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Cafe at Williams Hardware

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13 South Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
+1 864-834-7888
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Clemson, South Carolina
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Met family friends for like much..really good environment and tasty food. Two had various salads, large ones, one of us had the tomato and onion soup, and I had the turkey club sandwich, turned out a large sandwich. My side was the potato salad. There are other sided to choose from. All our food was fresh, quality eats, medium price... More 

Thank CrockerGem
Saluda, North Carolina
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a spring Saturday afternoon, it was time to find a spot to eat in Travelers Rest, so we stopped at the Cafe at Williams Hardware. I'd heard it was a good place to eat, so wanted to see first hand for myself: being I appreciate good food! Located on Main Street, it's not hard to find and backs up... More 

Thank Bonnie B
Great Falls, Virginia
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful lunch with relatives. We had homemade tomato and okra soup to die for. So much so, we took two quarts home with us, even though we had two more days before we got home. We even drove out of way the next day to get the recipe. The ladies had the three-scoop salad. No leftovers spoke volumes... More 

Thank Jerry5707
Summit, New Jersey
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Enjoyed lunch with friends at this friendly restaurant. It also has a gift shop to browse with some interesting gifts. The porch is very relaxing on a sunny day in this cute town. Food is good and brownies are great.

Thank Cathy S
Upper Chichester, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

If you think you can't get an outstanding breakfast in a hardware store, you haven't tried Williams Hardware. Everything is freshly prepared so don't be in a big hurry. And if it's a Satyrday, you might want to get there early.

Thank John R
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate it and I will be sure to share with all the staff! See you soon! More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome breakfast, lunch! Atmosphere is really homey with the back porch seating. Our family visits frequently and have never been let down.

Thank QBan74
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this review

Thanks you for your sweet words! We appreciate them. Look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Worth a trip to have breakfast Food tasty and fresh and good coffee Busy with a happy crowd. Good wait staff

Thank MDonVacation
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this review

Thank you for the sweet words. I'll tell the staff. They will love being called quirky! Come again soon! More 

Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Williams Hardware seems like a visit to the owners house. They greet you, tell about the specials and provide great food and service.

Thank Frank E
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 stars! I will be sure to tell all the staff of your kind words! Come again soon! More 

Martinez, Georgia
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145 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This was our stop for lunch after biking from Swamp Rabbit Trail cafe and grocery. Got the roast beef sandwich very good along with fruit or broccoli salad both good. Relaxing seating on a screen porch. Trail runs right behind store.

Thank Rollbama
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this review

Isn't that porch the best after a ride? Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Strolling downtown TR, we found this cute cafe for lunch. Selections are super, food is fantastic, the owners are on-site and delightful, the store is enjoyable for shopping and it is all nearby our rental. We could not ask for more. We visited twice so far and will be going back today! You can look for places like this wherever... More 

Thank tripper15Monterey
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate you as a customer and look forward to another visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 South Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Travelers Rest
  • Phone Number: +1 864-834-7888
We offer folks a place to stop in off the Swamp Rabbit Trail, visit with old friends, have a bite to eat, and enjoy an old-fashioned sense of community. The sisters also invite you to browse through the gift shop that features unique food items and other products made right here in South Carolina.

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