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 will be open Christmas Eve from 10am – 8pm as well as regular hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day. Enjoy!

Twisted Spur Brewing

Old Mill Brewpub

803.785.2337 | 711 E Main Street, Lexington

old-mill-brewpub-2Old Mill Brewpub offers inside and outside seating, lunch, dinner, amazing drinks — they’ve got you covered! Gather together and head on over to the best restaurant in Lexington to celebrate Thanksgiving! They will serve a traditional turkey dinner plate (mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, turkey) from 11am to 5pm. Yum!

They will also be open on Christmas Eve and will have a special late night menu. Enjoy Christmas drink + beer specials 11am – 5pm. Additionally, Old Mill Brewpub will be open on New Year’s Eve during regular hours and will have food specials. More details to come, so check back.


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. Whether you are looking to indulge in a winter feast with bone-in steaks and seafood selections from our award-winning dinner menu, cheers with friends or co-workers during our daily happy hour or host a festive holiday celebration in one of our private dining rooms, Ruth’s Chris is here to help make your holidays a little happier. Make your online reservations here!

And don’t forget about Ruth’s Holiday Sides to Go! Enjoy Ruth’s original recipe creamed spinach, velvety mashed potatoes or silky sweet potato casserole topped with a crunchy pecan-brown sugar crust.  Each side dish is $29.95 and generously serves 10-12 people. Sides to go are available for pickup through December 24 (no pickups on Christmas Day). All orders must be placed online or by calling the restaurant directly at least 48 hours in advance of desired pickup.

Holiday Hours: 

Christmas Eve: 11 AM – 11 PM | Christmas Day: 11 AM – 10 PM | New Year’s Eve: 11 AM – Midnight | New Year’s Day: 11 AM – 10 PM

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!

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: 11am – 4pm | Christmas Day: Closed | Open New Years Eve and New Years Day during regular hours

*Have fun ringing in the New Year at Liberty, as they will feature party drink specials and may even have a DJ rocking the place!

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

Need a break from all the shopping and hub-bub?  Why not break at G&V, where you can relax on Wednesdays for their drop-in wine tastings? From 5:30 – 7pm, you can enjoy 4 wine-tastings and a nice little cheese plate for just 8 bucks! 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.

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: Closed | Christmas Day: Closed | New Year’s Eve: Open regular hours | New Year’s Day and January 2: Closed

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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 Wales. 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.

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM | Christmas Day: Closed | New Years Eve: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


803.931.0700 | 807 Gervais St #103

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SakiTumi is one of the only restaurants in the Columbia area that receives fresh fish almost every single day of the week. Try their fresh, #1 blue fin tuna, delivered daily. SakiTumi is also a great low key place to hang out over the holidays. Especially on New Years Eve!

Enjoy delicious food with great discounts and enjoy watching the ball drop on one of their 4 large, flat screen televisions. They are sure to have an excellent champagne special and don’t forget about their awesome Thursday night supper special: 50 cent Sushi “by the piece” & $3 Pints! Choose from Cali, Philly or Spicy Salmon and wash them down with any one of their 12 import/craft brew pints.

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: Closed | Christmas day: Closed | New Years Eve: open regular hours (bar open later) | New Years Day: Closed

Join SakiTumi for a great dinner and champagne specials on New Years Eve! They’ll of course have the football games on the TV’s behind the bar, so it’s sure to be a fun time!

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!

With 48 beers on tap, including our own line of microbrews, we have a brew to satisfy even the pickiest of beer snobs.

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!

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. | Christmas Day: closed | New Years Eve & New Years Day regular hours

HuHot Mongolian Grill

803.407.3868 | 1260 A-8 Bower Pkwy

Dining at HuHot is unlike any experience in huhot-food-picColumbia, as you pick what goes into your bowl and then they grill it for you…while you watch! Take a bowl, fill it with your choice of meats, seafood, noodles, and veggies from their food line, pour on 5-6 ladles of their signature and create-your-own sauces (they have a lot to choose from), and then take it to the grill and watch one of their skilled grill warriors cook your meal. Finish it off with your favorite toppings! Dine at HuHot during the holidays for a special dining experience!

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: open – 4pm | Christmas Day: Closed | New Years Eve: open – 8pm | New Years Day: Open reg. hours

Pearlz Oyster Bar

803.661.7741 | 936 Gervais Street

Pearlz Oyster Bar features an assorted mix of raw shellfish, local seafood, Lowcountry pearlz-oyster-shootersrecipes and regional favorites. Their raw bar offers a variety of oysters and fresh seasonal selections. Ring in the New Year with Pearlz! Enjoy New Year’s Eve Dinner Specials, music by DJ Jade beginning at 10pm in the Upstairz Lounge and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight!
Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve: 12noon – 9pm | Christmas Day: Closed | New Years Eve: 12pm – 2am, live music + Champagne Toasting | New Years Day: 12pm – 12am


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.

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: 5pm – 9pm | Christmas Day: Closed | New Year’s Eve: coming soon | New Year’s Day: Closed


Twin Peaks

803.602.3667 | 600 Gervais Street new-menu-item-salad

Welcome to your mountain lodge getaway! Twin Peaks offers hearty made-from-scratch comfort food, draft beer served at a teeth-chattering 29 degrees and all the best sports on TV shown on high-definition flat screens. All of this is served by their friendly and attentive Twin Peaks Girls, offering their signature “Girl Next Door” charisma and playful personalities to ensure that your adventure happens at the Peaks. Twin Peaks is your ultimate sports lodge!

Holiday Hours:

 Christmas Eve: Open 11am – 8pm | Christmas Day: Closed | New Years Eve: Open 11am – 2pm | New Years Day: 11am – midnight

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.

Holiday Hours:

Closed: December 24 – December 26 | Open New Years Eve: Regular Hours| Closed: New Years Day

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. Also don’t miss their After Christmas Day Special on Monday, December 26th! $34.95 –> $26.95 Dinner Buffet! Taking reservations! Open their doors at 5pm. Additionally, celebrate New Year’s Eve with them! Taking reservations for this too and they’ll open at 4pm. Enjoy!

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: 4pm – 10pm | Christmas Day: Closed | New Years Eve: Open at 4pm | New Years Day: Open at 4pm


Grill Marks

803.661.8932 | 711 Gervais Street

Located in the Vista, Grill Marks is a sophisticated burger joint with a full service bar grill-marks-burger1and house-made milkshakes. You will love their Burgers and UnBurgers. All Grill Marks burgers are freshly ground from a custom blend of only the finest 100% Certified Angus Beef. Try the Hot Mess Burger, which includes two beef patties, a grilled hot dog, chili, cheddar, swiss, American applewood smoked bacon, onion straws, fried pickle, lettuce, and tomato. We’d love to see someone try to take a bite out of that monster! Or try the Hawaiian Punch burger: grilled pineapple, bacon, pepper jack cheese, jalapeño pesto, lettuce, and tomato. Let’s get tropical! Choose from over ten burgers – ALL #mouthwatering…you can’t go wrong. View their ENTIRE menu here!! It will leave your taste buds forcing you to visit asap. This is the perfect place to visit during the holiday rush because every bite is well worth it. Season’s Eatings! Give the gift of Grill Marks this season!

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: closed after lunch (2pm) | Christmas Day: Closed | New Years Eve and New Years Day open with regular hours

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 $22.

Holiday Hours:

Closed: December 24 – December 26 | Open New Years Eve: Regular Hours| Closed: New Years Day

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Sato Japanese Steak & Sushi House

803.782.1064 | 1999 N. Beltline Boulevard

Are you tired of having the same old boring dinner? During the holidays are you looking to sato-sushi-dishmix things up a bit? Why not try SATO’s fully stocked sushi bar! Their sushi bar displays a wide selection of delicious options. They say whether you are new to sushi or you’re a sushi expert, you will love their sushi bar — see if they’re right. For beginners, their sushi bar offers a large selection of sushi, so you can try different kinds to discover your favorites. They have the most popular sushi as well as unique sushi you will only find here. Between their extensive menu (for you non-sushi folks too!) and their amiable, professional staff, they will be sure to make your experience as enjoyable as possible this holiday season.

They use fresh ingredients, mixed with delectable sauces and seasonings that create a one of a kind meal that is sure to please. Yes please! For your next holiday event or holiday get together, keep their banquet room in mind also. No matter the size of the group, they can help. Call (803) 782-1064 for availability.

Holiday Hours: Open Christmas Eve 11:30am – 2pm, 5pm – 9:30pm. Closed on Christmas Day. | Normal hours New Years Eve & New Years Day

Rosso Trattoria Italia

803.787.3949 | 4840 Forest Drive rossos-mussels

Planning a dinner, cocktail party or private affair for the holidays? Let Rosso accommodate your event at their private loft at 701 Whaley Street, and have your meal prepared by one of their Chefs. The restaurant, with its refined, enjoyable atmosphere, is also available for private luncheons, bridal showers, business lunches or brunch. Rosso can also cater a lunch, brunch or dinner party at your home, business office or venue of your choice. Rosso’s annual gift card promotion: For every $100 dollars you spend you will receive a free $10 gift card. Great for stocking stuffers or company giveaways! Also, as you shop around Trenholm plaza, keep your receipt from the current day and stop in to enjoy a discounted glass of wine.

Rosso’s Christmas Eve menu 2016 has been set. Enjoy an array of appetizers and entrees from grilled sea scallops, pan seared Salmon, to Shrimp and Polenta! Will be open Christmas Eve at 5pm with a last seating at 8:30pm. Call 803.787.3949 for reservations.

Holiday Hours: Open Christmas Eve 5pm with a last seating at 8:30pm. Enjoy a special menu that will include some of the Rosso favorites. Call for reservations: 803.787.3949.

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Moriarty’s Irish Pub

803.888.6462 | 902 – B Gervais Streetguinness-beer

Moriarty’s Irish Pub not only serves amazing burgers and has a varied menu that includes Appetizers, Salads and Sandwiches, they also offer delicious Gaelic Fare including favorites like Gaelic and Guiness Stew, Cottage Pie, Highland Poached then Grilled Bangers and Mash, and the like. Like the burgers, everything is made-from-scratch, in-house (including their Corned Beef!). A great place to watch your team and get your food and drink on!

Holiday Hours: Coming Soon!

City Bar Martinis & Fondue

803.764.6125 | 700 Gervais Street 

city-bar-fondueshotAt City Bar, they believe that a night for celebration can be any night! The food and beverage menus have been created to focus on the traditional French approach combined with new Southern flair. Special occasions are made even more special at City Bar, with specials for birthday celebrations and their “Fondue for Two” menu option with cheese fondue appetizer, table-side prepared Caesar salad, entrée selection,
and choice of sweet chocolate fondue for dessert for only $65!

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: Open regular hours | Christmas Day: Closed | New Year’s Eve: Open regular hours | New Year’s Day: Closed


Cock n’ Bull

803.251.4474 | 326 S. Edisto Avenue phillycheese-fries

Located in the heart of Rosewood, the Cock N’ Bull Pub is a British style neighborhood pub. Their friendly warm staff, great food and beer, and their amazing fish & chips every Friday night will make you want to keep coming back for more. Featuring 21 beers on tap including imports and craft beers from around the United States. Check out their Happy Hour specials and delicious brunch menu!

Holiday Hours: Closed Christmas Day, open New Years Eve & New Years Day

Wasabi Japanese Restaurant

803.736.9687 | 4561 Hard Scrabble Road wasabi-sushi-pic

Wasabi can be described in two words: heavenly sushi. Treat yourself this holiday season to some of the best sushi in Columbia! You’ll love their unique selection of sushi creations like the Double Decker Roll, Victoria Secret Roll, Godzilla Roll, Salmon Skin Roll, Jalapeno Popper Roll, Happy Birthday Roll and Bulgogi Roll! Try Wasabi’s other delicious Japanese fare like Hand Rolls, Teishoku Combos and Bento Boxes. Cold outside? Don’t feel like cooking? Get sushi delivered right to your door from Wasabi with!


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.

Holiday Hours:

Closed: December 24 – December 26 | Open New Years Eve: Regular Hours| Closed: New Years Day

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 December! They will have a special menu for Christmas Eve, so don’t miss it. 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!

Holiday Hours: coming soon!

Little Pigs BBQ

Little Pigs BBQ

803.788.8238 | 4927 Alpine Road Little Pigs.jpg

Open on Christmas Eve until 2pm and will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day during regular business hours. 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.