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Saluda's

4.7
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2328 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2328 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was incredible! Our waitress Katie was phenomenal.

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JamesC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saluda’s has consistently great food and service.

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JAD88
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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MeganI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, cocktails, service, and ambiance! Could not recommend more!

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AliciaH
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was awesome. Food was excellent with taste and temperature. Ambiance was just right. Service was great also. The only flaw I would say is that the restaurant's managers should make sure servers have alcohol knowledge. She was a good server, she just didn't know the difference between Whisky and Scotch. For a restaurant of that stature it's important to have wine and liquor knowledge. Overall it was a great experience.

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vipQueenBee
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What an amazing wonderful meal. Our server was spectacular, food was delicious and the ambiance was lovely. We were greeted friendly and cheerfully. Our sever was on the ball, attentive, perfect balance of personal and professional. The food was delicious with unique fresh spins on old favorites. Filet, grouper and stuffed pepper special all were delicious. Starters were great- drinks fresh and cold and the desserts simply to die for. Be sure to order an extra size if the corn for the table. Trust me. After a weekend of disappointing meals out, this last experience was simply lovely. Kudos!!!

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vipWayneM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Would recommend for others to go .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
53 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as usual! Missed Jessica again! Next time!

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Lewis
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saluda's is the perfect place to celebrate any special occasion! We sat out on the balcony and enjoyed not only the fabulous food but also the beautiful evening!

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KatieD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Saluda's never disappoints; the extra precautions they took during this pandemic were greatly appreciated.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and very quiet. Great place for a dinner for two.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sheridan was a great server! Food and wine were awesome. We loved the patio overlooking the lighted trees.

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks and great staff! I will return!

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vipBillS
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining!

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BarbaraT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

My husband and I were celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary and decided to go to Saluda’s. We were hesitant at first because our last experience wasn’t the best, but options were limited on Sunday. My shrimp and grits were good. My husband ordered filet mignon which looked like a sirloin steak. We’ve been to many fine dining restaurants and being a steak lover, my husband has eaten many types of steak. This thin cut on meat clearly was not filet mignon and when he asked to be sure the order wasn’t correct, felt insulted at the fact that he was told it was. It was not worth the $35 spent on it. Needless to say we will not be going back.

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vipLoriO
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter and her friends to dinner. Food, drinks, service, setting were all excellent. Everything was perfect!

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CristinaM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine with good food and a nice view! Service was on point and the atmosphere was romantic!

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BrittneyB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience1

The menu nightly menu online was different than at the restaurant. The Fried Green Tomatoes were dripping in grease. The server wasn’t friendly. We’ve been coming for years but this time it was definitely not worth the money or the hour ride.

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SharonS
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A fabulous meal for a special occasion. Very attentive waiter, who was sensitive to our conversations.

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MattM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a nice balcony outside make Saludas an ideal stop for fine dining in Columbia. Excellent service makes the evening easy to enjoy.

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Digger
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even tho I already liked the restaurant and the food, its become a true favorite during the pandemic with its lovely covered outdoor porch with views of the fountain and 5 points. Food is always delicious and presented with care and skill. Have been served by 3 different servers in last few weeks and all were pleasant and helpful.

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TBlaBla
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was absolutely amazing. The shrimp n grits, filet mignon, pork chop, and ribeye were all fantastic. This is our top restaurant in Columbia, SC. It’s an upstairs establishment in Five Points so not sure if handicap accessible. But a definite in my book of must eats.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Got lucky and got to sit out on patio. Unfortunately our few the kitchen back stairs and dumpsters. Where we enjoyed watching staff exit kitchen door and throw trash into the dumpster from the second floor. We were also entertained by getting to watch kitchen staff take smoke breaks.

Server was inattentive and disinterested in working.

Bread service was stale and very plain. Served with a sweetened butter that did not pair well with stale white bread

Mac and cheese as a side was served cold we did send it back and it was returned hot but we had finished half our meal by then

We went to celebrate our anniversary and there was nothing special about the evening. Very disappointing as this place received very good reviews

Last thing....stay alert as the restaurant shares a building with a very seedy bar. We did not feel safe having to pass through 20+ people gathered outside their establishment drinking and smoking in order to get to the door of the restaurant

Take our advise, dine elsewhere!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent at Saluda’s as always!

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MrsB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date place! The balcony is great and makes you feel like you are in a tropical location. Fast service. Excellent food. Will definitely eat here again!

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charlesE
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good and atmosphere. Service was to notch!

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MichaelS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ! Superior experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service -waitress was attentive without hovering. Food was excellent, especially swordfish. the shrimp and grits were not my favorite (very heavy on the cheese), but everything else was wonderful.

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vipJohn
Charleston
58 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service in a safe environment during this pandemic. Appetizer of fried oysters, entrees of sea scallops and swordfish, grand marnier creme Brulee dessert, and wine all thoroughly enjoyed.

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MattB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere as always. Service was outstanding too.

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 2328 OpenTable diners.

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.