Holiday Dining


Note: Please call each restaurant to verify information below before you head there.


Twisted Spur Brewing

803.764.0203 | 705 Gervais Streetdam-big-maine-oysters

Twisted Spur Brewing is a West Coast style brewpub that focuses on fresh unique food options and house made beers. They have recently updated all of their menus; brunch, lunch, and dinner! They now have half sizes of some of their most popular appetizers, like Tuna Pineapple Nachos, Soda City Market Dip, and Brewhouse Chips. They have also added an Oyster Po’ Boy to the lunch menu as well as a few other brand new additions to the dinner menu. Twisted Spur’s menu changes seasonally, to provide the freshest ingredients for each season. They will be closing at 8pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day. Typically open normal hours on New Years Eve and New Years Day.

They are creating seasonal cocktails every Monday and run them until that Sunday. They have done House Made Cranberry Puree Margarita’s, Apple Cider Old Fashioned’s with a cinnamon sugar rim, Creme Brûlée Martini’s and many more. They are also distributing their beer to local places, so be on the look out for it or request it from your draft beer destinations. Visit their website here.

East Bay Deli

East Bay Deli

1426 Main Street & 108 Sunset Court

The holidays can be so busy, who has time to cook? Stop in to East Bay Deli while out shopping and try one of their winter specials or order online from their main menu and take-out or have it delivered (limited delivery area, see website for details). Try these delicious specials available now until February: Bratwurst, Tuscan Turkey, Chicken Parmesan Sandwich, Meatball Sub and Wild Roast Beef. They will be closed on Christmas Day and may have abbreviated hours on other days around the holidays, but more info. on hours to come soon! Visit their website here.


Ruth’s Chris Steak House

803.212.6666 | 924-A Senate Street at the Hilton Columbia Center

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is the perfect place to eat, drink and be merry this holiday season.

THANKSGIVING DAY: Take the stress out of hosting your Thanksgiving gathering. Celebrate the season at Ruth’s Chris and enjoy our award-winning dinner menu or savor a traditional turkey feast. Multi-course Thanksgiving dinner $39.95/adult and $12.95/child. Columbia restaurant is open 11am – 10pm Thanksgiving Day. Full menu details online.

SIDES TO GO: Offering select signature Sides to Go, Ruth’s Chris makes preparing a mouthwatering home-style Thanksgiving dinner simple.  Enjoy Ruth’s original recipe creamed spinach, velvety mashed potatoes with hints of roasted garlic or the classic sweet potato casserole topped with a crunchy pecan-brown sugar crust.  Each side dish is $29.95 and generously serves 10-12. Sides to go are available for pick-up November 16 through November 22.  Orders can be placed online or by calling the restaurant directly, 803.212.6666, at least 48 hours in advance of desired pick-up.


Friday, November 24, 2017 10am – 6pm

Valid for in-restaurant gift card purchases only. $100 gift cards sold for $80/each, limit 10 per person.


Thanksgiving Day: 11am – 10pm
Christmas Eve: 11am – 10pm
Christmas Day: 11am – 10pm
New Year’s Eve: 11am – 12 midnight
New Year’s Day: 11am – 10pm

Craft and Draft

803.764.2575 | 2706 Devine Street

Craft and Draft is Columbia’s premier craft beer store and growler shop! Sample a beer or drink a few pints (yes, you can consume beer here) from one of our twelve taps that continually feature premier craft beers from all over the country as well as local favorites from here in the Carolina’s! Fill as many growlers as you want, or take home a variety of beers featured in our inventory of six packs, big bottles and cans! Are you hosting a holiday party? We now offer off-premise beer and wine services! Contact them today at 803-764-2575 for details! They have two fun events coming up:

Thursday, November 2nd: Craft and Draft will be featuring Legal Remedy Brewery (from Rock Hill) from 4pm – close. They will be featuring 4 new seasonal beers, including a maple-bacon stout called “Malice Maple Bacon Russian Imperial Stout.”

Thursday, November 9th: Craft and Draft will have a variety of specials on November 9th (Devine Night Out!), plus they will be featuring an all-Columbia beer lineup, 10% off merchandise and growler fills, and an “Early Bird Happy Hour” where every beer is $1 off before 5pm.

Visit their website here.

Liberty Taproom & Grill in the Vista

803.461.4677 | 828 Gervais Street liberty-tap-room-9-monday-special

Liberty means many things to many different people. It is a celebration of the great American farmer and the rich bounty he puts on our tables. It is a celebration of America’s melting pot of rich ethnic cooking styles. It is a celebration of the resurgence of the “handcrafted-brewing” style of the pre-prohibition small American brewery. It is a celebration of life, family and the pursuit of happiness. So bring them your hungry, your thirsty and fun-loving, they’ll send you home refreshed and fulfilled this holiday season! Website Here!

The Casual Pint

The Casual Pint Craft BeerMarket, offers a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere much like a coffee shop, with a focus on Craft Beer. Our expert “Beer-tenders” can serve up Craft Beer by the pint from our tap wall, by the can or by the bottle to enjoy in our store. You can grab your beer to go with Growler Fills, Mix-A-Six Packs out of our bottle & can cooler or packaged beer off the dry shelves. Kegs are also available for those special occasions. The Casual Pint is the perfect place to stop in and unwind during the holidays! Website here.

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803.799.VINE (8463) | 620-A Gervais Street

Need a break from all the shopping and hub-bub? Now at everyone’s favorite Mediterranean-inspired wine and tapas bar, you can get your wine and cheese on with a great deal! Every Wednesday, starting at 5:30pm try FOUR wines and a small plate for just $10. If you have friends and family in town, G&V is the perfect place to impress them, with its Mediterranean-inspired hot and cold tapas selections, pizzas from their 700° stone oven, wide selection of wine, craft beers and top-shelf spirits, and lively bar.

Saturday, December 9th: Sip, Shop & Snack at G&V from 3pm – 6pm! There will be an incredible line up of Creative Columbia Artists that will WOW you with their amazing art and it’s all for sale! They will begin at 3pm and stay until serving of the wine & tapas. This is a great opportunity to start or finish your gift list. Support local! Visit their website here.

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Crêpes et Croissants

803.462.4779 | 1465 Sumter Street

DSC_0267Their menu is amazing from their Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich to various crepes such as Paris, Turkey, and Norway. Laurent, owner of Crêpes et Croissants, came from his native France to bring his Master Crêpe Maker’s “Savoir Faire” to the South, so don’t miss out this special, holiday season. You deserve the best pastries, croissants, and crepes that they have to offer, as you step into this busy holiday season.  Website here.



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Liberty on the Lake

803.667.9715 | 1602 Marina Road, Irmo

DSC_3837Located just 30 minutes from downtown Columbia on the sunny shores of Lake Murray in Irmo, SC Liberty Tap Room is an upscale casual dining restaurant serving traditional American cuisine with a twist in a fun, modern atmosphere. Enjoy our elevated outdoor seating for killer views of the lake, just in time for boating season!

Liberty Tap Room specializes in all-American food made from the freshest ingredients, like our Certified Angus Beef® burgers, juicy steaks, and fresh-baked pizzas. Stop by with the whole family for dinner! Website Here!

Pearlz Oyster Bar


803.661.7741 | 936 Gervais Street

Pearlz Oyster Bar is a fun, eclectic restaurant serving the best in fresh seafood, including an assorted mix of raw shellfish, local seafood, Lowcountry recipes and regional favorites. The raw bar offers a variety of Lowcountry and Gulf oysters as well as specialty oysters, in addition to fresh seasonal shellfish. A full-service bar providing cold beers and unique, refreshing cocktails serves as the epicenter of the restaurants lively environment. Enjoy your time this holiday season at Pearlz. Website here.

Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe

803.550.9979 | 930 Gervais Street kaminskys-dessert-cafe4

For your special occasion this year visit Kaminsky’s and enjoy the dreamiest and most delicious desserts Columbia ever did see. If it were up to us we would direct Santa to stop here for the best cookies in Columbia, but he tends to be pretty busy this time of year. We know it’s a busy time of year with the hustle and the bustle of the season right at your heels, but slow down and savor each bite that you try at Kaminsky’s one delicious moment at a time. Good coffee, great cakes (for your holiday party?), yummy pies, amazing cookies, even more amazing holiday martinis and wonderful ‘adult’ milkshakes. Website here.

Solstice Kitchen

803.788.6966 | 841 Sparkleberry Lane #4Solstice Kitchen

Their cuisine can be labeled many things, but it is most definitely seasonal. Their service is professional, yet far from stuffy and their décor is modern, yet simple. Plus, Solstice Kitchen boasts an extensive wine list for you wine lovers. Click here to view their menu. Call them at 803.788.6966 to make a reservation. Website here.

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse

Best of Rioz803.708.3151 | 410 Columbiana Drive

Rioz is the perfect place for family and friend gatherings this holiday season. Deliciousness is an understatement when it comes to all of the mouthwatering meat options that Brazilian cowboys bring around to the tables for your taste buds’ satisfaction. An authentic Brazilian steakhouse that you don’t want to miss this holiday season. Website here.

New Years Day Celebration: $20.18 Dinner Buffet (opening at 5pm)

Cellar on Greene

803.343.3303 | 2001 Greene Street

You know something really great about Cellar on Greene? They don’t take reservations! So, if you are flexible and want to arrive with your party in your own time, or if your dinner plans are somewhat last minute — then this is the place for you!

Their December Giant Wine Sale & Tastings will actually be held EVERY single Saturday

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in December leading up to Christmas: Saturday, December 5, December 12, and December 19 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM don’t miss tasting over 30 new wines with them! The cost is $5 per person, waived with a two bottle purchase.

During normal business hours Cellar on Greene is a wine retail shop, with hundreds of wines from around the world! Then at 5pm they offer a full menu of snacks, pizzas, small plates and desserts all perfect for sharing and a nightly three-course menu for $27. Website Here!


Mr. Friendly’s

803.254.7828 | 2001 Greene Street
Mr. Friendly’s has been a dining institution in mr-friendlysColumbia for almost 20 years! They serve New Southern Cuisine in a sophisticated, yet casual environment using only the freshest ingredients and simple preparations. Check out their fresh fish and seafood specials, innovative meat, poultry, and wild game dishes, extensive wine list and wide variety of craft beer, small batch Bourbon, flavored Vodkas and single-malt Scotch. Website here.

Tombo Grille

 803.782.9665 | 4517 Forest Drive tombo-grille

Reservations are recommended because who doesn’t love this neighborhood restaurant in Columbia? They serve only the freshest of foods and are sure to set your taste buds ablaze this November! Also check out their dinner specials which change nightly, as do their featured beers and wines. Tombo boasts the largest half-bottle wine list in Columbia, with something for everyone and every occasion. Need a lunchtime event catered during the holidays? Tombo offers family-style lunchtime catering, with customized menu options available. And if you’re looking for a great gift for the foodie in your life, they’ll love a Tombo Grille gift certificate! Website Here!

Little Pigs BBQ

Little Pigs BBQ

803.788.8238 | 4927 Alpine Road Little Pigs.jpg

Need to cater your Thanksgiving or Christmas event? Little Pigs offers a wide array of food options for your special occasion! Call their Catering Hotline at 803-318-6682 and they will work with you to come up with the ideal menu for your event.

They will be closed Sunday, December 24th, plus Monday and Tuesday are their regular days to be closed (so Little Pigs BBQ will be closed 12/24/2017 – 12/26/2017). Website here.

Swamp Cabbage Brewery

803.939.2589 | 921 Brookwood DriveSwamp Cabbage Brewing

Enjoy a board game with a cold pint at Swamp Cabbage this holiday season. No matter what pleases your palate, they have what your glass needs. From light to hoppy, crisp to full-bodied – and everything in between – our beers run the gamut and you are bound to find something that satisfies and delights your taste buds. Website Here!

Main Street Public House

803.834.3409 | 1556 Main Street

Located on the corner of Main Street and Taylor sits the Main Street Public House. DSC_0362Specializing in refined casual cuisine with quality NY style pizza, the Main Street Public House is open 7 days a week serving lunch, dinner as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Their chef sources the freshest ingredients available that are seasonal and local whenever possible, plus they have a rustic bar that serves up hand crafted cocktails, unique wines and a wide variety of quality brews on tap. Later in the evening the Main Street Public House transforms from restaurant to a more festive environment with live music  from regional musicians and DJ’s. MSPH is the perfect retreat for holiday business. Website here.

Good Life Cafe

803.726.2310 | 1614 Main Street 

From the moment you enter Good Life Café, you are encompassed with an inviting DSC_0264atmosphere, full of life and energy! They are one of the only organic, raw, vegan restaurants in Columbia, SC, so be true to stop by and experience for yourself what raw food can do for you this holiday season. Share health with your friends and give them a gift certificate to Good Life Café or let them cater your next holiday event. Guests may also host private parties at Good Life Café. Call today to book your event! Website here.

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