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Posted: 5/20/2022 1:40:47 PM EDT
List up your favorite places to eat that aren't chains.

Little Pigs in Columbia
Tacos Nyarit on Percival in Columbia
Sarah and Geo's in Ridgeway
Random Tap in Pontiac (yes it's a bar, but the food is good)
Hwy 1 Cafe in Cassatt
Grocery Express in Winnsboro
Link Posted: 5/20/2022 1:54:17 PM EDT
[#1]
Stanton's BBQ and Fish Camp in Gibson. You can fly in as they have a public grass airport.
Link Posted: 5/20/2022 2:28:17 PM EDT
[#2]
Giant Food World / AKA Piggly Wiggly, Neeses
Janette's Super Burger, Georgetown
The Country Cupboard, Barnwell
Healing Springs Country Store, Blackville
Howards, Monks Corner
Link Posted: 5/20/2022 2:53:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 57plymouth:
List up your favorite places to eat that aren't chains.

Little Pigs in Columbia
Tacos Nyarit on Percival in Columbia
Sarah and Geo's in Ridgeway
Random Tap in Pontiac (yes it's a bar, but the food is good)
Hwy 1 Cafe in Cassatt
Grocery Express in Winnsboro
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Came in here to recommend Hwy 1.  Thursday buffet has some of the best fried pork chops I've ever had.


Another fantastic fried pork chop is from Korner Shak in Sumter and you can get them made to order any day of the week.
Link Posted: 5/20/2022 3:19:36 PM EDT
[#4]
Originally Posted By 57plymouth:
List up your favorite places to eat that aren't chains.

Little Pigs in Columbia
Tacos Nyarit on Percival in Columbia
Sarah and Geo's in Ridgeway
Random Tap in Pontiac (yes it's a bar, but the food is good)
Hwy 1 Cafe in Cassatt
Grocery Express in Winnsboro
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If you like Tacos Nyarit (their taco truck is good too but the prices have jumped up), give Taqueria Guadalajara on Decker a shot.  For Korean try Seoul Restaurant (you can park in the back and there's an entrance) and also Arirang.  I usually hit one one of them when I'm in that area.      

Link Posted: 5/20/2022 4:02:43 PM EDT
[#5]
Ike’s in Spartanburg for a great burger and fries
Link Posted: 5/20/2022 4:28:13 PM EDT
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Just ate at a gas station/greasy spoon at Beaver Creek on the Camden side of Lake Wateree last week.  Yum!
Link Posted: 5/20/2022 4:43:06 PM EDT
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Is the Beacon any good since it's changed owner's?  I haven't been since the old owner sold it.
Link Posted: 5/20/2022 7:01:36 PM EDT
[#8]
SOB-Sumter Original Brewery

J O'Grady's across the street

Mill Pond Restaurant on HW261, near Camden (great steaks and sides but $$$)

Link Posted: 5/20/2022 7:38:01 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/21/2022 10:14:08 AM EDT
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Giant Food World / AKA Piggly Wiggly, Neeses
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I've eaten there although it was back around 2007. Was part of a route sales job. Good stuff.
Link Posted: 5/21/2022 10:16:43 AM EDT
[#11]
Originally Posted By 57plymouth:
List up your favorite places to eat that aren't chains.


Hwy 1 Cafe in Cassatt
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Absolutely. I wonder if they still have the BBQ buffet on Fridays.

@BubbaShootz we need to do this place sometime. Seriously.
Link Posted: 5/21/2022 10:20:51 AM EDT
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Columbia:

Egg Roll Chen (almost next to Whole Foods on Devine/Ft. Jackson Blvd.) Inexpensive Asian large portions interesting clientele mix.

and as mentioned last night, Mack's Cash Grocery on Laurel across the street from the main fire station.

Doc's BBQ on Shop Road. Always enjoyable but it sucks that they're not open on Saturdays anymore.

Link Posted: 5/21/2022 10:59:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: MitchbSC] [#13]
Farm Boys BBQ Chapin.  https://www.farmboysbbq.com/

I hadn't been there in years.  Hit it couple weeks ago, and they still rock.

Duh.  ETA.  Blue Flour Bakery in Irmo.  https://blueflour.com/

Dubble duh.  ETA2.  https://thebritishbulldogpub.com/ for when you need something other than beer and liquor with your beer and liquor.  Food's decent.  The BBP does an OK job at being an "authentic" neighborhood Brit-fag soccer pub in one of the most expensive strip mall properties in the Columbia area.  So many strip mall pub places are soulless, corporate-run, suburban Irish Cracker Barrels with knick-knacks on the wall and beer.  I am looking at you Columbus OH and Raleigh NC.
Link Posted: 5/21/2022 11:41:50 AM EDT
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Farm Boys BBQ Chapin.  https://www.farmboysbbq.com/
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They have both a lunch AND a dinner buffet.

LOL looking at the menu and under the listing for "Salad" it says "Currently Unavailable". That's probably because the last time anyone who ate there who requested a salad was oh, I don't know, never.
Link Posted: 5/21/2022 11:44:53 AM EDT
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Eastover (sort of): Mr. Bunky's
Link Posted: 5/21/2022 11:47:47 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ThePontificator:


They have both a lunch AND a dinner buffet.

LOL looking at the menu and under the listing for "Salad" it says "Currently Unavailable". That's probably because the last time anyone who ate there who requested a salad was oh, I don't know, never.
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Originally Posted By MitchbSC:
Farm Boys BBQ Chapin.  https://www.farmboysbbq.com/


They have both a lunch AND a dinner buffet.

LOL looking at the menu and under the listing for "Salad" it says "Currently Unavailable". That's probably because the last time anyone who ate there who requested a salad was oh, I don't know, never.

Oh yeah, the salad bar was gone when I went to Farm Boys last month.  I think it was a victim of Covid.  But in its place, they installed a fridge for desserts.  No more worries about flies ever landing on my 'nanner puddin'.  
Link Posted: 5/21/2022 12:48:07 PM EDT
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That's a raisin and not a fly.
Link Posted: 5/21/2022 2:41:17 PM EDT
[#18]
Yummy!
Link Posted: 5/21/2022 5:14:51 PM EDT
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Eastover (sort of): Mr. Bunky's
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Every time I pass this place on the way up to visit my mother, I think to myself that I need to stop, but when I am on my way back I am always stuck in the left lane racing the other people trying to get away from Columbia.
Link Posted: 5/22/2022 1:54:20 AM EDT
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J's Corner, Bluff at Rosewood. Awesome food, relaxed atmosphere.
Link Posted: 5/22/2022 1:55:22 AM EDT
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Every time I pass this place on the way up to visit my mother, I think to myself that I need to stop, but when I am on my way back I am always stuck in the left lane racing the other people trying to get away from Columbia.
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Originally Posted By fulminate:
Originally Posted By ThePontificator:
Eastover (sort of): Mr. Bunky's


Every time I pass this place on the way up to visit my mother, I think to myself that I need to stop, but when I am on my way back I am always stuck in the left lane racing the other people trying to get away from Columbia.


Ah, back in my misspent youth breakfast at Bunky's was how we started the day.
Link Posted: 5/22/2022 6:42:47 AM EDT
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Tiki Taco on Old Trolley Rd in Summerville. This is the indoor location in a strip mall near Allied Arms' new location.

The street tacos are on par with any Mexican joint serving the same but what puts them on another level are the house salsas they serve on the side. Complex and very spicy both red and green.
Link Posted: 5/22/2022 6:48:12 AM EDT
[#23]
Columbia/West Columbia: Zesto. 'nuff said.
Link Posted: 5/22/2022 7:34:14 AM EDT
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Yes.  Good stuff.  Grab some sausage from the meat counter while you're there too!
Link Posted: 5/22/2022 12:09:49 PM EDT
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Libby's in Lexington.

Compton's Kitchen on D Ave, West Columbia, Sc (B'fast and Lunch only)

Hite's Barbecue, Dreher Rd, West Columbia - (carry out only)

The Purple Hull in North Augusta, SC

Park Row Market on the square in Edgefield

Tito's Italian Rest. on North Pleasantburg, Greenville, SC

ETA:

Graham's Landing in Murrells Inlet

The Southside Grill in Garden City Beach


Link Posted: 5/22/2022 8:22:57 PM EDT
[#26]
Greenville SC
Jamaica Mi Irie.   The jerk pork is amazing

Guacamole Mexican Grill Greer SC
Tacos alambre   Beef and jalapeño bacon

Flatrock Wood Room Hendersonville NC
Basically everything is awesome


I’ll think of others
Link Posted: 5/23/2022 8:08:51 PM EDT
[#27]
Bernie’s fried chicken on Bluff Rd.
Link Posted: 5/24/2022 8:19:25 AM EDT
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Hwy 1 Cafe in Cassat is reporting that they have been experiencing chronic Internet/telephone issues that AT&T has not been able to pinpoint. Techs are supposedly being sent out there to fix this issue. In the meantime the restaurant has no phone service, cannot use their Internet connection to post to their website/social media pages and cannot process credit/debit card payments from customers.

Hopefully this will be resolved soon but if you go there anytime soon suggest that you have cash on hand becasue they may no be able to accept plastic.
Link Posted: 5/24/2022 8:38:40 PM EDT
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Not mom and pop but not a big chain.
Just ate at Yee Haw Brewery/ Princes hot chicken

Very cool outdoor space good beer and the orginal Nashville Hot Chicken.   I don’t go downtown Greenville often these days but maybe I’ll go more now
Ten outdoor projector tv was nice
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Link Posted: 5/26/2022 11:54:24 AM EDT
[#30]
When we lived in Columbia, we liked to go to Julia's Stammisch for German food.
Link Posted: 5/26/2022 3:34:49 PM EDT
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When we lived in Columbia, we liked to go to Julia's Stammisch for German food.
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Be aware they only take cash.  No credit cards.
Link Posted: 5/26/2022 3:43:23 PM EDT
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Be aware they only take cash.  No credit cards.
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I think that finally changed?  But their new location is right around the corner from my old home we moved out of last year.  Damned great food!

Edit:  now that I think about it, I think they had an ATM installed at the bar.
Link Posted: 5/26/2022 9:33:46 PM EDT
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I think that finally changed?  But their new location is right around the corner from my old home we moved out of last year.  Damned great food!

Edit:  now that I think about it, I think they had an ATM installed at the bar.
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I have had a lot of schnitzel and beer there!
Link Posted: 5/27/2022 2:07:25 AM EDT
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I have had a lot of schnitzel and beer there!
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I think that finally changed?  But their new location is right around the corner from my old home we moved out of last year.  Damned great food!

Edit:  now that I think about it, I think they had an ATM installed at the bar.


I have had a lot of schnitzel and beer there!

Dangit.  I fought with the Greater Irmo-Chapin Metroplex crew to try that place by Ft Jackson.  I always lost to Gasthaus Zur Elli in Prosperity.
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