the 1826 restaurant is located in the historic pendleton farmers hall in downtown pendleton. this excellent cafe style restaurant offers southern and american cuisine. a great place to have lunch or dinner in the clemson area. great food moderately priced.
the smoking pig is located in pendleton south of clemson on hwy 76. the smoking pig is one of the best bar-b-que joints in south carolina. great pulled pork, brisket, and brunswick stew. the only draw back is that it is only open thursday-saturday. when i am driving between atlanta and columbia on I-85 i make a point to stop there.