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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 161
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  • 64
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  • 26
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pretzel Bun

Cool place to hang out for burgers and beverages. Nice outdoor and indoor seating. I'm not a huge fan of pretzel buns in general, but the burgers are creative and well made. Total package of food, decor, service and menu options make this a great place to hang out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
flatfootfoodie
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San Jose, California
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Columbia, SC
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143 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably last time eating here. Their cooks no longer care about the quality of the burgers! I ordered their $10.50 burger, medium, to get a pink to slightly pink juicy center. When I cut it in half, it was well done and extremely dry. The kaiser bun followed suit by being dry & stale. While eating, the customer sitting next... More 

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Thank DaddyOBest
San Jose, California
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place to hang out for burgers and beverages. Nice outdoor and indoor seating. I'm not a huge fan of pretzel buns in general, but the burgers are creative and well made. Total package of food, decor, service and menu options make this a great place to hang out.

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Thank flatfootfoodie
Columbia, South Carolina
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is some of the best I have ever eaten! Samantha was our server and very attentive and helpful. She even brought out two little samplings of beer, for my Husband, to help him to choose between the two he inquired about! You absolutely have to try the Fried Green Tomato Napoleon as it is "lick the plate" clean... More 

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Thank Amy G
Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If burgers are your thing then look no further. Rustic college feel and fun atmosphere. Wait staff are young, friendly, and treat you like they've known you for years. Burgers are their specialty so if you want a variety of menu options go somewhere else. Again burgers are their specialty though a few other menu options are available. Arrive hungry... More 

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Thank LilBit12_12
Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was fine, burgers were big. Coleslaw was warm and bitter tasting - would not recommend this item. Burgers were about $10.50.

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Thank Travelmama315
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at Pawleys as we were in Columbia for restaurant week. We had seen all the favorable publicity and the great reveiws. We find both Trip advisor and Guy F. to be reliable sources. Not this time. We ordered the Restaurant week offering: an app. a burger and dessert. The green tomatoe Napolean had been recommended, so we gave... More 

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Thank pixietails
Zanesville, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hamburger was very good as was all the food. A little pricey but great food and very friendly service......would highly recommend it.

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Thank francism2016
Aiken
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was in the area and decided to give it a try. Seating was fast and service was prompt. Food came out as ordered. We ate hamburgers and they were cooked perfect. Look forward to dining here again!

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Thank Johnsoned5
Chapin, South Carolina
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I visit this restaurant frequently and the food never disappoints. The fried green tomatoes are simply divine

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McDonough, Georgia
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Excellent French fries! Burger and cole slaw were good. Very family friendly. Staff was attentive and food arrived quickly.

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?