(a few of your many options)

Traveler’s Rest, SC (near Furman campus —Poinsett Highway is TR Main Street)

Farmhouse Tacos: Casual atmosphere for lunch or dinner and a creative twist on tacos. Indoor and outdoor seating. See menu:

Upcountry Provisions: Casual atmosphere especially recommended for breakfast or lunch, excellent baked goods and sandwiches. See sandwich menu:

Sidewall Pizza: Outstanding pizza with gluten free options. Located on South Main Street in TR with a second location on Pelham Road close to downtown Greenville. See menu:

Rocket Surgery: New restaurant featuring creative small plates and craft cocktails, recommended for dinner.

 Leopard Forest Coffeehouse: Beloved local coffeeshop that sources beans directly from farmers; located on Main Street.

Swamp Rabbit Brewery and Taproom: Friendly local microbrewery that serves only what is brewed on site! Food trucks are on hand in the evening for patrons who want dinner. See website for information and food truck schedule:

The Tasting Room: wine and craft beer boutique and bar, conveniently located in between Farmhouse Tacos and Rocket Surgery.

Downtown Greenville, SC

 Roost: The restaurant and bar connected to the Hyatt Regency, Roost offers seasonal and organic fare. See menu:

 The Lazy Goat: Mediterranean-influenced but eclectic cuisine. Good option for vegetarians. Some indoor and outdoor seating offers river views. See menu:

 Handi: Indian cuisine. Good option for vegetarians and vegans. See menu:

 Jianna: Modern Italian cuisine and oyster bar, house-made pasta and locally sourced ingredients. See menu:

 The Trappe Door: Belgian-inspired cuisine. See menu:

 Passarelle Bistro: French cuisine, located at the entrance of Falls Park. See menu:

 Sassafras: Traditional Southern cuisine.

Tupelo Honey: All day Southern comfort food, especially recommended for its brunch. Good option for vegetarians. See menu:

Nose Dive: Creative gastropub cuisine. See menu:

Barley’s Pizza and Beer: A good downtown option for pizza and casual dining. See menu:

 Caviar and Bananas: Many options for sandwiches and salads, recommended for a quick and affordable lunch.

 Sip Whiskey & Wine: Rooftop wine bar with appetizers, especially recommended for outdoor seating in nice weather. See website:

 Pour Tap Room: Pour-yourself model with 70 craft beers, ciders, and wines to choose from. Food can be ordered in from Gringo’s, a nearby Mexican restaurant, with table service. Family friendly and dog friendly before 10 PM (gets a bit loud later in the evening). See website:

In between campus and downtown Greenville on Poinsett Highway…

 Yellow Ginger: Malaysian cuisine, a great place for a fast and affordable sit-down lunch. Vegetarian friendly. See dinner menu (lunch portions and pricing also offered):



A block of rooms has been secured at the Hyatt Regency Greenville at the special conference rate of $169/night.

The Hyatt Regency is located in charming downtown Greenville, within easy walking distance to several eclectic eateries and shops. Transportation will be provided from the conference hotel to Furman’s campus nearby for all conference events.

To book your hotel reservation online, please visit our dedicated web page.

You may also call the hotel at (864) 235-1234 to reserve a room. Just mention you are with the Victorians Institute in order to get the conference rate.


By air: The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is approximately 17 minutes from the Hyatt Regency and 30 minutes from Furman University. Various options for ground transportation are available at the airport.

By car: Check out the hotel’s parking facilities and get customized driving directions here.

Hyatt Regency Greenville   220 North Main Street   Greenville, SC    29601