative talents of our chefs. The menu is American, although our chef draws inspiration from his international travels. Whether you’re enjoying Southern breezes poolside, the cozy club setting of our lobby or relaxing in our dining room, rest assured that your meal is memorable and your service is prompt and cheerful.

The Willcox has received high honors for sustainability and is routinely recognized by Wine Spectator, Best Chefs of America and our community for our food, cocktails and staff. Come break bread with us. The experience is unpretentious and remarkably delicious.

When booking your reservation please consider the bar booking is in our Lobby area, and that outdoor reservations are not guaranteed a table inside in the event of inclement weather.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–9:45 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:45 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 10:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (803) 648-1898

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sherif Mahmou

  • Catering

    Our award-winning chef will design a menu to impress the most well-traveled palates. Elevate your gathering with amazing meals, whether presented buffet-style or served individually. Choose from our array of menus designed to enhance any time of day, or let us custom design an unforgettable feast to highlight your event’s theme.

  • Private party facilities

    The Willcox specializes in pairing the ultimate atmosphere with impeccable service, from exclusive board meetings and corporate retreats to private dinners and large celebrations. Our well-appointed rooms and onsite professional event planners can organize every element of an amazing experience for your guests. Whether it’s a gala banquet everyone talks about for months or the right snacks for mid-morning munchies, we’ll work with you to create the perfect event.

  • Neighborhood

    Aiken

  • Cross street

    Chesterfield

  • Parking details

    Minimal Parking out front of The Restaurant, We offer complementary Valet. Additional parking at the Library across the road.

  • Public transit

    N/A

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 425 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Carolina

    Best Ambiance

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  1. JW

    JayW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my best dining experiences in years. Perfect combination of atmosphere, high quality food and Bruce was the best server I’ve seen. Can’t wait to return!
  2. CM

    CecilyM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cozy ambience and delicious food ensure you will always have a great experience.
  3. x

    xcellant

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was on point. The service was not. I would not rush to eat here as I feel service is an integral part of the dining experience
  4. DK

    DavidK

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect night out! Wonderful and classic Inn charm! Thanks!
  5. L

    Ladybuggs

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Winston was professional, courteous, accommodating and provided us with excellent service and dining experience at the Wilcox. Now and in the past, every one of your wait staff is by far the best of the best! Thank you for a wonderful experience.
  6. AK

    AnneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a great choice for our 61st wedding anniversary!
  7. M

    Marshtacky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Moscato, calamari, filets, truffle fries, cheese cake and chocolate bunt cake was excellent.
  8. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is obvious they take a lot of pride in their craft. You couldn’t find a better meal. It is pricey, but absolutely worth it. Most pricey restaurants are not worth their menu prices, and tend to leave me hesitant to hand over my card due to disappointment. The Wilcox definitely does not disappoint.
  9. g

    griff

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    very nice lunch in dining room.excellent sevice. interesting artwork and glorious old hotel
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming historic hotel/restaurant. We enjoyed tasty mahi tacos and perfectly fried cod and frites. Our experience at The Wilcox was extra special thanks to friendly welcoming staff and especially our lovely young waitress, Katelyn!Looking forward to our return visit!
  11. CF

    CharleneF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The lunch was very good...the shrimp and grits was tasty and creamy....my samon was cooked perfectly. A better bread I think could be found and served. One bite and we decuded that it wasnt worth the calories. Our server was lovely, friendly and professional.
  12. RK

    RossK

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best BLT I have ever eaten!! 😬
  13. A

    Archie711

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite Aiken spot for special evenings and celebrations. Everything was perfect, as always. We rated the value lower because, as is true with all such special restaurants, it is expensive to have dinner there. Which is why we only go there for special evenings. For us, on those special occasions, we are willing to pay that extra money to enjoy what The Wilcox has to offer.
  14. MK

    MelissaK

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous surroundings, caring and fun staff. A November day and we were poolside. Great libations, creative and price point wonderful lunch options. Always a great time to be in horse country.
  15. JL

    JasmineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! The food and service are superb. The menu has a variety of selections which appeal to all tastes. Definitely the place to go if you are in or near Aiken!
  16. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We will return. Elegant, quiet, professional service.
  17. b

    brenda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    food was excellent we both ordered the Wilcox Breakfast well presented and delicious ! Loved the white linen table clothes and napkins overall very nice dining room ! Our waiter did a good job ! we plan to return
  18. J

    Jeff

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delightful dinner with old friends. Pricey wine list..
  19. S

    Sean

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, good food and service... will be back soon!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary
  21. SS

    ShirleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Layla our waitress was outstanding The food was delicious
  22. a

    ase1707

    New York Area

    514 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    514 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice place to enjoy a nice dinner. Lovely setting and good friendly service.
  23. KW

    KimW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.
  24. JD

    JDBH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch by fireplace.
  25. LT

    LaurenT

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice setting to celebrate an anniversary! Food was phenomenal.
  26. DA

    DeborahA

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite locations to dine. We love the staff and the food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal. It was nice just to sit back and relax. We will return again for sure.
  28. BP

    BillP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From online booking to dessert, a wonderful dining experience. Wait staff were excellent/attentive, food was prepared and served at the right temperature, and the restaurant was staffed appropriately for the number of guests (unlike others where delays occur due to staff being overloaded). We’d recommend to all!
  29. PN

    PatrickN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    My dining experience was not what I am accustomed to receiving at The Willcox. The arugula salad was all bitter stems with little dressing, the filet was overcooked, and the broccolini wad all huge stalks with no florets. This was not The Willcox's best effort.

    The Restaurant at The WillcoxResponded on October 12, 2022Mr. Nance, thank you for taking the time to chat with me today about your experience. Again my apologies that we did not meet your expectations, I look forward to personally taking care of your next visit so that you can experience the high quality food and service we are known for.

  30. CO

    CeraO

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Two for Sunday Brunch, which is VERY busy. The lobby is gorgeous, with the dining room bing nice. Acoustics made it someone difficult to hear each other. Cocktails were good, highly recommend the Bloody Mary. My sister had a beautifully made specialty cocktail made with lavender infused gin with violets and cucumber strips -- presentation amazing, however she didn't like it. For entrees we had the Wilcox breakfast (eggs, bacon, potatoes and toast), and Carmelized Brioche French toast. Nothing special for the Wilcox breakfast, and the French toast was hard to cut. Our server although extremely pleasant, was quite busy (understood, not a criticism) was unable to check back with us in a timely manner, and the salt on the table was empty -- eggs without salt are not my favorite, and sister would have sent the French toast back. The experience was not the best, and far from the worst, will definitely try it again.
  31. NW

    NancyW

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere! Employees were all very attentive and friendly. All of our food was delicious. Glad we made a reservation because the restaurant was full. I would go back again,...and would recommend it to anyone. The lobby was so inviting with fires burning in two fireplaces and seats available while waiting to be seated.
  32. LM

    LynwoodM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal and service was outstanding! Oscar took great care of us and was very friendly.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the culminating event for my husband’s birthday week. The service was outstanding, the food was superb and the restaurant is so beautiful, clean and had a great atmosphere. It was worth every penny of it. We will definitely come back.
  34. LH

    LaurenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and the atmosphere is very pleasant.
  35. NK

    NancyK

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing salmon and dressing on my salad!! Loved it!! And Andrew was a very kind and gracious server!!
  36. LS

    LarryS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Outdoor seating with excellent ambiance.
  37. 1

    1turtleman

    Charleston

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been a minute since our last visit to The Wilcox, so it was a bit of a surprise to see the new menu…a Good Surprise. The new menu options are unique, and shows creativeness. The avocado toast with smoked salmon was on point, as well as the tuna poke. Good to see the changes and can’t wait to get back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time here , definitely a 5 star restaurant for any special occasion. World class service and staff
  39. m

    maxwellevent

    Atlanta

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The server was very nice and enthusiastic. We enjoy coming to the Wilcox for meals, but this time the ziti pasta toped with short rib meat sauce was tasty but was not as hot as I would like. It may have sat on the counter too long before it was served.
  40. F

    Foodie

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The French toast was delicious and the shrimp and grits were outstanding.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Restaurant at The Willcox offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 648-1898.

The Restaurant at The Willcox is rated 4.8 stars by 425 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Restaurant at The Willcox

100 Colleton Ave SW, Aiken, SC 29801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chesterfield

  • Neighborhood

    Aiken

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–9:45 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:45 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 10:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Minimal Parking out front of The Restaurant, We offer complementary Valet. Additional parking at the Library across the road.

  • Public transit

    N/A

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sherif Mahmou

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (803) 648-1898

  • Catering

    Our award-winning chef will design a menu to impress the most well-traveled palates. Elevate your gathering with amazing meals, whether presented buffet-style or served individually. Choose from our array of menus designed to enhance any time of day, or let us custom design an unforgettable feast to highlight your event’s theme.

  • Private party facilities

    The Willcox specializes in pairing the ultimate atmosphere with impeccable service, from exclusive board meetings and corporate retreats to private dinners and large celebrations. Our well-appointed rooms and onsite professional event planners can organize every element of an amazing experience for your guests. Whether it’s a gala banquet everyone talks about for months or the right snacks for mid-morning munchies, we’ll work with you to create the perfect event.

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