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373 East Kennedy Street, Spartanburg, SC
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Description: A dive with the best "Redneck cheeseburger" in town and a surprising...
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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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Take the time

Sometimes you have to try out a joint or a dive just to tell your friends that you've had the experience. The problem with Nu-Way is that you'll have a good time and get great food. It won't be just a one time event. It looks sketchy on the outside, but you'll be warmly welcomed inside. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
MTFleming
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Elloree, South Carolina
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  • Late Night
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Elloree, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Sometimes you have to try out a joint or a dive just to tell your friends that you've had the experience. The problem with Nu-Way is that you'll have a good time and get great food. It won't be just a one time event. It looks sketchy on the outside, but you'll be warmly welcomed inside. The Redneck Cheeseburger really... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Fun to visit the Nu-Way after reading reviews in magazines. Had a great burger. Learned that the joke about "red stripe beer" really is slang for Pabst's Blue Ribbon. If the waiter asks if you want your burger "all the way" she does not mean rare or well...she means "do you want about 10 toppings"! So don't say yes until... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stopped here yesterday on a poker run.. I ordered hot dogs, onion rings, and drinks.. The hot dogs came not right, the onion rings were anything but that (they need to get some lessons from the clock on onion rings). They were horrible.. regardless of that and the fact the hot dogs weren't made right, I still took a... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Based on George Singleton's recommendation in Garden & Gun, we headed over to the Hub City tonight to checkout Nu-Way and were not disappointed! The burgers and dogs were just delish, not sure I've ever had a better burger. The flavor reminded me of the small Southern town cafes of my childhood, where house-made chili was served on every burger.... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 373 East Kennedy Street, Spartanburg, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Spartanburg

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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!
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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