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Time Drive In Restaurant

American, Diner
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611 E North 1st St, Seneca, SC 29678-2823
+1 864-882-3827
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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new york
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't believe Katherine C found this otherwise pedestrian dated, could be a great diner-like experience...enjoyable. I did love the enthusiastic greeting from the numerous chefs (behind counter) when you arrive, and the restaurant is spotless. We were so hopeful, thinking breakfast served your way all day, or a fabulous greek salad or coleslaw, but nada. The friendly owner walks around... More 

Thank thinkingofmoving
South Carolina
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Time Drive-In is a diner from another, simpler era. But the food is great! Just know going in that... it's a diner. It isn't a farm to table restaurant. It's not a fancy, white linen Michelin starred restaurant. It's a diner. Not gonna find locally sourced quinoa, hand crafted dinner specials or artisanal salads. What you WILL get is delicious... More 

1 Thank Katharine C
Seneca, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Our first visit and our last. They are polite and efficient but everything is very ordinary and a bit drab. Others I'm sure will enjoy but we like places with a bit more atmosphere.

Thank _polytracesys
Seneca, South Carolina
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134 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It was our first visit and will be our last. They are polite and all but it is very ordinary. Nothing stands out that would make you want to return.

Thank Cathy H
South Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Gravy fries! The also have the best ice. It's that pellet kind that is so good! I usually get a grilled cheese, but last time I had a BLT, and it was yummy too. Simple, delicious, diner food.

Thank CUBuckeye
Chicago, Illinois
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Fun atmosphere and an old time diner feel. If you need a menu you would be a newbie. The cheeseburgers are awesome.and the Philly steak is very good as well.. The prices are fair the the service was excellent. If you just want to catch a quick meal this is a fun change of pace.

Thank alchemy00
Seneca, South Carolina
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135 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I am new to Seneca. My hairdresser told me to try the Time Drive in. She said it had the best cheeseburgers around. We stopped there before going to Jazz on the Alley. My three family members had the cheeseburgers and I had the chicken strips. One said the burger was great, the other two said it was good. My... More 

Thank captmom
Columbia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This place really went downhill. There was a time when I couldn't wait to come to South Carolina visiting from Pennsylvania to go to this restaurant and eat the food there. I ordered fish and they gave me frozen breaded flounder. Not what I invasion in fried fish in the South.

Thank Phillip B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Time Drive In is a friendly family restaurant and the owners are amazing! My family been eating here for years.

Thank lashonda m
Greenville, South Carolina
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252 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Legendary to the locals! When eating here, you must have the gravy on your fries. Other than that, it's a typical "clock" type restaurant.

Thank sc40sumthin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 E North 1st St, Seneca, SC 29678-2823
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Seneca
  • Phone Number: +1 864-882-3827

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?