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City Limits Barbeque
98/100 (111 ratings)
Street Food
"Without a doubt the best pulled pork barbecue and brisket I have ever eaten! No reason to hide this bbq under a sauce, the flavor is perfect without..."
Jason Brasington
"This is the best darn bbq I've ever had. My one problem with BBQ sometimes is the texture but this stuff is so melt in your mouth smooth there's no..."
Steph Zschunke Bilovsky
"This barbeque was an unbelievable experience in perfection!!! The Brisket was the best that I have ever had outside of Texas and the pulled pork is..."
Joseph Crump
"Superbly executed Texas-style BBQ from a mobile food truck in Columbia, SC. The snappy hot sausage link is BETTER than what you'll get at Lewis BBQ..."
Dan Adams
"Best BBQ in town! Ordered some pulled pork for a party and it was a huge hit. Robbie was very easy to communicate with. Got a trio of sauces, they..."
Albert J. West
"After the smoked wings I'm ready to post. I actually didn't want to mention this because I'm afraid of how busy they could potentially get. City..."
Chris Lyons
"We made the trip from Charlotte after seeing pictures from City Limits Barbeque. After seeing multiple posts about selling out, we made sure to get..."
Garren Kirkman
"I've had barbecue from all over the country, from Austin to Kansas City to Memphis to the deep south, and while I have numerous spots that I consider..."
Richard Heatly
"Best BBQ we have ever had! Smoked wings, brisket, ribs, you can’t go..."
Jen Landers
"Amazing!!! The Pulled Pork and Vinegar Sauce with it!!! Omg!!! The homemade Sausages..."
Annette Smith Sims
"Spectacular Texas Style BBQ, crafted with love by an awesome duo! Make sure you give them a try, you'll be back for more...and..."
Dean C. Williams
"Fantastic across the..."
John Whiteside
"Oh boy...where to start...I was hunting down beef ribs standing in the cold for 30minutes to get them only to be disappointed when the person in..."
Rhine D
"This is the best BBQ in town. City Limits combines top-quality meats with flawless execution on the smoker to deliver a fantastic product. The beef..."
Drew Varner
"Got there early, was first in line! Workers were busy and focused on setup, but still very friendly. People waiting in line are super friendly, and..."
Gary Thompson
"They did a great job handling our private event for about 150 people. They had everything pre-portioned and were able to serve people very quickly as..."
Daniel Howard
"Made the effort to go try City Limits earlier today. As expected people were lining up well before the starting gun. Brisket was melt in your mouth..."
Mark Gravedoni
"Hands down the best barbecue place! The food is always AMAZING and the people are super friendly. We’ve tried most of their menu items (brisket,..."
Jessica Chiu
"Robbie catered an event for me this month and it was simply AMAZING!! My friends who are huge BBQ fans all said it was the best brisket, pulled pork..."
Andre Jennings
"Without a doubt the best pulled pork barbecue and brisket I have ever eaten! No reason to hide this bbq under a sauce, the flavor is perfect without..."
Jason Brasington
Crave Market
98/100 (335 ratings)
"Crave Artisan Specialty Market is a fun place! They serve lunch and offer lots of local, specialty products to purchase. The Red Hat Honeys met there..."
Chris Errol Maw
"It takes a special culinary mind to take a turkey sandwich and make it into something special but these folks pulled it off. There is an art to..."
Maria Peaks
"I love the menu at Crave! Their salads and sandwiches are all excellent. Their service is always great, and everyone there is very friendly and..."
Emily Sinadinos
"With a delicious menu and friendly service, Crave is a wonderful place to grab lunch downtown. I highly recommend The Woodrow Chipotle..."
Lauren Bookout
"We LOVE Crave! The most yummy food and the sweetest owner in town! Some of my favorites...curry chicken salad, kale caesar salad and Korean pulled..."
Mary Lynn Whelchel Lee
"John and his crew take sandwiches to another level and I thought I knew a great tomato pie until I had Craves! They are the best I’ve ever had...."
Kathy Dawson Buckner
"Had the Murrells Inlet Lady crab cake over butter lettuce with a simple vinaigrette. Delicious. Have had quiche in past and loved that. This is a..."
Patricia Courtney Durkin
"1st timer today & i'll be back! Yummy Lemon tart & Iced Coffee for me while my friends chowed on fresh, well balanced & scrumptious salads. (Had a..."
SC Barkman
"Great food and great people! Something for everyone! Highly..."
Erin Burt Crawford
"LOVE this place! My favorite sandwich is the long leaf and add turkey. John is awesome and they have the shrimp guy selling fresh seafood from sc on..."
Talia Kugler
"Neighborhood, coffee, sandwiches, local treats, pimento cheese, chicken pot pies, beef jerky, really nice people = Big thumbs..."
Lee Ann Kornegay
"stopped by today because of a recommendation from a friend. Didnt have long to stay so I took my food togo but they had so many local items to choose..."
Caroline Trawick
"I finally stopped in today and all I can say is freaking wow! Fantastic food and..."
Johnny Thompson
"Haven’t had anything that wasn’t delicious and all the cool local stuff is neat too. Definitely recommend checking it..."
Jeffrey Markham
"Love this place! With this beautiful place around the corner, I may never cook..."
Kandie Williams Wright
"Forget the sandwiches, grab a tomato pie and you’ll think “Edna” from the kitchen on Sullivan’s Island just took it out of the..."
Margaret Alderman Ford
"Delicious!! The food is great, the people are extremely friendly, and it’s got a great neighborhood..."
Heather Walker Allison
"This place is the best. Whether you are craving something healthy or a little decadent, the menu won’t disappoint. When I’m in a rush at work, I..."
"Great hospitality - everyone who works here, from the parking lot "to go" order taker to the inside wait staff to the manager - spoke to us and..."
Becky Shirley
"The food is delicious here, as always, but today they went above and beyond with customer service! We ordered some sandwiches to go and realized..."
Alex Whinnery
"Fabulous food! Friendly and attentive staff. I wish they would put umbrellas over the outside..."
Debi Katz
"Been there many times, enjoy the employees and owner. Great food w attention to detail. Hyper clean..."
Trance Tallentine
"Awesome food, can order for pickup or eat there. Staff has always been on point, friendly, and..."
Rich Cabalar
"The best of the best! Quality, service, and taste! Wish we had one out near me in..."
Jamie Riser
"We were passing through Columbia, and was looking for a place to get a quick bite to eat. Crave came up on my search, so we decided to give it a try...."
Webb Fogle
A Peace Of Soul Vegan Kitchen
95/100 (1178 ratings)
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Gluten Free Options
Mac and cheese
"We came to Columbia for a hair appointment and to visit our stylist. Knowing we are vegan, our stylist recommended we go for the bacon cheese burger...."
Verna Holtzclaw
"I just moved out of Columbia, SC and miss this place already! ALL of the food is Amazing here! The sandwiches, the daily "meats", every single side,..."
Ashley Olson
"Came in right before they closed and they welcomed me and recommended some items on the menu for me. I got the Kung pao "chicken" over brown rice..."
Dennis Davis
"The food is absolutely amazing! Healthy to the heart, soul, and stomach. You almost forget it's vegan/vegetarian food. This place is a must try if..."
Leslie Brown
"This restaurant was so dope.. (I am plant-based--vegetarian however) I have never had vegan "chicken" before but it literally had me baffled how much..."
Elle Dee Mathis
"I am from Savannah, Georgia and my husband and I had to go to Columbia for business purposes.I had the opportunity to eat here for the first time..."
Cassandra Miller Perisee
"The most flavor in Columbia. Blessed and beautiful hands prepare it and your soul lifts up with every single bite. I think I need to go there today...."
Alice Rodriguez Laureano
"Awesome food!!! The sides are amazing, especially the Mac and cheese! Lots of flavor! The homemade drinks are tasty too. Wish they had an unsweetened..."
Amanda Caporicci
"I️ recommend this place to anyone and everyone. Really inspirational..."
Don Badgett
"My wife and I visited your stand at the Veg Fedt in Asheville this weekend and we brought home a couple of your vegan chicken drumstick dinners for..."
Bryant Kidd
"Mac and “cheese” was my favorite. But all of the food was great! My non-vegan children enjoyed the burger (and they don’t like veggie burgers)..."
Emily Winn Petren
Bon Fresco
94/100 (1057 ratings)
Quick Bites
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Chicken Sandwich
"The roll that they bake fresh every day that they use to make your sandwich is to die for. Just..."
James Burd Brewster
"Stopped in for lunch and the smell of bacon cooking on the grill was enticing. Ordered chicken on a baguette became a test as they asked if I'd like..."
Matt Beyard
"Delicious food! Super nice staff! Their bread is..."
Kris Coblentz Hammill
"Excellent London Broil sandwich. Not sure why we never went there before. Looking forward to trying the Persian chicken salad next time! To top..."
Mark Mangus Sr.
"The London Broil sandwich is why you come here, the Persian chicken salad is the..."
Ulysses Delgado
"The absolute best London broil sandwich, great service and the brownie is to die..."
Toni Ferron
"Delicious sandwiches and some of the best ciabatta bread I've ever..."
Maureen Mercurio
"This place is THE BEST. I've never had anything I didn't like. The mushroom veggie soup is the best soup ever! They're super friendly with my kids,..."
Alexa Welch
"Best Sandwiches in Howard County. The London Broil Sandwich in insanely..."
Bruce Pickus
"That London broil sandwich is to die for!!!! This place..."
Maria Theresa Lonergan
"This place is great! I recommend the brie sandwich, so yummy and fresh. Their baguette is to die..."
Tania Torres
"Great food and staff! The London Broil sandwich was..."
Tyler Quill
"My favorite place in Columbia love the curry chicken and nice people behind the counter..."
Joyce Mangione
"Man what a great find this place was! Everything is so fresh and delicious. Do yourself a favor and get their london broil sandwich. Even if..."
John Filer
"First time there. It wasn't too busy for a lunch hour and the service was fast and friendly. I got a salad platter which came with some bread and..."
Nicole Mancilla
"We have been dining here since they opened. The food is delicious, and the service is wonderful. We ordered 2 sandwich platters for my daughter's..."
Beth Malinowski
"Bon Fresco is my go-to for a quick and delicious lunch option. Great sandwich selection, with quality meats and cheeses. Soup menu changes daily, the..."
Abigail Gaydosh
"Yum!!!! I just love their ciabatta roll! So warm and chewy. The picante chicken is my favorite (warning! It might be too spicy) The picture shows..."
Soo Kim (Lee)
"The freshest sandwich I ever ate. The bread is so crunchy and delicious! Everything is fresh, plus they have a great customer service. Amazing..."
Yeon Jung E. Viana Sagastume
"I'm there for the Friday only gigantic cinnamon rolls, large tomatoe soup, n grill cheese in that order 😁Small waiting area/small indoor dining..."
Rasheedah Sanders
"Incredible sandwiches. The star for me has always been the freshly baked ciabatta rolls. Never had anything that I didn't like her! Highly..."
Sean Yen
The Windmill Bakery And Coffee Shop
94/100 (383 ratings)
Coffee & Tea
"really enjoyed our visit today! very friendly customer service...cappucinno and tea were fantastic, but it was the gluten free baked goodies that..."
Arlene Davis
"I visited the bakery for the first time yesterday! I drove all the way from Goodlettsville to try their gluten free cake for our wedding. Holy..."
Becca Oursler Lee
"We love the Windmill - sometimes as a treat, we stop by for hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls before school. The baked goods are always delicious -..."
April Vann Grippo
"I was so happy to visit this bakery today. As someone with celiac, it is hard to go to a bakery and enjoy anything without risking cross..."
Traci Finley
"Had the best experience not only with the products (jalapeño mozzarella bread, pumpkin orange pound cake and individual cheesecakes) but also the..."
Brittany Price Brewer
"What a delightful place! Wonderfully friendly staff, fantastic coffee and gluten free goodies. Can't wait to come back!..."
Katie Monk
"Ordered cupcakes for our gender reveal. Everyone raved about how good they were and they were gorgeous. They were even able to accommodate..."
Bonnie Wood
"I ordered their gluten free lasagna noodles and they were amazing. I was so excited to be able to have lasagna..."
Jill Lewis Justus
"5+ Adorable Little Shop. Atmosphere is great, people are so kind and serving, and love the coffee with a splash of almond milk, and the gluten free..."
Brittany Marie Welch
"Best gluten free oatmeal muffin that I have had..."
Tammy Sanders
"I have loved every visit to this amazing bakery and coffee shop! Friendly..."
Brynn Leigh Shamp
"Windmill is easily our favorite bakery in Columbia. All of their baked goods and pastries are delicious and much lighter than other places. They even..."
Trevor Acy
"Loved it. Great selection of pastries. Coffee is great. Nice employees. Not too pricey. Love the atmosphere, very..."
Jason Tucker
"Clean, very accommodating and friendly!! I needed a gluten free Minions cake for my son's birthday and they did the most amazing job!! I would highly..."
Alissa Brown
"Love the quiche. But they dont do well reheated in the..."
"Stopped in for a celebratory lunch, we were not disappointed. Super strong iced latte, chewy cheese bagel, warm veggie quiche, & a rich raspberry..."
Alex Davila
"I love this place! My goal is to try each of the different gluten free items. They have so many to choose from. It's always good. The people are..."
Kelly Serafino
"Great customer service and ambience. The gentleman even described all of the baked goods and recommended certain ones. We ordered an apple blossom &..."
Dennis & Amy Uecker
Barred Owl Butcher & Table
94/100 (805 ratings)
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
"A fantastic place for drinks and even better food! A wonderful patio looking onto the city. Seems like the menu is always changing, a big plus, but..."
Nathan Howland
"Outstanding food and service! Devin was attentive and well informed, allowing us to make good decisions on the bar and food menus. I only mentioned..."
Anna Burns Lane
"Definitely a worthwhile restaurant to try! The menu is quite unique but we were excited to try it out. Everything tastes so fresh! The drink menu..."
Suzette Ryder
"The vibe is very trendy and "hipster". The bartender, I didn't ask his name, was knowledgeable and friendly. The hand crafted cocktails he suggested..."
Bobbie Stark
"We had friendly and unobtrusive service, and we enjoyed every dish. My companion had the lamb barbacoa and a side of the jalapeno-cheddar grits. I..."
Ryan Cusick
"This place was excellent! Great food and service. The food and drink menu are both one of a..."
Allyson Puckett
"We had another amazing dinner here last Friday. Every dish was unique & fresh. Our favorite was the lamb pappardelle. I would highly recommend it!!..."
Jen Mccauslin Flaherty
"Friendly servers, great cocktails and wonderful use of locally grown food and meat. Would definitely..."
Kathryn Porterfield
"We always have a great meal there. This time was no exception. All our food was excellent (shrimp and grits, catfish, and gnudi). We’ll definitely..."
Kathy Brown
"Perfect spot for a date night! Great atmosphere and staff is very friendly. We were happy with the menu items and they even had some great vegetarian..."
Grace Anna
"My favorite restaurant in town. Excellent food and drink, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and great butcher..."
Cameron Purves
"Great place! Amazing food , friendly staff ! Good atmosphere! Highly..."
LeanneBret Malerba Jones
"My husband and I ate here for a special dinner for my birthday and filled up on appetizers and small plates, including pumpkin hummus, quark..."
Katie Trinter
"Incredible food, drinks, bourbon selection, extremely knowledgeable and professional wait staff. I can't wait to go back again and again to try the..."
Andrew Sturtevant
"Barred owl is my new favorite restaurant. My waiter Greg was excellent and the 99 day aged steak is the best steak in..."
Adam Prosser
"High quality food, high quality service, high quality atmosphere! Encourage you to sit at the breathtaking bar and enjoy the art of the bar/drinks,..."
Hannah Jo Schaefferkoetter-Snitker
"It's hard to keep me away from this place. Excellent bar, fantastic staff, delicious food. I don't want to go anywhere else,..."
Lindsey Spratt
"The atmosphere & food were excellent. The pork chop was amazing & the shrimp & grits my wife had were as well. Highly recommended. Will definitely be..."
Brian D. Lindsey
"What an awesome place that Columbia needed. Great drinks, food and service. Greg was a great..."
Jayne Wright
"Food was fresh and fantastic. Our server took time to understand our taste. Recommendations were spot..."
Julie Whitaker
"Highly recommend!!! Food was delicious, service was outstanding, and atmosphere was really..."
Kaley Ash
"What a great experience. Took my son here after the Mizzou game and everything was outstanding from the cheese plate, ribs, steak and topped off with..."
Eric Schmidt
"The quality of the meat is top notch & the knowledgeable, service-oriented staff make you feel right at home. It's so great to know where your meat..."
Crystal Morris
"I’d like to say thank you to Devin, my waiter, for amazing customer service. Your recommendations were spot on. If you can appreciate talent,..."
Michael Pattrin