One of my very favorite restaurants, Augusta Grill, has opened an eastside location in the former Stax Grill location and named it appropriately enough: Haywood Grill.

It offers the same well-thought-out, high quality menu in an equally comfortable atmosphere that has made August Grill an in-town dining success story. As the holidays bring lots of family and friends to town, either location is a great place for everyone to enjoy a really nice meal together with lots of easy parking.

Wednesday nights mean crab cakes with a perfectly dressed side salad. My 12-year-old son adores this dish. In fact, my mom and I order it too. If the three of us are together it’s crab cakes for all three generations please. My husband orders prime rib, which my daughter can easily share, but the restaurant does offer a prime rib plate for kids which I find an especially nice change from chicken fingers and fries.

Haywood Grill will also half-size any entrée on the menu — just ask. The last time we went, Scottie had perfectly portioned fish, rice and broccoli.

Our favorite waiter at Haywood Grill is Jason Wronka. We sit in his section because he is one of those servers acutely aware of when to show up and when to leave us to our meal. He understands the menu inside and out and is informative and apt. Service in Greenville can be, let’s say patchy, so when you find a great server for multi-generational dining you become a super fan!

The Bottom Line: A nice dinner can be challenging with kids in tow, but the pros at Augusta Grill and Haywood Grill will make the experience worth your dining dollar.

EatOut Tip: The crème brulee is spot on perfect (and I’m picky about crème brulee), but be warned there is a limited number each night, so ask for one to be set aside when you arrive. The sugar will be fired when you’re ready for dessert.

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Haywood Grill

850 Woods Crossing, Eastside Greenville


Lunch Monday- Friday 11:30a-2p

Dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5-10p

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