While none are within walking distance of Furman, Greenville offers a wide variety of dining opportunities for students. There are a multitude of well-known chains within a few miles of the school. Many of the small, locally-owned restaurants are worth discovering. Besides serving delicious food, many give discounts to students and have great food at reasonable prices. For those with deeper pockets, Soby's is known for its new Southern cuisine including shrimp and grits, and chicken-fried meatloaf. If you have room for dessert, stroll down the street to Spill the Beans for ice cream or Coffee Underground dessert and coffee. And finally, no Furman student's night of partying is complete until you've made a 3 a.m. stop to Waffle House for hash browns smothered, covered, and scattered.
Students who tire of the monotony of on-campus dining are not disappointed when they sample Greenville's cuisine. For Greenville's size, there is an amazing amount of new places to try all the time. The chain restaurants are consistently good, and the quirky local operations rarely disappoint. The level of service at nicer restaurants may not be the same as in larger metropolitan areas, but what college student can afford those restaurants anyway?