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The Willcox Restaurant

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American, Bar, Gastropub, New Zealand
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100 Colleton Ave, Aiken, SC 29801
803-648-1898
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 118
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Willcox - - part of history

The Willcox is an important piece of Aiken and Southern history. Home to many famous, and infamous, people it has been restored to its homey and classy former self. Greeting you as you enter are two lovely fireplaces ( wonderful in Winter ) and a warm and welcoming reception and cocktail area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Mike D
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Aiken, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Willcox is an important piece of Aiken and Southern history. Home to many famous, and infamous, people it has been restored to its homey and classy former self. Greeting you as you enter are two lovely fireplaces ( wonderful in Winter ) and a warm and welcoming reception and cocktail area. Lounge in overstuffed chairs or listen to the... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Local and cosmopolitan flavor all at once. A good hangout, beautiful surroundings. Pool, good food. What more can I say?

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Aiken, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The food can be very good. But at times you get the feeling that no one knows what they are doing. This is also true with the service. The one thing that saves the day is the restaurant is locate in a very attractive area in the hotel

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful setting, elegant restaurant. Setting was wonderful and a hallmark in Aiken. Service was very good and courteous.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wonderful place with good service. The meals tend to be less enthraling with basic presentation. It's a disappointment actually because the cooking is good but they miss the mark when it comes to any flair or care. Still, my wife and I love the setting and go back almost each month.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a most remarkable place at any meal. We have enjoyed brunch as well as dinner. The food is excellent and the staff is superb. A wonderful atmosphere any time of the year.

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155 reviews 155 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had reservations and were seated promptly. That was the last punctual event that occurred. The restaurant was not seated to capacity, but it was over an hour wait until we were served any food. I tend to lose my appetite with this period of waiting. They were out of Belgian waffles, The duck hash was pretty good, but more... More 

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South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I expected the food to be excellent; it wasn't. The pork chop was tough and the veggie was just okay. No bread was offered. Certainly not worth the money. The service was excellent.

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great food, wonderful service. When we were there for Easter brunch, my husband wanted a Ramos Gin Fizz. The bartender had never made one before, but she looked up the recipe in a book she had and made us two perfect ones! Needless to say, my husband was more than pleased and gave her a large tip!

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Highlands, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

took my visiting granddaughter here for lunch. The decor and history makes a young lady feel special and the menu is varied and food well prepared. Service and setting were worth the drive from Augusta.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Colleton Ave, Aiken, SC 29801
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Aiken
  • Phone Number: 803-648-1898

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 36
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Gastropub, New Zealand

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