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“It's a Beer and Burger Dive”
Review of Nu Way

Nu Way
Ranked #61 of 332 Restaurants in Spartanburg
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: A dive with the best "Redneck cheeseburger" in town and a surprising number of good beers on tap. people have used Tripadvisor as a way to say the Chick Fil A is one of the best restaurants in town while the Nu Way isn't even on the list. It's awful!
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“It's a Beer and Burger Dive”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I lived in Spartanburg for five years, and to say the town isn't short on grease spoons, including the Beacon, would be putting it mildly. That being said, myself and many others preferred certain joints over the Beacon - one being Nu-Way Lounge. Trips here were either for the occasional lunch, late night drinks with friends. The bottom line is this:

This is a old dive that sells good beer and great burgers. It's dark on the inside, and some might even say "shady" or "sketch", but it's part of the draw of the Nu-Way. If you're familiar with old mill towns down South, you know places like this are part of the blue-collar heritage and history. Certain people will appreciate the atmosphere, others won't...but rest assured, you'll be hard pressed to find anyone complaining about the food.

  • Visited July 2013
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Aiken, South Carolina
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“Horrible service!”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

So, reading these reviews and a couple words of mouth, when we wanted a good hamburger, we headed to Nu-Way. This night it ended up a mistake!

We entered and didn't even get anyone to our table for at least five minutes. When the server arrived, she was polite and said she was sorry that it was so busy she couldn't keep up. I noted about a dozen or so people. We ordered our drinks and a wings appetizer for myself and she ran off before we could order the cheese sticks.

She brought a glass of wine and a sample of the local brew, I approved, asked for a big glass of it, and tried to order our meals… but she ran off.

Ten minutes passed, no beer, no server to take our main order. She then came back to write down our appetizer order, apparently 15min ago she never wrote it down. She also told us that despite it being "wings night" no one thought to thaw any out, so it would be quite awhile before we got our appetizer, IF she ever actually PLACED the order…

We had been there over 20min. I still did not have a beer, our order was never placed, and they didn't have their special anyhow. All of this at 730pm on a Wed night.

She said it was because it "was so busy". Yet, I watched a person at the bar hold up an empty beer can, and he had a full one in his hands in 20sec. Plus several others get refills not too much slower. Since it took 20min to not get a beer, we didn't wait to see how long it would take to thaw our food.

I'm new in town. I guess it shows. Keep on going to No-Way locals, I guess you are the ones who get good service. I'll keep going to Wild Wing Cafe. I got a beer there in 2min. Our wigs in 5min. And our burgers before we finished our wings. The server was friendly, fast, efficient and had a LOT more than 15 people to wait on...

  • Visited December 2013
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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great burger, average service.”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Place is too small to house the tiniest crowd. Beer prices are pretty good. Burgers are OK too if you don't mind the hole in the wall it is made in.

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Burger and A beer - can't be beat”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Not you most fancy place, but was going here way back in the early days when i lived in Spartanburg. The burgers are hot and juicy and made the way you want them. nothing fancy, just good plain ole good food.

  • Visited November 2012
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Lyman, South Carolina
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“It is what it is...”
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Okay, so the Nu-Way Lounge is not a 5-star, glitzy, cloth-napkin restaurant. It's seedy. It's dark. It's a locals' bar, for heaven's sake! It has great food, and Becky serves everything up with a big smile. If you want a fresh hamburger and tasty fries, you won't find any better than here.

  • Visited May 2013
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