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Desserves owner Milisa Godson fills her cupcakery with delectably dulcet concoctions based on cherished family recipes. Passing under the shop's pine-green awning, sweet savants are greeted by two cases of freshly baked goods topped with creamy dollops of pastel frosting. Groupon buyers can collate a dozen confections from any of Desserves' nine standard cupcake flavors. German-chocolate and Italian-cream confections allow visitors to taste the flavors of Europe without the hassle of stealing a diplomat's lunchbox, and succulent cheesecake, carrot-cake, and yellow-cake treats pack the flavors of full-size sweets into a more portable form.

125 Laurens St SW
Aiken,
SC
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Kneading fresh dough for pizza, roasting meat for gyros, and layering delicate sheets of phyllo pastry to make spanakopita; these are all daily activities at Zorba's Island Bar Restaurant, where cooks prepare traditional Greek recipes passed down through the generations. Diners can pair their meals with the traditional Greek liqueur—ouzo—or opt for a cold beer or cocktail from the full bar. There's a tile porch for those who wish to dine in open air, and a game room that keeps guests entertained with rounds of pool and air hockey.

510 Silver Bluff Rd
Aiken,
SC
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LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES. THEWILLCOX OFFERS SUITES AND ROOMS. ALL ACCOMMODATIONS AREELEGANTLY APPOINTED WITH PERIOD ANTIQUES, HIGH CEILINGS WITHCROWN MOLDING, DEEP SOAKING TUBS, OVERSIZED TOWELS,SUMPTUOUS BATHROBES, FEATHERBEDS, AND PILLOWS. DELUXE ROOMS,PREMIUM ROOMS, AND SUITES ALL HAVE FIREPLACES. THOUGH THISIS A HISTORIC, ROMANTIC PLACE, EACH ROOM HAS ACCESS TO AHIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION. THE GRAND LOBBY OF THEWILLCOX IS ALL PANELED IN A RARE CURLY HEART PINE ANDFLANKED BY TWIN STONE FIREPLACES, IT IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TOCONGREGATE FOR DRINKS OR DINNER. AN INTIMATE SPA AS WELL ASA LANDSCAPED POOL AREA ALSO ACCOMPANY THE PROPERTY..

100 Colleton Ave SW
Aiken,
SC
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Beef ‘O’ Brady’s menu boasts a beefy bounty of classic American fare prepared hot, steaming, and packed with enough beefy flavors to stampede even the most ravenous appetite. Start out with a combo appetizer ($9.99), finding an edible equilibrium with three hand-breaded chicken tenders, three mozzarella planks, onion rings, and a cheese quesadilla with four dipping sauces, or dive into the beef end with the restaurant’s signature ‘O’ Brady Burger ($7.99), seasoned in a slumber bag of herbs and spices and topped with melted provolone cheese. Other eats include a half rack of St. Louis ribs ($10.99), available in Sweet Baby Ray’s, Sweet and Tangy, or Kickin’ Bayou BBQ sauce, and Beef ‘O’ Brady’s sandwich staple, the Dubliner ($8.99), containing thinly sliced roast beef, sautéed mushrooms, and swiss cheese. Fallen angels can attempt to reclaim the power of flight through consumption of a dozen boneless chicken wings ($9.59), available in nearly a dozen flavorful sauces.

216 Eastgate Dr
Aiken,
SC
US

The chefs at Red Bowl fill their expansive menu with dishes from all over Asia. Chefs showcase their cooking skills in the open kitchen, rolling up dozens of sushi rolls, chopping up fresh mango for a spicy Thai dish, or introducing tender pieces of chicken to lotus flour while preparing general tso's chicken. Diners can sip Asian-inspired cocktails at the tile-covered bar, peering up at the sporting events or paperwork-completing contests on large TVs overhead. Hanging pendant lights cast a soft glow over the rest of the modern interior.

2645 Whiskey Rd
Aiken,
SC
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The family-run establishment features the exotic ingredients and flavors found in many a Cuban kitchen, served up buffet-style Surprises come daily on the specials menu (starting at $8.95), which features dishes served with rice, black beans, and a choice between crispy yuca fries or sweet fried plantains. Skirt the decades-old travel embargo and visit Cuba by land and sea with the traditional seafood and steak dinner entree that comes with delightful flourishes such as chimichurri garlic sauce ($23).

148 Laurens St SW
Aiken,
SC
US