The ever-growing city of Greenville, North Carolina has something to offer for everyone, from the most energetic of sporting events to serene nature walks along the Tar River, everyone who visits the area is sure to enjoy. In addition to unique activities throughout the area, the restaurant scene in Greenville is just as thriving, offering some of the best bites around! Choosing just five restaurants was quite the task, so we decided to put together a list of 10 restaurants you definitely should try during your visit in Greenville! Plus, who doesn’t love a bigger variety?!
- B’s Barbecue
Don’t let this tiny whole in the wall fool you! A perfect example of the old saying ‘you can’t judge a book by its cover,’ B’s Barbecue is a stop worth making while you’re in the area. You’ll believe it first hand when you arrive due to the number of people lined up outside. Be sure to get there early so you don’t miss out. It’s known as the “Best NC Barbecue,” and the portions are more than generous!
- A Tavola! Market
This Italian fusion market is great whether you want to eat in or take out. Offering some of the freshest ingredients in town, their menu is loaded with options including gourmet pizzas, specialty pastas and chef salads with an array of shareable appetizers and small plates if you just want a light bite to eat. Good things come to those who wait, so make sure you have a little time on your hands unless you place a call in order. Most everything on the menu is made to order!
- Villa Verde Dominican Restaurant
The absolute best Dominican food you may ever have! Villa Verde exceeds expectations on a regular basis. Their fun menu includes a range of deliciousness featuring items such as chicken, fish and a variety of sandwiches. No matter what you order, it’s sure to be packed full of flavor. The atmosphere is fun and service is very pleasant along with great hospitality. Good food served with a big smile!
- Nino’s Cucina Italian
If you want the most authentic Italian food and experience as a whole, Nino’s is the place to go! Nino’s is known around town for the excellent food and excellent service. Offering a more intimate atmosphere, you’ll be impressed not only by the Italian fare at a world class level, but also the reasonable prices. Lots of options fill the menu, and you can even ask for your pasta to be tossed in a huge cheese bowl made entirely of cheese! There’s also a full menu of wine to go with all that cheese!
- Sup Dogs
A college student favorite spot – Sup Dogs is known for their delicious hot dogs and famous “Sup Dogs Sauce.” If you’re looking for a more relaxed and laid back experience, look no further! You can choose to sit inside or outside on the deck, right in the heart of pirate nation. East Carolina University is just feet away, so prepare to be surrounded by lots of students having a good time. Along with several ways to dress your hot dog, you can find hamburgers, loaded cheese fires and tater tots on the menu. But don’t forget the sup sauce! This all-American bar also has yummy treats to help cool you down on a hot day. No doubt you’ll enjoy the “Sup Crush,” or “Sup Swirl.” One is iced and citrus, while the other is frozen and more berry-like.
- Starlight Café and Farm
Located right in the heart of Uptown Greenville, this farm to table café serves up delicious entrees with a polished but relaxed new American vibe. Decorated with local art, this creative restaurant also has an oyster bar for a more relaxed experience. It’s hard to find something not to love about Starlight. Guests can enjoy window seating right on the streets of Uptown Greenville. Many consider the prices to be cheap for the quality of food you get. Be sure to check it out if given the chance. You won’t regret it!
- Winslow’s Tavern
This cozy gastropub is situated right next to Starlight Café in Uptown Greenville. Enjoy several craft beers on tap, made to order sandwiches or even their homemade potato chips. You can also find an extensive martini menu on your table after being seated by a friendly host/hostess. You may even catch some live music if you happen to go on the right night! This crafty tavern is enjoyed by people of all ages.
- Crossbones Tavern
Considered an all-around favorite by many, Crossbones Tavern should be at the top of your list if you like southern food. Enjoy the originality of several ‘new age’ southern favorites. The head chef behind the creative fare has been serving up delicious food for years. Staff members are friendly, welcoming and ready to accommodate you no matter what your needs may be. The restaurant also offers an upstairs loft-style seating area for big groups that prefer to be away from the bustle of the main floor, but if you happen to be visiting on Pirate game day, the second floor is sure to be as full as the rest of the building! You can enjoy live music just about every night, along with a variety of quality craft beers to choose from. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this southern cooking with a new age spin!
- Totopos Street Food & Tequila
Experience what Mexico City is like at this fun, vibrant and modern spot! With a menu focused on the capital city’s diverse street foods, Totopos honors the many culinary influences that have converged over hundreds of years. Upon arrival, you’ll notice the cantina filled with 100% agave tequilas and fresh squeezed citrus mixes. You’ll find a large menu offering several selections of various street foods inspired by all corners of Mexico City. Be sure to visit while you’re in the area, you don’t want to miss out on this delicious and fun experience!
- The Seahorse
If you’re feeling some surf n’ turf then this spot is for you! Located in the medical district right around the corner from Microtel Greenville, you can enjoy this relaxed American eatery serving up breakfast, steaks and seafood, plus beer and wine. On Thursday nights, guests have the option of buffet or choosing an entrée from the regular menu. Each night a different special is offered. To top it all off, you’ll get to choose from a variety of homemade cakes that you can’t help but miss seeing on display as soon as you walk in the door. Many consider the homemade cakes as the restaurant’s best feature. You can even just pop in for a slice of the goodness because the size of the slice could easily replace a meal!
No matter why you may be visiting Greenville, NC; the Microtel Greenville Inn & Suites will make your stay comfortable, enjoyable and most pleasant. Contact us today to get the best rate for your next visit.