Sandwiches, like symphonies, require careful composition and a plant in the crowd to mop up disruptive mayonnaise spills. Treat taste buds to harmonious arrangements with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of paninis, salads, and more at the Eclectic Chef in Summerville.
Nestled in the quaint Historic District, the Eclectic Chef dishes out lunch and dinner delectables alongside café drinks and desserts. The menu centers around sandwiches and salads, such as the signature Eclectic house salad—a school of walnuts, mandarin oranges, and dried cranberries swimming in a sea of baby field greens ($8.49). The roasted vegetable quesadilla, rife with roasted zucchini, yellow squash, roasted red pepper, red onions, and a dollop of pesto, fuses together with an adhesive of Monterey Jack cheese ($7.99). The pork trifecta panini, a porcine-potent creation fraught with ham, marinated pork tenderloin, bacon, red onion, mozzarella cheese, and dijonnaise ($7.99) appeals to meat-cravers. Terminate your taste-bud trek with hot coffee ($1.69–$1.95) and an explosive individual chocolate lava cake ($4.95) or cheesecake brownie ($2.50) that hasn't erupted in decades. During spring and summer months, the café spills out onto blocked-off Short Central Avenue, allowing Eclectic eaters to dine and sip under umbrella-provided shade. A winter/fall menu is also available.
The Charleston City Paper mentioned the sandwiches and salads at the Eclectic Chef. Ninety percent of Urbanspooners like the restaurant, three Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars, and more than 630 Facebookers are fans.
- Eclectic Chef serves up an array of tasty and fresh sandwiches and salads in a bright, cheerful room. Whether it’s a packed-full panini or an excellent grilled chicken salad, this little gem of a lunch spot keeps the quality level high. – Charleston City Paper
- Wonderful food and equally fantastic staff. – Trinity M., Yelp, 12/5/10
The herringbone pattern of the bricks on the street just outside Eclectic Chef seems to point wandering feet right in the restaurant’s direction. In warmer months, the eatery’s patio welcomes guests beneath its large, red umbrellas, which offer shade as customers bite into crisp salads tossed with sliced strawberries or wild gathered greens. Guests can also feed on hot or cold sandwiches comprised of warm roast beef and slow-roasted barbecue pork, or paninis filled with barbecue chicken. In addition to the cozy café’s offerings, Eclectic Chef also offers personal-chef and gourmet to-go services, allowing busy diners to feed themselves and their families hearty, healthy meals.
125 Central Ave.
Summerville, South Carolina 29483Get Directions