Saluda's

4.8
2848 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the heart of Five Points, just steps from the University of South Carolina’s campus and less than a mile from the state capitol building, Saluda’s has been impressing Columbia residents and visitors since it opened to much fanfare in 1996. Saluda's has created an exciting menu intermingling classically prepared dishes with cutting edge techniques and ingredients. Saluda's menu is built around mixing locally grown seasonal products with luxurious ingredients from around the world. Saluda's features Southern cuisine with French and Italian influences to create a menu both familiar and new. Our professional and courteous staff serves all of our guests with true Southern hospitality.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2848 people are saying
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Great
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing environment, great food, and awesome service.

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TamarW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the service and food. The atmosphere was relaxing. Great place for date night or for a group of friends. Prices are reasonable for the quality of food.

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Marj
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always! Will be back soon!

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SouthernWaker
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, excellent food! Definitely recommend for dining in Five Points.

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TorillN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised by this hidden gem in Columbia. I visit Five Points fairly frequently and have never known about Saluda’s. The dinner we enjoyed was truly one of the best we have had. I would highly recommend to everyone to visit and experience this restaurant. Waitstaff and seating were also perfect. I am impressed!

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RobinM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Hard to find. Staff not very helpful. Sat at bar but service was lack luster and food way over priced.

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Bush
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Filet was perfectly cooked. Meatball appetizer was full of flavor.

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Ally
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time at Saluda’s as usual. Food was fabulous, service was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! First time there but we’ll definitely go back next time we’re in Columbia.

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RICHARDS
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening together at Saluda’s. Spectacular shrimp and grits!!

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DougC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meatballs are a must. One of the best steaks I have tasted. Better than Morton’s!!

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vipSarahW
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic!

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Anna
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The staff was dismissive and stared at our table the entire night.

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TayT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Saluda’s.
Service is always impeccable. Food is always delicious.

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MDavis
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Never disappointed here. Every meal seems to get tastier.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great!

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HollyA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for dinner there and will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely outstanding. Our waiter was exceptional. Food was insanely delicious!

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justbri
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alex is a great waiter, food was delicious the only issue I had is the butternut squash bisque. The dish is normally sweet and made with apples, this one was more tangy and tasted like nacho cheese.

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PattiG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful & the service was great too

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HopeH
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was mine and my husbands first time experience at Saludas and we will for sure be back! Everything from beginning to end was exceptional. The hospitality, food, energy and beyond were next level. Our waiter, Joel was so imformative and took great care of us. We could not stop talking about the flavor of all the food! Incredible! We cannot wait to return!

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RobinC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and service and loved the view of five points. The stairs you have to climb are a bit scary esp after a few drinks but worth the visit.

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ShelbyP
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary dinner at Saluda's was exceptional. The fried deviled eggs are a must try! I thoroughly enjoyed my seared scallops and my husband stated that their shrimp and grits were the best he had ever had. We highly recommend dining here!

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Mackenzie
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and dining experience. Their desserts are absolutely amazing.

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CAThomas
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The service was great! I would definitely be back and recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit. I flew in from NYC to take my nephew to dinner there and thought it was a beautiful experience. Food was amazing, staff was attentive and polite, and atmosphere was charming. Definitely will be recommending this place to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely I would definitely consider dining here again in the near future.

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MartiB
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu had a great selection of appetizers and entrees. The fried oysters appetizer and scallios entree were delicious!

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ElaineJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sweet and Spicy Fried Oysters are perfectly sweet and spicy! The dipping sauce was great as well. My Entree was just as great and I have recommended friends and family to visit Saluda's! I will be back!(Terminator's Voice)

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vipCarleneB
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food.

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JoshL
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Really impressed with the service it was top notch. This is the best restaurant in Columbia

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Vince
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding from the beginning to the end of dinner.

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Brooke
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! The fried green tomatoes were so yummy! Will definitely be back!!

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vipPAULINEB
Charleston
145 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have attended this restaurant before. The food is fresh and delicious. This time I had a brined pork chop with pureed sweet potatoes and collared greens, I started with a wedge salad and I left satisfied and happy

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Really nice atmosphere. Excellent service at the bar prior to getting the table. Transferred the bill to the table which is a nice convenience. Wine expertise and support was lacking a bit. The waitress and GM didn’t know the wines well enough to offer specific wines. Table service was nice but server was not particularly engaging. The food was very flavorful, cooked very well and very appealing presentation

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vipherbqueen
Charleston
54 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the collards are fabulous. Jessica is great server.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great spot for a nice date night of fine dining. We had a cheese board to start then the pork chop and sea scallops for meals. All were excellently prepared and were very flavorful. The wine that was suggested was also very good especially for price point. Mallory was a very pleasant server as well. It was a very nice experience all around.

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GregM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit...very impressed with staff and attention to detail. The food was excellent and good value. Will definitely go back.

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RonaldC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Not enough choices on the menu. Great service by the waiter. A bit pricey. No place to hang my overcoat.

FAQs

Saluda's is rated 4.8 stars by 2848 OpenTable diners.

Saluda's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.saludas.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.