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Motor Supply Co. Bistro

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920 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128 (Park and Lincoln Sts.)
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food, reasonable prices, quality local beer. Atmosphere is also nice: casual, but business casual is not out of place. Highly recommend.

Thank Traveller T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The atmosphere was nice, we sat in an enclosed area. This is the next best thing to sitting outside. The table arrangement and distance to other tables was good. I ordered catfish and grits. The catfish was bland, but maybe this is expected? The crust was crispy yet light. the grits were interesting with cheese and bacon? My son ordered... More 

West Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is outstanding. The flavors that the kitchen comes out with are nothing short of amazing. I had a pork chop there that was probably the best one I've ever had. Their cheese platter was amazing, great date night.

Thank Andrew M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food and service was excellent. I enjoyed the atmosphere of this restaurant and will visit again!

Thank Jean W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere and tasty meals. Our waitstaff did an excellent job as well. I can honestly say I loved the shrimp and grits and I am very picky because almost all places make this dish too salty to enjoy. Salad and dessert were both wonderful too. This is my second visit and I would say it was consistent in service... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for work dinner during Restaurant Week. Food is always amazing & was REALLY DISAPPOINTED I know menu changes daily but this evening the choices for meals were just average Service could have been more friendly & asked how everything was going(before taking plates w food left on them) The only time I did not take leftovers :(

Thank erink535
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Everything about this place is good, Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner! The menu changes daily but is always great

Thank Claire W
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you catch them at lunch the burger of the day beats any in town and there are many good burgers in Cola but MS is always great.

Thank peedeebbq
Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Motor Supply Co is a delightful restaurant tucked away in the middle of the historic Congaree vista. Their owner states "Our mission is to provide the finest made-from-scratch culinary experience, in an upbeat, cosmopolitan atmosphere." Mission accomplished. My wife and I had dinner on a Friday night on the patio and were quite happy with both the food and the... More 

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Ridgeway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday evening after 7PM. We did not have reservations but were seated within 20 minutes. I would recommend reservations. I had NC Duck and the wife had Halibut. Both dishes were excellent. Really like the effort to locally source food items as much as possible. Service was very good and not overbearing.

Thank PaulBeve

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $35
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 920 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
    (Park and Lincoln Sts.)
  • Public Transportation: There are several transit stops throughout the vista and downtown area, one of which is located half a block away from us. Taxis are also readily available.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 18032566687
Located in the historic Congaree Vista with a heated patio and free valet parking, Motor Supply has been serving progressive, New World cuisine using classic French culinary techniques for over 20 years. Led by Executive Chef Wesley Fulmer, the kitchen's lunch, dinner and brunch handwritten menus change daily, featuring contemporary New American cuisine, with nods to Creole, Cajun, New Southern, French, Italian and Asian cuisine. We are Columbia's foremost "farm to fork" restaurant, working with local, sustainable farms for produce, meats, SC seafood and more. Seafood is caught off of the Carolina coast, and all of our stocks, sauces and desserts are made on site, including our charcuterie, with house-made sausages, bacon, country pate, and rillettes, all the way down to the pickles and mustard. Our early 19th century, solid-oak bar with marble columns, imported from Europe, serves 180+ fine wines (Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, 2006-12), an extensive list of imported, domestic and local craft beers, as well as an artisan farm-to-shaker cocktail list made from house-infused liquors, handmade bitters, barrel-aged spirits and locally-sourced ingredients and garnishes.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?