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Restaurants in Columbia SC are plentiful and diverse. Whether you're in the mood for Asian, Italian, Chinese, Thai, or just down-home Southern cookin', dining in Columbia SC is sure to please! Pizza, steakhouses, mexican food and bar and grills are located all over town.
Restaurants in Columbia SC leave you with many options. As you try to decide what your taste buds want, and how to fill your stomach, visit the weblinks found at the top of this page, or under our restaurant guide below to decide what your feast will consist of before you get there. Hungry Yet?



Cellar on greene
At 5pm our doors open to the hungry, as well as thirsty! We offer a full menu of snacks, pizzas, small plates and desserts all perfect for sharing. We also offer a nightly three-course menu for only $19, giving you the flexibility to pick your own courses. And of course, there is a full wine list ready for you to explore food and wine pairings, or a selection of beers if that’s what you are in to. Our friendly staff is always ready to answer your questions regarding the food, wine, beer and retail purchases!
2001-D Greene Street  
803-343-3303
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Columbo's italian eatery & prime steaks
Columbo’s Italian Eatery and Prime Steaks, a casually intimate setting featuring a unique Italian cuisine, the finest beef and a superior wine list. Watch your favorite sporting events in Columbo’s Lounge, choose your favorite beverage and enjoy happy hour pricing from 4:30-7:30 every Monday-Friday
2100 Bush River Road 
803-744-2200
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Cupcake
Now that you've had breakfast, lunch or dinner, it's time for dessert and Cupcake is THE place to go. We bake nine of our customers' favorite flavors daily: tried-and-true favorites plus selections from our seasonal menus. Depending on the season and day of the week, you could have a cupcake (or cupcakes) in chocolate, coconut, chocolate almond, lemon, cookies and cream, carmel apple, lemon blueberry, red velvet, strawberry, vanilla, s'mores, vanilla with chocolate, pumpkin, turtle and numerous other flavors! We're open Monday through Wednesday from 10 to 7; Thursday through Saturday 10 to 10; and Sunday hours are coming soon!
1213 Lincoln Street (in the Vista)
803-212-4949
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Cupcake paradise
Cupcake Paradise starts the day with pure vanilla, European butter, and the finest chocolates blended all together to create their delicious cakes and cupcakes.
800 Lake Murray Blvd.
803-445-1515
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Inakaya
At Inakaya we have an authentic and original Japanese menu with the freshest ingredients. We offer the finest sushi available in Columbia and are rated high amongst the best sushi bars and Japanese restaurants in the Southeast. Reservations are recommended for dinner. We provide a wonderful atmosphere that is family friendly with children's menus available upon request.
655 St. Andrews Road
803-731-2538
224 O'Neil Court
803-699-2626
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Liberty Tap Room
Liberty means many things to many different people. It is a celebration of the great American farmer and the rich bounty he puts on our tables. It is a celebration of America's melting pot of rich ethnic cooking styles. It is a celebration of the resurgence of the "hancrafted-brewing" style of the pre-prohibition small American brewery. It is a celebration of life, family and the pursuit of happiness. So bring us your hungry, your thirsty and fun-loving, we'll send you home refreshed and fulfilled. Extensive beer tap selection including handmade brews. Dinner menu offers tempting steaks and seafood as well as pizza and sandwiches. Also, Liberty has an amazing brunch menu with benedicts, french toast and outstanding omelets as well as wonderful sandwich selections.
828 Gervais Street
803-461-4677
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Little pigs bbq
Little Pigs Barbecue opened its doors in February of 1962 at 2822 Rosewood Dr. as the 31st franchise of Little Pigs of America, based in Memphis Tennessee. In early 1965, Little Pigs of America filed for bankruptcy and the  Columbia operation changed its operating name to the Little Bar-B-Q Hut. It continued to operate under that name until June of 1978 at which time it moved to its current location at 4927 Alpine Road. From the small counter service with a seating capacity of 36, it transitioned into a large buffet service with a seating capacity of 160, back under the Little Pigs Barbecue name. About a year later, a catering service was started and the rest is history. Little Pigs caters all types of dinners, receptions, weddings, etc. from its Northeast Columbia location to anywhere in central South Carolina, to and as far away as Charlotte, NC.
4927 Alpine Road; 803-788-8238
On Hwy76 just off the Peak Exit; 803-781-6160
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mezza lebanese bistro and hookah lounge
Fusing together tapas dining with traditionally Southern American ingredients, Mint Julep offers a fresh approach to Southern dining. We offer a wide variety of Southern dishes with some contemporary twists, traditional American cuisine, 'build your own' brick oven pizzas, original cocktails featuring our signature Mint Julep, a full wine bar, and domestic and imported beers.
702 Gervais Street
803-708-0236
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miyo's and m
Like American culture, M concept has evolved from regional Shanghai and Szechuan cuisine to a melting pot of northern and sourthern Chinese cuisine, Korean style BBQ, Vietnamese- and Thai-influenced dishes and Japanese sushi. Our company has combined gourmet, healthy and unique foods and recipes from all over the world. The shape of the "M" logo symbolizes a mountain and we strive to reach the apex in every aspect of our company every day.
701 Lady Street; 803.255.8878 | 922 South Main Street; 803.779.6496 | 715 Fashion Drive; 803.788.8878 | 3250 Forest Drive; 803.743.9996 | 1220 E-2 Bower Parkway; 803.781.7788 | 5594 Sunset Blvd; 803.957.9888
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mr friendly's
Founded in the early ’8Os as a sandwich and cookie shop, Mr. Friendly’s New Southern Cafe has evolved into much more since its inception. Since 1995, we have been serving New Southern Cuisine in a sophisticated, yet casual environment using only the freshest ingredients and simple preparations.  There are always ocean-fresh fish and seafood specials, as well as innovative meat, poultry, and wild game dishes. Our wine list is extensive and has won “Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence” ten times. We also have a wide variety of micro-brew beer, small batch Bourbon, flavored Vodkas and single-malt Scotch.
2001-A Green St
803.254.7828

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mudbone's swamp shack
MudBone’s Swamp Shack is located at 7949 Broad River Road Irmo,SC in the Friarsgate BI-LO shopping center. MudBones’s is your neighborhood’s favorite restaurant specializing in Cajun, Creole cuisine and fresh local seafood. A fresh creative take on traditional dishes and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere are just a part of what makes MudBone’s a unique dining experience.
 
7949 Broad River Road, Irmo SC
803.749.3004

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original pancake house
Lookin' for the BEST BREAKFAST in Columbia? Look no further! The Original Pancake House has everything from Cinnamon glazed apple pancakes, hickory smoked thick cut bacon, fluffy oven baked omelettes, luscious fruit crepes, eggs benedict and more!
4840 Forest Drive
803-782-6742
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pancho's

Authentic Mexican Cuisine with complimentary chips and salsa.  The best Mexican food and service in town!
5400 Forest Drive • Fort Jackson Gate 2
803-738-9511
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pearlz oyster bar

Pearlz Oyster Bar features an assorted mix of raw shellfish, local seafood, Lowcountry recipes and regional favorites. Our raw bar offers a variety of oysters and fresh seasonal shellfish.
936 Gervais Street
803-661-7741
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Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

From our humble beginnings on Broad Street in New Orleans to our current position as the world's largest fine dining company, Ruth's Chris Steak House has come quite a long way in its first four decades. In 2005, we celebrated our 40th anniversary, and we consider it a celebration of the life of a woman who broke the mold - our founder, Ruth Fertel. Our famous steaks are seared to perfection at 1800 degrees and topped with fresh butter so they sizzle all the way to your table. And with market fresh seafood and more, you have a difficult decision on your hands. We offer a lunch menu with lighter portions of your favorites plus others only available during lunch. An unforgettable dining experience.
Hilton Hotel
924-A Senate Street
803-212-6666
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Solstice kitchen
Our cuisine can be labeled many things, but we will refer to it as “New American”. Our service is professional, yet far from stuffy. Our décor is modern, yet simple. Our Wine List is extensive and, perhaps most important of all, everyone from our servers and bartenders, to our Chefs and Management, are among the most dedicated service industry professionals in our community.
841-4 Sparkleberry Lane
803-788-6966
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Tsubaki Karaoke Bar
Tsubaki is Columbia's only authentic karaoke bar with the largest song selection in South Carolina. Sing along in English, Spanish and several Asian languages. Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 6pm-2am Closed Mondays Daily Happy Hour Specials Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday 6pm-2am
224 O'Neil Court #10
803-736-7474
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Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Liberty Tap Room & Grill The Original Pancake House Mezza Lebanese Bistro and Hookah Lounge
Inakaya Cupcake in the Vista. Cellar on Greene Panchos  
Little Pigs BBQ Pearlz Oyster Bar Miyo's Mr. Friendly's  
Columbo's Italian Eatery Solstice Kitchen