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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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Fill ‘er Up: Five Gas Stations with Great Grub

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Small Towns, Big Christmas

Celebrate the season when you visit South Carolina’s best Christmas towns.

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Lunch Break: Five Classic Eateries in Travelers Rest

When passing through Travelers Rest, sit down with the locals for a hearty lunch at one of these five eateries.

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Doing Daufuskie: Lodging and Food Finds

Daufuskie Island might not boast a shoreline crowded with beach house rentals or a flux of grocery stores, but when it comes to finding comfy digs and filling your belly, you've got options.

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Daufuskie Daytripping: What to Expect

When visiting Daufuskie Island, leave preconceived notions on the mainland and prepare to immerse yourself in the quirky island vibe.

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