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Solstice Kitchen

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841-4 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, SC 29229 (Clemson Road)
8037886966
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food and Service but the Upcharges are Ridiculous

We loved everything about this restaurant EXCEPT the upcharges. For a menu that is already relatively pricey, some of the charges felt very much like we were being "nickled and dimed," which was frustrating. For example, my husband and I wanted to share a wedge salad as an appetizer (which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Mary L
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Charleston, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We loved everything about this restaurant EXCEPT the upcharges. For a menu that is already relatively pricey, some of the charges felt very much like we were being "nickled and dimed," which was frustrating. For example, my husband and I wanted to share a wedge salad as an appetizer (which was delicious, by the way), and there was a $3... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Sat, 815, Hubby and I had mahi, scallops, garden salad, bread, diet coke and hot tea. Salad and bread were delish! The entrees were very good. My hubby and I don't eat a lot, but cleared our plates, which means the portions are small compared to most places, but probably closer to what they "should" be. Atmosphere is nice, nothing... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I usually join work colleagues for lunch. Thumbs up for always providing quick lunch service but not at the expense of a delicious meal. I usually try to have what is on special but the fried chicken is a special treat occasionally. It is like your grandmother made! Seafood specials are always yummy and all meals are served with a... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent wine list and good place to take a couple of friends or date. Well thought southern menu with a little twist.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's my lunch bunch's favorite restaurant. We've never had a bad meal! Wait staff knows us by name. Menu changes often. Unique and flavorful dishes.

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife, sister-in-law and I had dinner the other night to celebrate the retirement of my sister-in-law and were all treated to a rewarding experience. Both the food and service were without fault, memorable and worthy of a return visit very soon. If you have not dined at Solstice Kitchen, you may be missing the "best" restaurant in Columbia, SC.

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Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We've been going to Solstice since it opened. It is our neighborhood restaurant where we know the staff and they know us. The service is outstanding and the menu items are always enticing. Favorites include the fried oysters and the fried green tomato appetizers. The filet with pimiento cheeses is outstanding. Just hope you get to try the soft shell... More 

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South Carolina
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We went to Solstice expecting a great meal and had an average experience. We were on time for our Thursday night reservation but had to wait about 30 minutes. No complaints as they have a nice well stocked bar. There were three of us who ordered pork chops and a fillet. The pork chops were cooked perfectly and my friends... More 

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gamecock00, Owner at Solstice Kitchen, responded to this review

Mr. "frenzy", thanks for joining us at Solstice for dinner last week. I'm a bit surprised about your first paragraph of comments, as your table seemed pleased other than your issue with our fish wording. But, your comments about salt and other opinions on your meal are noted. I would suggest that next time, if you feel like parts of... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Since we're big fans of their sister restaurant (Mr. Friendly's in Five Points), our expectations were high. The four of us ordered from the Restaurant Week menu, and we sampled a wide array of items. I had Oysters Espana: nice idea, but the presentation was destroyed by the difficulty of separating the oysters from their shells. I wasn't really expecting... More 

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gamecock00, Owner at Solstice Kitchen, responded to this review

Mr. "frenzy", thanks for joining us at Solstice for dinner last week. I'm a bit surprised about your first paragraph of comments, as your table seemed pleased other than your issue with our fish wording. But, your comments about salt and other opinions on your meal are noted. I would suggest that next time, if you feel like parts of... More 

Munford, Alabama
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I made reservations at Solstice for myself and an Army buddy I hadn't seen in years. As soon as we arrived we were greeted and escorted to our table immediately. They have a great wine selection and great appetizers. The house spread for the bread is delicious! I had the buttermilk fried chicken breast and my friend had the filet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 841-4 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, SC 29229
    (Clemson Road)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 8037886966

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?