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Food scene in Columbia

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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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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.”
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Bar
“YUM YUM!!! The name speaks for itself and has AMAZING Craft Cocktails. Don't miss the Burger and Bourbon special for happy hour. ”
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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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Coffee Shop
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“Excellent drip coffee; often have poetry nights and live music Mon-Sat 7am-10pm Sun 8am-8pm”
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Restaurant
“perfect for breakfast or lunch! Cinnamon rolls baked fresh daily and come with each meal”
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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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Cafe
“Great location in the heart of Cottontown. They roast their own coffee and have a great atmosphere.”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“This place is addictive! We walk past it every Sunday, and it is SO hard to not stop in every time! They have a great selection of unique tacos and other Mexican-inspired foods with an American flare (think Buffalo Blue Cheese Chicken Tacos). They also have GREAT guacamole, queso, and Margaritas! At $3 to 4 per taco, this place is very affordable and will not let you down!”
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New American Restaurant
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“Run by chef Mike Davis, a friend and excellent, award winning chef. Across the river but not too far for what he serves!”
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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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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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Cafe
“Great coffee and location to relax and get some work done in the heart of the city.”
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Bar
“If you're looking to dance, this is the spot. Tin Roof is an absolutely BLAST! Live music...bands typically cover some goodies from the 90s and early 00s. $5 cover to get in (Cash or Card) but the drinks are cheap and the bartenders are fast. Bars close at 2am on Saturday nights in Columbia. ”
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