- OTOpenTable DinerSouth Carolina •1 review5.0Dined 2 days agoBlue Marlin is THE Columbia restaurant. Great food and great service.More infoBlue Marlin$$$$Price: Moderate• Low Country• Columbia•4.6
- MCMikeCColombia •4 reviews5.0Dined 3 days agoSimply the best!! Food was delicious (as usual) and service was impeccable!!More infoSaluda's$$$$Price: Moderate• American• Columbia•4.8
- TLTanyaLvipAtlanta Metro •25 reviews5.0Dined 3 days agoThis was our first time here and we enjoyed it! The staff is outgoing, attentive and friendly. The food was great! I had the she-crab soup, one of my favs, and they did not disappoint. I also ordered the Tijuana wings, extra crispy, and these were cooked perfect for my liking. My boyfriend ordered the BBQ chicken nachos. Very filling!More infoCalifornia Dreaming-Columbia$$$$Price: Moderate• American• Columbia•4.3
- JEJenniferESouth Carolina •1 review5.0Dined 4 days agoHands down our favorite restaurant! We love coming here. The dry aged steak is the best we have ever had.More infoMill Pond Steakhouse$$$$Price: Expensive• Steak• Rembert•4.8
- MWMitchWSouth Carolina •3 reviews5.0Dined 6 days agoAs always, the food was fantastic. Everything was prepared perfectly, service was good and the atmosphere was casual Lake Wateree style. We are fortunate to have The Retreat at Lake Wateree.More infoThe Retreat at Ridgeway: Lake Wateree Dining$$$$Price: Expensive• Southern• Colonel Creek Landing•4.9
12 quintessential date-night restaurants in Charleston
Charleston’s cobblestone streets and candlelit verandas scream romance, and that Lowcountry charm also defines its best date-night restaurants. Window seats and fried fish baskets take the edge off first-date nerves at an oyster bar. For dinner and dancing, there’s a multi-level hotspot with killer sunset views. Proposals mean a nautical dining room at a waterfront beauty. This guide pairs Charleston restaurants with romantic occasions from first dates all the way to milestone anniversaries. These are Charleston’s 12 best date-night restaurants.
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Charleston’s got a celebratory soul, and food is practically a religion here. Which explains why its special-occasion restaurants are forces to be reckoned with. While many of its most festive restaurants are in its historic downtown, surrounded by views of horse-drawn carriages and cobblestone streets, others are on some of the smaller islands, complete with stunning coastal views. Whether you’re ringing in a birthday, anniversary, promotion, or simply just because, the city’s thriving restaurant scene has the ideal spot. Read on for a guide to 11 special-occasion worthy restaurants in Charleston to book now.
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What defines Southern hospitality more than a steaming communal table of Lowcountry boil or shrimp and grits? While those standbys, fueled by the bounty of the surrounding creeks and rivers, still form the soul of Charleston dining, the Holy City is expanding its culinary universe. These new restaurants, ranging from the city’s only food hall to an Indian fusion restaurant, pay tribute to Charleston’s history while increasing its global appeal.
The oldest inland city in South Carolina, Camden is home to excellent places for fishing, and filling up on amazing food. Crab and shrimp stuffed mushrooms and pancetta-wrapped scallops, then move on to Filet Mignon, Montego chicken, and seared scallops with a delicious Chardonnay. In the mood for Cajun cuisine? You'll be able to find places serving Shrimp Creole, Etouffee, or a Po Boy with a local beer or wine before ending the meal with delectable beignets. There's a generous offering of international fare as well with Italian Veal Parmigiana. You can also try some Greek Souvlaki Chicken, gyros, and pasta. With a sumptuous selection of food, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, Camden has a culinary community that is hard to compete with.