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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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Meat & Three: Find Southern Tradition on Menus Across South Carolina

These local eateries serve up hearty helpings of homestyle cooking that will transport you back to days of Sunday dinner at grandma’s house.

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For the Ultimate in SC Dining, Take It Outdoors

Fun, family, romance: SC restaurants offer just the right ambiance.

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South Carolina’s Chefs Help Bring Southern Traditions to Your Table

The 2019 South Carolina Chef Ambassadors teamed up to prepare a five-course meal that highlights their favorite local ingredients. Recipes included.

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Plan Your Stay with Some Help from Darius Rucker

Music superstar and Charleston native Darius Rucker reveals his bucket list for vacationers to consider as they explore the sites, sounds and flavors of South Carolina.

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Get a Taste of the South Carolina Pecan Trail

Visitors head to Florence, South Carolina, for the annual pecan festival and to savor treats at 17 stops along the South Carolina Pecan Trail.

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12 Picnic-Perfect Spots to Suit Your Style

Every perfect SC picnic begins with finding the perfect spot.

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Made in SC: 12 Ideas for Ultimate Gift Giving

For gifts family and friends will treasure, look to SC artists, craftsmen, farmers and food wizards.

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Simple and Delish: Mennonites Satisfy SC palates with Homemade Foods

South Carolina’s Mennonite-owned eateries enjoy a faithful following.

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