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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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A Taste of South Carolina: Just What Is Chicken Bog?

Chicken bog is a distinctly South Carolina dish, one that’s hard to find anyplace else. It grew out of the state’s rice culture centuries ago, and it’s now the stuff of legends.

Gwen Fowler

A Taste of South Carolina: Just What is Peach Cobbler?

Peach cobbler is a signature part of South Carolina summers, making appearances on menus and dinner tables all across the state. It’s easy to make and best served with a scoop of ice cream on the top.

Gwen Fowler

Great Dining Spots in Gamecock Country

When visiting the University of South Carolina, try these great restaurants in Columbia.

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Favorite Places To Eat On a Visit To Clemson

There are lots of great places to eat near the Clemson campus, from the traditional college fare to great sushi and ribs.

Gwen Fowler

Just What are Boiled Peanuts?

Boiled peanuts are the classic summer snack in South Carolina. They’re sold in shops and roadside stands statewide, and also are really easy to make at home.

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Dine with a View in Greenville

Greenville, SC, is the place to combine a fabulous dinner with beautiful scenery. The city is filled with restaurants serving lunch, dinner or drinks with a view.

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A Taste of South Carolina: Vegetable Kingdom

Vegetable Kingdom is a local business out of Beaufort, South Carolina. They can and sell jams, chutneys, salad dressing and much much more. You can buy their produce from their online shop and at their shop in Beaufort.

Gwen Fowler

Sample Tasty Olive Oil at Hilton Head's Oilerie

If you like olives, the Oilerie on Hilton Head Island is your dream come true. The local shop sells a variety of olive oils, spices and specialty foods in a smorgasborg of great Lowcountry flavors.

Gwen Fowler