Highest-rated restaurants in Columbia, according to Tripadvisor

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August 10, 2022
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Highest-rated restaurants in Columbia, according to Tripadvisor

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

What's clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants in Columbia using rankings from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. These restaurants range from fast food powerhouses to local hot spots.

Locals reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven't been to yet.

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#30. Inakaya Japanese Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (114 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 655 Saint Andrews Rd # C, Columbia, SC 29210-5112
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#29. Cantina 76

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (194 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2901A Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205-1841
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#28. Eggs Up Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (149 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2930 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205-1864
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#27. Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (327 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 410 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-1652
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#26. Ruth's Chris Steak House

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (416 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 924A Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201-3158
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#25. Julia's German Stammtisch

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (214 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: German, European
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4341 Fort Jackson Blvd (No longer on Jackson Blvd), Columbia, SC 29205-2145
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#24. Gourmet Shop Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (165 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC 29205-1679
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#23. Oyster Bar Columbia

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (131 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1123 Park St, Columbia, SC 29201-3137
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#22. Liberty Tap Room

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (779 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 828 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3126
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#21. 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
- Price: $
- Address: 818 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
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#20. Pawleys Front Porch

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (705 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 827 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205-1001
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#19. 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
- Price: $
- Address: 1004 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-6102
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#18. Tazza Kitchen Trenholm Plaza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (138 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4840 Forest Dr Suite 20, Columbia, SC 29206-4810
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#17. Cantina 76 Main Street

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (190 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Mexican
- Price: $
- Address: 1301 Main St Corner of Main & Lady St, Columbia, SC 29201-3203
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#16. Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (204 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 900 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3964
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#15. Saluda's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (289 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 751 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC 29205-1647
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#14. 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
- Price: $
- Address: 819 Harden St Colonial Drive., Columbia, SC 29201-4706
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#13. California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,028 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 401 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-4147
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#12. Pearlz Oyster Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (367 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
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#11. Thirsty Fellow Pizzeria and Pub

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (256 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 621 Gadsden St, Columbia, SC 29201-5239
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#10. Blue Marlin

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,502 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
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#9. Midwood Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (315 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 702 Cross Hill Rd, Columbia, SC 29205-2084
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#8. Motor Supply Co. Bistro

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,057 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, International
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 920 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
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#7. Cola's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (552 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121
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#6. Bourbon

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (338 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1214 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
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#5. Mr Friendly's New Southern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (571 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2001 Greene St Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205-1698
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#4. Real Mexico Restaurant Y Tienda

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (415 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $
- Address: 2421 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210-5680
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#3. Alodia's Cucina Italiana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,524 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2736 N Lake Dr Murray Landing Shopping Center, Columbia, SC 29212-8733
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#2. DI Prato's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (402 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Deli
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 342 Pickens St, Columbia, SC 29205-2914
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#1. The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (273 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 2617 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205-2409
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