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100 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169
803-791-3443
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lamb Mac is a 'Home Run'

I went here for some soft shell crabs, but they were out. I am not a lamb fan, but I tried the Lamb Mac and it was just the best tasting appetizer I have had. Service was good and price was fair for what you get. You won't be disappointed here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
ddandgma
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Wake Forest
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Wake Forest
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I went here for some soft shell crabs, but they were out. I am not a lamb fan, but I tried the Lamb Mac and it was just the best tasting appetizer I have had. Service was good and price was fair for what you get. You won't be disappointed here.

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south carolina
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156 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had a group of 16 & enjoyed a very nice working dinner at Terra's. The wine list is quite good, & the service was also good. I had a flounder special which was quite good. She crab soup was good, not great. Overall, the private dining room is nice & this is a very nice venue for a small... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

All four of us had great meals at Terra. Our waitress was quite attentive and did an excellent job of explaining a number of dishes on the menu and answering all of our questions. My wife ordered the Rock Shrimp Garganelli (after an explanation from the waitress) and thought it was excellent; it was more than she could eat but... More 

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Columbia, SC
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I actually eat at Terra a lot. Food is always great, service is excellent and bartender knows how to make just about everything. All specials are worth trying if you frequent the place but if first time, there are a few standout items - the pork chop is amazing and I get it often. Gourmet pizza makes a great app... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I arranged a private dining event for 30 for a business dinner. Value for money, Terra is absolutely as good as it gets. For roughly the same price per person as lower tier establishments in the Vista, you get truly inventive and high quality meals. We selected the lowest of the three-course options, which included a salad and dessert as... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Very good food with good service for the money. I would go back. The seafood was good. Not bad to say, good solid 4 star restaurant. Not quite 5 stars but very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My husband planned a get-together dinner with family and close friends for my 30th birthday. I can't say enough good things about Terra!! We used the private dining room so it was an intimate atmosphere. The food - from appetizers, to the salad, to the main course (I would definitely recommend the filet!!), to the AMAZING dessert (it was called... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Everything here is wonderful, but the lamb mac is from another planet. Great service and wines. Funky ladies room. My favorite place to go/take people in Columbia. You won't regret it--a little pricey but well worth it.

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Elgin, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Our party of five enjoyed one terrific course after another. Apps included Lamb Mac, Basque egg, pork cheek grits grillades, fried green tomatoes, and fried oysters. We shared tastings b/c they were all delicious, and then we moved on to flaky flounder, trout, braised beef cannelloni and the Berkshire pork chop. Even though each plate was so outstandingly prepared and... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I was part of what was supposed to be a large party (about 50 people), and only about 30 showed up. The restaurant wasn't phased and treated us all like valued guests. Given the group, the menu was fixed, which usually means it would be average. I was wrong to expect that. The steak was rich and flavorful, albeit overcooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-791-3443

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 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?