Saluda's

4.7
2355 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2355 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidG
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was fine. Probably the best outdoor setup in Columbia.

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vipMuncieR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of appetizers and entrees prepared to perfection. Our waiter was most attentive and efficient. This is one of our favorites in Columbia, especially for dining on the porch.

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Tqueen51
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been to a restaurant that gets everything right. I’ve been to Saluda’s twice and it was a slam dunk both times. I highly recommend it. It is a bit pricy but you definitely get what you pay for.

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vipChrisK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful food. Will definitely return..

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houseelf
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good job with masks etc. Food was good as was service (although they seemed a little short staffed).

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Great atmosphere. Good food. Service spotty. Only communicated with server twice. Other people brought out food and drinks. Never offered refills on beer or wine. Question desserts too. Was told they were homemade, but definitely tasted store bought. Overall, would go back, but wouldn’t go out of my way.

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HeidiB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dining experience. Great wine selection

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SueA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server could have been more attentive to request. Food great. Had Chilean Sea Bass, which is a nice chnage to the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good and the vegan options were excellent! We felt very safe with all of their Covid precautions in place.

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JameyB
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great as always! This has quickly become mine and my wife’s favorite spot! We had not been in such a long time and now we have gone 3 times in the last month...

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome food and atmosphere!
Would definitely recommend dining here

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Jackisonc
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, will definitely come back. Recommended

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EmilyP
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful as always! Thank you for making our evening special.

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JHagT
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food! We will be back.

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KevinK
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and the food was amazing! My wife has the pork chop and it was amazing! I got the shrimp and grits and I will diffidently be back to for that meal! 5 stars

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NomNomSeeker
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband there for his birthday and we had an excellent time. I highly recommend a table outside as Five Points look much better through the brightly lit up trees than it does up close! Food, ambiance and service was impeccable!

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SheriW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere out on the balcony. Great place for a romantic date with delicious food and impeccable service.

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DanielE
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service. Very complete wine list. I liked the fact that there was a brief menu but with the proper variety of dishes, all very creative. I had the beef special and the red pepper soup. Well served and satisfying portions

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RobA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The place, drinks, service were all very good. However the most important part, food, was less than desirable. The 6 shucked oysters were very tiny, about 3 equaled the size of a regular sized oyster. So to have basically 2 oysters for $15, no value in that. Next we had the pork belly. Skin wasn’t crispy and it tasted like fat. My wife on her 4th nite almost dry heaved and had to take a bite of bread to get the taste out of her mouth. The seared scallops dinner for $33 included only 3 scallops and when the chef brought it to the table, I smelled it as soon as he was 5 feet from the table. Smelled like a strong fishy smell like a bucket of hot oyster shells that had been sitting in the sun . Scallops shouldn’t offend the nose like that. They weren’t cooked all the way thru as you could see the difference in gray center to white outline of scallops. To top it off, I had an episode of gout in my foot 2 days later which I have no doubt was caused by the poor quality and cooking of the pork belly and scallops being high in purines! 2 drinks each, a salad, 6 oysters , pork belly and scallops total: $116.00. I’d a rather given somebody $40 to kick me in the nuts and call it a day rather than pay that amount and get sick later to boot!

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vipMickbern
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem! We have been to Columbia many times and didn’t realize this place existed. Nice setting, excellent service. Food is spectacular. Buffalo oysters, fried deviled eggs to start. Salmon and shrimp and grits for entrees. Just fabulous!

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DAB1012
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was very nice. We had a window view. The staff was very attentive and timely.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My dinner was excellent. I had the filet. My husband had the mahi-mahi, but he said he could have been better. He didn’t care for the sauce that came with the dinner. Otherwise, the service was great!

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LocalFrederickGuy
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and grits were fantastic, as was everything else!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

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MishaLee
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate on the balcony. Very nice. A bit noisy as traffic was heavy. Service was excellent and the food was good but not spectacular.

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JuliaH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We had the ribeye which was good. The menu is very limited. The fried deviled eggs are good. The meal was just okay, but expensive for what it is.

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Stevie
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was well prepared - scallops were done perfectly. Shrimp & grits were great. Parker, our wait person, was attentive without being intrusive. Can't wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was incredible! Our waitress Katie was phenomenal.

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JamesC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, Ribeye for the wife, Shrimp and Grits for me...Seated on patio on a Fall evening for our Anniversary Dinner...Fabulous!

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OTPcustomer
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was just average and too small of portions, especially the starters and salads, for the price you paid.

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Tqueen51
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We were outside. 1st time visiting and was very impressed. Staff very professional and food “shrimp and grits” were absolutely amazing. We will be returning sooner than later. Atmosphere was also amazing as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saluda’s has consistently great food and service.

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JAD88
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for anniversary. Food was excellent and service as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food, the best service. We loved it. I definitely recommend it. 👍🏼

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JAIMEG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food... Have a good time, in a great ambient...

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Mcnairsc
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience as always, highly recommend, one of our favorite places in Columbia, great service as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. The service was fine, my only frustration was it was my boyfriends birthday and our server acknowledged every other tables special occasion but didn’t mention ours, even though it was marked on our reservation. Overall had a great time and will be back for special occasions.

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aquafarr
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, great atmosphere. It was our first time there and we look forward to returning soon. The staff was attentive and helpful. The drinks, appetizers, seafood, steaks, desserts, and coffee were all excellent.

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LanceD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and menu. Apps were perfect and the steaks were absolutely wonderful!

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KarenS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give more stars I would ! Excellent across the board.

FAQs

Saluda's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 799-9500.

Saluda's is rated 4.7 stars by 2355 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.