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Columbia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews

Columbia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews

A photo of Al's Upstairs restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(871)
$$$$
• Italian • Columbia
Booked 17 times today

-Window seat requests are not guaranteed on the weekends or holidays-Please, no children under 5 years old on the weekends.-Private dining rooms available, please call 803-920-9406

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4.8
Exceptional(2713)
$$$$
• American • Columbia
Booked 42 times today

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...

A photo of The Melting Pot - Columbia SC restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(741)
$$$$
• Fondue • Columbia
Booked 34 times today

Experience a new way to dine when you make The Melting Pot in Columbia your next dinner destination. From the first bite of our delicious artisan cheeses, to the last bite of our decadent chocolate fondues, you will know you have made the right decision! Whether you want to have the full...

A photo of Motor Supply Company Bistro restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2920)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • Columbia
Booked 44 times today

Located in the historic Congaree Vista with a heated patio and free valet parking, Motor Supply has been serving progressive, New World cuisine using classic French culinary techniques for over 20 years. Led by Executive Chef Wesley Fulmer, the kitchen's lunch, dinner and brunch handwritten menus...

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4.8
Exceptional(132)
$$$$
• Thai • Columbia
Booked 26 times today

Located in the old Columbia Firehouse Headquarters (closed down in 1995), this unique restaurant revitalizes the historic building by combining the old and the new - complete with original rafters, floors, and garage door exit.Our menu offers modern Thai eats that are commonly found on the streets...

Discover Columbia

Home to the SC Gamecocks, Columbia is a lively university town with dozens of festivals and an active foodie scene thanks to the large population of college students. If you want to dive right in and dine like a local, be sure to try a pimento cheeseburger, one of the most iconic dishes in the city. This spicy burger features multiple types of cheese, bacon, pimento peppers, and a unique sauce made from horseradish, pickle juice and mustard. Don't forget to try some South Carolina barbecue. Columbia is home to some of the best pulled pork, braised beef and ribs in the state, so saddle up to one of the city's many casual eateries and dig into some soul food.

Home to the SC Gamecocks, Columbia is a lively university town with dozens of festivals and an active foodie scene thanks to the large population of college students. If you want to dive right in and dine like a local, be sure to try a pimento cheeseburger, one of the most iconic dishes in the city. This spicy burger features multiple types of cheese, bacon, pimento peppers, and a unique sauce made from horseradish, pickle juice and mustard. Don't forget to try some South Carolina barbecue. Columbia is home to some of the best pulled pork, braised beef and ribs in the state, so saddle up to one of the city's many casual eateries and dig into some soul food.

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