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Gatehouse Restaurant

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116 Ann St, Pickens, SC 29671-2237
10:45 - 15:00
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Sun 10:45 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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South Carolina
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209 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Don't let the atmosphere influence you. Stop and try their food. The sandwiches and fries are great.

Thank rimaSC
Anderson, South Carolina
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Out on a road trip and the place we planned to have dinner is closed on Monday, Stopped at Holly Springs Country Store, The young man working there suggested The Gatehouse. Great service, Food was good. Homey atmosphere. Price is comparable or better to other restaurants like it. We would go back

Thank Karendpd
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Obviously a local favorite found behind the Main Street store front in quaint Pickens. Very courteous waitress and prompt attention when we entered. Ordered the daily special and chicken salad. The chicken salad was chunky style and delicious! My husband ordered the special and it was great and spicy enough for his taste!They have a full buffet, with traditional Southern... More 

Thank Deborah T
Pickens, South Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We've been going here on occasion for several yrs. now, but no more...not until they do something about their TERRIBLE tasting water! They say they're on city water, so must charge for a glass of water with your meal!? That seems petty to me with what they're charging for their food, BUT that aside, they need to change the plumbing/water... More 

1 Thank Otis226
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here many times and am never disappointed with the food. The fried chicken is good, think Paula Deen. The real gem in my opinion is the chicken livers. Try them smothered in sautéed onions and gravy, it is amazing. My only complaint is the atmosphere. It feels like a cross between Grandma's house and a school lunchroom. Aside... More 

Thank John W
Hilton Head Island
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We just moved to Pickens, so we are looking for our new favorite family dinner spots. This will NOT be one of them. Waitresses were nice enough, but the food was below average. The menu prices were wrong, so when you go to pay your bill you will see it is higher than expected. They also charge you if you... More 

1 Thank VicnLel R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a great place! Cafeteria style home cooked goodness. But I had the grilled fresh fish that was cooked to order. We got to meet the chef who was very proud of his food. The desserts are incredible!

Thank Lianne L
Easley, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

You can either order from the menu or go through the line and pick out what you want. Good service and great food.

Thank Linda E
Suffolk, Virginia
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170 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Menu offers a variety of fresh sandwiches, burgers, and entrees including steaks and seafood. Servers are competent and super nice. Buffet is available. There is also private dining available in a back room for large groups.

Thank JCKimmer
Pickens, South Carolina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We really wanted to like this place since Pickens has very few nice sit-down restaurants, ( maybe none?). We wait a few months in between visits, hoping it will get better, but it don't. We have decided for sure to not waste our money and time there any more. I could go into details, but they would be very similar... More 

Thank Nancy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:45 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Ann St, Pickens, SC 29671-2237
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Pickens
  • Phone Number: 864-507-4310

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