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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Coffee Shop
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“Best breakfast sandwiches, scones, and coffee around!!! Definitely try the green smoothie!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Garlic knots are the best! Service is slow so do not be in a hurry...otherwise, great NY pizza and pasta!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good steaks, good margarita! Did not like my black bean burger, too dry. Good for takeout. There is also a Larkin's on the Lake in Lake Lure, about a 30 minute drive, but the atmosphere out on the deck looking at the lake is wonderful and dog friendly! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A local favorite - Breakfast and lunch only except Thursday evening for dinner.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local Farm-to-Market restaurant with great food and service. We eat there all the time. We highly recommend it!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I like menu.Lunch and dinner with generous servings and pretty tasty. Home town style and you can eat all afternoon parking right in front. Good veggies and mushroom swiss chicken. Hamburg steak with gravy, onions and mushrooms. Oh boy!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. Family-owned, with a large menu of tasty dishes!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pharmacy
Veterinarian
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Supermarket
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“If you are driving on I-26 from the Spartanburg direction, this store is a good place to stock up for your visit. Just take the Columbus exit and follow your GPS to Food Lion. (< 1/8 mile from Columbus NC exit)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Locality
“Columbus is a small town with most of the essentials. But if it's not there, it will be in Hendersonville, 15 miles north on I-26”
  • 2 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Garlic knots are the best! Service is slow so do not be in a hurry...otherwise, great NY pizza and pasta!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good steaks, good margarita! Did not like my black bean burger, too dry. Good for takeout. There is also a Larkin's on the Lake in Lake Lure, about a 30 minute drive, but the atmosphere out on the deck looking at the lake is wonderful and dog friendly! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“A local favorite - Breakfast and lunch only except Thursday evening for dinner.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local Farm-to-Market restaurant with great food and service. We eat there all the time. We highly recommend it!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I like menu.Lunch and dinner with generous servings and pretty tasty. Home town style and you can eat all afternoon parking right in front. Good veggies and mushroom swiss chicken. Hamburg steak with gravy, onions and mushrooms. Oh boy!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Our favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. Family-owned, with a large menu of tasty dishes!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant

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