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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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State Symbols and Icons: Food and Drink

South Carolina history and agriculture are reflected in these official state foods.

Libby Wiersema

Enjoy the Vintage Taste of Buttermilk Pie

Old-fashioned and flavorful, Southern buttermilk pie is still pleasing today's palates.

Libby Wiersema

Covered in Cotton: Turning SC Cotton into Textile Gold

From their Darlington County farm, Tracy and Ty Woodard raise quality cotton that is processed and woven into gorgeous baby blankets, hand towels and throws.

Libby Wiersema

Don’t Miss Fort Mill’s Eclectic Hidden Gems

Fort Mill’s hidden gems include a local bakery, European-style chocolatier, a kid-friendly brewery and a replica of the Upper Room in Jerusalem.

Marie McAden

You’ll Find Plenty of Lodging Choices in Fort Mill

Accommodations in Fort Mill include everything from the modern and upscale Cambria Hotel to RV parks.

Marie McAden

Lots of Great Finds Await Shoppers in Fort Mill

Fort Mill is a shopping destination for everything from handmade ties to art, funk and junk.

Marie McAden

Dig in to Local Foods in Fort Mill

Enjoy great local cuisine offering everything from Southern classics to home-grown barbecue on your visit to Fort Mill.

Marie McAden

Old and New Blend to Create a Dynamic Fort Mill

Once a textile town, Fort Mill is now one of the fastest growing communities in the state with a vibrant downtown and trendy dining and shopping districts.

Marie McAden