The scenic college city of Columbia, South Carolina is home to many excellent restaurants and bars. A broad spectrum of cuisines ranging from burgers to sushi are represented in all price ranges.
There are lots of bars in the downtown area and other neighborhoods that are favorites of local college students and there are many other spots where people of all ages can enjoy a night on the town. Some of the most popular watering holes in Columbia include:
- Art Bar
- Salty Nut Cafe
- The Publick House
One of the most popular dining and drinking establishments in Columbia is Delaney’s Music Pub. Located on Saluda Avenue in the Five Points section of Columbia near the University of South Carolina, Delaney’s is a favorite spot for USC students and local residents of all ages.
An Irish/American format is in place at this clean and friendly pub. Full bar service and more than 20 varieties of beer are on tap at Delaney’s and the food menu offers a tasty assortment of Irish and American-style dishes.
Restaurants in Columbia, SC
Mexican food lovers can rejoice in the fact that there are approximately 30 Mexican restaurants situated in Columbia. There are several Monterrey Mexican Restaurants and San Jose Mexican Restaurants located throughout Columbia and both chains are known for their large food portions and equally large drinks.
Delicious Southern food can be found at Mr. Friendly’s New Southern Cafe, Bojangles Famous Chicken’n Biscuits or at any one of the several Lizard’s Thicket Restaurant locations in Columbia. At these family friendly eateries diners can choose from items such as chicken and waffles, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, fried catfish, pork chops and blackened chicken and grits.
Pizza is a very popular food in Columbia and there are plenty of pizza restaurants providing various types of pies. Most of the major pizza chains have restaurants in Columbia but there are also many great local pizzerias in the city. Some of these pizza restaurants serve thin-crust pizzas while others serve thicker pies.
A multitude of barbecue restaurants are located in Columbia. Among them are Lowco Barbecue on Harden Street, Doc’s Barbeque and Southern Buffet and the Maurice’s BBQ Piggy Park chain of eateries. At these restaurants customers can enjoy pulled pork and chicken sandwiches, smoked brisket, BBQ beef and pork ribs, cole slaw, biscuits, potato salad and sweet potato pie.
Map of Restaurants in Columbia
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