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75 Years of Family Cooking

Wade's Restaurant was founded in 1947 by Wade and Betty Lindsey when they purchased a small grocery store on South Pine Street in Spartanburg, SC. Mrs. Betty began serving her family's recipes of Southern-style meats and vegetables from a lunch counter in the back, and word soon spread. 

In the 75 years since, the Lindsey Family and their dedicated team have continued to make traditional Southern dishes with perfectly seasoned vegetables, quality ingredients, and made-from-scratch bread -- all served up by friendly people in our welcoming dining room and ToGo area. Come taste our Southern hospitality!


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James Beard Award winner

The Wade's team was honored to receive the 2024 James Beard America's Classics Award. The America's Classics Award is given to locally owned restaurants that are beloved regionally for quality food that reflects the character of their community. Only six recipients in the US are honored each year.

Wade's is the only James Beard Award winner in the Upstate of South Carolina and only the third to win this particular award category in South Carolina.


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Served with a Smile

At Wade’s, we’re a family business that treats our employees and our guests like family. We believe in Southern hospitality and the highest level of quality—every step of the way.

Wade’s is proud to have folks on our team who have worked with us for years. We hire friendly people and treat them right, with good benefits and opportunities for advancement. If you’re ready to start a job you’ll love with people who care about you, we’re ready to meet you.

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Homemade Meals Made Simple

Many of Wade’s favorite dishes are available frozen to be heated up and enjoyed in your home. Whether you want to give a broccoli casserole to a new mother, take a pecan pie to a party, or serve our famous yeast rolls at holiday dinner, our frozen meals are a simple way to share love around the table. 

Making Wade’s at home is simple: pick up frozen foods from our ToGo area, then follow basic instructions for thawing and heating. Wade’s casseroles, bread, and desserts are perfect for holiday celebrations, gifts for loved ones, or for everyday dinners.


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