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The Willcox Restaurant

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$$$$
American, Bar, Gastropub
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100 Colleton Ave, Aiken, SC 29801
+1 803-648-1898
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11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've eaten at the Willcox several times. I would highly recommend it for lunch but I have not had the best experiences at dinner. Many times they run out of things on the menu. Also, the main dishes sometimes come with disappointing sides. We had filets that came with brussell sprouts and two fried goat cheese balls, which were not... More 

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Thank citidwel
Aiken, South Carolina
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Wilcox Restaurant is a delightful place to go for a quiet dinner with hubby or to meet up with friends. My husband and I recently went their for our 47 wedding anniversary and had a wonderful meal with friendly servers, who did an outstanding job.

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Thank Linda H
Shelton, Washington
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an elegant place the Willcox is! This is a place to savor your meal. The ambiance is parallel to the dining experience. Wonderful food, service is a little slow. Beautiful surroundings.

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Thank soosihongkong
South Carolina
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80 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for New Year's Eve and the food was just average. I had the fish and it tasted like frozen fish. My husband had the pork shank and it was very overcooked. We probably would choose a different restaurant in Aiken next time.

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Thank MaggieSullivan
Willcox1898, Manager at The Willcox Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to give us your feedback. I apologize your meal did not meet your expectations. We pride ourselves in using fresh local ingredients. Your comments have been shared with our Chef and we hope that you will give us another opportunity to change your opinion. Cindy McClattie, Operations Administrator More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wife and I went to the Wilcox for Christmas Eve and walking in takes you back in time to a mannered and elegant dining room with everyone including the staff with Christmas spirit. Super good and service can not wait until next year

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Thank Mark E
Willcox1898, Manager at The Willcox Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to spend your Christmas Eve with us and for taking the time to give a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and look forward to seeing you again this year. Kindest Regards, Cindy McClattie Operations Administrator More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My husband and I had Thanksgiving Dinner at the Willcox, and it was a very delightful event. There was a fire burning in the fireplace in the lobby as we entered, and a man was quietly playing a piano off to the side of the room. There was a carving station with turkey and pork roast, and the buffet had... More 

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Thank Eurogirl1454
Willcox1898, Manager at The Willcox Restaurant, responded to this review

I am delighted that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner with us. Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your experience. I hope you will visit us again soon and as often as possible. Happy Holidays! Cindy McClattie Operations Administrator More 

San Antonio, Texas
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

All of the dishes had a chance to be great but got only halfway there. The waiter-suggested appetizer of schnitzel fries was a little dry, lacked a tad bit of seasoning and brightness. Adding a sprinkling of lemon juice and aioli on the side helped the dish quite a bit. The scallops entree was a half-miss as well. The scallops... More 

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Thank J S
Willcox1898, Manager at The Willcox Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and to give us your feedback. I apologize the entire meal did not meet your expectations. Your comments have been shared with our Chef for consideration in the future. I certainly hope that you will dine with us again and give us the opportunity to change your opinion. Kindest Regards, Cindy McClattie... More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

A historic property located just outside of downtown Aiken, the restaurant in the lobby of this hotel serves as a charming, warm yet upscale restaurant offering seasonal menus and daily specials to ensure variety. There is also a bar offered in the lobby with ample comfortable seating for pre-dining socialization.

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Willcox1898, Manager at The Willcox Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and five star rating. We are pleased that you enjoy the dining atmosphere and hope that you can and will visit us often. Kindest Regards, Cindy McClattie Operations Administrator More 

Fredericksburg,VA
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We went for brunch. The menu made us wish we had more tome so that we could go back for dinner. Delicious and inventive food served by staff who obviously like their job and transfer that to their clientele.

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Thank mlhw46
Willcox1898, Manager at The Willcox Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit such wonderful comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed brunch with us and hope you will have an opportunity, in the future, to join us for dinner. Happy Holidays! Cindy McClattie Operations Administrator More 

Indian Trail, North Carolina
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126 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The Willlcox is an historic hotel. Lovely on the outside as well as inside. We had our choice of dining in the dining room or in the lobby for lunch. We chose the lobby for the atmosphere, quieter and more private. It also gives you a better opportunity to enjoy the décor. The selection of choices on the menu were... More 

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Thank Home-By9
Willcox1898, Manager at The Willcox Restaurant, responded to this review

I am very happy that you enjoyed your dining experience in the lobby with us. Your positive feedback and recommendation are truly appreciated. We would love for you to stay with us, if time permits, during your next visit. Best Regards, Cindy McClattie Operations Administrator More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$36
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gastropub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Colleton Ave, Aiken, SC 29801
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Aiken
  • Phone Number: +1 803-648-1898
  • This restaurant is at The Willcox

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?