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Food Scene

Whether you're looking for something fancy, edgy, local or unique, there's something for everyone.
Fresh-pressed orange juice, duck fat fries and the hangover hashbrowns are a MUST.
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Cafe Strudel
300 State St
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Fresh-pressed orange juice, duck fat fries and the hangover hashbrowns are a MUST.
Delicious margaritas and fantastic tacos - you can't go wrong with this place!
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Cantina 76
2901 Devine St
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Delicious margaritas and fantastic tacos - you can't go wrong with this place!
THE best cocktails in Columbia, no contest (and they know it). If you're looking for edgy Southern food and drinks, this is the place. They even have their own in-house pickling expert - how cool is that?
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The War Mouth
1209 Franklin St
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THE best cocktails in Columbia, no contest (and they know it). If you're looking for edgy Southern food and drinks, this is the place. They even have their own in-house pickling expert - how cool is that?
Even if you aren't vegan/vegetarian, I'd say check this place out because they make some delicious food. It also just so happens to be really good for you! I'm partial to their Saturday brunch, specifically the biscuits and gravy.
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Good Life Cafe
1614 Main St
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Even if you aren't vegan/vegetarian, I'd say check this place out because they make some delicious food. It also just so happens to be really good for you! I'm partial to their Saturday brunch, specifically the biscuits and gravy.
Ice cream and sorbet are the name of the game here. The majority of their flavors are also locally sourced and sometimes really strange! Strawberry and pepper or fig and fennel are two fun ones.
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Sweet Cream Co.
1627 Main St
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Ice cream and sorbet are the name of the game here. The majority of their flavors are also locally sourced and sometimes really strange! Strawberry and pepper or fig and fennel are two fun ones.
This is my mom's favorite sandwich shop in the city. Every time she visits me she asks about going here. It's a chain, but - per my mom - the crunchy onions you can add (to your build your own sandwich) are life changing.
Which Wich
928 Main St
This is my mom's favorite sandwich shop in the city. Every time she visits me she asks about going here. It's a chain, but - per my mom - the crunchy onions you can add (to your build your own sandwich) are life changing.
In addition to being a restaurant, they have an unbeatable selection of wine, cheese, jams, jellies, literally anything kitchen related.
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The Gourmet Shop
724 Saluda Ave
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In addition to being a restaurant, they have an unbeatable selection of wine, cheese, jams, jellies, literally anything kitchen related.
My favorite is the Campfire Coldbrew, but everything is delicious! They host events for local comedians, musicians and food trucks all the time. I absolutely love them!
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Curiosity Coffee Bar
2327 Main St
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My favorite is the Campfire Coldbrew, but everything is delicious! They host events for local comedians, musicians and food trucks all the time. I absolutely love them!
Open late on weekends, this ramen shop is a tiny place with tasty soups. Worth a trip if you're craving for something warm and filling.
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Menkoi Ramen House - Columbia
1004 Gervais St
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Open late on weekends, this ramen shop is a tiny place with tasty soups. Worth a trip if you're craving for something warm and filling.
I have literally never been disappointed by this place. Their menu rotates often based on what is locally and seasonally available, but it's always delicious.
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Motor Supply Company Bistro
920 Gervais St
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I have literally never been disappointed by this place. Their menu rotates often based on what is locally and seasonally available, but it's always delicious.
There aren't many rooftop bars in the city (yet). This one has some really amazing food, and even has cocktails on tap! It can be pretty expensive, but it's worth it for special occasions.
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Hendrix Restaurant
1649 Main St
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There aren't many rooftop bars in the city (yet). This one has some really amazing food, and even has cocktails on tap! It can be pretty expensive, but it's worth it for special occasions.
Hands-down best view of Columbia's skyline while getting "French-ish" cocktails and cuisine.
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Black Rooster
201 Meeting St
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Hands-down best view of Columbia's skyline while getting "French-ish" cocktails and cuisine.
Recently renovated, Terra also has a great view of Columbia's skyline. Their food focuses on local and seasonal, but some items are in such high demand they've remained on-menu for years (for example: the duck confit brick oven pizza with port soaked cherries, which is as amazing as it sounds).
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Terra Restaurant
100 State St
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Recently renovated, Terra also has a great view of Columbia's skyline. Their food focuses on local and seasonal, but some items are in such high demand they've remained on-menu for years (for example: the duck confit brick oven pizza with port soaked cherries, which is as amazing as it sounds).
Within walking distance (if you enjoy a mile walk), Cottontown Brew Lab has some great beers on tap. One of my favorites is a Rosé lager - perfect for Spring or Summer. They have plenty of outdoor seating and are the perfect place to relax in town after a full day of sightseeing, or for any reason, really.
Cottontown Brew Lab
1223 Franklin St
Within walking distance (if you enjoy a mile walk), Cottontown Brew Lab has some great beers on tap. One of my favorites is a Rosé lager - perfect for Spring or Summer. They have plenty of outdoor seating and are the perfect place to relax in town after a full day of sightseeing, or for any reason, really.
Milkshakes, mudslides, and mile-high cake slices. They're connected to Pearlz Oyster Bar, so it's an easy walk from dinner to delicious dessert
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Kaminsky's
930 Gervais St
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Milkshakes, mudslides, and mile-high cake slices. They're connected to Pearlz Oyster Bar, so it's an easy walk from dinner to delicious dessert
Probably the best vegan soul food in the state. The "chicken" sandwich is amazing!
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A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen
2338 Main St
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Probably the best vegan soul food in the state. The "chicken" sandwich is amazing!
Their menu is small, but mighty. We're talking fried chicken topped with bacon pimento cheese, hot sauce and a pickle. If you're looking for something a little less intimidating, the Spotted salad is a healthy (but still tasty) alternative.
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Spotted Salamander Cafe And Catering
1531 Richland St
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Their menu is small, but mighty. We're talking fried chicken topped with bacon pimento cheese, hot sauce and a pickle. If you're looking for something a little less intimidating, the Spotted salad is a healthy (but still tasty) alternative.

Arts & Culture

They just finished a remodel and it is gorgeous. You'll find an interesting permanent collection and a wide variety in their traveling exhibit areas. I've seen Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keefe and Matisse, to name a few.
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Художественный музей Колумбии
1515 Main St
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They just finished a remodel and it is gorgeous. You'll find an interesting permanent collection and a wide variety in their traveling exhibit areas. I've seen Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keefe and Matisse, to name a few.
Whether you're seeking ballet, orchestra, or opera, the Koger Center probably has what you're looking for, so long as it's high falutin.
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Центр искусств Koger
1051 Greene St
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Whether you're seeking ballet, orchestra, or opera, the Koger Center probably has what you're looking for, so long as it's high falutin.
I'm not sure that they've made any significant updates to the bulk of the museum since the '80s or '90s, but it's still an interesting way to spend a day, with plenty of interactive exhibits, especially on the upper floors. They have an entire section dedicated to South Carolina's military history, and have an observatory. I recommend going on $2 Tuesdays!
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South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais St
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I'm not sure that they've made any significant updates to the bulk of the museum since the '80s or '90s, but it's still an interesting way to spend a day, with plenty of interactive exhibits, especially on the upper floors. They have an entire section dedicated to South Carolina's military history, and have an observatory. I recommend going on $2 Tuesdays!

Entertainment & Activities

So many amazing movies come here, and they often supplement them with talks, live shows, and tons of other parties. Feel free to order beer or wine along with your popcorn. I absolutely love this place!
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Nickelodeon Theatre
1607 Main St
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So many amazing movies come here, and they often supplement them with talks, live shows, and tons of other parties. Feel free to order beer or wine along with your popcorn. I absolutely love this place!
Fun for garden enthusiasts or animal lovers. And they have a neat water park for kids recently added, too.
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Зоопарк и сад на берегу реки
500 Wildlife Pkwy
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Fun for garden enthusiasts or animal lovers. And they have a neat water park for kids recently added, too.
Definitely a 'dive' bar, but they are one of the biggest supporters of local performers. If you like live music, this is a great place to start.
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New Brookland Tavern
122 State St
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Definitely a 'dive' bar, but they are one of the biggest supporters of local performers. If you like live music, this is a great place to start.
If you're looking for an easy way to spend an afternoon (and love painting) Studio Cellar is a great place to go. They offer free-paint hours where you can paint whatever you want, as well as classes led by an instructor. Don't forget to order a glass - or bottle - of wine to wind down.
Studio Cellar
912 Lady St
If you're looking for an easy way to spend an afternoon (and love painting) Studio Cellar is a great place to go. They offer free-paint hours where you can paint whatever you want, as well as classes led by an instructor. Don't forget to order a glass - or bottle - of wine to wind down.

Essentials

Locally owned and operated, they have a wide variety of bulk items and have plenty of vegan/vegetarian options. They're also eco-friendly, and even have 20 percent off days.
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Rosewood Market & Deli
2803 Rosewood Dr
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Locally owned and operated, they have a wide variety of bulk items and have plenty of vegan/vegetarian options. They're also eco-friendly, and even have 20 percent off days.
Has everything you need and is a quick trip from the house.
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Publix Super Market at Gervais Place
501 Gervais St
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Has everything you need and is a quick trip from the house.
Close, convenient, and - most importantly - open 24 hours for whatever you need.
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CVS
900 Assembly St
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Close, convenient, and - most importantly - open 24 hours for whatever you need.

Parks & Nature

Easy sidewalk trail by the river. It's an incredibly relaxing way to spend an afternoon.
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riverwalk parking
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Easy sidewalk trail by the river. It's an incredibly relaxing way to spend an afternoon.
There are baseball fields, tennis courts and an amphitheater. Check their calendar to see what's going on. Throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall they have various festivals, performances and movie showings - often for free.
Marshall Park
2905 Lincoln St
There are baseball fields, tennis courts and an amphitheater. Check their calendar to see what's going on. Throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall they have various festivals, performances and movie showings - often for free.
Congaree National Park is South Carolina's only national park and one of the few longleaf pine forests left in the Southeast. It's about a 45 minute drive from the house, but if you love a peaceful walk through old-growth forests, you won't find a better or easier hike in the state.
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Национальный парк Конгари
100 National Park Rd
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Congaree National Park is South Carolina's only national park and one of the few longleaf pine forests left in the Southeast. It's about a 45 minute drive from the house, but if you love a peaceful walk through old-growth forests, you won't find a better or easier hike in the state.
There are a number of historic homes in Columbia. Historic Columbia is the group that offers tours of these homes and grounds and are a great place to learn more about the history of the area.
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Дом и сады Роберта Миллса
1616 Blanding St
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There are a number of historic homes in Columbia. Historic Columbia is the group that offers tours of these homes and grounds and are a great place to learn more about the history of the area.

Shopping

Kooky consignment type of place. Some vintage options, some local-handmade stuff too. It's quirky and completely cool.
Sid & Nancy
733 Saluda Ave
Kooky consignment type of place. Some vintage options, some local-handmade stuff too. It's quirky and completely cool.
Every Saturday from 9am-noon, you'll find at least two blocks of Main Street shut down for a wide variety of vendors selling wares. There's coffee, pastries, produce, bread, hot sauce, pottery, candles - literally anything you could want. It's a great way to spend a Saturday morning and get what you need for the week, or gifts for friends (or yourself).
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Рынок Soda City Market
1300-1600 Main St
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Every Saturday from 9am-noon, you'll find at least two blocks of Main Street shut down for a wide variety of vendors selling wares. There's coffee, pastries, produce, bread, hot sauce, pottery, candles - literally anything you could want. It's a great way to spend a Saturday morning and get what you need for the week, or gifts for friends (or yourself).
If you're interested in the mall experience, Harbison Boulevard has a number of shopping plazas (with stores like Target, Old Navy, Wal-Mart, Michael's, Designer Shoe Warehouse, Ulta) and the Columbiana Mall (Aldo, Michael Kors, Sephora, Forever21, Dave and Busters, to name a few).
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Harbison Boulevard
Harbison Boulevard
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If you're interested in the mall experience, Harbison Boulevard has a number of shopping plazas (with stores like Target, Old Navy, Wal-Mart, Michael's, Designer Shoe Warehouse, Ulta) and the Columbiana Mall (Aldo, Michael Kors, Sephora, Forever21, Dave and Busters, to name a few).
As a book lover, I was THRILLED when Odd Bird opened their doors. They have a rotating selection of new and used titles. They're really responsive at messaging over Instagram if you're interested in a specific title.
Odd Bird Books
1332 Main St
As a book lover, I was THRILLED when Odd Bird opened their doors. They have a rotating selection of new and used titles. They're really responsive at messaging over Instagram if you're interested in a specific title.

Sightseeing

As South Carolina's capitol, the SC Statehouse makes up the center of the city and has beautiful grounds that are an easy walk. They also offer free tours of the Statehouse.
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Капитолий штата Южная Каролина
1100 Gervais St
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As South Carolina's capitol, the SC Statehouse makes up the center of the city and has beautiful grounds that are an easy walk. They also offer free tours of the Statehouse.