South Carolina’s capital city is home to a variety of renowned restaurants, all of which bring something unique and exciting to the table. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite downtown or dinner reservations with a view of the South Carolina State House, Columbia has you and your appetite covered.


Kings Mountain State Park Offers Fishing, Canoeing, Hiking and History

Take a hike through the rolling hills of the Piedmont and get a taste of life on a 19th-century South Carolina farmstead at Kings Mountain State Park.

South Carolina Food Gifts Deliver Regional Flavors

Put a bow on South Carolina’s bounty for gifts that showcase the rich regional flavors of the Palmetto State.

Four Bike Rides Perfect for Families in South Carolina

Our roundup of beautiful and family-friendly bike trails in SC.

The Best I Ever Had in South Carolina: Dabo Swinney

The most popular man in Clemson, after his team was 28-2 in 2015-16 and won its first national football title since 1981, is a fan of local brisket barbecue.

Meet 2018 South Carolina Chef Ambassador, Sarah McClure

Sarah McClure carries on a her family's restaurant tradition at Southside Smokehouse and earns herself the title South Carolina Chef Ambassador for 2018.

Meet 2018 South Carolina Chef Ambassador, Michelle Weaver

Charleston Grill's Michelle Weaver will represent the state as a South Carolina Chef Ambassador in 2018.

Meet 2018 South Carolina Chef Ambassador, Kiki Cyrus

Chicken and waffles put Kiki Cyrus on the map, but her overall dedication to the soul food traditions of South Carolina earned her a spot on the 2018 roster of South Carolina Chef Ambassadors.

Meet 2018 South Carolina Chef Ambassador, Heidi Vukov

With a love for European and Southern culinary traditions, 2018 South Carolina Chef Ambassador Heidi Vukov makes distinctive flavors and plush pastries hallmarks of Grand Strand cuisine.


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