Bake and Cook Thai Restaurant

405 College Ave,Unit 260
Clemson, 29631
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For a Thai place in upstate South Carolina this place has great food. Like others said not great atmosphere, but clean and simple. Very fresh vegetables, chicken was great and sauces were incredible. The dumplings were a good starter too.
In Clemson --sigh--the only places people aren't getting screwed are the churches. Food is really overpriced in this college town. When I pay more in a restaurant, I want and expect good food or I do not go back. In the evening, the prices at Bake and Cook are moderate, but there is a $6.95 lunch which is quite good. Students, take note. On my most recent visit, in the evening, I had a very good meal and excellent service.The cashew chicken was visually appealing, and it tasted as good as it looked. My entree was $9.95, and I was charged $1.00 extra for extra rice. The appetizer--five small spring rolls--was delicious but overpriced at $.4.95. With drink and and tax, my one-person-meal was $19.24. Not exactly cheap for an evening in a Thai restaurant. That being said, will I go back? Absolutely, but lunch is the better value here. Today it was $6.95 for a smaller portion of Cashew Chicken with a small cucumber salad and egg roll. The decor is simple but clean. Thai places come and go in Tigetown, byt this place needs to stay. Enjoy it. I did!
I love thai food and was so excited to try this place as thai comes and goes so much in Clemson. We got pad Thai tofu and Massaman curry with shrimp. It was pretty standard thai food. Shrimp was overcooked, tofu was not great. We got it to go as the interior was stark. Would go back though, because I like Thai and this is the only option in the area at this point.

(864) 653-5521

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Sloan Street Tap Room

109 Sloan St
Clemson, 29631
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This is the BEST bar in Clemson. If incredibly cheap beer, a bartender who knows your name, and a place to sit and share a pitcher with friends is what you're looking for-- you got it. They usually have 2-3 beers on tap and the only food available is popcorn, but the atmosphere is perfect. Yes it's kind of dirty and usually empty, but why would you go scout for a table for an hour while drinking overpriced beer when you can come to Sloan st, sit down and order a gigantic $6 pitcher, and request music all night?
Difficult to actually find the entrance, but it was worth the look! Excellent choice of beer.

(864) 654-7210

Bars

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Pot Belly Deli

109 Wall St
Clemson, 29631
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Best deli in the Clemson area...hands down, it's not even up for discussion. It's not a chain, so expect fresh food and service with a smile. They have signature sandwiches or you can make your own however you like. Daily specials along with homemade sides like potato salad, macaroni salad and pasta salad. I have been eating here for over 15 years. Not sure what to get, tell the staff what you're hungry for, hot or cold, and they are sure to make you tasty sandwich. Jeff and Skip (the owners) know how to please your taste buds!! Worth a stop when you are in Tiger Town!
This is my FAVORITE place to eat in Clemson. It is well priced and gives a lot of food. If you go, be sure to try a grilled blueberry muffin! A definite favorite. FYi: There is a minimum $5 charge on credit cards
I make a special trip to eat here when I am visiting family in Clemson. I like the Turkey Reuben.

(864) 653-3663

Delis

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China Express

501 Old Greenville Hwy
Clemson, 29631
Reviews:
China Express is definitely the best Chinese place for miles around, although you wouldn't expect that by the name or the nondescript strip-mall location. You might get a tip if you look in the window during any mealtime, though, and notice the plastic tables packed full of international students gobbling down the closest thing to comfort food they can find around here. They come not for the usual Chinese-American menu (all of which China Express executes well enough, for those who are into that kind of thing) but for the more authentically Chinese offerings. The latter used to be doled out quietly on a "secret menu" basis - customers in the know were handed a short list of options handwritten in Chinese. Now, however, a full wall of the restaurant is covered with photographs and English names of most of the old secret-menu items. My dining partner and I come in multiple times a week in the process of trying everything on the menu. (I think we've become some of the more amusing regulars.) Not everything is flawless - the mapo tofu uses the wrong kind of tofu and isn't quite Szechuan enough - but most of what we've tried has been delicious and quite similar to the dishes we loved in Flushing (Queens, NY) and have longed for ever since moving south. My favorite is the "water boiled fish," unctiously tender morsels in pungent Szechuan sauce. My dining partner favors the tofu eggplant pot and the beef tendon noodles. The option to dine-in off pretty Corelle plates is nice, especially when we're served by the brisk proprietress who asks where on earth we come from and why we like each other so darn much.
Run of the mill Chinese place. Nothing special.
Great taste! Authentic Chinese food.

(864) 653-7777

Chinese

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Columbo’s Pizza

203 Pendleton Rd,Ste 1
Clemson, 29631
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Best pizza in the entire world. Gives a new meaning to pizza! With fantastic salad bar! An I have been a manager at dominos pizza for 4 years.
Maybe my hopes were too high and my appetite too large, but based on the yelp reviews I read for Columbo's, I was really excited for this place. Unfortunately the pizza was mediocre. It wasn't bad, we ate it all, it just wasn't anything special. Also, we ordered a Hawaiian pizza and it came with mushrooms, which we weren't expecting, not a big deal though, just not a huge fan of mushrooms. The deep dish pizza was OK, we got the 4-cheese Italian and it was very cheesy and filling, again, just didn't compare to some of the amazing deep dish I've had in Chicago (not a fair comparison?) Columbo's filled us up, but I wouldn't go out of my way to go back.
Good food, good atmosphere, and good service. The salad bar is basic but fresh. Wait times vary with the amount of business but usually good. The interior is spacious and not crammed with too much seating. Pizza, spaghetti, and sandwiches are consistent. The buffet, when available, is okay to me but my boys love it.

(864) 654-1103

Pizza

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Calhoun Corners Restaurant

103 Clemson St
Clemson, 29631
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4.5 stars This is a charming place to go for a special occasion. Great blue cheese dressing and salad. I had the filet and it was good size with nice flavor. Not the best steak I've ever had but overall it was a great meal with lots of food.
Amazing food and wonderful atmosphere! Absolutely our favorite restaurant in Clemson when we want to celebrate!
The ambiance is the biggest selling point. The Cajun shrimp was good but the roasted asparagus and artichoke was fair, but the artichoke was from a can. The entrees were good but the recommended duck breast was over cooked, I prefer medium rare. The risotto was also over cooked. The brownie dessert was disappointing the pecan pie was better. A bit overpriced for what was delivered.

(864) 654-7490

American (New)

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Thaiger Cafe

1066 Tiger Blvd
Clemson, 29631
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That good. If you want Thai here here is the place I had spicy noodle #3 heat. Huge portion. My DH ate 1/3 He had panang curry. Of course we shared. Excellent basil rolls. Yummy. Lunch has. Spring rolls and very flavorful no carb soup.
Definitely coming back! Good food, great price. Came on a Sunday for late lunch and although it seemed they had been really busy not long ago (few tables available), they waiter promptly prepped a table for us and took our order. We got fried rice with shrimp and curry rice and both were good. Also the sweet and sour with chicken and we loved it. The fried rice is a bit too oily, but the flavor was good! Tried the thai tea and I enjoyed tasting some strong spicy and sweet tea ;) im having it the next time around. Great friendly staff, good food, good prices!
We were in Clemson for a visit, my wife and some friends went to school here. We stopped here for lunch. The place has good seating and is clean. All the entrees come with soup and spring roll at lunch. We tried red curry, pad thai and basil fried rice and they were all good. Good food for a college town

(864) 507-6089

Thai

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Todaro Pizza

105 Sloan St
Clemson, 29631
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when it comes to certain foods, I am a New Jersey snob. bagels, pizza, and taylor ham are all things that you just can't find good outside of New Jersey. when I came to school at clemson, I thought there would never be any good pizza down here. I was wrong. todaro's pizza isn't as good as what you would find back at home, but it is great pizza for an even better price. it's extremely cheap for two slices and a drink and the pizza is always piping hot and delicious. I couldn't believe how good the pizza was, since every other pizza place in the south isn't good, but then I realized that the reason todaro's has test pizza is because they hail from Hoboken, New Jersey. if you're looking for good pizza on a small budget, this is the place to go. take it from a new jerseyan who knows pizza.
This is my favorite pizza in/around clemson. The style is a thin (but not cracker thin) crust that holds up under folding/holding. I can't stand when a slice just flops down like a depressed gnome hat, and that's never been a problem here. The proportions of pizza and cheese are fine, and they're neither generous nor stingy with the toppings. The prices are solid, especially the specials and the lunch buffet. Plus they serve beer for cheap. The only caveat is that if you're there for the pizza buffet (literally the two most gluttonous words in the english language) and there aren't a lot of people, the pizzas sit around for a while. This leads to cool, chewy pizza and a potential health hazard. With that said, it's an excellent deal and when there are lots of people the pizzas are pretty constantly coming out of the oven. Robust crust, hearty slices, delicious taste, and good value.
Maybe I went in with too high of expectations after seeing the 4.5 star reviews on Yelp, but the pizza here just does not hit the mark. The pizza (the Trodero Special) was undercooked and seriously lacked flavor. Far from any New Jersey/New York-style pizza I have ever enjoyed. Peppino's is a much better bet for pizza in the Clemson area.

(864) 654-3001

Pizza

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Blue Heron Restaurant & Sushi

405 College Ave,Ste 130
Clemson, 29631
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Oh my goodness Blue Heron's food is very good. I came here after reading reviews on yelp. I ordered the grouper Oscar style. The selection was so good. The wait staff is amazing. Everything was served as needed. I will be returning to BH for sure. The place was crowded downstairs. Everyone was so friendly. I recommend BH to anyone for a good meal.
Definitely my best meal in Clemson great oyster appetizer a night special Artichoke appetizer also excellent Ribeye steak sandwich cooked to order onions cheese great sauce 9.95 a good deal bread wax excellent soft with nice crust 3 favored butters accompany the sun dried tomato butter was the best Enjoyable food Caution The basement bar is a bit noisy and lower class in all respects other than food waitress was a mature professional service was fast in spite of a totally full restaurant
Okay... this place is kind of amazing. I have really low expectations given the strange menu variety and the general strip mall like location. I was very very wrong. The grilled mushroom perfect. Onion soup has way too much bread and was like eating stuffing - my only complaint I think all meal. the crab cakes were great - I don't like capers and still very very delicious. The grilled chicken was just plain delightful. Wine great AND cheap AND they have bottle service to take home leftovers. Service was wonderful. Didn't order but maki looked good. This is the second place I've encountered int he area that has sushi but no sashimi, which I think it weird.

(864) 653-3354

Sushi Bars, Japanese

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TCBY Gateway Village

1390 Tiger Blvd,Ste 302
Clemson, 29631
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Yummy as usual. But...the person was not at the counter and as the line grew I had to go to find her. She told me, "I'll be there in a minute." She did apologize but the place is busy so?! If her boss has her feeling like she should be doing cleaning prep they need to reprioritize her duties. Yeah, I'll keep coming though.
Recently opened, don't know exactly when but I stopped by on last Saturday and there was a decent crowd (definitely appeals to the college demographic). The store was nice and clean, and the staff were all very helpful (allowed liberal use of rewards card). There is seating for 15 inside and also some seating nearby outside for when the weather is nice. There were 12 flavors in 6 machines (allowing for flavor combos) and lot of toppings. It's a little bit off from the main campus, but I definitely think the students would travel that short distance to get some good froyo.

(864) 654-3030

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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