The Restaurant at The Willcox Hotel in Aiken, SC has been recognized as a DiRōNA Awarded restaurant since 2005!

The Restaurant at The Willcox Hotel kitchen enjoys an exceptional reputation built on the creative talents of our chefs. The menu is American, although our executive chef Ed DeFelice draws inspiration from his international travels. Whether you’re enjoying Southern breezes poolside, the cozy club setting of our lobby or relaxing in our dining room, rest assured that your meal is memorable and your service is prompt and cheerful.

The Willcox has received high honors for sustainability and is routinely recognized by Wine Spectator, Best Chefs of America and our community for our food, cocktails, and staff. Come break bread with us. The experience is unpretentious and remarkably delicious.

The Restaurant at The Willcox is committed to seasonal cooking and procuring ingredients that are grown and harvested from sustainable and local food sources whenever possible.  We are proud to be partners with the following sustainable suppliers; Yon Farms, Niman Ranch, Coleman’s, Sea2Table and Keegan Fillion Farms

Executive Chef Ed DeFelice takes great pride in making almost everything from scratch. The result is a menu that is free of processed and chemically preserved foods, and a kitchen that’s virtually free of food being delivered using plastic containers.

The Restaurant disposes of waste conscientiously and creatively by making “reduce/reuse/recycle” our standard operating procedure. Our menu has been printed on 30% post-consumer recycled fiber paper, takeaway containers are created using 100% recycled product and our used cooking oil is collected and converted into biodiesel fuel.

The Restaurant at The Willcox is committed to reducing our environmental impact and increasing our use of sustainable resources while providing the finest and freshest foods for our guests.

The south’s finest hospitality awaits you in Aiken at The Willcox Hotel, voted one of the best hotels in the world. Walk the shady, oak-vaulted streets past clapboard cottages and rambling mansions, and you’ll come upon her, a grand white-pillared glory as lovely and genteel as a rose on a lapel.


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