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Variety Restaurant

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921 York St NE, Aiken, SC 29801-4023
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Edgefield, South Carolina
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend dragged me there, recommending the fried shrimp. She ordered that and gave me a sample. Yes, probably better than Rinehart's in Augusta. I ordered the friend oysters (not always available) and wish they'd used the same batter as on the shrimp. Because the oysters were not as big as some I've had, the ration of batter to oyster... More 

Thank Martha M
Aiken, South Carolina
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15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Best shrimp I ever had and good value when special. Large helpings . You might have to wait for a table .

Thank betshal
Aiken, SC
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

The seafood platter at Variety was always something to brag about. Unfortunately, my last visit was not as pleasant as previous visits. The fish, shrimp, scallops and oysters were mediocre. The shrimp were smaller and fewer than I remember. The fish did not taste nearly as fresh. I don't know if it was an off night or something else.

Thank mjd5547
Aiken, South Carolina
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The looks of the place may be a little off putting for some but the food is wonderful. Make sure you go hungry because the portions are huge. Very good seafood.

Thank CWK2dogs
Aiken, South Carolina
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241 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The Variety has been in business for years and is consistently the best seafood restaurant in town. Seafood is fresh from the South Carolina coast and is prepared to perfection. Seafood dinners come with a huge baked potato and salad or coleslaw. Steaks, spaghetti, and burgers are offered as well but we go for the shrimp or flounder. They serve... More 

Thank ASH814
Saluda, South Carolina
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The menu offers something for everyone and the food is great. The staff is friendly and the service is great.

Thank Rammsm
Midwest USA
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147 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Nothing fancy about this restaurant. But if that was what you chose - you'd miss out on some really great food. Pleasant and fun servers. Great tasting food - specializing in fresh home cooked selections. The She Crab Soup was excellent as well as the deep fried fish/shrimp/crab that I had. Others in our party had steak which they said... More 

Thank 1_TravelerMidwestUSA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Horrible food, slow service, and incredibly overpriced! I so regret not having gone to burger king instead! One example...my salad came with no dressing and when I asked about it the waitress said it's supposed to be dry! Who eats a dry flavorless salad!? I would have been ok with some of the other food but the price was really... More 

2 Thank Tracy E
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215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

A client told me about this place so I decided to give it a try. If you are looking for atmosphere go elsewhere, if you are looking for great food this is your place. The wait staff seemed to know everyone in the place so I felt like I as at "Cheers". I ordered the hamburger steak and fries, the... More 

1 Thank joefromjohnsisland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

They have the best steak salad and baked potatoe in town! Way better than the steak house chains in aiken. It does seem a little pricey but he offers good specials every day that are more than worth the money. I would pick variety over any restaurant in aiken

4 Thank alaynasmom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 921 York St NE, Aiken, SC 29801-4023
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Aiken
  • Phone Number: 803-648-6987

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?