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Pawley's Front Porch

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827 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 771-8001
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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Burgers were awesome!

In fact burgers are so good and dull of flavor I took off the bun. I got the Caw Caw Creek and it was delicious!! I rated 4 stars cause I wish they'd make a place out door that is smoke free area. We sat by the bar and there were a few people smoking so we got a lot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
ashlynnebelle
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South Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

In fact burgers are so good and dull of flavor I took off the bun. I got the Caw Caw Creek and it was delicious!! I rated 4 stars cause I wish they'd make a place out door that is smoke free area. We sat by the bar and there were a few people smoking so we got a lot... More 

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Fresh meat.... greasy fries. Had the fried oyster appetizer and it was pretty tasty.... The fries were fresh and seasoned with salt and pepper but left a little something to be desired...

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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Heard a lot of good things about this place and decided to give it a try. My family and I were in the mood for a good burger and a beer. Late Sunday afternoon. Rather quiet. I was surprised at the lack of a warm welcome when we arrived. Then our waitress seemed a bit disinterested in us and our... More 

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Alabama
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We came here after seeing the feature on DDD. The place was packed and we were looking forward to some tasty food. Unfortunately the food was not very good and extremely salty. We left disappointed and my nine year old son summed it up nicely by saying "it was just another average burger."

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West Palm Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

After watching Diners Drive in and Dives we decided we needed to give this place a try. In the burgers we were not disappointed. They were cooked perfectly. My sweet potato fries were great same with the onion rings. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. But the place is a mess. The seats on the booths are cracked and need... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is the second time I've been disappointed by Pawley's. Both visits, ive asked ask for my burger medium, but I get a well-done burger. Very well done. This time, my jalapeño bacon was so burnt, it was black and fell to pieces on the patty. The fries were overcooked and the service was average. My sister's burger was terrific,... More 

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Shepherdstown
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our daughter suggested Pawley's Front Porch as a fun, low-key place to get a good burger during Carolina's Parents' weekend 2014. There was a number of people waiting for tables, but we got in right away and scored a table on the front porch!. Our server was pleasant and attentive. The place was packed and lively! The beers were ice... More 

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Houston, TX
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Nicely cooked to order 1/2 lb burger; several enticing topping options (mmm pimento cheese). Good craft draft beer selection.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

These are just astounding burgers. Thick and juicy, with tons of flavor and fixins that are all the best quality as well. There is a reason the line is usually out the door, but the wait is well worth it!

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LEXINGTON
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The burgers were just okay, but overpriced. The service was horribly slow though. The server waited on us initially in good time, but we waited forever for our food, then for refills, then for our bill. After we got our bill we finally went to the bar to pay because she never came back to get it. We won't be... More 

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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: (803) 771-8001

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 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?