Aiken Travel Guide

  • Just Horsing Around
    Just Horsing Around
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  • Inside Davor's
    Inside Davor's
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  • Our First Glimpse of Davor's
    Our First Glimpse of Davor's
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Aiken Things to Do

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    by Clyselia Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Collection of historic relics from Aiken County's interesting past. Includes information on the moving of 3 towns when the Department of Energy and Defense built the Savannah River Site. One drug store owner decided not to reopen his shop elsewhere and moved all the store's contents into his barn. They were found later and made into an exhibit. It's like walking into 1950 and some of the medications include chromium and mercury compounds.

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  • A mixed bag

    My husband and I stopped in on a slow Thursday night this week. We'd been anticipating dining at this restaurant and were ready for a wonderful fine dining experience. What we got was a mixed bag. Service was great, probably due to the fact that there weren't a lot of customers, decor is wonderful, beautifully done, but the food was a letdown for...

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  • Cute Restaurant

    Good but not great. Husband liked the Kentucky Brown turkey/ham melt and my reuben sandwich was good. Thought it was a little pricey at $10 each.Has since closed.

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  • Room for improvement

    Husband and I stopped by for lunch after hearing about it from a friend. Friendly waitress, was prompt in checking after us and making sure our tea glasses stayed filled. Husband ordered the roast beef panini with a side of blue cheese coleslaw and I had the house special, a turkey, brie, spinach panini with strawberry basil compote with pasta...

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  • Truly authentic Italian fine dining

    Husband and I went here for our 10th wedding anniversary, looking forward to a fine dining experience. O'liva definitely did not disappoint. Prices were reasonable, wine was very good, server was knowledgeable, discreet, helpful and polite, and the food was absolutely wonderful. Having been to Italy twice and looking forward to a third time we're...

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  • Soul food that feeds your soul

    A girlfriend recommended this restaurant for my Ladies Who Lunch gang. It's located at 4 8th Street (I think) which is a little difficult to find so you might consider it something only the locals know about. The nearest parking lot unless you are intimately familiar with Augusta is for the Cotton Patch. Look to the left and you'll see a long red...

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  • Davor's Part II

    To finish our story we had a great Brunch in a pleasant atmosphere with a very friendly waitress (darn, need to make notes on names). Just before we got up to leave the waitress even asked if my wife would like some more coffee to take with her on our journey through South Carolina. Unlimited coffee and then an offer to take some more on the road...

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  • Great Little Spot in a Cute Alley Way

    After we had parked our car we strolled down "The Alley" which turned out to be essentially a small "no car" street with a couple of small businesses, small shops and businesses. The only establishment open at 11:30 a.m. in the morning was Davor's. Seeing that they had an outside seating area we quickly opted for that and sat down on a pristine day...

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  • Wonderful Indian food!

    This is a wonderful authentic Indian buffet. The price is about $10 per person but the food is fresh and very very tasty.It's now under new management and there is a takeaway option as well. The curries. There is a choice of fish and chicken. Both very good one sweet one spicy.

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  • Not as good as it used to be

    When this restaurant first opened the food was terrific and it was always packed. Since then it has begun to offer live music, happy hours and lunches and the quality of the food has decreased. Now it seems to be where people with money go to overindulge in cocktails and mediocre food. My husband took me there for my birthday and although the tuna...

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  • Great sushi and southwestern!

    Delicious sushi and Southwestern in the same place! It sounds odd but one of the chefs specializes in sushi and the other specializes in Southwestern. Either way, really good food!

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  • Authentic Mexican Food

    The food here is very good and fresh tasting. Not just your regular old Mexican slop with a thin cheese sauce poured over it to disguise that it has no flavor. The House Especial is really good, pork stew with rice and beans and corn on the side. Excellent value for the money and of course the obligatory chips and salsa to start that come free....

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  • Steak salad from heaven!

    This is where you will find plenty of ladies who lunch and office parties, baby showers, etc. The food is excellent and I highly recommend the steak salad although I have also had the thai beef and that was excellent also. You can make a reservation if you have a large party and I've seen people have to wait but it's worth it! The steak salad....

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  • Best Cuban I've Had!

    Debbie and Orlando have had this restaurant open for a hot minute and it says something about them that I know both of their names and they greet me when my husband and I come in. It is a small restaurant so you either get there early or late. I've never met anyone that didn't visit and go back, dragging a friend who also became a convert. They...

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  • Best thai food!

    Sawasdee is a wonderful Thai restaurant definitely off the beaten track in Warrenville, SC. You'd probably need a map to get there but you'll be glad you did! Plenty of authentic menu choices and pots of chilis in oil, vinegar, paste and dried on the table so you can make your food as spicy or as mild as you like. One of my favorites. Don't miss...

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  • Really good pizza

    I love the pizza and sandwiches, especially the Big Mike Sandwich and the Tree Hugger pizza. Everything always tastes fresh and during the week they have a pizza and green salad buffet that you can't beat with a stick.

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  • Best burger in Aiken

    Open for breakfast lunch and dinner this is one of our favorite spots for a fast meal. The hamburgers are great, ground freshly at Grice's Butcher shop, the fries are hand cut and it's one of the best burgers I've ever had. Don't be put off by the decor, it's ubercasual. One of Aiken's not so hidden gems if you live here. The burgers. Thick, juicy...

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  • Best Barbecue in South Carolina!

    I live here so I'm terribly prejudiced but this is the best barbecue you'll find in this little corner of South Carolina. It's an all you can eat buffet for $6.50 per person right now that features all the Southern favorites, pulled pork, coleslaw, pickles, potato salad, fried okra, mac and cheese, yams, and hush puppies. Sweet tea in on the table...

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  • The Willcox Inn

    Aiken's historic Willcox Inn is one of many beautiful inns in Aiken. This particular inn has welcomed guests such as Winston Churchill, Elizabeth Arden, Harold Vanderbilt and the Duke of Windsor. A secret train station was built under The Willcox Inn so that President Theodore Roosevelt could come and go without detection. Ironically, President...

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  • Upscale/Excellent Food

    Small with a nice atmosphere. I've never been disappointed with anything I've ordered. Menu changes from time to time. The item I have enjoyed most thus far was a scallopine made with pork medallions instead of veal. Malia's also has a very good spinach salad. One of the menu favorites is a steak salad which is also wonderful.

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  • For the hamburger lover

    Sandwiches, soups, salads. Breakfast and lunch. Small, local grill thats been around for as long as I can remember. Can be pretty crowded at lunch time. The wait is worth it. The lottoburger is my favorite. No frozen hamburger patties or french fries here. Potatoes are handcut, fresh. Hamburgers are made from fresh ground beef upon order. The best...

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  • Best places to eat in Aiken

    Malia's is a Mediterranean-style restaurant with great food. Common dishes include salmon, lamb, pasta as well as vegetarian.Olive oils is an italian restuarant with indoor and outdoor tables. The food is more authentic than your average italian restuarant.Moe's is a fast-food Mexican place. The food is great, especially the burrito called the...

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    by riorich55 Written Nov 17, 2009

    Glad we had to stop in while we could. While researching to write a little bit more about this tip, I ran across an article from one of the local news sources that the store was closing at the end of October, 2009.

    We only bought 2 soda's for our SC road trip, but you could have called this store a small town Whole Foods.

    The family also runs Davor's Resturant (another tip) which will remain open.

    But here are 2 pictures to remember the store by.

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