Downtown Dining

Travelers Rest has an abundance of award-winning chefs and dining destinations worth checking out, whether the occasion is calling for a classic coffee shop, plant-based meal, easygoing local hangout, or elevated tacos.

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Chicora Alley Firehouse Restaurant
117 N. Poinsett Hwy., Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Welcome to the local hangout where you can grab a beer and great meal. When you step through our door, you’re family.

Coastal Crust

327 South Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

 Aside from offering our well-known wood-fired pizzas, we also provide an assortment of Italian-inspired antipasto options and dishes ranging from house-made meatballs to locally sourced pastas, and desserts.

Community Tap
321 Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Craft Beer and select wine. Bottle shop & taproom.

Farmhouse Tacos

Hand-crafted, locally sourced, made with love tacos- with a Mom & Pop attitude. Farm to table food and funky, freshly squeezed margaritas. Pet-friendly patio.

Leopard Forest Coffee Company
403 N. Poinsett Hwy., Ste. D, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Leopard Forest Coffee Company has been a mainstay of the Travelers Rest community since 2004. Providing freshly roasted specialty coffee, this cozy roastery and café is located just a small trek from Main Street.

Monkey Wrench Smokehouse
21 South Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Wood smoked BBQ, awesome sides, craft beer, barrel aged cocktails, patio and back lawn on the Swamp Rabbit Trail in downtown Travelers Rest.

Pink Mama’s Ice Cream
11 S Main St, Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Pink Mama’s Ice Cream is Travelers Rest locally owned & operated ice cream parlor. Charming & delicious; Pink Mama’s is located on beautiful Main St, Travelers Rest with direct access to the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Known for their delicious homemade pink waffle cones, unique homemade flavors & large selection of classic favorites where everyone is treated like family.

Pink Mama’s is a classic ice cream parlor with a sprinkled twist! Enjoy old fashioned malts, milkshakes, floats, extreme sundaes, banana splits, scoops, paw sundaes ???? & more. It’s scooptacular!

Sidewall Pizza Company
35 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Handcrafted pizzas, delicious salads, craft beer, wine, craft sodas & homemade ice cream located in an old tire shop in downtown Travelers Rest.

24 S Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Shortfields started their business in 2010 as a catering company. Owners John & Marvin Short and Cory Satterfield partnered up in February of that year in the old Zestos location off Highway 25 next to George Coleman Ford. With a steady catering business under their belt by 2013, it was time to expand. in the summer of that year, 24 South Main Street became available and the partners jumped at the opportunity to provide the food that everyone had come to love through catering now in restaurant style.

Swamp Rabbit Brewery
26 S Main St., Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Travelers Rest’s first & only craft brewery! We opened in March 2014 to share our passion for great craft beer with the upstate. Come try our award-winning beer!


Sushi Yama
319 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Sushi Yama serves the highest quality sushi and Japanese specialties with daily specials and seasonal selections.

Tandem Creperie and Coffeehouse
2 S Main St., Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Tandem is a creperie and coffeehouse with a passion for sharing delicious food, beverage and, community.

The Tasting Room
164 South Main Street Suite C, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

The Tasting Room is a community gathering spot that blends the selection and knowledge of a boutique bottle shop with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. In addition to retail wines and beers curated by a Certified Sommelier and Cicerone Certified Beer Server, the shop features more than 30 wines by the glass, rotating draft beers and an extensive list of world beers by the bottle. Relax outside on the deck, at the bar, or settle into a sofa beside the fireplace. The Tasting Room is designed to be a comfortable haven where wine and craft beer fans of all types can enjoy great beverages and meaningful conversations.

The Whistle Stop Café
109 S Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

The Whistle Stop Café is the oldest Café in the Upstate. It was named, “One of the top Themed Restaurants in the State in 2017; and ”One of Only 11 Restaurants in SC to Visit in both 2017 & 2018,” by “Only in Your State”! Owned by the same family for over 73 years, it was totally restored and remodeled in 2013 and reopened Jan. 2014.

Topsoil Kitchen and Market
13 S Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Topsoil Restaurant in Travelers Rest, SC is a farm to table restaurant, led by Chef Adam Cooke, 2020 James Beard semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast and SCRLA Best Restaurant Chef 2022. Their menus begin with walks through their field and visits or calls to local small farmers they are proud to call friends. This honest connection with the people that grow the food they prepare is what they want to share with you the most.


Sunset Slush of Travelers Rest
305 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Sunset Slush of Travelers Rest & Treats has all your favorites! Italian Ice, all-natural smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, wheatgrass shots, and more!

Treehouse Cafe and Studio
27 South Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

An art cafe & community hub. We serve Leopard Forest Coffee & Sandwiches, Snacks & Soups. We have vegan/vegetarian options as well!

TR’s Oriental
331 South Main St., Travelers Rest, SC 29690

A family favorite! Traditional Chinese restaurant in the heart of downtown Travelers Rest.

Tru Broth
36A South Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

We are a Fast Casual Cafe specializing in Vietnamese Cuisine. We serve Pho noodle soup, bone broth, vegetarian food, coffee & tea. We focus on locally sourced ingredients with an emphasis on grass-fed and finished pasture-raised products.

Upcountry Provisions Bakery & Bistro
6809 State Park Road, Travelers Rest, 29690

What makes the perfect lunch? It might be an artisan sandwich with hormone-free meats and cheeses placed between slices of fresh-baked bread with care. On the side, there could be a fresh glass of iced tea. Maybe there’s a warm, homemade peanut butter cookie for dessert. Good news, folks: We’ve got all of those things and more. We’re known for our breakfast and dinner options, too. From scones to salads, from quick bites to catered banquets, Upcountry Provisions Restaurant has been here for the Travelers Rest community since 2011. We’re not going anywhere anytime soon.