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Its the most important way to start your day, unless you are intermittent fasting.  In which case, ignore the following categories and just pretend the appropriate one says breakfast.



Don't have to rush through the drive through?  Perfect.  Aiken is full of delightfully unique places that warrant an excuse to sit down, relax, and take in the atmoshphere with the great food.


Happy Hour

Need a pit stop after work?  Looking for the early bird specials.  Got to get to bed early?  This golden hour has everything for you!



Date Night?  Business Meeting?  Taking out the family?  Quiet night solo?

Check out all of the great dinner options in Aiken, SC.


Late Night

Sometimes dinner requires being followed up with some drinks.  Sometimes the drinks are dinner.  Sometimes you need a bite with your drinks.  Sometimes you just need a bite and time got away from you.  Check out these late night options for Drink and Food.


Electric Eats

Chris Najmoula

5 / 5

"Another win for Aiken from the team behind Neon Fig. My wife and I enjoyed a nice Sunday lunch with some adult beverages...all delicious, competitively priced, and served in an atmosphere that was more than casual."

Tailgate Tavern 2

Elizabeth Ballard

5 / 5

"Don't let the unassuming front fool you. Food and service is top notch. Dylan was our waiter for lunch yesterday and he was friendly, efficient and professional."

The Red Door: Sake + Kitchen

Zachary Taylor

5 / 5

"We came the second night of opening and everything was amazing. We will definitely be visiting again!"

Whiskey Alley

David Sutton

5 / 5

"Great service and even better food and cocktail menu!"

Satisfy your appetite for fun and flavor!

Downtown Aiken is the home for locally owned, independent restaurants and retail.  It is also the home for some of Aiken's most fun events.  There is no need to worry about figuring out where to eat before or after you check out the scene - it's all in one place!

Featured Restaurants

Electric Eats

140 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801, USA

🕒 Hours of Operation: Monday from 10 AM - 3 PM, Wednesday to Friday from 10 AM - 9 PM, Saturday from 9 AM - 9 PM, Sunday from 9 AM - 3 PM. Closed on Tuesdays. 💵 Price Range: $$ (Moderate) 🍸 Alcohol Service: Full bar available 🌞 Outdoor Seating: Available 🐾 Pet Friendly: Yes 👨‍👩‍👧 Kid Friendly: Yes, suitable for families

Tailgate Tavern 2

231 The Alley Southwest, Aiken, SC 29801, USA

🕒 Meal Times: Open daily, including late-night hours (Mon-Sun 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM) 💵 Price Range: $$ 🍸 Alcohol Service: Offers a variety of beers, cocktails, and other beverages 🌞 Outdoor Seating: Available 🐾 Pet Friendly: Yes, outside 👨‍👩‍👧 Kid Friendly: Suitable for families, but the late-night environment might be more adult-oriented 📖 Reservations: Information not specified 📱 Online Ordering: Take-out and delivery options available ⭐ Aggregate Review Score: Generally positive reviews (e.g., 4.1/5 on Restaurantji) 🍽️ Dietary Accommodations: Offers American and New American cuisine with favorites like onion rings, firecracker shrimp tacos, and smoked gouda mac 🏛️ Restaurant Scale: Casual and trendy sports bar atmosphere 🚗 Parking: Likely street parking in the vicinity Additional Features: A popular spot for sports enthusiasts, offering fast service and a great beer selection. Features a menu with comfort food, quick bites, and small plates.

The Red Door: Sake + Kitchen

126 Laurens St NW, Aiken, SC 29801, USA

🕒 Meal Times: Dinner, Tue-Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM 💵 Price Range: $$ 🍸 Alcohol Service: Beer and Sake (still awaiting license) 🌞 Outdoor Seating: Yes, but limited 🐾 Pet Friendly: Yes - Outdoors 👨‍👩‍👧 Kid Friendly: Welcomed, but not many kid options 📖 Reservations: Accepted 📱 Online Ordering: Available ⭐ Aggregate Review Score: Positive customer reviews, commending the food, service, and atmosphere 🍽️ Dietary Accommodations: Offers Asian cuisine with ramen, small plates, and shareables, potentially catering to various dietary preferences 🏛️ Restaurant Scale: A casual dining experience with an emphasis on Asian flavors 🚗 Parking: Store front street parking

Whiskey Alley

227 The Alley Southwest, Aiken, SC, USA

🕒 Meal Times: Lunch: Tue-Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Dinner: Tue-Sat 4:00 PM - 9:00/10:00 PM (10 PM on Thurs, Fri, Sat) Brunch: Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 💵 Price Range: $$ - $$$ 🍸 Alcohol Service: Extensive selection of whiskey and other spirits 🌞 Outdoor Seating: Available 🐾 Pet Friendly: Yes, Outdoors 👨‍👩‍👧 Kid Friendly: Yes 📖 Reservations: Accepted 📱 Online Ordering: Available for take-out ⭐ Aggregate Review Score: High ratings across various platforms (e.g., 4.5/5 on Restaurantji) 🍽️ Dietary Accommodations: Offers gluten-free options 🏛️ Restaurant Scale: Casual dining with a focus on whiskey and tapas 🚗 Parking: Nearby street parking



It's everyone's favorite meal - BRUNCH!  It's the perfect answer when Chic Filet is closed on Sundays.  It's the last hoorah before the work week.  It's a celebration of the past work week.  Brunch is just fun.

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