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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
University
“Walk around campus for a gorgeous scene. Clemson University is known for how beautiful the campus is and that feeling of "something in those hills". You have to feel (and see it) to believe it.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful early morning and sunset walks throughout the gardens and arboretum. Enjoy a picnic or sit on the swinging wood benches at the visitior's center.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Home of the National Champion Clemson Tigers. Go rub Howard's Rock for luck :)”
  • 18 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Skip Starbucks during your time in Clemson and you'll be glad that you did! This adorable coffee shop in the heart of downtown Clemson will not disappoint. The coffee is amazing (I recommend The Panda Bear) and so is all of the food! This place is great to just go sit with your family and friends to enjoy a cafe type environment, but it's also a one-stop-spot for someone who needs to get some work done.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“This is the most nostalgic spot in Clemson, by far. The food is amazing, and the atmosphere compares to no other. If you're looking for good southern food, the meat and 3 is a MUST (not served on Saturdays). I'll let you in on a little secret that not a lot of people know about...you can get chicken fingers instead of the meats offered that specific day. The Esso Club has the BEST chicken fingers around. Don't miss out on this opportunity if you like chicken fingers. Esso Club also has really good chili. I recommend the nachos. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You might need a reservation, but this is our favorite place for breakfast. It’s all the way in Clemson, about 10 miles down the road, but we always enjoy eating there.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The Blue Heron has been around for a while and offers an upstairs fine dining with sushi bar or a sports bar atmosphere downstairs with tvs and outdoor seating but still providing the same menus with sushi. Lots of locals hang out downstairs!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“One of our families favorites. Single pizzas in a brick fire oven. So so good!!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Walmart Neighborhood Market is the only store within 15 mins of Tiger Towne that is open 24/7. There's a super Walmart two exists down from Clemson in Issaqueena, but I hate driving there at night. The Neighborhood Market has one row of non grocery isle's. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“One of my all time favorite places to meet up with friends or grab a drink and watch sports. There is so much to look at from collected items on the walls to stained glass windows and the menu is one of the best bar menus in Clemson.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a great spot in Clemson for travelers wanting to eat somewhere nice. The restaurant is operated out of a historic building, which is beautiful inside. The food is always wonderful!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Rick Erwins is an upscale restaurant in Clemson. They have amazing cocktails, wine and seafood! Huge menu. Amazing for date night.”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Fine dining, family owned, well known for their lobster bisque. LUNCH and DINNER”
  • 8 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Coziest little store you ever did see. They have all your outdoor gear, local souvenirs, and more. Great staff as well! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great happy hour prices and lunch prices. I love their beer selection as well!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This cozy getup has open mic Wednesdays, and live music on the weekends. Great place to sip coffee or wine and chill.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“You might need a reservation, but this is our favorite place for breakfast. It’s all the way in Clemson, about 10 miles down the road, but we always enjoy eating there.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The Blue Heron has been around for a while and offers an upstairs fine dining with sushi bar or a sports bar atmosphere downstairs with tvs and outdoor seating but still providing the same menus with sushi. Lots of locals hang out downstairs!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“One of our families favorites. Single pizzas in a brick fire oven. So so good!!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“One of my all time favorite places to meet up with friends or grab a drink and watch sports. There is so much to look at from collected items on the walls to stained glass windows and the menu is one of the best bar menus in Clemson.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great spot in Clemson for travelers wanting to eat somewhere nice. The restaurant is operated out of a historic building, which is beautiful inside. The food is always wonderful!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Rick Erwins is an upscale restaurant in Clemson. They have amazing cocktails, wine and seafood! Huge menu. Amazing for date night.”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Fine dining, family owned, well known for their lobster bisque. LUNCH and DINNER”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great happy hour prices and lunch prices. I love their beer selection as well!”
  • 5 locals recommend

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