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Gourmet Shop Cafe

724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC
803-799-3705
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wow! Get that stuff! I'm very picky when it comes to chicken salad, but man oh man is this stuff good! I buy it by the pound and take it home and eat with crackers. Staff is very helpful and everything is fresh!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I discovered the Gourmet Shop while attending the University of South Carolina, and quickly learned jetting back to the deli counter to buy my tomato basil pasta salad and chicken salad by the pound was the best way to go. They also have so many gourmet foods and products. I hope the shop won't change one bit as it is... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Take my advice and go for lunch and sit outside. It was a glorious day weather wise and sitting outside was about as perfect an afternoon as you could get. The shop is cool, unique and we even bought a few things to take home. I felt like I had stepped back in time to the 1930's. We had to... More

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Onancock, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

LOVE this shop! Gourment cheeses, chocolates, kitchenware, baking supplies, tableware, all from around the world! Fresh coffee and deli items if you need a snack or a meal. This store is the BOMB if you like food, like to cook, like to eat, like to shop. Just go.

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New Jersey
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114 reviews 114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped here for lunch during the Labor Day weekend and had a short wait. It gave us time to look at their nice selection of wines and their kitchen items that were for sale. One had the choice to sit inside or outside, but due to the stifling weather we waited for a spot indoors. The wait staff were... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Went here for a family birthday lunch - extremely delicious! We're not usually chicken salad fans, but we just had to try because that's what they're known for. It did not disappoint!! Definitely the best chicken salad anywhere hands down! Everything we ordered was very fresh and tasty. It took a while to get a table but definitely worth the... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We eat lunch here often and always love the food. Simple and fresh! It can get rather crowded but they recently expanded the seating so usually no wait. Make sure you try the chicken salad it really is the best

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were actually walking to another restaurant for lunch on Freshman Move In Weekend and saw this place and decided to give it a try. It has been quite a while since we were in the Five Points area and had no idea this was here. My wife and I had a very nice lunch. Even though the place was... More

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Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stopped on our way down south and enjoyed it so much we went on the way back north again. Not only is the food delicious, but the shop is an enjoyable place to browse while you wait. The smoked salmon bagel was perfect, and the ham and cheese panini amazing--the Dutch cheese made it extra special. Don't forget to... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Chicken salad is perfect-no fancy ingredients (grapes, nuts) but delicious pulled chicken & classic recipe. Try it in the cantaloupe!! Egg salad is awesome too! Unique items in the gift shop too.

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Additional Information about Gourmet Shop Cafe

Address: 724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC
Phone Number: 803-799-3705
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Bakery

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