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.


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Introducing Chef Alex Castro

From Central America to the heart of Greenville, Chef Alex Castro invested long hours to master his craft and assume the culinary lead at Larkin's on the River.

Introducing Chef Raffaele Dall'Erta

In the storied kitchens of Italy, Chef Raffaele Dall'Erta developed a passion for fine cooking that can be experienced at Hampton's in Sumter.

Introducing Chef Brandon Velie

Close ties to the local farming community in Ridge Spring has put Chef Brandon Velie and his restaurant, Juniper, on the culinary map.

Introducing Chef Amy Fortes

Chef Amy Fortes uses an abundance of farm-to-table ingredients from local producers to create signature dishes at Flipside Restaurant and Flipside Cafe in York County.

Introducing Chef Angela Bell

Chef Angela Bell combines the best of gourmet cuisine with smart, healthy eating at Beyond the Bull in Seneca.

Introducing Chef Sean Brock

On the farmlands of rural Virginia, Chef Sean Brock cultivated a passion for Southern food traditions and led a movement to restore them to their rightful place in South Carolina and beyond.

Introducing Chef Jason Scholz

A lifelong appreciation for farm fresh ingredients and Southern cooking are the building blocks of Chef Jason Scholz's restaurant successes.