Kaleidoscopically seasoned Indian food (hot or not, as you wish) makes Taj Aiken a destination for adventurous eaters. Nothing on the menu is boring.
A restaurant in the back room of an old South Carolina gas station, 3 Caminos serves wonderful from-scratch Mexican fare along with brilliant house-made salsas.
Homespun soul-food meat-and-two meals make Thomas' Promises a grand Sunday supper destination. Secret-recipe mac & cheese is a must.
Downtown Aiken's pool hall restaurant specializes in thick, juicy cheeseburgers and chili dogs. It is a friendly and civilized place to eat and to drink.
In this personable, tucked-away bakery/cafe, expect terrific pastries, hand-decorated cookies, and creative, hearty sandwiches. Tea & coffee are complementary.
Dave's is a rural grocery / gas station / cafe / butcher serving exemplary burgers & fries, meat-and-3, and breakfast sandwiches with house-made sausage.
The Village Cafe is a casual restaurant where food is a cut above: BLTs with smoked salmon added; house-cured pastrami; sophisticated salads & espresso drinks.