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American Restaurant
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“Awesome for brunch! Motor Supply Co. Bistro has been serving fresh, local and diverse dishes in the heart of the historic Congaree Vista since 1989. The menu changes daily for lunch and dinner, offering diners something new and delicious every time they come through the door. We offer an eclectic blend of contemporary American, French, Italian and Asian cuisine, with everything either provided from local farms or house-made, such as stocks and sauces, desserts, charcuterie and house-butchered and smoked meats.”
19local recommendations
Cafe
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“This local gem has fun touches, like a machine that squeezes oranges for fresh OJ, and a coffee bar with a random collection of coffee cups to choose from - it's a great brunch spot. But the entire menu is delicious. On my last visit, I ordered a beautiful bowl of shrimp & grits.”
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Bar
“Popular local food scene with creole style menu and craft cocktails. Intimate setting inside or out on Main St.”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Pearlz is a great place to grab a martini and some oysters. The upstairs lounge has a larger bar and you can typically find live music on the weekends. ”
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Gastropub
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“The War Mouth is our favorite dining spot in North Main. They have a unique take on southern BBQ plates and fantastic drinks. The atmosphere is laid back and you can't go wrong having a nice dinner here!”
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Bar
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“Fun place to hangout with friends & grab a few beers. Plus the food is great!”
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Restaurant
“Ever want to eat a cinnamon bun bigger than your head? Well, here's your chance-- great variety of cinnamon buns options, like the Black Pepper Bacon Maple Glaze, Wildberry Graham Cracker Crumble, or Bourbon Caramel. They also have breakfast sandwiches, grit bowls, Panini and specialty sandwiches, soups, salads-- just an all around great breakfast or lunch spot. Be sure to stop in at least once during your stay in Columbia!”
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Coffee Shop
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“Excellent drip coffee; often have poetry nights and live music Mon-Sat 7am-10pm Sun 8am-8pm”
10local recommendations
Cafe
“Great location in the heart of Cottontown. They roast their own coffee and have a great atmosphere.”
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Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Great southern cuisine. Buttermilk chicken an excellent choice, and anything with grits.”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“This place has a fairly extensive menu of some standard, some unique "Tex-Mex" style of food options. Can be kinda loud inside during busier times, but also has a great little outdoor seating area.”
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Cafe
“Great coffee and location to relax and get some work done in the heart of the city.”
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Restaurant
“"Latin-Asian Inspired Cuisine & Craft Beer in Columbia, SC" - Publico has a nice atmosphere and good food/beer where you don't have to spend a small fortune. It is located in the Five Points area. ”
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New American Restaurant
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“Chef Mike Davis's dishes are amazing. Newly renovated, Terra is one of Columbia's finest dinning experiences.”
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American Restaurant
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“If you're trying to get fancy, this is an upscale place that does not disappoint. Expensive hyper local specialties, but worth every penny.”
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Bar
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“Dive bar in a basement in downtown Cola. Great atmosphere if you like a dive bar. ”
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