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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.
Bar
“Upscale and close to Carolina Moon! They take reservations and it is busy but great atmosphere with unique dishes. Their fries are the bomb!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Our favorite spot for sushi and is unfortunately a drive from all of our rentals and in the opposite direction of downtown. BUT, if you're up for the drive and craving the best sushi in town, this is your spot! We recommend sitting at the sushi bar and enjoying a sake box, spicy tuna sashimi, volcano roll and a fiesta roll.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“All the goods: Anthropologies, J Crew, LuLulemon, Ann Taylor, Fresh Market and more. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Laundry Service
“Outstanding and beautiful U.S. Army installation/post, here in Columbia, SC!! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Convenient grocery store that also has a good deli (including personal pizzas) and pick up food. Seating both inside and out. It’s the perfect place for a solo traveler who wants low key and non crowded. There is a coffee, beer, and wine bar, too, that is never crowded! Skip the line at Starbucks and head to Lowe’s! For a quick breakfast, try their homemade muffins—they are the best! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Publix is a well known big box store, that is much cleaner and nicer than Kroger, although maybe a little pricier. They're sure to have any traditional brand products you may need.”
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
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“Cute locally owned restaurant with a bar and small outdoor seating. Relaxed and friendly. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Contemporary grill chain offering a seafood-centric menu, plus steaks & cocktails. They have great food and great service! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Off-Licence
“Morganelli's is the locals' go-to spot for adult beverages. Liquor on one side, and beer/wine on the other you'll surely find something to sip on. They also have beer on draft in case you want to fill up a growler to go.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is the best place to have breakfast in Columbia, SC! I promise you will not be disappointed!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“If you are visiting the fort for military purposes, this gate will be how you enter Fort Jackson.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This place is great if you need something late at night when all the other grocery stores have closed. They've got everything you need, including a surprisingly good selection of natural and organic products.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“Happy Cafe is a great lunch choice. The food is healthy and light. I'm partial to the tuna salad.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Upscale and close to Carolina Moon! They take reservations and it is busy but great atmosphere with unique dishes. Their fries are the bomb!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favorite spot for sushi and is unfortunately a drive from all of our rentals and in the opposite direction of downtown. BUT, if you're up for the drive and craving the best sushi in town, this is your spot! We recommend sitting at the sushi bar and enjoying a sake box, spicy tuna sashimi, volcano roll and a fiesta roll.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“All the goods: Anthropologies, J Crew, LuLulemon, Ann Taylor, Fresh Market and more. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Cute locally owned restaurant with a bar and small outdoor seating. Relaxed and friendly. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Contemporary grill chain offering a seafood-centric menu, plus steaks & cocktails. They have great food and great service! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is the best place to have breakfast in Columbia, SC! I promise you will not be disappointed!”
  • 2 locals recommend

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