The Lazy Goat

4.6
3416 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
The Lazy Goat is a Mediterranean-themed restaurant with a menu featuring global influences from Spain, Morocco, Italy, France, Greece, Africa and the Middle East in a relaxed atmosphere where taking the time to "linger and share" is encouraged.

The diverse menu was created to accommodate a variety of diner preferences with meat & cheese plates, small plates to “graze and nibble,” and main dishes.

Guests are invited to take their time while "trying a little bit of this and a little bit of that" or a "whole lot of whatever they like."

Support The Lazy Goat during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3416 people are saying
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4.6
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4.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was really good. Main dish was not the best but appetizer and family members dish was great.

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Rich
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So my wife and I have eaten a number of places (Chicago, Charleston, Savannah, San Diego)…and I’ve written a lot of reviews….but this was the BEST food we’ve ever had.

We did it somewhat tapas style, which isn’t really intended, but we were happy we did! We ordered 6 different things and everything blew us away. Food was unique, flavorful, hot, served well, and just SO good. This place is top notch.

I would have liked it for the food alone, but then you add the ambience of being right on the river, giant windows, and a unique setting, can’t do any better. It isn’t cheap, but —and I rarely say this— it was worth the price.

Service was great also. Overall 11/10. Well done The Lazy Goat. GREAT. JOB.

DM
DanielaM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service beautiful view and great food
Definitely a must if you are in Greenville and if you have a special occasion

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice views at night. Good food.

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NewInATL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a busy evening in downtown Greenville. Live music was playing at the amphitheatre across the river so it was really loud even inside the restaurant (door to the patio left open) and hard to have a conversation. BUT, happy to have life back on the Reedy... Food was great, our waitress was top notch. Will definitely go back.

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KrisS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great views overlooking downtown Greenville and Reedy River. We love The Lazy Goat!

JC
JimmyC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Stella, was top-notch. The Lazy Goat is one of those rare restaurants were everything comes together well - ambiance, food, and service. We'll be back with our whole family next time.

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Isachabe
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They didn’t have the wine we ordered and waitress didn’t know what others were available similar in taste and price. Took forever to get bottle. The apettizers were very good!

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ElinT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sweet! Thank you!! One of our favorite sweet place in Greenville with sweet memories!

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RichardT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance. Go there, you won't be disappointed.

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vipGHead57
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We shared the all-inclusive family style dinner. All of the courses were delicious. Crispy fried chicken and the trout were good. All the first course dishes were terrific as well, the brussel sprouts, the goat cheese and the salad. Overall a fun experience.

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ScottC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner experience. Food arrived a little cool. But otherwise it was delightful.

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Lilvegan
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Took forever to get food. There were tables that were at after us that got their food before we did. Clearly something got screwed up. Food is okay the quinoa in the falafel bowl has zero flavor/seasoning

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessica was an amazing, knowledgeable server. She recommended the perfect dishes and the right amount of food. The food was outstanding. We’re from NY and dine out often, this place was top notch.

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vipNigel21
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Lazy Goat is a hotel restaurant in serious culinary decline. The sparsely decorated main dining room was almost empty for a Friday evening. We ordered a charcuterie board for an appetizer and the food runner was unable to identify anything on it other than cheddar cheese. The trout entre tasted old, undercooked, and was served in a tomato soup broth. The paella with shrimp was equally bad and poorly flavoured, making it inedible even with copious amounts of salt & pepper added in a vain attempt to instill some life. The one and only bright spot (other than the view of the river) was the house red sangria. Avoid.

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AT92
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Great food. Amazing service.

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Melinda
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service, particularly our waitress, Krista, was awesome! The whole meal and experience was delightful. We will be back!

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GDub
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and the view were outstanding! Will be back!

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vipDiva
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food is outstanding! So happy no masks and seated us by a window overlooking river great atmosphere! Clark was a great server will be back!

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Wayneco
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Even considering the impact of the pandemic, the menu was limited and the food uninspired. The Smoked Paprika Tagliatelle that I had was so overwhelmed with chorizo and red pepper flakes that the homemade Tagliatelle itself was smothered. Our server asked if we wanted "to add protein to the dish," but the was plenty of chorizo included already. The service was slow even though the restaurant wasn't even half full. The dessert menu consisted of only three items, none of which were particularly appealing. A sorbet is fine and appropriately Mediterranean, but a sorbet is hardly something in itself that justifies comprising ⅓ of the dessert menu.

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vipALude
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. As always. Lazy Goat is a MUST when in Greenville, especially seating by the waterfall outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was introducing my partner to this amazing Mediterranean restaurant! Everything was delicious! Highly recommend goat cheese balls, Brussel sprouts, and Moroccan lamb.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was looking forward to our second trip back there since the first time it was an amazing experience. The service from our waitress was top notch. That basically was the highlight of the dining experience. The appetizer was good along with the salad. My main course the angus beef was like chewing on rubber bands. I basically had to chew it then spit it out. My wife had the trout and it came out cold and portion was extremely small. The red sauce had zero flavor. We still tipped over 20% because our waitress was awesome. I left very disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

it's our go to in greenville

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We found the food to be pretty uninspired and disappointing. My salmon was completely unseasoned and over cooked. The pasta my husband ordered tasted like it had been sitting out for hours. The staff were not especially friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We ate outside. Ambience was good but the food was not worth the price.

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JohnG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing staff. Very friendly. Wonderful wine selection. Food was great! And the ambience, and view are top notch

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RobertM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ambience was nice. Beautiful view of the river. Waitress was nice and knowledgeable. Food vwas okay but not great.

DM
DavideneM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was great from reservation desk to our server. Food was great

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AddieC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! We had La Paella and the Mediterranean fried chicken Delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere
Great waitress
Great food
One of my favorites!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

An eclectic restaurant with a nice view. Loud inside due to the main dining area being a big open space go take advantage of the view. The lamb and brussels sprouts appetizers were very good. The tagliatelle with chorizo is good, but the chorizo is on the tough side. The trout was good, but a very small portion.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Loved the entire experience! Atmosphere, food, and service were amazing!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside per request last evening. Great service. Very sweet hostess. They are often overlooked. Wonderful food. Fellow diners polite. Great experience at LG, as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the shade with a wonderful breeze. Staff was helpful. Food was delicious particularly the goat cheese appetizer. Excellent wine choices. Highly recommend

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Tom1
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently ate outside at the Lazy Goat and had a wonderful time. We had a great table, a great bottle of wine, and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Our server, Patrice (hope I spelled it correctly) was great, and even though it was only her second week, she did a terrific job and made our experience even better. Glad to be eating out again and will be back.

HP
vipHenryP
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I love the goat but the menu is too limited. The beef dish doesn’t measure up not tender enough
I wish for the old days when there were more choices I won’t return any time soon unless the menu is improved

Also portion too small on my trout. And desserts too limited. I know the goat can do better

I was disappointed that my friends from ashville where there are so many great places had so few options

JP
JarrettP
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Cool atmosphere...location is great for a date night...food is just ok....pretty pricey for what you get

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

Beautiful patio. Had the goat cheese, Brussels sprouts and Moroccan lamb. All were delicious.

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LeighS
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Everything the server recommended was fantastic. I will definitely return!

FAQs

The Lazy Goat is rated 4.6 stars by 3416 OpenTable diners.

The Lazy Goat does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shoptable301.com/gift-certificates/.

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.