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100 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7540
+1 803-791-3443
17:00 - 22:00
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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hands down the best meal you will find in the Midlands. The appetizers, entrees, and desserts were the bomb. Lamb Mac is a must have and the local ingredients used in most all of the entrees made it feel like a really special experience.

Thank James W
Columbia, SC
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208 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fresh, fresh ingredients that are very well prepared. Steak was very tender and had excellent flavor. The tile fish was cooked perfect without being dry. Don't pass on the fried green tomatoes - crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. Be sure to save room for dessert. I didn't but the desserts looked outstanding. The by-the-glass wine selection could... More 

Thank PJL_SC
Lexington, South Carolina
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Not sure why it took us so long to try Terra, but I'm glad we finally did. The service was outstanding. Our server suggested a fabulous appetizer when we couldn't decide what to choose. Excellent wine list as well. And someone who I assume was the manager checked on us twice. Can't wait to return!

Thank mingoleger
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A Tuesday night 7 pm. I drove looking for a great meal. Everything on paper looks good I am sure it has an awesome following obviously from the business they are doing well. However parking there was worse then terrible. Only stupid spot I could find on my own was permanently saved for the owner. And when I thought I... More 

1 Thank Walter S
Columbia, South Carolina
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Columbia! The food is wonderful--- lamb mac and cheese is a real winner. Tonight's She-crab bisque was also a great treat. Grilled Carolina mountain trout was a superb 2nd course and the caramel pot de creme finished a delightful dining experience. The service is always top notch here. Decor is modern but the exposed... More 

Thank Pamela Y
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We are always, always delighted with our dinners at Terra. The menu is carefully planned and updated to reflect seasonal and local items. Mike Davis (chef/owner) is always at the helm of his well run kitchen, popping out from time to time to check in with the guests. The wait staff and bar staff are organized, efficient and well versed... More 

Thank Bethwoff
Columbia, South Carolina
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183 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Took a chance on just showing up at Terra, mistake!!!! Fully booked, but as we turned away and headed out the door, the manager said, "Come back, we'll move things around and find a place!" We had all eaten a rather late lunch so we worked on three appetizers and two wood fired pizzas plus cocktails and wine. Delicious!!! Served... More 

1 Thank David R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The food is prepared expertly(Chef Mike is a James Beard winner) his vegetables as accompaniment could be the focal point. Their specials are always delicious-the pork chop is usually a heritage pork, seasoned beautifully and cooked perfectly. They know how to cook fish-moist, never overdone! The thin crust pizza is cooked in an Italian pizza oven which is lovely to... More 

1 Thank Birdlane
Fort Wright, Kentucky
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My granddaughter, a USC freshman, and I had a wonderful dinner here the night of the game with UT. She had the cod and I catfish. Both dishes were excellent. Our server was knowledgeable, selling me on the catfish, something I don't normally eat. We enjoyed the ambience and the view of Columbia out the large front window.

1 Thank GramsD
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I took my team for dinner here on the recommendation of several locals. This chef owned restaurant has done everything right - from the comfortable (and not too loud) room to the bartender who knows his customers by name to the friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff - all very well done. And the food doesn't disappoint. The menu is full of... More 

1 Thank Kmmanri

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7540
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-791-3443

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?