My husband and I both work full time, have several social commitments and we also have a thirteen-year-old daughter. Needless to say, we do not have much time to cook and less time to try to schedule a date night. To add to the stress of working and trying to find time together is the fact that eating out has become expensive and during this recession, we are all trying to trim our budgets. If you are looking for great restaurants in Greenville, South Carolina that offer delicious food at an economical price, we found the restaurants below fit the bill perfectly.
When we are craving some great pizza on a budget but do not want take out, we head over to Brixx on Woodruff Road. Brixx has wood-fired pizzas and you can have them just about any way you can imagine. They also offer a few great sandwiches and a couple of pasta dishes but their pizzas are the real attraction. I like this restaurant because the atmosphere is really nice for the price and they have plenty of televisions to watch the current game. They also have a great selection of beers to choose from – – my husband gets the sampler so he can try four short beers each time.
Panera Bread has several locations in Greenville, South Carolina. Panera Bread offers sandwiches, soups and salads as well as pastries and coffees. We enjoy dining at Panera Bread because we can sit in a cozy corner and talk about the day or we can bring our laptops and browse the internet together. The food is made fresh and baked to perfection. We enjoy the soup and sandwich combo in the winter and the salad and sandwich during the summer. They change their menu often to add new items for the current season but still keep prices very reasonable.
When we are looking for some comfort food, we head over to Mimi’s Cafe for some pot roast and chicken potpie. Mimi’s Café offers a large selection of items on their menu that are affordably priced and are more than enough to share too. I will admit that Mimi’s is a little more pricy than our other two restaurants above; however, they have the most delicious bread that they bring to the table for us to enjoy while we wait on our entrees. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is friendly and pleasant. We enjoy have brunch here on Sunday’s after church.
We sometimes get a craving for some great Mexican food and margaritas. Monterrey Mexican Restaurant has the best enchiladas and margaritas for the price in town. Monterrey’s Mexican has several locations in Greenville so there is one close by for dinner tonight. The chips and salsa are always fresh and everything is made to order – our daughter is a bit fussy with what she wants left out of her food.
Most people think steak, and good steak, has to be expensive but we found that if we arrive in time for the early specials Texas Roadhouse is affordable (and the steaks are really great). Texas Roadhouse is located on Wade Hampton Boulevard in Taylors and features steaks, chicken, salads and more. They have a large menu with many items under $10 making this an affordable date-night restaurant. My daughter loves to snack on the peanuts (and makes a huge mess with the shells like everyone else) and I love the hot, freshly baked rolls that they bring to the table when they seat us. The restaurant can get a little loud when it is full; however, if you want a quieter date-night table try going earlier or asking to be seated in a booth in the upper section next to the windows.