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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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Taste the World at These South Carolina Markets

International markets are popping up across the state, bringing a world of flavors to South Carolina.

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How to Pick the Perfect South Carolina Peach

For a summer treat that eclipses the rest, pick ripe South Carolina peaches.

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Small Towns, Big Eats

Some of South Carolina’s finest dining is happening in small-town restaurants.

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Steaks Are Worth Staking Out at These 10 Local Restaurants

Love steak? Try these 10 locally owned steakhouses for a dinner that satisfies without stressing the budget.

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Carolina Plantation Brings Rice from the Fields to Your Table

Rice grower Campbell Coxe restores a South Carolina tradition with Carolina Plantation Rice.

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Dining is an Experience at these 12 Buffets

Like buffet dining? Here are 12 notable buffets for an unforgettable, get-your-fill meal.

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Relax in European Style at Hotel Bennett

Charleston’s Hotel Bennett brings the best of Europe to the best of the South.

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Hot Dog Lovers Go to Heaven at These SC Eateries

Have a hankering for a good hot dog? South Carolina has a hot dog haven to make you happy.

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