We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Esso Club

129 Old Greenville Hwy, Clemson, SC 29631-1330
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“fried chicken” (5 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
“cornbread” (2 reviews)
Open Now
American, Bar, Pub
129 Old Greenville Hwy, Clemson, SC 29631-1330
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (111)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 111 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy place on a Tuesday summer afternoon. We sat at the bar to eat. Friendly waitress who kept our drinks filled. Only thing the food took close to 45 minutes to arrive after ordering. It was good the onion rings were a tad greasy...More

Thank micheles80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this Clemson Icon. Portions are generous and the service is friendly. Our large group of adults and children ordered everything from burgers and other bar classics to "Meat and Three". The Meat and Three is a choice of meat...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

As someone who has 2 boys at Clemson, I am biased toward Esso club. Steeped in tradition, it’s a Clemson must visit. Food is decent and fairly priced. Be sure to order the large beer if you are thirsty. Game day can be a challenge...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed April 29, 2018

A Clemson student told us that we could not visit the university without stopping at the Esso Club. We had dinner here the night before our tour. Our waitress was very friendly. The ambiance was good. Our food was fair, typical bar food. We were...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed April 16, 2018

We were in town when Spring game was to be played. Service was still great even though there were a lot of guests. Food was good, fries were quite tasty. Music was great.

Thank snorkeljg
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

This is the 'College Bar' of Clemson. Fun place to watch a game, catch up before or after a game. The food is average bar food. The grilled chicken sandwich was good. The wings are meaty but rubbery and not cooked long enough. The service...More

Thank JASPhilly
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews I thought this was a must visit place when going to see Clemson. Not so much or maybe we caught them on a bad day. They were only offering the limited menu because they were busy.... there was no one in...More

Thank Tarheelfamilyof4
candice b, General Manager at The Esso Club, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

I do apologize that your visit was less than satisfactory. The Esso Club has a long history in Clemson and we take pride in our atmosphere, food, and service. We have found that the limited menu allows us to more quickly serve our customers on...More

Reviewed January 13, 2018

My husband and I gave The Esso Club a try because of it's location near the university campus and because of the TA reviews. We were not dissapointed. The atmosphere was noisy but happy as fans there were anticipating an exciting game for the home...More

Thank SweetieJr
candice b, General Manager at The Esso Club, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Thank you trying The Esso Club. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit. We have found that running the abbreviated menu allows us to more quickly serve our customers but I do hope that you will be able to come back and try a...More

Reviewed December 8, 2017

This place is historic and I first heard Brent Musberger mention it during a Clemson game. I decided a visit would be fun and I was pleased. Bar food in a fun atmosphere close to the action, what more can you want?

Thank hughm826
Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

Good food, great service ! Taylor was fantastic. We sat outside on covered pet friendly deck. If you are in Clemson stop in.

Nearby HotelsSee all 11 hotels in Clemson
The Abernathy
95 reviews
.17 miles away
Hampton Inn Clemson-University Area
430 reviews
.71 miles away
Best Western Plus University Inn & Conference Center
80 reviews
1.24 miles away
Hotel Tillman
155 reviews
1.24 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Brioso Fresh Pasta
161 reviews
.52 miles away
Spill The Beans of Clemson
38 reviews
.45 miles away
Loose Change
51 reviews
.50 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Fort Hill Plantation
38 reviews
.60 miles away
Saint Andrew Catholic Church
12 reviews
.47 miles away
Larry W. Abernathy Waterfront Park
20 reviews
.70 miles away
Brooks Center for the Performing Arts
13 reviews
.89 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
pamela k
April 26, 2017|
Response from candice b | Property representative |
Yes of course you can bring children. There are times that wait times on food are a little more significant so if you have an impatient little like mine usually are you may want to call ahead of time just to make sure we... More
Penny D
August 30, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from candice b | Property representative |
We do not. We offer popcorn shrimp. We hope that does not keep you from visiting! Thank you, Candice C. Bell General Manager
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Old Greenville Hwy, Clemson, SC 29631-1330
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Clemson
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing