Downtown Aiken Restaurants

Below is a list we are building, in alphabetical order, of Aiken’s downtown restaurants. With such a diversity of fares, flavors and settings, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for. Reservations are either suggested or required at many of the restaurants, especially during this busy reunion weekend. Click on the restaurant names to visit their websites, where you can get more view their menus and more.

Aiken Brewing Company / 140 Laurens Street SW / No reservations necessary / The “Brew Pub,” as the locals call it, features award-winning locally brewed ales as well as good food with a variety of daily specials. Located at the intersection of Laurens Street and The Alley, the Brew Pub features both indoor and al fresco seating and is often at the hub of Aiken night life. As such, it is a lively, friendly and often very busy spot.

Casa Bella 120 Chesterfield Street (803) 641-3107 / Reservations required / Elegant Italian restaurant that consistently gets high reviews from locals.  According to their website, Casa Bella is designed “to make you feel like you are dining with a relative in northern Italy. ”

Davor’s  22y The Alley / (803) 641-1909 / Reservations suggested / Well-known for the tapas, Davor’s offers a diverse menu of fresh, elegantly prepared salads, tapas and entrees. Their online menu speaks for itself.

Linda’s Bistro 135 York Street SE  / (803) 648-4853 / Reservations required / A small gourmet restaurant operated by one of Aiken’s long-time favorite chefs.  Menu features a selection of elegantly prepared appetizers and entrees, using only the freshest and best all-natural and organic (when available) ingredients. Food allergies are understood and catered to.

Malia’s 120 Laurens Street SW / (803) 643-3086 / Reservations required / Owned by another of Aiken’s long-time favorite chefs, Malia’s features a menu of fresh, seasonal, beautifully prepared appetizers and entrees. Be sure to view her online menu, which changes to reflect weekly and seasonal specialties.

Pizza Joint – corner of Newberry and Richland / (803) 648-9074 / No reservations necessary / An Aiken favorite for all ages to unwind with pizza and beer. A busy, animated, fun  (and sometimes very noisy!) atmosphere. Casual dining with both indoor and outdoor seating.

Prime Steakhouse – 316 Richland Avenue NW / (803-642-4488 / Their specialty is fine, aged steaks, but their whole lobsters and seafood also get high raves. An intimate restaurant that is at once elegant, contemporary and relaxed.

Rose Hill Estate – 221 Greenville Street NW

Takosushi – The Alley /

Westside Bowery 151 Bee Lane / Reservations suggested

Willcox Inn Restaurant 100 Colleton Avenue / Reservations required

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