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Pawley's Front Porch

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827 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great Hamburgers

This place has quite a selection of hamburgers and they are all great. I haven't had them all but the ones I have had are delicious. In a great area as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Columbia, SC
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Hawthorne, Florida
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A local hotspot known for its burgers and beer selection. If you're expecting anything else you will be disappointed. The place was packed and the staff was excellent at keeping things moving. EXCELLENT tap beer selection (peanut butter porter was awesome). The burgers are all unique and the meat is ground on premises.

Thank mpe12
Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was on Diners, Drive-in, and Dives. Some of my friends say this place is good, but i just wasnt impressed. I will revisit it next summer, once the college kids are gone.

Thank Antihero27
Columbia, SC
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has quite a selection of hamburgers and they are all great. I haven't had them all but the ones I have had are delicious. In a great area as well.

Thank dstevenson
Columbus, Georgia
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302 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a hamburger joint. Lots of different choices, but all hamburgers. Nice, efficient service. Crowded parking. Although it was highly recommended, it was just average. Reasonable prices, shoddy decor. I wouldn't bother to go back.

Thank Rob S
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Local college students favor Pawley' so I thought I would try it. The first time I went everything was mediocre at best and thought that it was just one of those places that the name was more than the quality. Decided to give it a second chance and I was much happier and would definitely return for a third trip.... More 

Thank c f
Columbia, South Carolina
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has every burger imaginable and is great with request. Nice porch to eat on when the weather is good.

Thank DelectableChi
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Have visited here with my son who attends USC and have had a great time! Fun atmosphere with lots of energy. Good burgers, but other food is average. Salads were disappointing. I would never choose to go back, but when in town to visit my son, it would be one of his first choices......

Thank Islandpug
Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I live in Tennessee and anytime we plan a trip to the South Carolina coast we either plan our time of departure going down or coming back to put us in Columbia, SC around lunch time just so we can eat at Pawley's They have great, unique burgers and food. The service has been great every time and the patio... More 

Thank RockyTopRocker
Kingsport, Tennessee
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I personally love very rare burgers, and Pawley's Front Porch cooked mine to perfection! The flavor was excellent, and their South Carolina inspired burger selections are ingeniously crafted. The burgers are large, and sides are served in abundance. The sweet potato fries were wonderful. The salads are not the best, but after all, it is a burger bar. Service was... More 

Thank Michael M
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105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

if you feel like gaining 10 pounds in one meal this place is excellent. so many different burger options you definitely won't be leaving hungry

Thank Emily M

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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: Local cuisine, Bar scene


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?