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Best restaurants in Columbia

American Restaurant
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“Motor Supply never disappoints. The food is amazing. They typically have complimentary valet. On busy days/nights it's a great place go because you don't have to fight for parking. Although from our house it's only .6 miles away.”
20 locals recommend
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.”
22 locals recommend
Bar
“Popular local food scene with creole style menu and craft cocktails. Intimate setting inside or out on Main St.”
17 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Pearlz has a great happy hour and pricing on house wines and raw oysters. Live music on certain evenings as well! https://www.pearlzoysterbar.com/location/pearlz-columbia-sc/”
17 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Another short drive down North Main Street, Warmouth gets rave reviews for its food and ambience. This is another that I haven't yet tried, but my friends and its thousands of likes on FB suggest it's worth patronizing. https://www.facebook.com/thewarmouth”
16 locals recommend
Bar
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“While I'm not a craft beer person, I'm told that this is the one to go to while in Columbia! http://huntergathererbrewery.com”
14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best cinnamon rolls in Columbia, also has great grits and is super affordable. Can’t miss breakfast spot only 1/4 from the house”
11 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Great southern cuisine. Buttermilk chicken an excellent choice, and anything with grits.”
13 locals recommend
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.”
11 locals recommend
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. ”
10 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
$$$
“Chef Mike Davis's dishes are amazing. Newly renovated, Terra is one of Columbia's finest dinning experiences.”
11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
$$$
“If you're trying to get fancy, this is an upscale place that does not disappoint. Expensive hyper local specialties, but worth every penny.”
9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Dive bar in a basement in downtown Cola. Great atmosphere if you like a dive bar. ”
12 locals recommend
Bar
“Because it's just one of the city's favorite. In the Vista. https://www.tinroofcolumbia.com”
10 locals recommend
Bar
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“A remake of Columbia's beloved Goatfeathers, Goat's has won numerous awards for best specialty drinks, best neighborhood bar (Five Points) and best veggie burger. During academic year can be crowded with students, so depending on your preferences, it may or may not be for you! Great ambience either way.”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“PIMENTO CHEESE & PITA CHIPS Great Brunch Spot Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunda 10am-4pm (brunch weekends 10a-2p)”
13 locals recommend