Highest-rated cheap eats in Columbia, according to Tripadvisor

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July 22, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Columbia, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Columbia that are listed as "cheap eats" on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. Chicken Salad Chick

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 252-Z Harbison Blvd, Columbia, SC 29212
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#29. Cupcake DownSouth

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (72 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, Cafe
- Address: 1213 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3135
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#28. PDQ Columbia

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (30 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 4456 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205-3612
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#27. Andy's Deli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Deli
- Address: 2005 Greene St, Columbia, SC 29205-1638
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#26. Palmetto Pig

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (96 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 530 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29201-5212
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#25. Drip on Main

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 1441 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-5803
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#24. Crepes et Croissants

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (83 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, French
- Address: 1465 Sumter St, Columbia, SC 29201-2827
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#23. Doc's Barbeque & Southern Buffet

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (83 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1601 Shop Rd, Columbia, SC 29201-4855
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#22. Whig Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (52 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, American
- Address: 1200 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
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#21. Five Guys

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (60 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 931 Senate St. Ste C, Columbia, SC 29201
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#20. Bernie's Restaurant

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 1311 Bluff Rd, Columbia, SC 29201-4807
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#19. Big Boys Original Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Address: 8604 Farrow Rd Ste A, Columbia, SC 29203-9119
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#18. Duck Donuts - Cross Hill Market

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 702 Cross Hill Rd #100b, Columbia, SC 29205
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#17. Sweet Cream Co.

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (71 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 1627 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2817
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#16. Drip

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Cafe
- Address: 729 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC 29205-1647
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#15. No Name Deli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (97 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 2042 Marion St, Columbia, SC 29201-2114
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#14. Compton's Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (145 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 1118 B Ave, West Columbia, SC 29169-6723
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#13. Steve's Classic Burgers

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (71 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 612 Saint Andrews Rd # 7, Columbia, SC 29210-5120
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#12. Blaze Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (91 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Pizza
- Address: 275 Park Terrace Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-3726
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#11. Lizard's Thicket

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (189 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 7411 Nates Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-6452
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#10. A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (68 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites
- Address: 2338 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-1946
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#9. Zesto of West Columbia

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (268 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169-6335
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#8. Lizard's Thicket Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (407 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
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#7. Jason's Deli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (148 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 823 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3167
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#6. Menkoi Ramen House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (103 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Asian
- Address: 1004 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-6102
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#5. Cantina 76 Main Street

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (189 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Mexican
- Address: 1301 Main St Corner of Main & Lady St, Columbia, SC 29201-3203
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#4. Southern Belly BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (238 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Address: 819 Harden St Colonial Drive., Columbia, SC 29201-4706
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#3. Little Pigs BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (642 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 4927 Alpine Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-4056
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#2. Real Mexico Restaurant Y Tienda

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (413 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Address: 2421 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210-5680
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#1. The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (271 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 2617 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205-2409
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