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170 River Pl, Greenville, SC 29601
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Ranked #14 of 768 Restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Camperdown St
Description: The Lazy Goat is a Mediterranean-themed restaurant with a menu featuring global influences from Spain, Morocco, Italy, France, Greece, Africa and the Middle East and a relaxed atmosphere where taking the time to "linger and share" is encouraged. The diverse menu was created to accommodate a variety of diner preferences with meat & cheese plates, small plates to “graze and nibble,” and main dishes. Guests are invited to take their time while "trying a little bit of that and a little bit of that" or a "whole lot of whatever they like".
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very disappointed. Aruggula salad was all arugula . Grilled pears???? I also ordered scallops which the waitress described on a bed of lentils. No! We realize this is tapas but don't make descriptions inaccurate!!!! Don't seat a couple beside a large party. We also had reservations and we had to wait for our table when there was nobody in the... More 

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Liberty, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Lazy Goat is tucked away beside the river ...ducks as swimming , the waterwall is mesmerizing ...love the food..its more than food, its more than a place to eat. Everything we ordered ...we loved ! If you're worried about a little money go to the dollar menu ....if you want a culinary experience .....go to The Lazy Goat, the... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Went on a Wednesday night and the place was packed. The room was very very noisy which made conversation at a table for six difficult. The "small plates" were larger than traditional tapas and at a higher price point. One end of the table ordered small plates and the other end ordered dinners. This made timing for the wait staff... More 

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Springboro, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is our go to restaurant when we have people in town. The view is fantastic and the food is delicious. My best advice is to go at dinner instead of lunch - I'm not sure why, but the service is infinitely better.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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140 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had reservations for a Friday night during restaurant week and upon arriving the reservations came in handy since the place was packed full except for the outside seating but it was to cool to dine outside. We were seated at a table for two with great views through the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the riverwalk. Everything we ordered... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The food and wine are excellent. My husband & I enjoy tasting new things and sharing small plates. On our most recent visit we shared Toasted Garlic Shrimp, Roasted Mussels & Chorizo, Butternut Squash Risotto and the Moroccan Lamb-- each was tasty and perfectly proportioned!! We loved everything. The restaurant overlooks the river and it is fun to see tourists,... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Solid food with a nice respite from all the fried and "new southern" that dominates the area's restaurants. Very competent table service, and pleasant experiences each time we've lunched and brunched in the dining room. However, each time we've eaten or simply cocktailed in the bar, the service has been a punch to the throat. Scowling, sloth-like bartenders every single... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The view is great downstairs. We had a big group holiday lunch. The pimento cheese appetizer was good. The salad was OK. The deserts were awesome! Love the French coffee press too.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

One of the things that struck me most in reading other reviews of this restaurant was the theme of either slow service or too much noise. I chalk up both these deviations to the atmosphere of the Lazy goat. A restaurant with a beautiful view and a laid back tapas attitude. I went here with a colleague one evening for... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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150 reviews 150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The Lazy Goat has a great riverside location and a tempting selection of widely varied small plate dishes. The wine list is constructed to complement the food very well.

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Additional Information about The Lazy Goat

Address: 170 River Pl, Greenville, SC 29601
Phone Number: 8646795299
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30

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