Bantam Chef

418 S Alabama Ave
Chesnee, 29323
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I Love this place. It is a must stop for breakfast when I'm driving from NC to FL. Delicious country style home made breakfasts. Their Bacon, Egg & Cheese biscuits are one of my faves. Great coffee, great grits, you can't go wrong. Cash only, so have cash on hand or use their ATM. 1950s decor but home cooked country style food.
I can only review the drive-through, since I haven't had the chance yet to venture inside. My bf has family in Chesnee, and we were there recently for a wedding. We pass the Bantam Chef, whenever we're in town, and I always get a chuckle from the giant rooster, car rear end, Capt. America and other 50's memorabilia on the roof and building. With cousin D's house right down the road, and no one wanting to cook, we made the Bantam Chef's big, delicious biscuits our choice two mornings in a row. These are real, Southern biscuits done right: no lead dough balls or barely held together dried crumbs here. The biscuits are moist yet fluffy and light with a mild, flaky, buttery flavor. I had mine with bacon and egg. The portion of bacon was very generous. The country ham biscuit was well-laden with salty, meaty goodness as well. Our cousin opted for a local specialty, Liver Mush. It's a patty made from pig liver, other parts, spices and corn meal. It's apparently got lots of flavor, and is a real "comfort food" for Carolinians. If you're in the area, definitely give the Bantam Chef a try, for the atmosphere and for the food!
We were looking for local flair on a drive through South Carolina and boy did we find it! In a tiny town called Chesnee is a tiny diner called Bantam Chef. This is the type of place where the employees all have two first names like "Marie Sue" or "Emma Jane" and a thick deep south drawl. The ladies in front of us actually had a conversation about whether the one had remembered her teeth! No kidding!! They have a pretty big menu of typical diner fare but it is all really CHEAP. $3 for a bacon cheeseburger with all the fixins'. $2 for a heap of fries or onion rings. Milkshakes and ice cream. I must say the my burger was actually great as were the fries. The onions rings were the big, crispy kind and would have been delicious too if they hadn't been overcooked. My boy got a kids meal which came in the cutest paper car which he loved so much we brought it home. The place was pretty filthy. As we opened the door I remembered that smoking is allowing in South Carolina restaurants. As a nonsmoker in Florida I'm spoiled that I can dine smoke-free anywhere. The place stunk of stale cigarette smoke but after being in it for 10 minutes you didn't notice it as much. The floor looked like it hadn't been mopped in weeks. There were black and white checkered tiles but they looked were more like grey and black. The ladies room was so nasty we changed my toddler's diaper in the car. Even the grunge and grime of the place somehow seemed to fit. There was a big crowd at lunchtime so I'm sure it attracts business from quite a distance. Not that I'd ever be travelin' that way again but if I were this city girl would stop back by the Bantam Chef.

(864) 461-8403

Fast Food, American (Traditional)

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Turner’s Family Restaurant

417 S Alabama Ave
Chesnee, 29323
Reviews:
Although I haven't eaten here in a number of years, this place gets a lot of business from people who want meat and vegetables. Although some things remain the same, they usually change their menu each day. Some of their standbys include meatloaf, turkey and gravy, and country steak. They usually have a large breakfast crowd, also. Meals on Wheels frequently gets food from here to deliver to the elderly shut-ins around the Chesnee geographic area. You'll also see a lot of people eating here after attending church on Sundays.

(864) 461-8815

Southern, Soul Food

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Yoshi’s Japanese Steak & Seafood

112 S Alabama
Chesnee, 29323
Reviews:
Your choice at Yoshi's is pretty much Hibachi or Teriyaki-style meat or shrimp with either rice or stir-fry noodles. With chicken, steak, vegetables, shrimp and pork, there are lots of combinations. Teriyaki is sweeter; hibachi is more soy-based. Most dishes come with a 4-oz container of "shrimp sauce" which tastes very much like thousand island dressing. They also come with sweet carrots. There are a couple of specials that look mildly interesting. Flavors and cooking are average, and made pretty neutral for this small town setting. Vegetables in the dishes were fresh. Yoshi's also serves a 16oz Bubble tea (really more like a bubble smoothie) for $3.50. You can choose from coconut, taro, strawberry, honeydew, blueberry and maybe one more. The "bubbles" of course take a few minutes to thaw before serving, so you'll have to wait for your shake. Prices for menu items are very reasonable.

(864) 703-2345

Japanese, Seafood

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El Limo’n Restaurant

402 S Alabama Ave
Chesnee, 29323
Reviews:
The food is delicious, but the service is lousy, I literally had to flail my arms in the air to get the waitress' attention and their were only 2 other tables in the restaurant. My son and I asked to share a dessert, and they only brought us one spoon. Like I said the food is good, the service is just inconsiderate. It's best just to order take out.

(864) 703-0303

Restaurants

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James Cooley-Strawberry Hill USA

3105 Highway 11 W
Chesnee, 29323
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(864) 461-3000

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George Weston Bakeries

118 Lindsey Park Dr
Chesnee, 29323
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(864) 599-8148

Bakeries

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Hardee’s

710 S Alabama Ave
Chesnee, 29323
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(864) 461-3111

Breakfast & Brunch, Fast Food

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Strawberry Hill USA

3097 Hwy 11 W
Chesnee, 29323
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(864) 461-4000

Farmers Market

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Little Caesars Pizza

514 S Alabama Ave
Chesnee, 29323
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(864) 461-8500

Pizza

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Pizza House

408 S Alabama Ave
Chesnee, 29323
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(864) 461-3160

Pizza

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