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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 18
    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
Great Burger

We all had different burgers and everyone was very satisfied. The place is a little small and always packed. Food was good though so we'll be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Chuck N
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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LEXINGTON
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My son was given the burger which his friend ordered as far as doneness. There was also bacon on his burger which was not ordered.The fries were soggy and disgusting.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is an awesome restaurant. I first found it on my 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives' app. Every time we visit my daughter at USC we make it a point to go there. Love this place!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We all had different burgers and everyone was very satisfied. The place is a little small and always packed. Food was good though so we'll be back.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Great atmosphere, food and service! Meals are approx $10 a person and you definitely have to try the fried crawfish tails. If you like popcorn shrimp they are right up your alley! They have burger eating challenges and you get to have a knife on the wall with your name on it if you achieve the challenge.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I attempted to visit several but times but the parking was too difficult or the lines were long. Finally on a rainy Monday I was able to slip in with no problems and was glad I did! The "Isle of Palms" burger was huge, juicy and topped with pimento cheese and and jalapeño bacon. Amazing! The sweet potato fries were... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Saw this restaurant on triple D on food network and decided to try it out... big mistake. Our service was ok at best and she was very inattentive. Our food came out greasy and luke warm. When we asked for new fries the new ones came out greasy too... got a side up charge for something we hated and at... More 

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Edwards, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visited this restaurant on a Friday night with a group of 4 adults and 7 kids. We had a small wait for a table given the size of our party. The food was great! There is a huge selection of gourmet burgers (along with create your own and other menu items). The burgers are huge and the taste was great.... More 

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Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Big hamburgers, great service, good menu selection, but not very much for atmosphere. Good location in Five Points.

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Floral Park, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We ate at Pawley's on our visit to see USC. We chose to eat inside because that was the quickest seating. It was very loud inside, between the music and crowd it was not comfortable to chat over dinner. I imagine outside was quieter. The food was good and the service good also. I would go back and try eating... 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, Outdoor seating
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?