Serving locally roasted coffee, food, smoothies, juices, craft beers, select wines and pre-prohibition style cocktails. Music on Friday and Saturday nights.
This house is the strongest existing architectural link between the present and Old Pickens. It was built by Pleasant Alexander in 1831, it was located on a plantation at the edge of Old Pickens. From 1828-1868 Old Pickens was the center of government for Pickens District which in 1868 was subdivided into Pickens and Oconee counties.
A neighborhood wine bar and wine shop where people can gather with friends and enjoy a glass of wine, or craft beer, and a small bite.
Arts Off the Alley
An artist cooperative offering locally hand-crafted art, paintings, mixed media, jewelry, wood carvings, vintage, & more. Located in historic downtown Seneca. You’ll find beautiful pieces for your home or office and access to incredible resources like classes, workshops, and events.
Bad Creek Spur Trail
This easy 0.8-mile spur trail provides a connection to the Whitewater River, the Foothills Trail, Coon Branch Trail, and to Lower Whitewater Falls (via the Foothills Trail). Enter the gate to Duke Energy's Bad Creek Hydro Station on SC 130, and proceed two miles down to the marked entrance to the large trailhead parking area. Fishing, but no camping, is allowed along the Whitewater River. A designated campsite is 0.5 miles past junction with the river.
Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum
Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum is a cultural exhibit museum focusing on the rich, sometimes turbulent history, culture, and contributions of local African-Americans The museum’s exhibits and events blend technology and tradition to create a meaningful and educational experience for all ages. Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum is about people of the past and present whose stories will impact generations.
Best Western Executive Inn
Just miles from downtown Seneca and Clemson University. Amenities: Pool, Meeting Facilities, Interior Corridor and Free WiFi.
Beyond the Bull
Open for dinner. Three dining rooms, outside seating and a private space for meetings and small parties.
Located in the Bountyland area of Seneca. BBQ. Fresh local meats and vegetables with homemade sauces. Open: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11:00am - until they run out.
Blue Marble Deli & City Market
Fresh baked breads, sandwiches, soups & salads. Butcher shop, fresh pasta, imported cheeses, fresh seafood.
Brews on the Alley
Located on Ram Cat Alley. A craft beer and espresso bar with 20 rotating craft beers on draft and a coffee station serving pastries, lattes, frappes, smoothies, and more!
Personalized accessories and their own clothing brand. Located on Ram Cat Alley.
Open for lunch Mon - Sun 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
A full-service marina located on Lake Hartwell directly across the lake from Clemson University. Service center with a Master Certified Mechanic on staff. They offer pontoon boat rentals, as well as wet and dry stack storage. The Grill at Clemson Marina features outdoor dining and a unique tailgating experience for the college football season.
Days Inn by Wyndham
Pool, Meeting Facilities, Outside Corridor and High Speed Internet. Near Lake Keowee Marina and minutes from retail shops, golf courses, and Oconee Medical Center.
Home-style cooking, buffet and menu. Serves breakfast & lunch Tuesday - Saturday (closed Sunday & Monday).
El Alazan Mexican Grill
Lunch and dinner. Outdoor seating.
El Potrillo Mexican Grill & Bar
Lunch and dinner every day.
Elegant and Distinctive Interiors
Quality, Custom, American Furniture. The Golden Corner and Clemson's largest selection of quality name brand furniture, mattresses and accessories.
Emily’s Especially For You
Ladies apparel store specializing in in fun everyday wear as well as clothing for special occasions and events.
Fishski Business, LLC
Guided fishing on Lake Hartwell and Lake Jocassee with Captain Steve Pietrykowski. Hartwell is a great choice for families or even a corporate outing. Multiple fishing boats for large groups can be arranged. Captain Steve offers day and night guided fishing on Lake Jocassee, which is the only major lake in South Carolina that has an abundant trout population.
Fun quirky gift shop on Ram Cat Alley selling unique finds with a focus on American made & Fair Trade!
Hampton Inn & Suites
The Hampton Inn & Suites Seneca-Clemson Area is just a short drive from numerous local restaurants and golf courses and many beautiful lakes, state parks, and waterfalls. Seneca attractions including Clemson University, Lake Hartwell, the World of Energy and the Blue Ridge Mountains are easily accessible.
Hartwell Keowee Paddleboard & Kayak Co.
Family owned business serving Lake Hartwell and Lake Keowee that provides paddleboard and kayak rentals.
Seneca’s only purveyor of name brands like Kavu, Spartina 449, Noelle, Coco & Carmen, Mud Pie, Faceplant Dreams, Lollia, Crabtree & Evelyn, Magnolia Home, Thymes and Archipelago. Large selection of Gourmet Food & Gift Baskets with samples served daily. Seasonal decorations, table accents, home accessories and Naturalistic silk flowers.
Heavenly Hogs BBQ
BBQ restaurant and catering. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner (Closed Sunday - Wednesday).
High Falls Boat Rentals, LLC
Need a boat for a day or a week? High Falls Boat Rentals has pontoon and ski boats for rent on Lake Keowee. All boats are equipped with USCG required safety equipment, anchors, bimini tops, depth finders, fenders and dock lines. Tubes and water skis are also available for rent.
High Falls County Park
46 acre park located on the shores of beautiful Lake Keowee. There are 91 campsites with 10 being waterfront; two boat ramps; 3 rental buildings/shelters; playground; picnic tables with charcoal grills; swimming area; restroom; miniature golf; tennis and basketball courts; volleyball; fishing pier and more.
Historic Ballenger House
Historic Ballenger House is an ideal venue for weddings, receptions, meetings, showers, parties and reunions. The house was built circa 1925. It is a designated site on the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor. Located in historic downtown Seneca, the house was deeded to the Seneca Woman’s Club to honor three family members who belonged to the philanthropic “Once a Week Club” that originated in 1896 and still meets today.
Hochstetler’s Country Store
Bulk/Natural Foods, Whole Grains, Raw Milk, Full Service Fresh Deli, Cheeses, Amish Country Products
Joe’s New York Pizza
Appetizers, salads, pizza, stromboli & calzones. Open Monday - Sunday.
Keowee Sailing Club
A cruising and racing sail club on Lake Keowee in view of the Blue Ridge escarpment. They engage in sail boat racing, pleasure cruising, skill building, social functions, and maintenance of their club,
ARRIVE EARLY! Parking at boat ramps is limited and fills up fast. With 18,500 acres of water and a 300-mile shoreline, the Lake Keowee area is popular for fishing, waterskiing, swimming, camping and picnicking. LOWER LAKE KEOWEE public access: • South Cove County Park • Cane Creek Access • High Falls County Park • Stamp Creek Access Area • Keowee Marina • Warpath Access Area UPPER LAKE KEOWEE public access: • Mile Creek Park • Crow Creek Access Area • Keowee Towne Landing • Fall Creek Access
Lake Keowee Boat Rentals
Family owned business located toward the south portion of Lake Keowee. They cater to people renting vacation houses and offer a variety of day use boats and personal watercraft. They make it easy to get out on the water and enjoy all that Lake Keowee has to offer!
Lake Keowee Marina
The staff at Lake Keowee Marina shares your love of a great time out on the water. Their full service marina is ready to provide anything and everything you need for an exhilarating experience on the lake and a pleasant stay in Seneca. For over 30 years, Lake Keowee Marina has been the anchor point for locals and tourists alike, their team of certified mechanics is there to help maintain the integrity of your watercraft all year long.
Lake Keowee rental house
4 Bedrooms/3 Baths (Sleeps 10). Bring your boat and enjoy a covered dock on the best cove on the lake! Excellent view of a secluded, deep water cove. Near the Lake Keowee Marina with gas docks, boat rentals and the popular Tiki Hut restaurant and bar. Ten minutes from Clemson.
Lakeside Lodge Clemson
New luxury lakefront condo hotel on Lake Hartwell directly across from Clemson University and the football stadium. This 189-unit condo hotel features on-site farm-to-table restaurant, miniature football field, and other great amenities to make your stay enjoyable.
Lighthouse Lake Keowee
Located on a quiet cove on Lake Keowee. Perfect for a special occasion or for grabbing a bite to eat off the lake. Fireside dining, a wrap-around covered patio, and upstairs seating. The Lighthouse Event Center is the perfect destination for gatherings. Whether you're looking to host a business meeting, birthday party, wedding, anniversary or social event, The Event Center can comfortably hold up to 250 guests.
Little Pigs BBQ
Open for lunch and dinner Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday). Buffet/party room and catering.
Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant
Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Lunney Museum was built in 1909 by its original residents Dr. William James and Lillian Mason Lunney. The House is a 1909 Queen Anne style “California” bungalow with arts and crafts interior. The property features a carriage house and "two-seater" outhouse. The museum provides educational content focused on the history of Seneca, the Lunney Family/Home, and rural southern culture. OPEN Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
M. Tannery & Sons
Store on Ram Cat Alley with two floors and plenty of browsing opportunity. Antiques, vintage and new furnishings, art, architectural salvage, home accessories and gifts. They are a Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan Stockist.
Mullen’s Irish Pub
Full menu, live bands, karaoke, pool tables and outdoor deck. Happy hour 4-7. Open for dinner 7 days a week.
N the Midst Ice Cream
Fresh hand made ice cream frozen with liquid nitrogen and flavored to your liking. Open everyday.
Oconee Community Theatre
Promoting and encouraging interest in theatrical productions for more than 40 years by presenting plays and dramatic works of all kinds.
Oconee Country Club Golf Course
A semi-private golf club that was built in 1948. It is a relatively short course by today’s modern standards, but it provides the golfer with plenty of challenge off the tee and approach shots to its small, undulating greens. Club amenities include: 2 practice greens, practice range, stocked golf shop, lessons, lounge and a grill. Open to the public year round.
Oconee Point Campground
Located at the northern end of Lake Hartwell on the Seneca River and close to Clemson, SC. This campground has 60 sites equipped with electric (50-amp) and water hook-ups. Private sites are spacious and located near or close to the water. Attractions: Shower/restroom facilities, dump station, playground, swim beach, boat access.
Old Towne Pizza Buffet
Buffet includes unlimited pizza, salad, soup when available, pasta, and dessert pizza. Open every day for lunch and dinner.
Paesano’s Italian Restaurant
Italian dishes, steaks and fresh fish. Nightly features. Pizza and calzones. Covered patio dining. Open for dinner Tuesday - Saturday (closed Sunday & Monday).
Patio & Fireside
12,000 square ft. showroom of distinctive products for outdoor living areas. Offering the highest quality casual and patio furniture as well as gas logs, wood or gas stoves, grills, firepits and many accessories.
Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
Presst Food & Wine
Lunch served Monday-Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm. Wholesome soup, sandwiches, wraps, salads and bowls.
Close to Seneca’s nearby historic downtown district and just 10 miles from Clemson University. Amenities: Pool, Fitness Facility, Meeting Facilities, Outside Corridor, Free WiFi, Pets Allowed.
Rainbow Garden Chinese Restaurant
Serves lunch and dinner Tuesday - Sunday (closed Monday).
Ram Cat Alley Historic District
The district is a collection of commercial buildings which reflect the development of the downtown area as the center of commerce in Seneca from ca. 1887 to ca. 1930. Ram Cat Alley was so called because of the tendency of cats to gather around the Fred Hopkins Meat Market which was located on that street in ca. 1908. These days businesses on Ram Cat Alley include: independent boutiques, antique stores and restaurants. Fifteen minutes from Clemson University.
Seneca Family Restaurant
Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Shaver Rec Complex
Shaver Recreation Complex is a hub of area sports activities. Seven recreation fields, two gyms, walking trails, a climbing wall, playground, and the Seneca Disc Golf Course. An 18-hold disc golf course features tight fairways and a nice mix of elevation changes. Several holes have multiple pin placements. Course open year round is free to play. Random draw doubles Mondays in the summer at 6pm.
Shipley’s Furniture Showcase & Interior Design
Stylish furniture at everyday low prices & superior service. Shipley's Furniture has became a favorite place to buy furniture in the Upstate.
Home furnishings and gifts. Featuring a wide array of inventory: home decor, gifts, candles, gourmet foods, outdoor furniture, largest selection of recycled plastic furniture in the Upstate, lake decor, Clemson merchandise, gifts for babies and toddlers, jewelry, Christmas items.
Sole Grill & Sushi Bar
Open for dinner Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday). Daily Specials: Monday $3.56 Select Sushi Rolls; Wednesday BOGO Sushi + Extended Happy Hour; Thursday Half-price Wine Bottles; Friday Chef's Specials
South Cove County Park
A variety of day use activities and lakeside camping. Fishing, boating, sailing and water skiing are readily accessible via two park boat ramps. Facilities include: picnic tables, 4 lighted tennis courts, a volleyball court, 18-hole miniature golf course, horseshoe pits, playground areas, a handicapped accessible fishing pier & sand beach for sun. Small park retail store.
Tex-Mex restaurant serves lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
The Beer Station
Enjoy 30 rotating taps of craft, local brews and seasonal favorites. Also available kegs and select craft wines. Open Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday)
The Blue Ridge Arts Center
A membership-based organization offering shows, events, education and promotional opportunities to their members. Committed to "Bringing Art to the People and People to the Arts" with opportunities for artists to show their work in the gallery throughout the year
The Cabana At The Lighthouse
On Lake Keowee. Serves lunch, dinner & drinks. Brunch, burgers and sandwiches. Open Wednesday - Sunday (Closed Monday & Tuesday).
The Grill at Clemson Marina
Offering fast casual food and drinks in an open air, relaxed environment, The Grill at Clemson Marina is the answer to many boaters' requests for food accessible by boat on the Clemson end of Lake Hartwell. Open Friday-Sunday for lunch and dinner.
The Healthy Olive
Ram Cat Alley store selling flavored oils and vinegars to enhance the healthy and tasteful experience of your favorite foods. Add the EXTRA to the ordinary! Unique selection of gifts and home goods.
The Red Door
Shop on Ram Cat Alley specializing in florals, decor and gift items.
The Spot on the Alley
Located on Ram Cat Alley. Serving burgers, sandwiches, pub food and alcoholic beverages. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
The Sweet Spoon
Ice Cream Parlor with 48 flavors of pure delicious Hershey's ice cream. Dips, shakes, malts, house made cones and the famous bubble waffle cone! Open daily.
The Tiki Hut Lakeside Grill
Lakeside atmosphere on Lake Keowee. Food and live entertainment. Weekly promotions and 6-flat screen TVs.
Time Drive In
Cheeseburgers, chicken fingers, onion rings, french fries and popular home made brown gravy. Serving Seneca since 1959. Open for Lunch and dinner Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday).
Traditions on the Lake
New restaurant located inside Lakeside Lodge Clemson. Traditions on the Lake offers classic American cuisine including burgers, salads, sandwiches and entrees. Open Thursday - Sunday 12PM - 8PM for lunch and dinner.
Tru By Hilton
Hotel on Hwy. 123 in the Hartwell Village retail center. Minutes from Clemson University, Lake Hartwell, SC Botanical Gardens, and all sorts of recreational opportunities in Oconee and Pickens Counties.
They had to close to renovate their building but expect to reopen late June 2020. Popular upscale restaurant focused on creating fresh, delicious food that highlights local seasonal ingredients. Rotating menu features: fresh seafood, pasta delights, steaks & pork specialities, vegetarian options, and more. Small intimate place where reservations are recommended.
Walnut Street Bakery
Cakes for every occasion! Weddings, birthdays, pies, cheesecakes, bars, pastries, vegan, and more. (Closed Sunday & Monday)
World of Energy
From learning how electricity is produced to enjoying a picnic along the picturesque shores of Lake Keowee, the World of Energy offers something for everyone. Located at Oconee Nuclear Station in Seneca.
Ye Olde Sandwich Shoppe
Over 100 menu items! Voted best sandwiches and best dinner under $10 by readers of local paper. Serving locally raised Tokeena Angus Farms all natural Black Angus burgers, and Troyer deli meats and cheeses. Open for lunch and dinner Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday).