About The Proper Plate

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Welcome to The Proper Plate, where Southern hospitality meets delicious home-style cooking. Nestled in the heart of downtown Aiken, South Carolina, our restaurant takes pride in being an environmentally friendly destination where friends and family gather to enjoy hearty Southern meals.

Using fresh ingredients served in biodegradable packaging, we minimize waste while ensuring that every meal served not only tantalizes the taste buds, but also respects the environment.  From crispy fried chicken and fluffy jalapeno cornbread to green beans and decadent pecan pie, our menu is a celebration of Southern culinary traditions.

In addition to our welcoming environment, our grab-and-go casseroles provide families with great options to enjoy a proper meal from the comfort of their own home!

Whether you’re looking for a place to gather or a quick takeaway meal, we invite you to join us for a taste of the South and a dose of Southern hospitality.

We can’t wait to welcome you!


Our To-Go Casseroles station make family meal takeouts fast and easy.

From Our Menu

Meat & Two

Our Meat & Two dine-in selection lets customers enjoy their pick from our in-rotation meats, including two sides and a choice of buttered biscuit or pickled jalapeno cornbread for $14.00.

Feeling hungry?  Additional sides are only $3.00 for 6 ounces of your favorite soups, salads, casseroles, and veggies.

To see our full menu, click below!

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