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1214 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
+1 803-403-1404
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“boudin balls” (25 reviews)
“etouffee” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1214 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner this week with my wife and granddaughter at one of my new favorite places.....Bourbon! The food....the service...and the bourbon selection were outstanding! It is a small restaurant but has a great atmosphere! The shrimp and steaks were especially flavorful and delicious. I really...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was very tasty! I had the burger and my husband had the etoufee! We had a large crowd and everyone loved their food!

1  Thank Gator-Getter-Girl
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were invited to a lunch date with our long time friends just to hang out and they chose Bourbon because of the delicious sounding brunch menu. Upon arrival we were amazed by the ambience, decor and the fact that we were...More

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HockeyChef, Owner at Bourbon, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

SO sorry you had this experience. With the summer here, we recently had a large turnover of staff as many finished school and moved away. You happened to catch us on a day when the staff was made up of mostly new people trying to...More

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Etouffee with Maker's Mark special select barrel was a perfect combination. Oh my the spirit selections are always outstanding and with the fresh food you can't miss. I have made it a point to stop here for the evening on my way back to Florida...More

Thank Allan M
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Best cocktails in Columbia. Fair warning, I am a whiskey drinker so can only speak to the whiskey cocktails but they are among the best I have had. Food is always excellent and locally sourced. I highly recommend the bounty salad and any pork dish.

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Love this restaurant for both brunch and dinner. Went again today and sat at the bar and had great service and food. My husband loves the etouffee at Bourbon, which is not on the brunch menu. We asked our server if he could get the...More

Thank FranklyTravel
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after the capital tour. Must have the Frankly, My dear ... So good. The food is trendy and delicious. Those hush puppies are a must.

Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I had never had lamb before but the burger was absolutely delicious. The cheese and jam gave it a salty and sweet taste that worked very well. The place is pretty packed inside so you may have to sit beside strangers if you can't get...More

Thank Brittany M
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The meal was excellent. This was my first visit to this establishment. The fish was excellent and the service was excellent. I will definitley return very soon!!

Thank earl l
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Friday night at 7:00 short 25 minute wait. Fun ,historical bar atmosphere. Inconsistant service. Bright and friendly services but various wait times ill ordered items served. Bourbon flights expensive and second level choices. Jalapeno Hush Puppies good, Boudin balls so, so, Etoufee delicious, Bayou Burger...More

1  Thank Peter D
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Amber L
21 August 2016|
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Response from HockeyChef | Property representative |
We have a small step in the front, but also have a handicap accessible entrance in back with ample parking. Just push the security button and they'll raise the gate. If it's in the evening, please call the restaurant upon... More
Tyra R
14 July 2016|
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Response from HockeyChef | Property representative |
Yes, we are a small restaurant, but we can accommodate up to 20 at our communal tables. Although we don't take reservations, with enough notice, we can usually make your wait time very reasonable, even on Friday and Saturday... More
10 January 2015|
Response from Mary Ellen L | Reviewed this property |
I think your question is for the hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1214 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-403-1404
  • E-mail
Bourbon is a whiskey bar and Cajun-Creole kitchen located just off the steps of the South Carolina State Capitol Building. We serve over 350 bourbons and American whiskeys, as well as whiskeys from around the world. We craft classic cocktails using only the best ingredients, and focus our beer taps on local and regional beers. Our kitchen crafts locally-inspired Cajun-Creole cuisine and we pride ourselves on sourcing the best ingredients from our region, working closely with farmers, ranchers and fishermen. We do not take reservations.
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