Beyond a copious whiskey selection, this lively downtown Aiken bar & restaurant offers a dazzling repertoire of small and large plates for snacks or dinner.
An historic hotel restaurant with stylish modern food, the Willcox hearkens back to Aiken's heyday as a swanky winter colony. Casual but pricey.
A handsome, hospitable downtown restaurant/bar serving upscale square meals and elegant cocktails, the Whitney is a charming date-night destination.
Portions are huge, service is old-style hospitable at the Variety, a favorite of South Carolina square-meals eaters who know good steaks and fresh seafood.
"Welcome to Thailand," is emblazoned on the door of Thai Jasmine Rice, which offers a broad, colorful menu of pad Thai, curries, stir-fries & noodle dishes.
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.