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Nu Way

373 East Kennedy Street, Spartanburg, SC
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Ranked #115 of 273 restaurants in Spartanburg
Cuisines: American
Description: A dive with the best "Redneck cheeseburger" in town and a surprising number of good beers on tap. people have used Tripadvisor as a way to say the Chick Fil A is one of the best restaurants in town while the Nu Way isn't even on the list. It's awful!
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Description: A dive with the best "Redneck cheeseburger" in town and a surprising number of good beers on tap. people have used Tripadvisor as a way to say the Chick Fil A is one of the best restaurants in town while the Nu Way isn't even on the list. It's awful!
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I lived in Spartanburg for five years, and to say the town isn't short on grease spoons, including the Beacon, would be putting it mildly. That being said, myself and many others preferred certain joints over the Beacon - one being Nu-Way Lounge. Trips here were either for the occasional lunch, late night drinks with friends. The bottom line is... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

So, reading these reviews and a couple words of mouth, when we wanted a good hamburger, we headed to Nu-Way. This night it ended up a mistake! We entered and didn't even get anyone to our table for at least five minutes. When the server arrived, she was polite and said she was sorry that it was so busy she... More

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Place is too small to house the tiniest crowd. Beer prices are pretty good. Burgers are OK too if you don't mind the hole in the wall it is made in.

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209 reviews 209 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Not you most fancy place, but was going here way back in the early days when i lived in Spartanburg. The burgers are hot and juicy and made the way you want them. nothing fancy, just good plain ole good food.

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Lyman, South Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Okay, so the Nu-Way Lounge is not a 5-star, glitzy, cloth-napkin restaurant. It's seedy. It's dark. It's a locals' bar, for heaven's sake! It has great food, and Becky serves everything up with a big smile. If you want a fresh hamburger and tasty fries, you won't find any better than here.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

The Nu Way may be Spartanburg's oldest bar, but it's also the worst. The current owner appears to take no pride in the facility and certainly doesn't put any money back into the business. I had last visited the bar/restaurant before the city passed an indoor smoking ordinance. Smoke apparently hid a lot of evils for this place. Now upon... More

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EASTCOAST
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This historic restaurant and lounge is the meeting place for a group I've been involved with for many years now. Drinking Liberally - Spartanburg chapter - has been meeting here every Tuesday night for the last few years. I love the friends I've met in the group, although I have no political label. I was not pleased with the choice... More

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Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I think this is what they call a hole in the wall. The ceiling tiles are yellowed, the tvs are old tube style tvs, the restrooms don't seem that clean (particularly the doors) but the burgers are great and the beer is reasonable. Would I go back? Likely - if they've cleaned the restrooms.

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INMAN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

I love this place the atmosphere is great and funky and the red neck burger is my favorite thing to order its hard not to get it every time I go. The burger comes with pimento cheese, chili, Lettus, tomato, mayo, onion and will the BEST burger you will ever put in your mouth goes great with an ice cold... More

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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

The food is great, but the "sleazy" decor makes it homey. This place hasn't changed since I was in high school, and that was a long, long time ago. That's also what makes it great, it hasn't changed, just gotten better. The burgers are among the best in town, but I go there for the 60's lounge atmosphere.

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