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Pawley's Front Porch

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827 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205
18037718001
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Late Night, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 129
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  • 56
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  • 20
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best lil' burger house in Columbia.

Post-church gathering so it wasn't super crowded like normal. Food was great as usual including the burgers on pretzel buns. Wait staff were good when they were there; seemed like visits were not as regular as they could have been. Great food choices pulling in coastal charm and locations into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Art W
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Albemarle
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Went because of a friends recommendation and because they were featured on DDD. I was old by a friend that they changed owners since being on DDD and that has had an impact on the PFP experience. Big sign out front advertising Happy Hour and a drink suggestion. The advertised drink was out so I couldn't get it. I settled... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have serious food allergies and wad going to visit with friends. I called to see what was in their meat mixture for burgers to find that they grind garlic into the meat. No separate fryer either. If you have garlic or onion allergy, stay away.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I was very disappointed, we heard of this place from DDD and it was suppose to have the best burgers, needles to say...don't know what they were but burger they was NOT and our fries looked and taste as if they were reheated in grease from 6 months ago!! The staff was friendly and it was almost... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I normally go on Saturday for lunch before shopping in Five Points. The burgers are big enough to split. And, the fried pickles are out of this world! Call before you go to see if they are taking can foods for the food drive. If they are you will get a free fried pickles with a certain number of cans.... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I first went to PFP a couple years ago and it was fantastic...burger cooked to perfect medium rare perfection with tasty well seasoned fries. I didn't go back for a long time but here recently I've been twice. Two times the disappointment. My once perfect medium rare burger is now served medium well despite the opposite request. The meat is... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I'm a huge burger snob when it comes to preparation, quality of the bun, quality of MEAT, and topping combinations, and Pawley's Front Porch has by far the best burger I've ever eaten in my life. The key is that their meat is freshly ground in house, mixed with spices, and aged for one day. This is something almost no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The food was average---I'm not sure what all the hype is over their burgers. The place was dirty and less than desirable atmosphere. I will not be going back. I think I can find a good burger with a better/cleaner environment.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

First and foremost- the pickle chips are absolutely the best thing on the menu and definitely worth trying, that being said don't go with your hopes set on ordering a specific item off of the menu. They are consistently out of something whether it be a specific type of bun, the featured appetizer or simply just not enough chicken being... More 

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Copperhill, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Got a tip over at Carolina Adventures to try this place....props to them for the recommendation. There is a Chick fil A 2 stores down.....

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Post-church gathering so it wasn't super crowded like normal. Food was great as usual including the burgers on pretzel buns. Wait staff were good when they were there; seemed like visits were not as regular as they could have been. Great food choices pulling in coastal charm and locations into the names. If you're passing through, take the time for... More 

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Additional Information about Pawley's Front Porch

Address: 827 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205
Phone Number: 18037718001
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 827 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 18037718001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?