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Old 12-30-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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Default Aggie here, visiting Columbia next week

Howdy,

My name is Ryan and I will be visiting Columbia next week for work.

I will be staying off Gervais near campus and I was wondering what the best food options might be in the area? A quick search led me straight to Pawley's, which looks like a good place to get a burger. I'll be in town 3 days though, so any other good recommendations within walking distance from campus would be helpful. I won't have a car, is it easy to get a taxi around town or do I need to call to set it up?

Also, I'm a bit of a runner. Are they any running trails in the area that would be good to get a couple of miles in?

Anything else in town that I have to do before I leave?

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Old 12-30-2013, 06:52 PM   #2
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Yesterdays. It's right down the road from Pawley's
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:57 PM   #3
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Default Re: Aggie here, visiting Columbia next week

Riverwalk is pretty good for running http://scgreatoutdoors.com/park-west...riverwalk.html
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:59 PM   #4
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Default Re: Aggie here, visiting Columbia next week

Check out the river walk across the gervais bridge on alexander road to run, I think its 2 miles long..You should also check out Liberty's tavern.. It is in the vista across from a Starbucks
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:02 PM   #5
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I'm an Auburn fan, but was in Columbia this year, Sandy's, on Main Street, is pretty good for a hot dog, they have some interesting slaw.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:11 PM   #6
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Hunter Gatherer is a brewery on Main St close to campus. They have good food and beer. My personal favorite restaurant in Columbia is Cantina 76, and they just opened a new one on Main St too.

Usually your best bet is call and set up a cab during the day. In the more populated bar areas at night (Vista and Five Points) you can usually walk up to one or flag one down.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:16 PM   #7
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Default Re: Aggie here, visiting Columbia next week

I'll let someone else chime in on food options - nothing incredibly special, but some pretty decent spots close to where you'll be staying.

As for runs - one of my favorites use to be zigging and zagging around the campus with lots of loops around The Horseshoe (old/main part of campus) thrown in. I've been to College Station - you'll be pleased how much better it looks ;)

Also, try the trails along either side of the Congaree River, accessible just down Gervais. The sections on the far bank are linked better. My single favorite running spot in the area is Susquicentennial Park - but that's a decent cab ride away.
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I was also going to recommend running on campus. Follow the signs to the Horseshoe. The Riverwalk is great but it's a couple miles from where you appear to be staying.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:35 PM   #9
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Just walk through the Vista if you are looking for some good food. The Blue Marlin, Motor Supply, and the Oyster Bar are good spots to hit up.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:41 PM   #10
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Fine dining in the downtown area...Columbias, Motor Supply Company or Blue Marlin in the vista, Saludas or Garibaldis in Five Pts and California Dreaming on campus
Casual dining...Pawleys, Salty Nut, Harpers or Yesterdays in Five Points and Carolina Ale House, Wild Wings or Liberty Tap Room in the Vista
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:15 PM   #11
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Plenty of food options in the Vista off Gervais to keep you satisfied for 3 days.

Waterfront park and the river walk for running is in the same area as well.

Class of 09, the Vista is a good area for you to hang around.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:30 PM   #12
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Tio's Mexican is on Sumter near Pendleton and right across from the Horseshoe. Mellow Mushroom has good beer and pizza on Gervais in the Vista. A surprisingly good ramen noodle joint in same area of Gervais is the Mankoi... very tasty and good lunch prices.

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Good post from everybody about the running trails...
Just make sure the river walk is open. Had tons of rain and they're
Closed at the moment with lots of clean up coming. Hope you
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:12 AM   #14
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As KT mentioned Hunter and Gatherer is a microbrewery and they actually have some really good food. For burgers, I would give Burger Tavern 77 a try over Pawley's. Tons of people like Pawley's but it was never my thing. Garden Bistro is a good lunch place with salads, wraps, and sandwiches off of Assembly St.
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If you're in the mood for Chinese, there's a buffet Blossom St. across from the baseball stadium that has good food for a good price.
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If you're in the mood for Chinese, there's a buffet Blossom St. across from the baseball stadium that has good food for a good price.
This place was a strip club turned cheap Chinese buffet... buyer beware.
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This place was a strip club turned cheap Chinese buffet... buyer beware.
It fills you up though for $8. Not the most glamarous place, but good food
And whoever mentioned Village Idiot is spot on. Awesome pizza.
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It fills you up though for $8. Not the most glamarous place, but good food
And whoever mentioned Village Idiot is spot on. Awesome pizza.
As a cheap Chinese connoisseur I thought the food was above average. Maybe the strippers have gone to culinary school...!
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