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Runway Cafe

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American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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21 Airport Road Ext, Greenville, SC 29607-2633
+1 864-991-8488
11:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 02:30
Mon 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 02:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Fri 11:00 - 20:30
Sat 11:00 - 08:30
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Greenville, South Carolina
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397 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here before and it was ok. There are better places in the area but we stopped because our grandson was visiting and we thought it would be nice to have lunch and let him play in the park next door. But everyone else seemed to have the same idea. The wait staff could not handle the load and... More 

Thank WadeandLori
Easley, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I was only expecting mediocre...I was pleasantly surprised! There is a playground close by and you can see the runway from inside the restaurant. We really enjoyed the whole experience. The food was very good! Husband ordered a burger and I got a sandwich. We will definitely be back!

Thank SMGravely
Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We held our yearly get together at the hangar attached to Runway Cafe. The staff was fantastic in accommodating our every need. The space and food were both perfect for our meet up. With the venue and staff being as great as they are and the way they showed support for our military veterans we hope to make it a... More 

Thank SCDesertStormVets
Greenville, South Carolina
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114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

A cafe beside the runways of the downtown municipal airport. During warm weather you can eat outside and enjoy watching the planes land and and take off. The inside has plenty of windows and the radio where you can listen to the pilots take off and land talking to the tower. The food is very good and there is a... More 

Thank soyouwillknow
Chesnee, South Carolina
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We've visited Runway Cafe twice already after reading numerous great reviews about it and i'm very glad we decided to give it a try. The staff are all very friendly and helpful with menu selections and the food is wonderful for a small restaurant. The location of the restaurant was also a plus with a great view of the airport... More 

Thank EYE88
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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132 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This hidden gem is terrific for families with small children. At the municipal airport is a great airplane-themed park for the little ones, complete with a mini runway, plane fuselage tunnel, and imaginary plane. It is very secure, and the kids can watch the planes take off and land as they play. The restrooms are set up for easy diaper... More 

3 Thank Diane R
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Good food and watching the planes is fun. We alwasys enjoy the burgers and the outdoor patio is really fun to sit on when its not too hot.

2 Thank sbu0531
Greenville, South Carolina
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

One of my favorite hide-away lunch spots. You can watch biplanes and smaller aircraft land or take off at the Downtown Airport. The service may be a little slow at times, but it's a unique experience--and the Runway Park is right next door. A great place to take the grandkids!

1 Thank eloquacity1
Greenville, South Carolina
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Staff is kind and polite, menu is limited but they know what works. Playground is great and it is fun to watch the runway.

3 Thank Victoria H
Greenville, South Carolina
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161 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Their menu is limited, but the food is tasty. I really enjoy their pet friendly patio. It is close to my office, and a great get away at lunch time. Very relaxing to just sit outside and enjoy watching the planes take off and land.

Thank PlaidScottie
michael b, Owner at Runway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share with us. We appreciate your kind feedback and look forward to seeing you (and maybe your dog) again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 08:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Airport Road Ext, Greenville, SC 29607-2633
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: +1 864-991-8488
Come in and enjoy watching planes takeoff and land while eating delicious fresh food at a reasonable price. Reserve our 3000 square foot hangar for your next party or function. We do kids birthday parties and have a playground next door.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?