Pickens Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Pickens

April 14, 2018 Mikaela Didonna

Pickens, formerly called Pickens Courthouse, is a city in Pickens County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 3,126 at the 2010 census. Pickens changed its classification from a town to a city in 1998, but it was not reported to the Census Bureau until 2001. It is the county seat of Pickens County. It was named after Andrew Pickens (1739–1817), an American revolutionary soldier and US Congressman for South Carolina.
Things to do in Pickens

1. Fiesta Mexican Grill

712 W Main St, Pickens, SC 29671-2116 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner +1 864-878-8255
Excellent
55%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Fiesta Mexican Grill

Reviewed By Matt-Sherry - Greenville, South Carolina

There are two Tex Mex restaurants in Pickens and this is really the only one you should go to. Their menu selection is better and the quality of their food and service is far far better than the other one.

If hankering for a bit of Tex Mex while in Pickens, try this place out. They do a really good job

2. Coyote Coffee Cafe

104 E Main St, Pickens, SC 29671-2320 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks SGD 7 - SGD 12 +1 864-507-3378
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Coyote Coffee Cafe

We are located in the heart of downtown Pickens SC. We serve Breakfast Lunch and Dinner and the most delicious coffee! Come by and see us!

Reviewed By CDawnG - Pickens, South Carolina

My absolute favorite place to get specialty coffee in Pickens County, SC. The sandwiches are delicious and fresh. The coffee is amazing! They have a large selection of sugar free coffees and protein shakes as well. Love all 4 locations, and especially the new location in Pickens.

3. Aunt Sue's Country Corner

107 Country Creek Dr Ste A, Pickens, SC 29671-7309 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner +1 864-878-4366
Excellent
26%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
10%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 174 reviews

Aunt Sue's Country Corner

Reviewed By coldweatherman - Duncanville, TX

In the foothills of the Smokey Mountains is a real slice of nostalgia. Aunt Sue's is collection of several specialty shops ranging from the restaurant (what I expected) to the Harley Davidson leather shop (totally unexpected). Every shop was manned by friendly, smiling, people with a soft southern drawl.

The buildings are old, gray and weathered...a perfect fit for the hills in which they are nestled. Just loved it!

Don't just drive by...stop. Go out of your way to visit Aunt Sue's...you won't regret it!

4. Pumpkintown General Store

3837 Pumpkintown Hwy, Pickens, SC 29671-9590 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating American Breakfast, Lunch +1 864-878-0799
Excellent
53%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
9%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Pumpkintown General Store

Reviewed By Mindy and Roger A - Janesville, Wisconsin

We drove by on our way to Table Rock State Park and noticed lots of cars parked around this place. While checking in at the park, we inquired about this place and were told their food is "Pretty Good".

So, we stopped in mid-morning for Breakfast. Again the place was full of vehicles. Walked in and soon realized this is where "The Locals Go". If this is where the locals go, you know the food is great and prices good! We did have a great breakfast & the price was good. The Grill Cook has worked here for 25 years & knows how to make food taste great. We were also impressed when the owner "BILL", who stopped over to visit with us, really nice guy.

If in the area, be sure to stop in.

5. Burning Brick Tavern

301 E Main St, Pickens, SC 29671-2319 Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Waitstaff Bar, Pub Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner +1 864-878-6462
Excellent
58%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

Burning Brick Tavern

Upscale bar and restaurant in the heart of sleepy little downtown Pickens SC. Has a homey feel with a array of beers on tap and in bottles and a large variety of liquors and wines. Pool tables and dart boards for the young at heart downstairs and a large granite bar top and seating area upstairs means we have something for everyone. Awesome food choices such as hand pressed burgers, many flavors of wings, Shrimp and Grits, pasta dishes, seafood and steaks! Nightly specials and events too!

Reviewed By VicnLel R - Hilton Head Island

We just moved to Pickens and have eaten here a few times. Food is very good and everything is reasonably priced. Robin was our waitress the last couple times and she is awesome, she made us feel like locals even though we just moved here. Thursday nights is "bottle cap bingo" night, we had a blast. This is going to be one of our regular hangout places.

6. Pumpkintown Opry

3414 Highway 11, Pickens, SC 29671-7320 Seating Dinner +1 864-836-8141
Excellent
31%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

Pumpkintown Opry

Reviewed By loverofleaves - Pickens, South Carolina

Pumpkintown Opry is the best kept secret in Pickens! I have lived in Pickens my entire life, and my family and I frequent the Opry for weekend lunches, lattes, and ice cream! We love the restaurant, and you will not find friendlier people in a restaurant. If you're looking for a downhome, country atmosphere, this is the place to go! The food is always excellent, and the lattes are outstanding! It's the perfect addition to a nice day of leaf viewing or hiking. Also, they have a hummingbird viewing area! Ask about it! They are fascinating to watch!

7. Main Street Pizzeria

213 W Main St, Pickens, SC 29671-2222 Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 864-898-4200
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Main Street Pizzeria

Reviewed By Ninyadelrey - Matthews, North Carolina

My family has been visiting this pizza place for several months - since their first week as a new, family-owned pizza restaurant. It's nothing fancy inside - and they are usually busy (especially on a Friday night - logically enough). But there is some space to eat in (or picnic tables outside if you prefer), and it's definitely great for calling ahead your order and picking it up to go. Pizza is very good, and prices are extremely reasonable.

8. Heidi's Hot Dogs

502 Ann St, Pickens, SC 29671-2258 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Lunch +1 864-898-4504
Excellent
38%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

Heidi's Hot Dogs

Reviewed By Heath J - Union, South Carolina

I stopped by here while I was driving through town. Looked up reviews on here to find a place to eat and decided to try here. The service was top notch as all the workers were very nice. I got the the cheeseburger combo. Unfortunately the patty was a frozen and not hand patted but it did taste good. Next time I will try the hot dogs as I saw a lot of people getting them. The restaurant is clean and nice inside. If your in the area and would like a good meal, then stop by here.

9. Appalachian Ale House

205 E Main St, Pickens, SC 29671-2811 American, Bar, Pub Breakfast SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 864-897-9055
Excellent
82%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 11 reviews

Appalachian Ale House

A prohibition style speakeasy in the heart of Pickens, SC. 5 minutes to the Blue Ridge Mountains, 20 minutes to Lake Keowee, Lake Jocassee, and Lake Hartwell. Our place is just a few blocks from the well known 12 mile Doodle Trail that connects Pickens, SC to Easley, SC. Come enjoy an evening at the Ale House and feast on some of our Famous Farmhouse Appetizers sourced from our local baker and farmers. Once you walk down our steps, you will feel as if you have left all your cares and worries. Turn your phone off. Sit. Stay. Feel what it is like to be part of the #Alehousefamily.

Reviewed By Jaime G - Pickens, South Carolina

Cozy speak-easy style little downstairs pub. An ever rotating menu of craft and local microbrews. You won't find your standard cheap domestics here. The appetizer type food pairs well with the drinks. They also have wines, and for the kids they keep an amazing root beer on tap. Friendly staff, and great entertainment. Some Saturdays food trucks come so you can grab a meal and take it into the ale house with you.

10. Pizza Inn

502 Ann St, Ste V, Pickens, SC 29671-2258 Pizza Dinner +1 864-878-7918
Excellent
50%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
10%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Pizza Inn

Reviewed By Sharon C - Seneca, South Carolina

Over the years, my friends and family have eaten here numerous times. We get together every two weeks as a group and we have never been disappointed at the Pizza Inn. The waitresses have always been friendly and attentive to our needs. The salad bar is kept fresh with a wide variety of toppings. The variety of pizza is also good - and if you don't see your favorite - they takes requests and will get one ready for you. They remodeled the restaurant a year or so, and it is quite nice now, You won't regret coming in for pizza. Great value for the money.

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