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Lakeside Dining on Lake Hartwell

Anderson, SC not only offers the quiet, small-town experience but has a large lakeside community hidden within. Lake Life Living is no stranger to the everyday “Andersonian” and during the spring and summer seasons, the restaurants on the water are go-to spots! Lake Hartwell offers plenty of unique and delicious lakeside dining options right on the water. Whether you’re in flip-flops and a bathing suit or craving a fine dining experience, Lake Hartwell has it all!

In this blog, we are going to dive into the details of some of the most well-known spots on Lake Hartwell to park your boat (or car) and grab a bite!

Clemson Marina

Dock your boat and grab a burger or tacos at The Grill at Clemson Marina! This open-air restaurant on the lake offers fast, casual food if you want something quick on the water. This restaurant is only open during the spring and summer months but will take private events and catering during the off-season! From here, you can enjoy views of Lake Hartwell and Clemson University’s Death Valley.

The Galley

The Galley offers an upscale dining experience on the lake. They offer delicious American cuisine cooked in their hearth. They also feature a complete sushi menu with tempura and Asian-inspired dishes. The restaurant offers outdoor seating on the patio with a view of the water and private dining rooms for events. Reservations are encouraged. This is the ideal location for a date night after a day on the lake! The sunset views are fantastic.

The Local

The Local is a Gastro style restaurant that provides comfort bar food. Unlike other establishments with similar menus, the Local uses fresh, local, ingredients in all their dishes. The building is built in the Frank Lloyd Wright style of organic architecture with natural wood, original stonework, and vaulted ceilings. They offer a wide array of wines and several beers. This is the perfect place to take a break from the sun after a day on the boat. If you don’t want to step off the boat, they even offer free delivery to the dock!

The Boathouse Grill

The Boathouse Grill offers a casual dining experience for the whole family! Open year-round offers indoor and outdoor seating plus live performances every weekend! They offer an array of food that is made to order, so it is always fresh and hot. They have some of the best boat dock spaces on the lake, and a beautiful sandy beach for pets and children to play! The atmosphere of Boathouse Grill will make you feel like you can let loose and have fun.

These are only a few of the delicious options surrounding the beautiful Lake Hartwell. Nothing beats docking your boat and sitting down for a cold drink and a delicious meal. If you’re ready to move closer to the water, call David Locke at Locke & Key Associates at Keller Williams Western Upstate at 864-940-0575.


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