Wade's Restaurant in Spartanburg, SC: 2024 James Beard Award America’s Classics Winner

Wade's Restaurant in Spartanburg, SCSPARTANBURG, SC - The James Beard Foundation recently revealed the recipients of the highly prestigious 2024 America's Classics Award, and among the esteemed honorees is Wade's Restaurant, an iconic establishment in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Founded back in 1947 by the visionary duo of Wade and Betty Lindsey, Wade's Restaurant has become a beloved cornerstone of Southern culinary traditions.

2024 James Beard Award America’s Classics Winner
Photo: Wade's Restaurant in Spartanburg, SC

2024 James Beard Award America’s Classics Winner

The restaurant prides itself on meticulously preserving its rich heritage through a steadfast commitment to serving delectable family recipes and crafting mouthwatering dishes from scratch, all while catering to a bustling crowd of patrons daily.

Now under the stewardship of its third generation—the Lindsey family—the restaurant continues to uphold its founding principles of providing high-quality fare at reasonable prices while radiating a warm and welcoming ambiance coupled with an unwavering dedication to perfection in every aspect of its operation. This commitment is further exemplified by the restaurant's steadfast devotion to its loyal employees and the broader community, as evidenced by its longstanding team members and unwavering support for traditional cooking techniques.

As the culinary world eagerly awaits the forthcoming James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards ceremony, all eyes are on the illustrious Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge, a distinguished venue renowned for its steadfast dedication to celebrating regional culinary heritage and its unwavering pursuit of culinary excellence. This prestigious recognition from the James Beard Foundation underlines the Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge has a profound impact on the culinary landscape, honoring its enduring legacy and recognizing its profound influence on the world of gastronomy.