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MUST EATS IN COLUMBIA

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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Get Hooked on Fresh Catch from SC Markets

Prized by chefs and gourmets across the nation, fresh catch from South Carolina waters is always in stock at local markets.

Libby Wiersema

Unlimited Thrills Await Visitors at Carowinds

From screaming roller coasters to wild water slides to Peanuts-themed kiddie rides, Carowinds offers fun for the whole family.

Marie McAden

Fresh Shrimp, Done Right

Fresh shrimp cooked to perfection is always on the menu at restaurants across South Carolina.

Libby Wiersema

Darla’s Legacy: Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Well-known financier Darla Moore is the driving force behind a delightful site for lovers of horticulture in her hometown of Lake City.

Bob Gillespie

These Hotspots Do Fried Chicken Right

There's no shortage of fabulous fried chicken in South Carolina. Here's where to find your favorite.

Libby Wiersema

Introducing Chef Shuai Wang

Exciting, fresh cuisine with local and global flair propels Chef Shuai Wang into the culinary spotlight.

Libby Wiersema

Brian Gerard: Three Decades and Still Loving His Job

Kiawah Island Director of Golf and Activities Brian Gerard has been part of the resort’s rich history since 1986.

Bob Gillespie

Introducing Chef Sarah Dake

A Columbia native, Chef Sarah Dake established herself in her home state by leading the kitchen at Greenville's Limoncello.

Libby Wiersema