Restaurants in Columbia

Best Restaurants

Real Mexico Restaurant 2421 Bush River Rd, Columbia Mexican • $$
2421 Bush River Rd, Columbia

“The food truck is great. Haven't eaten out the store yet.Vegetarian options: Mix and matchDietary restrictions: Count the caloriesParking: Its small but it worksKid-friendliness: Bring the kidsWheelchair accessibility: ♿️”

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4.8Superb778 Reviews
Railroad BBQ 2001 Hampton St, Columbia Barbecue • $$$
2001 Hampton St, Columbia

“By far the best BBQ I've had outside of my house. Great atmosphere, excellent service, and fantastic food. Best ribs I've ever had out! We got the Tubman and all of the sides. The spicy collard greens are awesome. 10 out of 10 would recommend!”

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4.8Superb296 Reviews
San Jose Mexican Restaurant 4525 Hard Scrabble Rd, Columbia Mexican • $$
4525 Hard Scrabble Rd, Columbia

“Been here several times. Always enjoy the experience. This place is always busy because the food is so good. The crowd makes it less enjoyable because people are loud! Lol. I’ll keep coming back though! Service is a bit overwhelmed at times. Overall, this is a really nice place and the food is amazing.”

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4.6Superb550 Reviews
The Reizod Vegan Experience 9300 Two Notch Rd Suite L, Columbia Vegan • $$
9300 Two Notch Rd Suite L, Columbia

“The Food and service is amazing. Please check it out. I just became a vegan a week ago and The food is absolutely delicious. I’m a permanent customer they have meal prep plans and all. I love it.”

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4.7Superb327 Reviews
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 10136-112, Two Notch Rd, Columbia Italian • $$
10136-112, Two Notch Rd, Columbia

“Delicious. Olive Garden has been consistent with their food flavors over the years. We have been customers since the mid 90s. Thanks for never letting us down. Prices are reasonable for the amount of food.”

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4.5Superb842 Reviews
A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen 2338 Main St, Columbia Vegan • $$
2338 Main St, Columbia

“My whole family and friends love the food we have tried many items on the menu all time favorites 1. Ribs 2. Mac and cheese 3 chicken legs all flavors- we couldn't pick a favorite. 4 fish 5 lasagna and breadstick it was very hard to pick a top 5 when everything is delicious!Vegetarian options: All vegan menu”

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4.8Superb221 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Chayz Lounge 607 Meeting St, West Columbia Bistros • $$
607 Meeting St, West Columbia

“AWESOME IS ALL I CAN SAY!!! It is a MUST to experience. From the food, to the staff, to the band, atmosphere & THE OWNER... ALL IMPRESSIVE!!!! We drove from Charleston & ready to do it again!!! WELL WORTH THE DRIVE!! Thank You for Mr(s) Chayz for the CHAYZ LOUNGE EXPERIENCE.”

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4.8Superb214 Reviews
DiPrato's 342 Pickens St, Columbia Deli • $$
342 Pickens St, Columbia

“The pimento cheese and puff pita chips are unmatched in Columbia!!! Servers are always friendly and accommodating. The service was a bit slow, but the food was fresh and delicious ?”

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4.6Superb354 Reviews
Backstreets Grill 2400 Devine St, Columbia American • $$
2400 Devine St, Columbia

“Delicious bison burger with GF bun available. Lots of potato options as a side as well as healthy salads. Nice booths and well placed screens for game watching. Friendly and efficient service. We stopped on a road trip and got in and out in decent time.Dietary restrictions: They have gluten free buns available for burgers and sandwiches.”

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4.6Superb350 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Midwood Smokehouse 702 Cross Hill Rd, Columbia Barbecue • $$
702 Cross Hill Rd, Columbia

“This is some of the best eating around. For $45.00 you get more food than most normal people can eat. Four ounces of four different proteins and two sides and hush puppies.”

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4.5Superb484 Reviews
The Melting Pot 1410 Colonial Life Blvd W Suite 130, Columbia Fondue • $$$
1410 Colonial Life Blvd W Suite 130, Columbia

“Absolutely wonderful food ! A very cozy environment loved it ! The service was perfect they do a great job of really making it an experience so much fun ! We will definitely be going again !”

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4.5Superb442 Reviews
Mr. Friendly's New Southern Cafe 2001 Greene St A, Columbia Cafe • $$
2001 Greene St A, Columbia

“This was my 1st time eating here, it is a super fancy 5 star restaurant with amazing southern favorites from delicious collard greens, butter milk friend chicken, fried green Tomatoes and so much more at a very reasonable ”

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4.6Superb293 Reviews

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Lula Drake Wine Parlour 1635 Main St, Columbia Wine Bar • $$
1635 Main St, Columbia

“Absolutely nothing but high praise! Food & wines all incredibly delicious - the recommended pairings are spot-on. Best charcuterie board in the Vista! Service was perfect - just attentive enough. Beautiful, cozy atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed & highly recommend!”

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4.8Superb176 Reviews
Crave Artisan Market 2843 Millwood Ave, Columbia Cafe • $$
2843 Millwood Ave, Columbia

“I had never been here before and had the opportunity today. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted. I ordered take out and was asking a lot of questions about the food. The lady behind the register never got irritated or frustrated. There was a wait, if you wanted to dine in due to limited tables and space. They make the food ti order so I had about a 15 min wait which was not a problem. There is not a waiting area, so it was cramped with the 3 others who were waiting for tables and myself. All in all I would recommend this place. Everyone was nice and the food was very good. I ordered the Devine street sandwich and the lusty monk potato salad.”

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4.8Superb175 Reviews
Noma Bistro by Al Amir 2431 Main St, Columbia Mediterranean • $$
2431 Main St, Columbia

“I went here with my daughter and son in law our 1st time by the way. We didn't k ow what to get so we order a few different dishes to share amongst ourselves. Everything we got was super tasty and delicious! The manager was totally awesome we will definitely be going again I 100% recommend this delicious food!”

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4.7Superb206 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

Oyster Bar Columbia 1123 Park St, Columbia Seafood • $$
1123 Park St, Columbia

“If you love oysters, you'll love this place! Their oysters are fresh and AMAZING. Other menu items are good but freshly shucked oysters are the star of the show! Depending on how busy the place is, and who your shucker is, the service can be great or ok. Overall, since I love oysters on the half shell, this place is REAL DEAL.”

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4.6Superb255 Reviews
Saluda's Restaurant 751 Saluda Ave, Columbia Southern • $$$
751 Saluda Ave, Columbia

“We had a wonderful evening! Great service, beautiful venue, delicious food with perfect portioning! I had the halibut and a fabulous salad. Server was well informed, gracious and gave us the perfect amount of attention. So grateful to have a first class restaurant in our neighbourhood!!!”

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4.4Superb627 Reviews
Cola's Restaurant 1215 Assembly St, Columbia American • $$$
1215 Assembly St, Columbia

“I love this restaurant. The atmosphere is amazing! The food is delicious! Everything I've tried here has been unbelievable! Brussel spouts, calamari, trout.....ahhhhmazing!!”

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4.5Superb353 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Boca Grande Burritos 4525 Forest Dr Ste. 2-A, Columbia Mexican • $$
4525 Forest Dr Ste. 2-A, Columbia

“My friend and stopped in for some Mexican food. We didn't have to wait but a couple of minutes for our orders to be taken. I order the special of the day. Which was, a fried BQ pulled pork burrito with red rice cold slaw and special sauce inside. I also got a side of the smoked sauce for my burrito. I tried a cup of Andulla black eyed peas soup, with a Dr. Pepper. My friend who is vegan got a fried vegan burrito. We both were absolutely blown away with how delicious the food was. The place was clean, service was great. Everybody was truly nice and friendly. They had a good crowd in there and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Although, we weren't able to get a picture for the wall. We both said "no worries, we'll be back again!" YES...that good!!!I wanted to post pictures, but for some reason I wasn't given that option ?”

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4.7Superb190 Reviews
Seafood and More Garners Ferry 8006 E, 8006 Garners Ferry Rd # C, Columbia Seafood • $$
8006 E, 8006 Garners Ferry Rd # C, Columbia

“Ordered delivery, had my order ready fast! was so delicious! So much food I made 3 meals from it! Everything was fresh and cooked perfectly! Can’t wait to go back!”

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4.6Superb242 Reviews
Julia's German Stammtisch 120 Sparkleberry Crossing Rd, Columbia German • $$
120 Sparkleberry Crossing Rd, Columbia

“We came for Octoberfest.. ? It was a good time. Kids enjoyed dancing and their pretzels. We enjoyed the schnitzel and wurst. The sauerkraut was also very very good! ?? They had a raffle for prizes. T-shirts. And the European market next door had some fun things inside as well. We aren't that close to Columbia but next time we are near by, we'll definitely come here. ? Prost! ?”

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4.5Superb321 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar 101 Sparkleberry Crossing Rd, Columbia Italian • $$$
101 Sparkleberry Crossing Rd, Columbia

“We dine here pretty regularly. The food is always good along with the service. Last night I wanted something different so I ordered their filet with fingerling potatoes and a side of crispy brussel sprouts. The filet was seasoned well (my steak was well done) and it had this cremini mushroom sauce that made it quite tasty when I added it on top of my steak. The fingerling potatoes are always top notch! ????? and the brussel sprouts were very good. That could definitely become a regular choice for me. My husband had the grilled salmon with spinach and orzo and fingerling potatoes.”

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4.4Superb531 Reviews
The Original Pancake House - Columbia 4840 Forest Dr, Columbia Breakfast • $$
4840 Forest Dr, Columbia

“There is nothing on this menu you won't love. I only give this a 4 star simply because of the portion size of my favorite dish here... potato pancakes. Come on OPH, you double the order and still make a huge margin.”

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4.4Superb498 Reviews
Five Guys 460-2 Town Center Pl, Columbia Fast Food • $$
460-2 Town Center Pl, Columbia

“Visited on a Friday about 530. It was clean and quiet. My order was quick and the food was fresh. The people were pleasant. I would definitely revisit.Negative: The do not offer military discount.”

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4.4Superb488 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Freshe Poke 1102 Huger St, Columbia Hawaiian • $$
1102 Huger St, Columbia

“A really great poke spot!! I love the large selection of veggies in comparison to other places I’ve been. Very vegan and vegetarian friendly!Vegetarian options: There is tofu as a protein option. The tofu is in a container next to the seafood, so be aware if that is a concern for you!”

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4.6Superb204 Reviews
Inakaya Watanabe 655 St Andrews Rd, Columbia Japanese • $$
655 St Andrews Rd, Columbia

“Looooooooooove this place! And I love getting a boat and splitting it with my friends. The atmosphere always great. I love when we have a large party we get to sit in one of those booths onto the side or even get the back room.”

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4.5Superb269 Reviews
Il Focolare Pizzeria 2150 Sumter St, Columbia Pizza • $$
2150 Sumter St, Columbia

“Best pizza in Columbia! The spicy double pepperoni pizza is the best thing on the menu, but everything is delicious! They have limited seating, so make a reservation or go on the off-times, or order to-go. They do not let you leave a tip, as they pay their staff a living wage, so the price you see is the price you pay. Need more of this in Cola. We make Il Focolare our go-to pizza place! Five stars overall because of the quality of the food, but I only gave 3 stars for "Service" as their wait-staff can be a little "snooty" at times, but other than that, no complaints whatsoever. Support a great local business and buy some pizza here. You won't be disappointed!Kid-friendliness: My kids love sitting at the "bar" and watch their pizzas being made and fired in the brick oven (not really a bar, as they only have a limited menu for adult beverages and everything is wine or bottles). Great decorations that kids love to look at.”

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4.6Superb197 Reviews
Dano's Pizza 3008 Rosewood Dr, Columbia Pizza • $$
3008 Rosewood Dr, Columbia

“Great place to come grab a couple of drinks and some really good food. The pizza is incredible, and the wife loves the Philly. Large pep, Philly, and 4 drinks, all for under $60.00 fair prices and the pizza is huge. They keep oregano on the tables, so I tried it on my pizza for the first time and absolutely fell in love with it. Give it a try.Parking: Open lot behind the building.”

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4.4Superb398 Reviews
Big Boys Original Smokehouse 8604 Farrow Rd, Columbia Barbecue • $$
8604 Farrow Rd, Columbia

“Best smokehouse in Columbia! Try them once and you're hooked!Vegetarian options: All veggies plate available!Parking: Adequate parkingKid-friendliness: Kids love this placeWheelchair accessibility: People in wheelchairs have easy access”

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4.5Superb251 Reviews
Suishaya Asian Restaurant & Bar 1516 Ellie Dr Ste 101, Columbia Asian • $$
1516 Ellie Dr Ste 101, Columbia

“This was my 1 st time here & it was a great experience. The food was good, & I would recommend it to anyone.Parking: There are other establishments that use the parking lot as well”

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4.5Superb250 Reviews

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