Any Advice? In Columbia, SC for the week...
Hampton St. Vineyard Bistro - eclectic - downtown
Motor Supply - eclectic -Vista
Inakaya - sushi - St. Andrews area
Mr. Friendly's - southern maverick? - Five Points
Restaruante Divino's - Northern Italian - vista
Garibaldi's - (love the signature flonder dish) Five Points
Not knowing the area of town you will be in or your prefrences, this list is a start. If you have more specifics like ethnic, let us know. Hope you enjoy your time here. Try to catch the zoo, some nice riverfront parks, etc.
DiPrato's on Pickens Street for lunch. A seasonal special is chili in a cornbread bowl - if it's on the menu do try it! Their pimiento cheese is the best anywhere. Everything's good.
Fun little out-of-the-way spot the locals enjoy is Vella's Deli on Knox Abbott Drive. Wednesday night special is 1/2 rack ribs with salad and baked potato @ $9.00 great deal! Makes two meals for me. Try their raw fries with blue cheese.