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Marlen Kuszmaul, a fervent gardener and chef with 23 years of experience, combines her passions under one roof as owner and chef at Rose Cottage and Gardens. She offers a menu brimming with tasty treats, along with a Sunday buffet-style lunch. Guests can enjoy these delectables on the backyard patio, which bursts with colors from the perfectly manicured garden and plays host to weddings and other events. Rose Cottage and Gardens also offers catering services.

8881 Warren H Abernathy Hwy
Spartanburg,
SC
US

Carolina Smoke's pitmasters release bold, succulent taste bursts with a slow-smoked menu of down-home eats. All meats are hand-rubbed and eye-watched, never pre-cloaked in flavor-smothering sauces or frowny-face masks. Sink teeth into the tender beef-brisket sandwich ($10) or delve deep into the flavor furnace with a prime rib ($21). Diners can further slake smoky cravings with a half or full rack of baby-back ribs ($14, $22) or feed famished fingers a gratifying grip of hot wings ($10). The restaurant's policy of allowing eaters to add their own sauce permits patrons to customize flavoring and ink unique impressions on napkin and facial canvases. Behind the eatery's shingled sides and white shutters, dining-room guests can bookend bites with sips of Carolina sweet tea.

7115 Lone Oak Rd
Spartanburg,
SC
US

At Zarza Eclectic Cuisine, co-owner Jose Landa commits to “giving people an experience … Something that can't be found anywhere else in Spartanburg,” as he told GoUpstate.com in 2011. Under his supervision, nimble chefs do just that, melding culinary influences from South America, western Europe, and the Mediterranean into menus of pan-regional fusion cuisine. In addition to baking saffron-scented pans of paella, they also grill Argentinean chorizo and slow-cook legs of lamb in blackberry wine and herbs. An in-house Argentinean butcher personally fillets fish and carves steaks from grass-fed, Angus-certified beef.

Bordered by an exposed brick wall, the 120-seat dining room occasionally hosts live music performances, which can entertain diners as they try to differentiate their salad fork from their tuning fork.

149 S Daniel Morgan Ave, Ste 1
Spartanburg,
SC
US

In 1964, brothers Leroy and Forrest Raffel banded together to come up with a new restaurant concept. Arby's took off almost immediately on the coattails of its hallmark roast-beef sandwich and the founders’ idea of providing customers with fast, quality food. Over the company's 48-year franchise history, its foundational pièce de résistance of thinly sliced, juicy beef has been served in a many permutations, and continues to be popular today, served at more than 3,500 stores in North America. Today’s menu still ignites appetites with traditional beef sandwiches, plus hot and seasoned curly fries, fresh-chopped salads, and desserts good for richly capping off meals or bribing any bridge trolls on the way home.

2221 Chesnee Hwy
Spartanburg,
SC
US

Diners gather at Pier 221 Seafood Restaurant for an abundance of fresh seafood prepared in myriad ways. The broiler sizzles up everything from fork-tender salmon steaks and juicy scallops to 10-ounce cuts of rib eye served alongside a school of jumbo shrimp. Kids and adults talk across the table with mouths full of fried whole catfish, deviled crab, or the children’s menu’s chicken tenders. Fish platters appease ampler appetites with a cornucopia stuffed with flounder and crab meat, and hefty sandwiches and lunch dishes vanquish midday cravings like a fire hose extinguishing a single match.

351 Whitney Rd
Spartanburg,
SC
US

In 1964, brothers Leroy and Forrest Raffel banded together to come up with a new restaurant concept. Arby's took off almost immediately on the coattails of its hallmark roast-beef sandwich and the founders’ idea of providing customers with fast, quality food. Over the company's 48-year franchise history, its foundational pièce de résistance of thinly sliced, juicy beef has been served in a many permutations, and continues to be popular today, served at more than 3,500 stores in North America. Today’s menu still ignites appetites with traditional beef sandwiches, plus hot and seasoned curly fries, fresh-chopped salads, and desserts good for richly capping off meals or bribing any bridge trolls on the way home.

161 South Pine Street
Spartanburg,
SC
US