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The Lazy Goat

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170 River Pl, Greenville, SC 29601 (Camperdown St)
8646795299
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Lazy Goat is a Mediterranean-themed restaurant with a menu featuring...
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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Visitor rating
  • 208
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fresh, healthy choices...but some lack flavor

Don't get me wrong... This is one of the better restaurants in Greenville. But with high prices and a good reputation come high expectations. And some of the menu choices just did not deliver the flavor. Moroccan wrap was bland. Shrimp were good. Frittes were good. Mixed results on desserts. Great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
WadeandLori
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Greenville, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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387 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Greenville, South Carolina
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154 reviews 154 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Don't get me wrong... This is one of the better restaurants in Greenville. But with high prices and a good reputation come high expectations. And some of the menu choices just did not deliver the flavor. Moroccan wrap was bland. Shrimp were good. Frittes were good. Mixed results on desserts. Great apple walnut cake. The service is excellent. The outdoor... More 

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Huntington, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are re-locating to the area and came down to scope out homes. Our hotel was next door and went in only because it was raining. What good luck! The view is delightful, the service top notch with everyone friendly and every dish was truly outstanding. We shared the grilled Brussels sprouts with pancetta and shaved Parmesan... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The snapper was to die for! Everything was excellent but then this is an upscale restaurant. Service was impeccable and we were seated looking over the Reedy River. Wonderful experience.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was our first stop on a recent visit to Greenville, SC. We were seated outside in the courtyard and brought water immediately. My husband ordered the pizza which was plenty for one and really enough to share. I had the spinach and asparagus soup and a veggie wrap, both of which were outstanding and perfect portions for lunch. Katelyn... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The outdoor dining area was wonderful to hear the sounds of the river, views of downtown, and great service. I would highly recommend taking the advice of the servers on wine because the manager apparently is a very well considered expert. From a dining perspective, the Paella was a perfect choice and definite reason to return.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I ate here Saturday night with a group of my friends for a surprise Bachelorette party. We had reservations since it was such a large group. I would recommend that you make reservations if you go on the weekend because this restaurant can get busy. The staff was very accommodating from the moment we walked in. They took the cake... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I brought my boss here as I have heard good things and was not disappointed. We had the brussel sprouts (unreal), sauteed shrimp (even better), and the barrata cheese (first time trying it and it was good). All of us loved our entrees (flank steak and both paellas). I had the even lazier paella and was blown away. Not a... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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136 reviews 136 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We tried the Lazy Goat for the first time for brunch buffet on Mother's Day. The restaurant offers a nice view of the river and river walk area. Our food from the buffet in general was not well prepared and had little flavor. Selections were a bit limited for a buffet priced rather expensively. The deserts were definitely the only... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Two level restaurant with outdoor patio seating. Attractive fun environment. Service was great. Drinks were perfect. Food was good but nothing special. We started with charcuterie including some tasty meats and cheeses. Entrees were somewhat of a mixed bag. We had who Branzino which was pretty good, flank steak was excellent, paella excellent, black pepper fettuccini was good. Well not... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

First time here, great view of the riverfront park. Had the Lazy Paella and was great! Definitely a do again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 170 River Pl, Greenville, SC 29601
    (Camperdown St)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: 8646795299

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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".
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?