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“Visit every time we're in Columbia” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pawley's Front Porch

Pawley's Front Porch
827 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 771-8001
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Ranked #40 of 798 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Visit every time we're in Columbia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is a must-visit whenever we are in town to see our daughter at USC. Huge, amazing burgers (the Wadmala is a favorite), delicious sweet potato fries and a great selection of beers. Salads are surprisingly good too and the daily specials are always interesting. Mo is the best waitress by far, although we've only ever had one who wasn't wonderful. There's almost always a line to get in but it's worth the wait. Right around the corner from Inn at Claussen's and USC campus in Five Points.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Go for the onion rings and sweet potato fries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

While the burgers were very interesting with their toppings, they were less impressive than what DDD promoted. I'm glad we made it a stop as I like to try something new..but it's a college burger joint that could use a little meat flavor. The toppings are really cool. My husband and I split 2 different burgers, both good, just not great...service ok, but an interesting place overall. I had the Sullivan's, and hubby had special of the day..give it a try if in the area

Visited August 2013
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“Pawleys Front Porch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We wanted something different and my husband suggested this place based on reviews he had seen and since it had been on Triple D! Well we arrived and there was a 10 minute wait (not bad for the weekend). We were seated within the 10 minutes and ordered burgers. The meat on the burgers was fresh and juicy but they really weren't anything special. A special "gourmet" burger from a nice restaurant anywhere would be just as good!!! We live out in the suburbs towards the lake (Lake Murray - 10 miles) and I really wouldn't make a special trip just for this! They are just a bit overpriced at $10.00+ per burger.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great burgers, even better onion rings and sweet fries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Went here on the recommendation of our tour guide at USC, as a fun place to go. It was. Nice selection of beer, and plenty of burgers. Perfect college town place. The burgers were big and juicy, and are the main draw, but we loved the Frank's red hot onion rings, and the cinnamon sugar sweet potato fries. Service was fast and friendly as well.

Visited August 2013
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Myrtle Beach,SC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amazing! Very Good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

My family went here 8/10/13 because we saw it on diners, drive ins and dives and it delivered. I had the porch burger and it was so full of flavor. The fries are good too. The atmosphere and service were good as well. I will return.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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