Garden Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 307 W Liberty St

    York, SC 29745

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  • 803-684-7019

About Garden Cafe

Hours
Mon., Sun. CLOSED;Tue. - Sat. 11am - 2:30pm

Food

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Thought this was going to be a wonderful wedding reception. Was very disappointed. The food was horrible. The stuffed mushrooms were the size of a nickle, the shrimp rapped in bacon was dry and burnt. The owner never really replenished the table, and started taking food up very early. Some guest did not even get to eat. The decorations were bueatiful, but not exactly what the bride had ordered. The owner was rude to guest and the service was horrible. Would never suggest that you plan you reception there unless you get everything in writing and signed and be prepared to fight for what you pay for. This owner thinks she has the market sewed up in this area for wedding receptions and tends to not give what she charges you for. Beware if you use this facility!!!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Thought this was going to be a wonderful wedding reception. Was very disappointed. The food was horrible. The stuffed mushrooms were the size of a nickle, the shrimp rapped in bacon was dry and burnt. The owner never really replenished the table, and started taking food up very early. Some guest did not even get to eat. The decorations were bueatiful, but not exactly what the bride had ordered. The owner was rude to guest and the service was horrible. Would never suggest that you plan you reception there unless you get everything in writing and signed and be prepared to fight for what you pay for. This owner thinks she has the market sewed up in this area for wedding receptions and tends to not give what she charges you for. Beware if you use this facility!!!!!!!!!

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This a fantastic place to eat, with imaginative delicious food and great friendly service! Lunch & dinner aside, my daughter's wedding & reception was held at the Garden Cafe on 10-10-10... It was the most incredible experience for all of us, start to finish. The food was fantastic, the decor (especially at night!) was mind-blowingly amazing, and the service was second to none. Teresa (owner/chef/all around wonder) handled our many last-minute changes with grace and ease; we knew we were in great hands. None of us will ever forget that special evening.

5
★★★★★

This a fantastic place to eat, with imaginative delicious food and great friendly service! Lunch & dinner aside, my daughter's wedding & reception was held at the Garden Cafe on 10-10-10... It was the most incredible experience for all of us, start to finish. The food was fantastic, the decor (especially at night!) was mind-blowingly amazing, and the service was second to none. Teresa (owner/chef/all around wonder) handled our many last-minute changes with grace and ease; we knew we were in great hands. None of us will ever forget that special evening.

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we were very dissapointed w/ this place, there were leaks in the roof, a jittery sweaty lil guy served us, noone was friendly ..& we heard a lady there (owner?) yelling at a girl b/c she got pregnant..the food wasn't fresh, (frozen?) the overall atmosphere was "stagnant"..no music except a radio, no real courtesy there!

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★☆☆☆☆

we were very dissapointed w/ this place, there were leaks in the roof, a jittery sweaty lil guy served us, noone was friendly ..& we heard a lady there (owner?) yelling at a girl b/c she got pregnant..the food wasn't fresh, (frozen?) the overall atmosphere was "stagnant"..no music except a radio, no real courtesy there!

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Loved the Garden Cafe. Our lunch was excellent especially the mushroom soup. Our server was friendly and attentive. Will definitely go back to try their dinner menu. Wonderful to find a place that has both great food and original atmosphere. Would recommend the Garden Cafe to all our friends.

4
★★★★☆

Loved the Garden Cafe. Our lunch was excellent especially the mushroom soup. Our server was friendly and attentive. Will definitely go back to try their dinner menu. Wonderful to find a place that has both great food and original atmosphere. Would recommend the Garden Cafe to all our friends.

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The Garden Cafe is local for us, York does not have a fine dining restaurant, My wife and I gave tried the several items on the menu a year ago and we were disappointed, the food was just too spicy. Every establishment deserves a second try, especially a local one. The food is still not up to fine cuisine standards. The greeter was very pleasant and personable, the waitress was very nice, but did get a little busy, I'm not sure if there was other waiters or waitresses available. It was open mic night and the performers were a lot of fun and did a good job. The meal is not worth another try, I would consider the Buttermilk Pie, which was the highlight of the evening.Joe Benifield Good Time Productions

2
★★☆☆☆

The Garden Cafe is local for us, York does not have a fine dining restaurant, My wife and I gave tried the several items on the menu a year ago and we were disappointed, the food was just too spicy. Every establishment deserves a second try, especially a local one. The food is still not up to fine cuisine standards. The greeter was very pleasant and personable, the waitress was very nice, but did get a little busy, I'm not sure if there was other waiters or waitresses available. It was open mic night and the performers were a lot of fun and did a good job. The meal is not worth another try, I would consider the Buttermilk Pie, which was the highlight of the evening.Joe Benifield Good Time Productions

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Our friend, Clint, the owners son told us about the Cafe'. My only problem is we didn't visit this place sooner.When we walked in the first time I was spellbound. This Cafe' looks like you just walked back in time. There are glass bottles everywhere with candles or fresh flowers. The front porch is so inviting, just pull up a chair and take in all the beauty this country corner offers. Teresa and her family are so creative, every time you go in there is something new to behold. She recently opened up one side in the Cafe' with fresh baked goods and sale items from days gone by. Old quilts, wreaths, soaps, candles and so much more. Oh yea the food..ha ..The staff are great, treating you as a friend not just a customer. The food is excellent and the unique flavors make you crave more. I would recommend everyone to try this place just once and you will return with your friends.Thanks We love you all..Tammy & Sally

5
★★★★★

Our friend, Clint, the owners son told us about the Cafe'. My only problem is we didn't visit this place sooner.When we walked in the first time I was spellbound. This Cafe' looks like you just walked back in time. There are glass bottles everywhere with candles or fresh flowers. The front porch is so inviting, just pull up a chair and take in all the beauty this country corner offers. Teresa and her family are so creative, every time you go in there is something new to behold. She recently opened up one side in the Cafe' with fresh baked goods and sale items from days gone by. Old quilts, wreaths, soaps, candles and so much more. Oh yea the food..ha ..The staff are great, treating you as a friend not just a customer. The food is excellent and the unique flavors make you crave more. I would recommend everyone to try this place just once and you will return with your friends.Thanks We love you all..Tammy & Sally

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The atmosphere is outstanding. I would describe it as casual but elegant. But the best kept secret is Friday nights. That's when Ansel Couch entertains. This gifted singer-guitarist plays all your favorite acoustic music. He is especially good with 60's and 70's. If you're a babyboomer and names like Simon/Garfunkel, the Beatles, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, etc. mean anything to you, you will not be disappointed. The crab cakes were excellent and so was my service. If you are into acoustic music, have dinner on a Friday at the Garden Cafe and top it off with a concert at the Sylvia Theater.

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★★★★★

The atmosphere is outstanding. I would describe it as casual but elegant. But the best kept secret is Friday nights. That's when Ansel Couch entertains. This gifted singer-guitarist plays all your favorite acoustic music. He is especially good with 60's and 70's. If you're a babyboomer and names like Simon/Garfunkel, the Beatles, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, etc. mean anything to you, you will not be disappointed. The crab cakes were excellent and so was my service. If you are into acoustic music, have dinner on a Friday at the Garden Cafe and top it off with a concert at the Sylvia Theater.

Pros: Live acoustic music while you eat. Great food.

Cons: None from my visit!

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Love this place. Great place to go with some girlfriends or just have a quiet lunch. Dinner is more crowded and a little more formal, but lunch is quiet and really quaint. Lunch Chicken Salad sandwich and a half green salad is a great deal. Staff is very friendly and prompt and the food is wonderful.

4
★★★★☆

Love this place. Great place to go with some girlfriends or just have a quiet lunch. Dinner is more crowded and a little more formal, but lunch is quiet and really quaint. Lunch Chicken Salad sandwich and a half green salad is a great deal. Staff is very friendly and prompt and the food is wonderful.

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My wife and I were married in York on February 6th, 2008, my wedding reception was held at the Garden Cafe. The service was impeccable, the food tasty and original, the atmosphere and decor brilliant. After reading some of the comments on here I felt compelled to leave a comment telling of the great service, and experience my family and I received while dining in this establishment, we have now become regulars on Wednesday's for their open mic show, I invite anyone to give the place a try, and if you enjoy it leave a comment.

4
★★★★☆

My wife and I were married in York on February 6th, 2008, my wedding reception was held at the Garden Cafe. The service was impeccable, the food tasty and original, the atmosphere and decor brilliant. After reading some of the comments on here I felt compelled to leave a comment telling of the great service, and experience my family and I received while dining in this establishment, we have now become regulars on Wednesday's for their open mic show, I invite anyone to give the place a try, and if you enjoy it leave a comment.

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I have been to this restaurant many times with groups or just a couple and every time the food was outstanding and the service was tops. I look forward to my next visit and am happy to spread the word about this hidden gem.

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★★★★★

I have been to this restaurant many times with groups or just a couple and every time the food was outstanding and the service was tops. I look forward to my next visit and am happy to spread the word about this hidden gem.

Pros: great for adults which is nice

Cons: expensive

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WORST service in my LIFE!!! Don't go with a group, whatever you do! In 1-1/2 hours I received ONE glass of water, with NO refills. When I went to the cash register area to get more, a waitress was offended and haughty at MY annoyance! I said that I was served my food and had finished it and was tired of waiting for a refill. She was argumentive said that they were doing "the best they could" and she was sorry, in a completely sarcastic tone, as if I was unreasonable. Then when I paid, I was given NO bill, just told the total. I wondered why it was so high and only paid an extra dollar for the tip since it was such poor service. NOW I realize the tip was included, yet the cashier didn't tell me! She let me walk away quickly without pointing that out. As I was leaving, one lady was interested, and lent an apologetic ear, but then the OWNER came out and joined in with the same EXCUSES as the first RUDE server. The owner pretty much erased the improved feelings that the nice lady had created. Don't know when or IF I'll EVER go back to Garden Cafe!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

WORST service in my LIFE!!! Don't go with a group, whatever you do! In 1-1/2 hours I received ONE glass of water, with NO refills. When I went to the cash register area to get more, a waitress was offended and haughty at MY annoyance! I said that I was served my food and had finished it and was tired of waiting for a refill. She was argumentive said that they were doing "the best they could" and she was sorry, in a completely sarcastic tone, as if I was unreasonable. Then when I paid, I was given NO bill, just told the total. I wondered why it was so high and only paid an extra dollar for the tip since it was such poor service. NOW I realize the tip was included, yet the cashier didn't tell me! She let me walk away quickly without pointing that out. As I was leaving, one lady was interested, and lent an apologetic ear, but then the OWNER came out and joined in with the same EXCUSES as the first RUDE server. The owner pretty much erased the improved feelings that the nice lady had created. Don't know when or IF I'll EVER go back to Garden Cafe!!!

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WORST service in my LIFE!!! Don't go with a group, whatever you do! In 1-1/2 hours I received ONE glass of water, with NO refills. When I went to the cash register area to get more, a waitress was offended and haughty at MY annoyance! I said that I was served my food and had finished it and was tired of waiting for a refill. She said that they were doing "the best they could" and she was sorry, in a completely sarcastic tone, as if I was unreasonable. Then when I paid, I was given NO bill, just told the total. I wondered why it was so high and only paid an extra dollar for the tip since it was such poor service. NOW I realize the tip was included, yet the cashier didn't tell me! She let me walk away quickly without pointing that out. As I was leaving, one lady was interested, and lent an apologetic ear, but then the OWNER came out and joined in with the same EXCUSES as the first RUDE server. The owner pretty much erased the improved feelings that the nice lady had created. Don't know when or IF I'll EVER go back to Garden Cafe!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

WORST service in my LIFE!!! Don't go with a group, whatever you do! In 1-1/2 hours I received ONE glass of water, with NO refills. When I went to the cash register area to get more, a waitress was offended and haughty at MY annoyance! I said that I was served my food and had finished it and was tired of waiting for a refill. She said that they were doing "the best they could" and she was sorry, in a completely sarcastic tone, as if I was unreasonable. Then when I paid, I was given NO bill, just told the total. I wondered why it was so high and only paid an extra dollar for the tip since it was such poor service. NOW I realize the tip was included, yet the cashier didn't tell me! She let me walk away quickly without pointing that out. As I was leaving, one lady was interested, and lent an apologetic ear, but then the OWNER came out and joined in with the same EXCUSES as the first RUDE server. The owner pretty much erased the improved feelings that the nice lady had created. Don't know when or IF I'll EVER go back to Garden Cafe!!!

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Each time we eat here we talk for days about how good the experience was. The atmosphere is very unique, the owner really knows how to make shappy sheek feel classy. The waitresses are friendly - but busy. The music is one or two guys singing mood music - adds a nice ambiance. The value for your money is by far the best I've seen in the area. My favorite, though, is the buttermilk pie. It is so good!!!! In fact all the dessert are homemade and exceptional.

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★★★★★

Each time we eat here we talk for days about how good the experience was. The atmosphere is very unique, the owner really knows how to make shappy sheek feel classy. The waitresses are friendly - but busy. The music is one or two guys singing mood music - adds a nice ambiance. The value for your money is by far the best I've seen in the area. My favorite, though, is the buttermilk pie. It is so good!!!! In fact all the dessert are homemade and exceptional.

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The Garden Cafe has everything an adult wants; atmosphere, customer service and an exceptional menu. This is a great place for a couple to have a date night, or celebrate an anniversary or for anyone wanting to get away from chain restaurants. It is refreshing to find a restaurant like this.

2
★★★★★

The Garden Cafe has everything an adult wants; atmosphere, customer service and an exceptional menu. This is a great place for a couple to have a date night, or celebrate an anniversary or for anyone wanting to get away from chain restaurants. It is refreshing to find a restaurant like this.

Pros: Locally owned, Ambience, Variety of menu, Excellent parking

Cons: none

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great southern food in a calm, relaxing atmosphere. Selection is good and the food is very good.
Prices are so-so
Staff is very nice and friendly
Not very kid-friendly - I do not recall a kid's menu but the server offered items not on the menu
Will go again though as I thoroughly enjoyed the food.

4
★★★★☆

great southern food in a calm, relaxing atmosphere. Selection is good and the food is very good.
Prices are so-so
Staff is very nice and friendly
Not very kid-friendly - I do not recall a kid's menu but the server offered items not on the menu
Will go again though as I thoroughly enjoyed the food.

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The Garden Cafe is a fun place for adults but is not very kid friendly. The lack of a Jr. Menu makes this so. Upon first entering, the over dressed hostesses give this establishment an unnecessary air of snootiness. Lunch is the better value as the portions are only slightly smaller than at dinner but the prices are much more in line. The food on the other hand is really good; I highly recommend the Southern Pecan Chicken or the Crab Cakes... remember; Sandwiches at lunch for about $7 to $9 respectively or plated for dinner with a starch or single veg (salads are extra) for about $17 to $19.... Get the picture? Open mic on Wednesday Nights can be fun but their regular solo guitarist Anson is quite talented; also quite white-bread, milk-toasty.

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★★★☆☆

The Garden Cafe is a fun place for adults but is not very kid friendly. The lack of a Jr. Menu makes this so. Upon first entering, the over dressed hostesses give this establishment an unnecessary air of snootiness. Lunch is the better value as the portions are only slightly smaller than at dinner but the prices are much more in line. The food on the other hand is really good; I highly recommend the Southern Pecan Chicken or the Crab Cakes... remember; Sandwiches at lunch for about $7 to $9 respectively or plated for dinner with a starch or single veg (salads are extra) for about $17 to $19.... Get the picture? Open mic on Wednesday Nights can be fun but their regular solo guitarist Anson is quite talented; also quite white-bread, milk-toasty.

Pros: good food, live music, open late - bar

Cons: expensive at dinner

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It is unusual to find such a nice place in York, S.C. Live music, good food, great prices! I've attended wedding receptions, graduations & just a quiet dinner at this place.

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★★★★★

It is unusual to find such a nice place in York, S.C. Live music, good food, great prices! I've attended wedding receptions, graduations & just a quiet dinner at this place.

Pros: lots of parking, Live music

 

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