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It’s Five O’clock Somewhere at The Islander

Food is the not only essential to life, but it can make a bad day great. We all have a restaurant on Tiger Blvd. we frequent after a bad day of exams or when your crush says they are just not that interested. 

But, finding a great restaurant is hard. There are too many chains in town that I sometimes doubt serve real food. (*Cough cough* McDonald’s and other fast food restaurants.) Just because you are away at college doesn’t mean that you have to eat horribly or live off of Ramen noodles cooked in the microwave. 

You can still get good food, and you have come to the right place for restaurant references. You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake. 

Friday is my second favorite F word: my first is food. When you find a great restaurant, it’s like you’ve been in darkness for what seems like forever and you have finally found the light. The light at the end of this tunnel happens to be named The Islander. A cozy little bar and grill in the town square of Pendleton, it is a simple small town restaurant that I absolutely adore.

I have been told that you should date someone who gives you the same feeling you get when you see food coming at a restaurant. If someone gives me the feeling of absolute happiness I get from seeing my food coming at The Islander, then they will have my heart forever. 

Not only does the Islander have great food, but they also have a great atmosphere and friendly service. It is situated in the best possible location; after eating, you can walk around the square, which that makes it a terrific place for a date. 

It has that classic feel to it because Pendleton is a little town that hardly anyone stops to visit; it is often just a place to pass by before heading to Anderson or Clemson. Pendleton does have a lot to offer and good restaurants are one of them, but sometimes even I forget that Pendleton exist — and I live there.

My hobbies include eating and complaining that I’m getting fat. The Islander combines both of these hobbies in one convenient location. From the seafood gumbo to French dip, everything is so good. I have the Islander’s phone number on speed dial, and I am a regular there for take-outs. I even have a picture of their menu on my phone. It’s one of my favorite pictures. 

If you feel like taking a little adventure to the quaint town of Pendleton, stop by The Islander. You will instantly feel at home when you see the pleasant faces and tasty food. You won’t regret taking my advice on this one, dear friends.

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