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The Willcox Restaurant

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$$$$
American, Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting friends in Aiken and they took us here for Sunday Brunch. The food and service were both excellent. The historical setting made it very interesting.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your brunch experience and hope you will visit us again soon. Best Regards, Cindy McClattie, Operations Administrator More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

A favorite place on our getaway calendar. Superb all around. Ambiance is great, staff always eager to please and help. Food excellent, a new menu every quarter. Brunch is wonderful, as is lunch and dinner. Anytime a good time for the Willcox. Tapas menu for off hours nibbling offered in the lounge/living room any time of day. Love this place

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Thank amadama2016
Willcox1898, Manager at The Willcox Restaurant, responded to this review

We are extremely pleased to be a favorite place for you. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comments. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to having you with us as often as possible. Warmest Regards, Cindy McClattie, Operations Administrator More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We've been going to the Wilcox for special (and not so special) occasions since moving to Aiken in 1991. Although the restaurant has changed hands, it's still one of the best in the area (including Augusta, GA.). They have intimate tables for two, as well as private rooms for larger groups. We've had many a pre-Christmas dinner here. It's a... More 

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

We are delighted that you enjoy dining with us as often as possible. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and review of our hotel. We appreciate your ongoing patronage and support. Look forward to seeing you soon! Cindy McClattie, Operations Administrator More 

Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love the atmosphere at this place. On Thursday nights there is a live band. I love the chocolate martinis!

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy that you enjoy the entertainment and the cocktails. We look forward to seeing you on Thursdays! Cindy McClattie, Operations Administrator More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wonderful venue. Small and intimate. A menu that you won't see everywhere with something for everyone. Reasonable priced for such a lovely place. After your meal wander around this lovely boutique hotel that takes you back to the grandeur of another century.

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

Thank you dining with us and taking the time to leave your comments. We are quite pleased you enjoyed your time with us and hope you will visit us again soon. Cindy McClattie, Operations Administrator More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went for his birthday. Had a wonderful dinner. Excellent atmosphere and general "feel" to the interior dinning. Wide variation of food. Everything we tried we loved. Best restaurant in Aiken.

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1 Thank Lauren N
Willcox1898, Manager at The Willcox Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments. We are very pleased that you and your husband had a wonderful birthday dinner. Wishing you both all the best! Cindy McClattie, Operations Administrator More 

Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to give us your feedback. We apologize the entire meal did not meet your expectations. Unfortunately, there are times that some items do sell out. Our Chef does try to design the menu with unique sides and offerings to give our guests an experience truly different from other... More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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

I am extremely happy that you enjoyed your anniversary dinner with us. Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us and sharing your comments. Wishing you many more anniversaries! Cindy McClattie, Operations Administrator More 

Shelton, Washington
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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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

Thank you dining with us and taking the time to share your comments with us. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time here and hope you will visit us again soon. Cindy McClattie, Operations Administrator More 

South Carolina
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80 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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?