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Pawley's Front Porch

827 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 771-8001
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Ranked #39 of 826 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Columbia SC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The burgers are good but the rumors are greatly exaggerated. I can make them just as good at home, unless it's improved over the last year or so. Not sure I'll try again. Not my kind of place, unfortunately.

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Hendersonville
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We recommend the Mahi-Mahi Tacos, Onion Rings, Hand Cut Fries, Buffalo Shrimp Tacos, Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried Oysters, Craft Beer Selection and Front Porch Burger. All of their hamburger meet is fresh ground daily with wonderful house seasoning.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

My wife and I ate at Pawleys in Columbia while passing through on vacation. Best. Burger. Ever. The patties are outrageously good and the variety of cheeses/sauces/options is fantastic. The day we were there the HVAC was out and despite the fact that it had to be close to 95 degrees in the restaurant, the food was worth it. Quick... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The first time I went here after moving to Columbia I have to admit the food was good but the staff are not very attentive. The first time I went I think it was much better. The second time i went with my wife and son and the buns were a little stale and the service was still not the... More

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Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

My USC student son took me and college classmate (Aggies) to Pawley's today. First time for me. Great onion rings (maybe the best have had in years) and very good burger. Sat at the bar due to crowd so their Friday noon hour business booming. The young lady serving the bar area was very attentive. Hope for a return visit... More

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Far Hills, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went for lunch. Service was great. Everyone's food was prepared perfectly to our liking. The atmosphere was great.

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Lexington, SC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We sat and waited for a waiter or waitress to greet us and take our drink order for 20 minutes. One waitress walked by us and checked on the table next to us. The bartender did not acknowledge patrons sitting at the bar for quite some time. The first 15 minutes we saw no bartender or waitress. We left. (The... More

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My son was heading back to USC and said we needed to eat there for lunch. Glad we did. We sat at the bar and had lunch. Food was great from the Fried Pickles to the Buffalo Chicken Dip. Wife and Son had the burgers and said they were awesome.

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stopped in for lunch based solely on TripAdvisor reviews. Was NOT disappointed! Casual, southern joint with fast service, and a friendly staff. Patty Melt was tasty! The sweet potato fries were very good, but the regular fries were the BEST I have ever eaten! NO lie! Very reasonably priced. Next time we are in Columbia, SC, we will be stopping... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Casual southern charm with outside porch to dine on. This place is known for their hamburgers and they have a fun variety of them. You can also get any burger with chicken instead. Nice place to have a beer and burger and bring the dog if you want to! They have a full bar.

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