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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Willcox Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€€€
American, Bar, Gastropub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
100 Colleton Ave, Aiken, SC 29801
+1 803-648-1898
Website
Today
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

356 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 354: English reviews
Aiken, South Carolina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been going to the Wilcox for special (and not so special) occasions since moving to Aiken in 1991. Although the restaurant has changed hands, it's still one of the best in the area (including Augusta, GA.). They have intimate tables for two, as well as private rooms for larger groups. We've had many a pre-Christmas dinner here. It's a... More 

Helpful?
Thank cmaccrum
Aiken, South Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely love the atmosphere at this place. On Thursday nights there is a live band. I love the chocolate martinis!

Helpful?
Thank Kim R
Aiken, South Carolina
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful venue. Small and intimate. A menu that you won't see everywhere with something for everyone. Reasonable priced for such a lovely place. After your meal wander around this lovely boutique hotel that takes you back to the grandeur of another century.

Helpful?
Thank Arthur S
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went for his birthday. Had a wonderful dinner. Excellent atmosphere and general "feel" to the interior dinning. Wide variation of food. Everything we tried we loved. Best restaurant in Aiken.

Helpful?
Thank Lauren N
Aiken, South Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've eaten at the Willcox several times. I would highly recommend it for lunch but I have not had the best experiences at dinner. Many times they run out of things on the menu. Also, the main dishes sometimes come with disappointing sides. We had filets that came with brussell sprouts and two fried goat cheese balls, which were not... More 

Helpful?
Thank citidwel
Aiken, South Carolina
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wilcox Restaurant is a delightful place to go for a quiet dinner with hubby or to meet up with friends. My husband and I recently went their for our 47 wedding anniversary and had a wonderful meal with friendly servers, who did an outstanding job.

Helpful?
Thank Linda H
Shelton, Washington
Level Contributor
117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an elegant place the Willcox is! This is a place to savor your meal. The ambiance is parallel to the dining experience. Wonderful food, service is a little slow. Beautiful surroundings.

Helpful?
Thank soosihongkong
South Carolina
Level Contributor
80 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for New Year's Eve and the food was just average. I had the fish and it tasted like frozen fish. My husband had the pork shank and it was very overcooked. We probably would choose a different restaurant in Aiken next time.

Helpful?
Thank MaggieSullivan
Willcox1898, Manager at The Willcox Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to give us your feedback. I apologize your meal did not meet your expectations. We pride ourselves in using fresh local ingredients. Your comments have been shared with our Chef and we hope that you will give us another opportunity to change your opinion. Cindy McClattie, Operations Administrator More 

Aiken, South Carolina
Level Contributor
79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wife and I went to the Wilcox for Christmas Eve and walking in takes you back in time to a mannered and elegant dining room with everyone including the staff with Christmas spirit. Super good and service can not wait until next year

Helpful?
Thank Mark E
Willcox1898, Manager at The Willcox Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to spend your Christmas Eve with us and for taking the time to give a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and look forward to seeing you again this year. Kindest Regards, Cindy McClattie Operations Administrator More 

Aiken, South Carolina
Level Contributor
71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My husband and I had Thanksgiving Dinner at the Willcox, and it was a very delightful event. There was a fire burning in the fireplace in the lobby as we entered, and a man was quietly playing a piano off to the side of the room. There was a carving station with turkey and pork roast, and the buffet had... More 

Helpful?
Thank Eurogirl1454
Willcox1898, Manager at The Willcox Restaurant, responded to this review

I am delighted that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner with us. Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your experience. I hope you will visit us again soon and as often as possible. Happy Holidays! Cindy McClattie Operations Administrator More 

Been to The Willcox Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$36
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gastropub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Colleton Ave, Aiken, SC 29801
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Aiken
  • Phone Number: +1 803-648-1898
  • This restaurant is at The Willcox

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Willcox Restaurant and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Hilton Head, South Carolina
3 months ago
Aiken
Aiken, South Carolina
over a year ago
Hilton Head, South Carolina
3 months ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from The Willcox Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?