One of my favorite things is having good food in a small town, that isn’t “southern comfort food”. 1826 Bistro on the Green is a small restaurant in Pendleton, South Carolina, that seems to be popular among Pendleton locals, but a secret to those throughout the rest of the Upstate.
1826 Bistro on the Green, also just known as 1826, is located on Pendleton’s square on the first floor in what is known as Farmer’s Society Hall, which is where the idea of Clemson University was introduced. This upstate gem has a very small dining room on the inside, but also gives diners the option of dining on their patio on the square.
The menu for 1826 varies by season. I have not had the pleasure of dining there for dinner, but I have had lunch here twice and it was great both times. This summer they have also had a changing menu of sangrias.
On my latest visit, I had the white watermelon sangria, the turkey bon mi with potato salad and dessert with chocolate mousse and blackberries. The turkey bon mi was delicious with fresh vegetables!
If you are ever near Pendleton, make sure you check this place out! You won’t be disappointed.