Anderson Restaurants Come With Plenty of Perks

By Hollie Deese on April 26, 2011 at 9:59 am EST


Downtown Anderson is buzzing. And maybe some of the credit goes to the number of cafes and coffee shops brewing some tasty beverages.

At Our Daily Grind, people can drink chai lattes and grab a steak biscuit to go. Over at eCity Java, the yellow lighting bolt on the sign should give some hint as to how you’ll feel after a few sips of the Electric City Surge – four shots of espresso in a 12-oz. cup. Not-so-sleepy souls can opt for a ristretto, a less-jolting espresso shot.

Families enjoy hanging out at Matty’s Downtown, thanks to a welcoming children’s play area that cuts down on the impatience children can have for waiting for a meal. The variety of options on the menu adds to its charm, with healthy fare such as steamed vegetables and turkey burgers. But carnivores, don’t fret – Matty’s is best known for its beefy “big bad burgers,” like the juicy Money in the Bank with bacon and cheddar.

Pete’s on Main also serves up steamy burgers, boasting that they’re hand-pattied fresh each day. The Anderson landmark, founded in 1954, also features kid-friendly food such as hot dogs, chicken fingers and a selection of sandwiches to be accompanied by what they claim are the best onion rings in town.

Kids also love the Koo Koo Ice Cream Depot. Aside from the obvious sticky reasons, they can enjoy the play area or the suspended train.

Roy’s Diner offers a delicious meat-and-three experience, with rotating specials such as chicken livers or turkey and dressing paired with down-home veggies. Who can possibly pass up sweet potato cobbler made from scratch?

But you can’t experience South Carolina without digging into some smoky barbecue. A good bet is the Ole Country Smokehouse. With two locations, you’re never far from a heaping plate of barbecue pork, piled high with slaw and hush puppies.

And with so many family-friendly options, Mom might have the night off more often.

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