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A photo of Blue Marlin restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(4164)
Price: Moderate
• Low Country • Columbia
Booked 37 times today
Welcome to the Blue Marlin Restaurant, proudly serving "A Taste of the Southern Low Country," located in Columbia South Carolina's thriving Congaree Vista District. Stretching from Savannah to the South, and Georgetown to the North, the Low Country is resplendent with the bounties of the sea and coastal marshlands. Succulent shrimp, oysters, crabs, crawfish and catfish abound. Lush greens, corn, rice and ripe red tomatoes are plentiful. Low Country cuisine brings all of this food together in a sumptuous array of unique and distinctive dishes.
A photo of Motor Supply Company Bistro restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(3824)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary American • Columbia
Booked 27 times today
Located in the historic Congaree Vista Motor Supply has been serving progressive, New World cuisine using classic French culinary techniques for over 20 years. The menu features contemporary New American cuisine, with nods to Creole, Cajun, New Southern, French, Italian and Asian cuisine. We are Columbia's foremost "farm to fork" restaurant, working with local, sustainable farms for produce, meats, SC seafood and more. Seafood is caught off of the Carolina coast, and all of our stocks, sauces and desserts are made on site, including our charcuterie, with house-made sausages, bacon, country pate, and rillettes, all the way down to the pickles and mustard. Our early 19th century, solid-oak bar with marble columns, imported from Europe, serves 180+ fine wines, an extensive list of imported, domestic and local craft beers, as well as an artisan farm-to-shaker cocktail list made from house-infused liquors, handmade bitters, barrel-aged spirits and locally-sourced ingredients and garnishes.
A photo of MOA Korean BBQ & Bar - Columbia restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(164)
Price: Expensive
• Asian • Columbia
Booked 15 times today
Welcome to MOA, downtown Columbia's exclusive destination for authentic Korean BBQ dining. Our upscale establishment prides itself on delivering an unforgettable culinary experience, where the vibrant flavors of traditional Korean cuisine meet the highest quality ingredients, including our signature dry-aged beef. Sit back and relax as our dedicated service team expertly handles the grilling for your table, ensuring every bite is perfection. Join us for a memorable dining adventure at the only Korean BBQ restaurant in downtown Columbia, where every moment is filled with warmth, flavor, and genuine hospitality.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia restaurant
4.3
Awesome(2664)
Price: Expensive
• Steakhouse • Columbia
Booked 26 times today
Ruth's Chris Steak House serves the finest aged, corn-fed USDA Prime beef. Broiled in a trademark 1,800° oven & served on a plate heated to 500 degrees, your steak is presented sizzling hot at your table.Additionally, the menu includes select fresh seafood & other meat entrees, including seasonal specialties like foie gras, buffalo strip & scallops. A variety of fresh-cooked vegetables, including seven kinds of potatoes, salads, homemade desserts & an extensive selection of over 100 domestic & imported wines complete your dining experience. Ruth's Chris never fails to please!
A photo of Kao Thai Cuisine restaurant
4.5
Awesome(391)
Price: Expensive
• Thai • Columbia
Booked 11 times today
Our menu offers modern Thai eats that are commonly found on the streets of Bangkok as well as a mix of creative pan-Asian and Asian-American fusion dishes that are fresh and exciting. With a rotating menu of specials, we hope to continuously bring new flavors and dishes to the Main Street District!
A photo of Boku- Columbia restaurant
4.2
Awesome(216)
Price: Moderate
• Asian • Columbia
Booked 9 times today
At Boku Kitchen and Saloon, you can be sure you are receiving only the highest-quality meals with the freshest ingredients possible. We pride ourselves on not serving our customer's pre-made food. We make everything from scratch, including our noodles, salads, crab rangoon, calamari, soups, cocktails, and more! All our food is made-to-order. You won’t be able to find quality like this elsewhere!We want to make your time at our restaurant as enjoyable as possible. Therefore, at Boku Kitchen and Saloon, you can trust that we will provide you with a made-from-scratch meal paired with the best cocktails, sake, wine, and craft beer you will find in Columbia, SC.Our team is excited to serve you, your family, and your friends' delicious meals and beverages. See you soon!
A photo of Sakitumi Grill and Sushi Bar restaurant
4.3
Awesome(39)
Price: Moderate
• Sushi • Columbia
Booked 1 time today
SakiTumi boasts an authentic menu, with both fresh sushi (we have tuna overnighted from Hawaii) and flavorful grill items. Located in the heart of the Vista, we are down a quaint alleyway in a historic building that used to house the production of Model T fords.Awarded "Best Sushi Restaurant" by the readers of the State newspaper, we continue our ethics of quality by ordering fresh, #1 ahi tuna along with salmon, butterfish and more. Our flavorful grill items include a variety of hibachi-style plates, tacos and even a Wagyu beef burger. Serving Columbia as a local, independent restaurant since 2006, we have made friends and family from all over the southeast and continue to provide delicious food in a casual, upbeat and energetic atmosphere. Music videos or sports are playing on our large tv's behind the bar, and we have a nice collection of wine and speciality drinks to compliment our food. We invite you to get fresh with us anytime.
A photo of California Dreaming - Columbia - Priority Seating restaurant
4.3
Awesome(2298)
Price: Moderate
• American • Columbia
Booked 80 times today
Located in downtown Columbia, SC, inside the historic 1902 Union Station, California Dreaming welcomes guests with its vibrant and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant's floor-to-ceiling windows offer a picturesque view of the rail tracks, stretching from the inactive platform to the main terminal. Paired with our hearty, made-from-scratch menu, it's no wonder California Dreaming has been a beloved local institution since 1984. Open for lunch and dinner daily, including online ordering with curbside pickup.Celebrating 40 years, California Dreaming has been a valued part of the Columbia community. Union Station, its historic home, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.**We provide Advance Priority Seating to reduce wait times and expedite the seating process when your entire party arrives. To ensure the best experience for all guests, we seat groups of up to 8. While larger groups are seated separately, this arrangement is flexible during quieter hours.
A photo of Smoked restaurant
4.3
Awesome(965)
Price: Very Expensive
• Unspecified • Columbia
Booked 24 times today
SMOKED is an award-winning contemporary, upscale restaurant and bar offering farm-to-table dishes from the freshest seafood to our house-smoked prime meats, set in a warm and vibrant atmosphere, creating an experience unlike any other.
A photo of The Grand on Main restaurant
4.2
Awesome(695)
Price: Moderate
• American • Columbia
Booked 17 times today
Welcome to The Grand on Main. Enjoy a traditional fine dining experience, sip cocktails at the bar, dine outside on Main Street or relax on our back patio. Afterwards, enjoy our exquisite boutique bowling alley or Urban Tiki, Columbias only dedicated Tiki bar.

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