With winter on the horizon, the temptation to stay under the covers and watch a "Law & Order: SVU" marathon will likely be at an all-time high. When the idea of making—or going out for—lunch or dinner makes you want to hibernate, check out our list of places in the Upstate that will bring the grub to you.
Upstate deliveryNovember 4, 2009
Latin Express Cafe offers authentic Latin cuisine, including a variety of Cuban and Argentinian food made from scratch. Relaxed and family-oriented atmosphere located across the street from Erwin-Penland on Broad Street.
Jamaica Twist, formerly Island Blend, offers authentic Caribbean fare right on Main Street in downtown Greenville.
When hungry diners enter Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe in the Piazza Bergamo they are greeted with bright, welcoming colors in hues of orange and green. The cafe offers a wide array of food all made-to-order. Owner Loretta Stephens says one of the top menu items is the Bangkok Thai wrap, which is a spinach tortilla wrapped around grilled chicken breast, provolone cheese, greens, carrots, crunchy noodles, water chestnuts and sesame dressing. Other top sellers include the chicken salad and the apple-walnut tuna salad. These spreads can be served on a sandwich with Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, sunflower seeds and sprouts or on a bed of lettuce. There are also paninis and flatbread pizzas.
American fare, including salads and soups. Features are the sandwiches such as the blackened salmon caesar, kudzu corner wrap, “CJ Belly Buster Burger.” Daily specials and desserts available. Beer and wine is available.
The owners of the old La Cubanita Cafe on Broad Street moved their business over to Main Street in the West End in March of 2009. With the move, they picked up a license to party. OK, not really. They got a liquor license...and they open up the floor for dancing, which is just as good as a license to party.
Not just your average deli, Midtown Deli brings a finer experience to customers on the go during the week. Gourmet touches and an inviting atmosphere tempt patrons to linger and enjoy the experience, but meals are made quickly to allow for tight schedules. Take-out and delivery are also options for customers. Catering is also available for parties and events.
A casual and family-friendly pizza joint, Frodo's Pizza makes its dough fresh twice daily and prides itself on only using whole milk mozzarella and high quality toppings. Pizza, appetizers, subs and wings make up the menu, and several specialty pizzas are available. An all-you-can-eat lunchtime buffet is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Saturday for $7.50, and a section is available for larger parties.
Ellen’s is a unique, family-owned restaurant. They roast the meats themselves instead of using deli meats and the produce is from local farmers. The food is homemade, and they have a lot of specials. Each day they have two hot specials. Come in on “Italian” Wednesdays or “Home Cooking” Thursdays or “Steak and Seafood” Fridays.
Their regulars say that Fox's has the best pizza in town. They are also well known for serving one of Greenville's biggest pizzas. But they don't just stop there. Fox's also offers an assortment of subs, wings, pasta dishes and salads. Located in the Publix Shopping Center in Greer, Fox's is open late. Walk in or phone ahead to have your meal waiting for you when you arrive.
The smell of fresh rising dough makes you feel like you’re in your Italian grandmother’s kitchen. Tony’s Pizza and Sub makes fresh dough daily to distinguish their pizzas and subs from other restaurants in the area. Not only can you smell the aroma, but their open kitchen allows a viewing of your pizza or sub while it’s being prepared.
Doris’ is a family friendly bistro offering up country style cookin’. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner several days out of the week. Doris’ also can cater your events.
A pizza shop offering dine-in, takeout or delivery, Tony's Pizza & Subs has a wall-to-wall chalkboard menu full of pizza, subs, stromboli, salads, wings and even Italian dinners. Known best for their special, Tony's offers two large, two topping pizzas with a two-liter soda and choice of 10 wings or cheesy bread for $20.99. Beer is sold, but only a few tables are available for indoor service.
This area classic offers pizza, subs, wings, salads, fajitas, chicken, pasta, calzones and more. The lunch and dinner buffet is available for $4.75 during the week. Plenty of menu options to choose from. Beer and wine available.
Hungry Howies is a take-out or delivery-only pizza place. With daily daytime specials, Hungry Howies has something for every pizza lover out there, with the ease and convenience of delivery. A unique feature about Hungry Howies is their range of pizza crust flavors. Their crusts come in eight flavors and their Web site allows you to suggest new flavors and offers a quiz to help you find your favorite.
Too tired to cook? Phone in a pizza. You don’t have to settle for one of the big-three pizza delivery joints. Wedgy’s can match them on the traditional pizza orders like pepperoni, supreme or veggie pies. But they also have some unique choices on their menu, such as the Santa Fe chicken pizza, which has chicken, onion, roasted red peppers. And check them out online before you order. In addition to an online menu, there are printable coupons that can save you a few bucks. Throwing a pizza party? Wedgy’s caters.
If you are in the mood for Italian cuisine but not in the mood to cook, call Wedgy’s at 864-292-3410. The delivery joint is known for its pizza, but they also offer other Italian favorites as well as an assortment of bar foods right to your doorstep. This Wedgy’s location is at 552 Old Howell Road, convenient for East Greenville residents.
New Yorkers are proud of their pizza. They’d probably not be ashamed to eat at Tony’s New York Style Pizzaria. The vast menu offers plenty more than just a pepperoni pie. Check out the Siciliana pizzas. They’re 16-inch square deep-dish pizzas with toppings like meatball, eggplant or veggie lovers. You can also get pizza by the slice. Not in the mood for pizza. The menu also includes pasta dishes like baked ziti and lasagna and subs like the eggplant parmigiana or the meatball parmigiana.
With a budget-friendly price and a wide-ranging menu this Clemson classic is a sure way to satisfy one’s craving for a thick, saucy and cheesy Chicago-style pizza. Not feeling like dining in? Call for delivery, or stop by and pick up an order. This restaurant is set-up in a buffet style, and beer and wine are also available.
Eddie Spaghetti is your basic sub, calzone, spaghetti, pasta, pizza and salad restaurant but with lively, upbeat service. Eddie Spaghetti is a great atmosphere that one can be sure to find a few Clemson fans roaming around in. Takeout is also available.
Peppino’s is a great place to grab a pizza and beer. A Clemson crowd can always be seen bustling in and out of this staple on College Ave. If you’ve got a hankering for a pizza, sub, pasta and cold beer, then stop on by and fill up. Oh and don’t worry, you can work off your meal at the billiards table.
Todaro’s may specialize in pizza, but don’t count out their other items. Todaro’s also offers subs, sandwiches, salads and calzones every day of the week. Their prices are low, which is perfect their college town setting. Be sure to check out the menu on their Web site.
By the looks of the outside of this Mediterranean restaurant, you may not even notice it when you drive by, but to one’s surprise, yumminess awaits inside. Pita wraps and homemade hummus are worth noting along with the very friendly staff. There is a full bar available, and this restaurant is closed from 2-5 p.m. everyday.
Main Street Deli and Coffeehouse is true to its name. They offer deli sandwiches and specialty coffees. If you want to get out of the library or dorm room you can stop by and still get some work done because they have free Wi-Fi. If you’re looking to just have a fun night out though, come in on Friday nights when they have live music. They also cater.
Delicious aromas and a friendly staff greet customers at Happy Pie. Happy Pie underwent some renovations in the summer of 2011 and now sports a full-sit down experience in addition to take out and delivery. The menu also expanded, so in addition to custom pies, they also feature gourmet style pizzas like pear gorgonzola.
Let's be honest here: looks like it's pretty slim pickin's here in the Upstate for delivery options, so if you're the owner or manager of a restaurant and you've recently added delivery service, let us know in the comments section below, and we'll add you. The more, the merrier.