Any Advice? In Columbia, SC for the week...
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.
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.