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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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Discover Downtown Greenville’s Eclectic Public Art

Greenville’s Public Art Walking Tour takes you past dozens of works of art created by artists from around the world.

Marie McAden

Fill ‘er Up: Five Gas Stations with Great Grub

Look beyond the gas pumps at these five convenience stores for delicious meals and more.

Libby Wiersema

12 Must-Dos to Put on Your South Carolina Bucket List

You’ll have a blast checking off the diverse experiences on this South Carolina bucket list.

Marie McAden

Trout is the Catch of the Day at Walhalla State Fish Hatchery

Visitors can tour the Walhalla State Fish Hatchery where half a million brown, brook and rainbow trout are raised each year for stocking SC streams and lakes.

Marie McAden

13 Cool Things to Do for Free in South Carolina

From a tree-top canopy walk to a military dress parade, South Carolina offers an array of interesting things to do and see for free.

Marie McAden

Meet Chef Hadyn Shaak, 2022 South Carolina Chef Ambassador

Classic techniques and a farm-to-table aesthetic define Restaurant 17's Chef Hadyn Shaak, a 2022 SC Chef Ambassador.

Libby Wiersema

Meet Chef Chris Williams, 2022 South Carolina Chef Ambassador

Family, fearlessness and an affinity for home cooking drive the success of Roy’s Grille proprietor Chris Williams, a 2022 SC Chef Ambassador.

Libby Wiersema

Meet Chef John Ondo, 2022 South Carolina Chef Ambassador

A lifetime of Lowcountry living infuses the aesthetic of John Ondo, a 2022 South Carolina Chef Ambassador.

Libby Wiersema