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The Willcox Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Gastropub
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100 Colleton Ave, Aiken, SC 29801
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Aiken, South Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was a knockout. Great food, atmosphere, with a wine inventory to compliment every meal. Somewhat on the pricy side, but special and worth it in the end. The waitress was subpurb.

Thank Don M
Manhattan Beach, CA
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's amazing to have the 7th-best hotel on Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “World Best Awards” for 2016 (also ranked as the #1 resort hotel in the South by that magazine) in Aiken, SC. It's a fantastic honor for the hotel and town. But I don't get it. I've visited the hotel a half-dozen times in the past six months and,... More 

Thank riprussell
Aiken, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love the Willcox Hotel, Restaurant, and Bar. We live in Aiken and The Willcox is the place for locals and visitors to meet and greet. I'd call it the unofficial clubhouse of the horsey set in Aiken. Travelers and passers through are also a part of the scenery here and I believe they are made as welcome as the... More 

Thank lynnscrivner
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere however food and beverage service is average at best. Most likely due to the lack of experienced servers in small town Aiken.

Thank John K
Aiken, South Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant is located on the first floor of this Southern Living Collection hotel. It's the gem of Aiken, SC. Has a huge lobby area full of comfy sofas, chairs and corner nooks where you can have cocktails or order a full meal off the menu. Dining room is more formal, but still warm & comfortable. Limited menu but good... More 

Thank AikenAva2
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I simply love this place. It is beautiful, historic, and welcoming. I personally recommend going on a Jazz night, each Thursday at 7 pm. The food is great, the drinks delicious, and the ambiance the best in the area.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Aiken, South Carolina
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The wife and I went to the Wilcox for Sunday brunch to celebrate our anniversary. Service was excellent, food was fantastic all in a beautiful setting steeped in history. Will return many times more

Thank Mark E
Augusta, Georgia
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219 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From business meetings to a dinner date, the Willcox Restaurant is fabulous. The ambience of the hotel lobby is snug and a fine place to meet friends. I suggest calling ahead and reserving a seat in the lobby. There are tables near the front window which are perfect for groups of four or more, and small couch areas for similar-sized... More 

Thank MarcB13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love to go and reserve a table in the bar area, love the romantic feeling and the piano music. The pâté is amazing as is the wine selection. This is by far the best place to eat in Aiken if you want excellent service and excellent food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at this boutique hotel August 12 - 14. The hospitality was wonderful, the staff attentive and personable. The location is convenient to shopping and restaurants, although the food and drinks at The Willcox make it difficult to search for other gastronomic fare. The beds make one want to sleep all day, and the deep soaking tubs make one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $36
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Gastropub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Colleton Ave, Aiken, SC 29801
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Aiken
  • Phone Number: 803-648-1898
  • This restaurant is at The Willcox

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