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Restaurants near University of South Carolina

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4.8
Exceptional(3846)
Price: Moderate
• American • Columbia
Booked 21 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 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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4.7
Exceptional(4192)
Price: Moderate
• Regional American (Low Country) • Columbia
Booked 42 times today
Welcome to the Blue Marlin Restaurant, proudly serving "A Taste of the Southern Low Country," located in Columbia South Carolina's thriving Congaree Vista District. Stretching from Savannah to the South, and Georgetown to the North, the Low Country is resplendent with the bounties of the sea and coastal marshlands. Succulent shrimp, oysters, crabs, crawfish and catfish abound. Lush greens, corn, rice and ripe red tomatoes are plentiful. Low Country cuisine brings all of this food together in a sumptuous array of unique and distinctive dishes.
A photo of Motor Supply Company Bistro restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3852)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary American • Columbia
Booked 38 times today
Located in the historic Congaree Vista Motor Supply has been serving progressive, New World cuisine using classic French culinary techniques for over 20 years. The menu features contemporary New American cuisine, with nods to Creole, Cajun, New Southern, French, Italian and Asian cuisine. We are Columbia's foremost "farm to fork" restaurant, working with local, sustainable farms for produce, meats, SC seafood and more. Seafood is caught off of the Carolina coast, and all of our stocks, sauces and desserts are made on site, including our charcuterie, with house-made sausages, bacon, country pate, and rillettes, all the way down to the pickles and mustard. Our early 19th century, solid-oak bar with marble columns, imported from Europe, serves 180+ fine wines, an extensive list of imported, domestic and local craft beers, as well as an artisan farm-to-shaker cocktail list made from house-infused liquors, handmade bitters, barrel-aged spirits and locally-sourced ingredients and garnishes.
A photo of MOA Korean BBQ & Bar - Columbia restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(175)
Price: Expensive
• Asian • Columbia
Booked 7 times today
Welcome to MOA, downtown Columbia's exclusive destination for authentic Korean BBQ dining. Our upscale establishment prides itself on delivering an unforgettable culinary experience, where the vibrant flavors of traditional Korean cuisine meet the highest quality ingredients, including our signature dry-aged beef. Sit back and relax as our dedicated service team expertly handles the grilling for your table, ensuring every bite is perfection. Join us for a memorable dining adventure at the only Korean BBQ restaurant in downtown Columbia, where every moment is filled with warmth, flavor, and genuine hospitality.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbia restaurant
4.3
Awesome(2683)
Price: Expensive
• Steakhouse • Columbia
Booked 25 times today
Ruth's Chris Steak House serves the finest aged, corn-fed USDA Prime beef. Broiled in a trademark 1,800° oven & served on a plate heated to 500 degrees, your steak is presented sizzling hot at your table.Additionally, the menu includes select fresh seafood & other meat entrees, including seasonal specialties like foie gras, buffalo strip & scallops. A variety of fresh-cooked vegetables, including seven kinds of potatoes, salads, homemade desserts & an extensive selection of over 100 domestic & imported wines complete your dining experience. Ruth's Chris never fails to please!
A photo of California Dreaming - Columbia - Priority Seating restaurant
4.3
Awesome(2330)
Price: Moderate
• American • Columbia
Booked 43 times today
Located in downtown Columbia, SC, inside the historic 1902 Union Station, California Dreaming welcomes guests with its vibrant and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant's floor-to-ceiling windows offer a picturesque view of the rail tracks, stretching from the inactive platform to the main terminal. Paired with our hearty, made-from-scratch menu, it's no wonder California Dreaming has been a beloved local institution since 1984. Open for lunch and dinner daily, including online ordering with curbside pickup.Celebrating 40 years, California Dreaming has been a valued part of the Columbia community. Union Station, its historic home, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.**We provide Advance Priority Seating to reduce wait times and expedite the seating process when your entire party arrives. To ensure the best experience for all guests, we seat groups of up to 8. While larger groups are seated separately, this arrangement is flexible during quieter hours.
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4.3
Awesome(986)
Price: Very Expensive
• Unspecified • Columbia
Booked 17 times today
SMOKED is an award-winning contemporary, upscale restaurant and bar offering farm-to-table dishes from the freshest seafood to our house-smoked prime meats, set in a warm and vibrant atmosphere, creating an experience unlike any other.
A photo of Iron Hill Brewery - Columbia, SC restaurant
4.2
Awesome(318)
Price: Moderate
• American • Columbia
Booked 9 times today
Welcome to Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, where you'll find fine handcrafted beers, creative yet informal cuisine, and friendly, attentive service in a casual, upscale atmosphere.
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4.2
Awesome(702)
Price: Moderate
• American • Columbia
Booked 2 times today
Welcome to The Grand on Main. Enjoy a traditional fine dining experience, sip cocktails at the bar, dine outside on Main Street or relax on our back patio. Afterwards, enjoy our exquisite boutique bowling alley or Urban Tiki, Columbias only dedicated Tiki bar.
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4.3
Awesome(219)
Price: Moderate
• Asian • Columbia
Booked 6 times today
At Boku Kitchen and Saloon, you can be sure you are receiving only the highest-quality meals with the freshest ingredients possible. We pride ourselves on not serving our customer's pre-made food. We make everything from scratch, including our noodles, salads, crab rangoon, calamari, soups, cocktails, and more! All our food is made-to-order. You won’t be able to find quality like this elsewhere!We want to make your time at our restaurant as enjoyable as possible. Therefore, at Boku Kitchen and Saloon, you can trust that we will provide you with a made-from-scratch meal paired with the best cocktails, sake, wine, and craft beer you will find in Columbia, SC.Our team is excited to serve you, your family, and your friends' delicious meals and beverages. See you soon!

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  • OpenTable Diner
    Philadelphia County •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    Had a wonderful time. Food was amazing! Jessica was the best! Would absolutely recommend and will definitely be returning!
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    Saluda'sPrice: Moderate• American• Columbia
    4.8
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    South Carolina •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    A perfect anniversary dinner! Nicely paced, the quiet table I requested, amazing food. Even served us complimentary hors d’oeuvres and dessert in honor of the occasion. A great choice for our celebration!
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    Ruth's Chris Steak House - ColumbiaPrice: Expensive• Steakhouse• Columbia
    4.3
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    South Carolina •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    I was so excited to patronage this resturant during our visit to SC and they exceeded our expectations. Definitely make reservations because this place stays busy. I ordered the Full rack of ribs w/Baked potatoe and a house salad. My husband ordered the Burger w/fries and a house salad. We both had a water and ordered a side of crossiants. Our bill came to $50, not bad in my opinion. Our server was efficient, the place was clean, and the food was great! Would definitely visit again
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    California Dreaming - Columbia - Priority SeatingPrice: Moderate• American• Columbia
    4.3
  • riverrunner
    San Francisco Bay Area •16 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 6 days ago
    I ordered the Wahoo and my partner ordered the pork chop. Both were perfectly prepared and beautifully presented on the plates. Our server, Patrick, was the star of the show. His manner was cordial but professional and his knowledge of the menu was impressive. He made the experience memorable. Motor Supply Bistro is among the best restaurants in central South Carolina, and has been for many years.
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    Motor Supply Company BistroPrice: Moderate• Contemporary American• Columbia
    4.7
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    South Carolina •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 7 days ago
    It was our 1st time eating there and we were very pleased. The waitress was very friendly and attentive to our needs. The food was fabulous. It was a little noisy, but not to bad. We will be back.
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    Blue MarlinPrice: Moderate• Regional American (Low Country)• Columbia
    4.7
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