The Market House is a labor of love for Bo Shipley and Dan Tremaine, two young men with a passion that’s worth supporting—not only for their cause, which is meritorious, but also because they make food good and good for you. From hamburgers to double-cut pork chops, the menu shows good American Fare. Anderson County eaters already recognized it as “Best Restaurant” of 2012.

From YUMMM!, the Metro Pulse Restaurant Guide:

The Golden Rule seldom finds full expression in the restaurant business. Service, of course, lives by it, but chefs often can’t execute that idea simply because theirs is a market-driven business, and not everyone eats as adventurously as chefs may wish. However, the owners of the Market House at Jackson Square have figured out how to live their dream and treat your food as good as they treat their own—and they treat their food right.

Dan Tremaine and Bo Shipley have been friends since youth, and, over time, found that their food standards were simpatico. But it’s not about the perfect execution of Charlotte Russe or Lamb Chops Portmanteau: They’re obsessed with what comprises their food because that impacts how they feel.

At their restaurant—the result of one of those conversations that only seems to happen in buddy movies or bars—standards are serious. From the pantry to the kitchen and on to the table, the Market House buys and serves only great ingredients that, whenever possible, are produced locally by people they can visit. They don’t buy pre-made food in bags or boxes (which happens in restaurants a lot more often than you to know), and they don’t offer food that they can’t provide sustainably. Since they buy whole animals that have been humanely raised, the menu can’t offer endless Porterhouses or other cuts. That may disappoint some diners, but it proves that these guys live their words.

Both Tremaine and Shipley idealize a kind of eating that dominated this region only a few generations ago: food that’s grown here, never manufactured, and is good for you. Their passion is rooted in their own eating habits, and bears the marks of their preferences and sensitivities. That’s why you never have to worry about hidden MSG or weird preservatives with names that you don’t recognize and can’t pronounce—these guys won’t eat it, so they don’t serve it.

What you get is quality food that doesn’t make you feel bad—either physically or philosophically. And it’s not tofu or tempe or sprouted wheat: it’s great burgers, pork chops, vegetable plates, fried green tomatoes, stuffed peppers, and the like. The difference here is that what’s on your plate is as natural as if you’d been able to farm and cook it yourself. That’s what the folks at the Market House do for themselves—and that’s what they do for you.

Restaurant Details

Locally Owned Wifi Patio Live Music Accepts Reservations Party Room (20+)
Kids Menu Delivers Buffet Waterfront Vegetarian Dishes Vegan Dishes


Day Opens Closes
Monday 11 a.m. 9 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. 9 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. 9 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. 9 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. 10 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. 10 p.m.
Day Business Hours
Monday 11 a.m.
9 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m.
9 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m.
9 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.
9 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.
10 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.
10 p.m.

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