Best American Restaurants in Columbia

Handpicked Top 3 American Restaurants in Columbia, South Carolina. They face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve the best!


401 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Since 1984

Pork Chop, Baked Potato Soup, Knob Hill Chicken, New York Strip, Ribeye, Fried Seafood Platter, Croissants, Chicken Strips Platter, The Works Burger, Croissant Bread Pudding, Classic Cheeseburger, Shrimp Tacos, Fried Crab Claws, Filet Mignon, Broiled Salmon Salad, Marinated Sirloin, House Special Prime Rib, Onion Ring Loaf & Oven Roasted Salmon

Gift cards available ● Features live music Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm ● Proffer catering service ● Kids menu: Chicken Wings for $5.95, Cheeseburger for $5.95, Fried Shrimp for $5.95, Mac 'n Cheese for $4.95 & Hot Dog for $4.95 ● Relaxed restaurant & bar chain serving steak & seafood, plus signature nachos, sandwiches & pasta ● Serves a mix of hearty American classics and notable favorites, like the California Dreaming salad

Price: Starts from $5.95

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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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1215 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Since 1937

Pan-Seared Scallops, Pulled Pork Bbq Eggrolls, Shrimp Savannah, Classic Caesar Salad, Southern Fried Deviled Eggs, Fried Green Tomato and Sweet Bacon BLT, Crispy Sesame Asparagus, Grilled Swordfish and Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Beet, Chicken Milanese, Sauteed Shrimp and Risotto Cake, Pimento Cheeseboard, Crispy Calamari & Mussels Provencal

Upscale tavern with eclectic American fare & wine amid the brick walls of a former bottling company ● Their small dining room seats up to 30 (14 with A/V equipment), while their large private dining room accommodates up to 50 ● Try their delicious Crispy Sesame Asparagus for $12, Southern Fried Deviled Eggs for $10, Classic Caesar Salad for $8 & Roasted Beet for $10

Price: Starts from $8


Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri & Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun Closed

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751 Saluda Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205

Since 1996

Cheese Plate, Tuna Crudo, Pear and Arugula, Summer Salad, Filet Mignon, Ranch Steak, Salumi Board, Pan-Fried Flounder, Buffalo Fried Oysters, Magnum Opus Filet, Sautéed Mussels, Country Fried Duck Breast, Beef Carpaccio, Fried Green Tomatoes, Grilled Scallops, Sweet Tea Pork Chop, Crispy Pork Belly, Shrimp and Grits, Radish & Bibb

A large room on a separate floor from the main dining room with windows overlooking Greene Street & Seating for up to 50 ● Provides gift cards ● Upscale spot serving reimagined Southern classics with white-linen tables & an antique mahogany bar ● Offers a wide variety of fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks and poultry ● With an award-winning wine list and daily specials, it is the choice for any special evening

Price: Starts from $8



Mon - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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