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Nonnah's and Sea Salt

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923 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Columbia, South Carolina
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113 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped when they first opened service was so-so and we told them. We went back this weekend and the service was much better. The food IS outstanding. Chef Blake has a free hand in the kitchen and his creations are excellent. Lobster cuppichino (bisque that looks like cappuccino is excellent. Great Crab cakes, Seared tuna appetizer, Pork chop and... More 

Thank Gordon993
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94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu planned for us by Chef Blake Ferris. The chef came to our table and sought our input on possible items. He shared options and we provided our preferences. We opted to go heavy on the seafood since he indicated it was very fresh. Loved the Rappahanock oysters with the sorbet. Very nice tuna and the... More 

Thank Ed D
Cary, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered the scallop and grits, bacon, egg cheeseburger and the breakfast burrito. It was all very tasty. I wish we had saved room for dessert. Their cakes and pies looking amazing!

Thank daphneriversrn
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were shopping for furniture and noticed a sidewalk chalkboard in front of Nonnah's with a unique menu on it and decided to give it a try. We were professionally greeted and seated and our server welcomed us to "SEA & Salt" and proceeded to tell us about the tasting menu. It had a lot of items... More 

Thank Jack F
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch and the food was amazing but they don't have a very kid friendly menu. Desserts are great! If you go you have to try the lobster bisque!

Thank Amanda D
Columbia, South Carolina
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We stopped in for a quick dessert and were surprised to find a full menu overseen by an award winning chef. The menu features local, fresh products presented in an innovative way.

1 Thank drdon100
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Firstly, let me share that we live in Irmo, SC just 20 minutes from the Vista and we regularly dine and date in the Vista and this is by far our favorite dessert restaurant! Nonnah's has been a staple for eclectic art and fabulous desserts for years. Formerly on the right side of Gervais but now in a new location... More 

1 Thank Tonya H
Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Celebrated daughter's birthday here. Incredible cakes and other dessert concoctions. Great coffee too. New location is across Gervais St from the old one. Still the same wonderful atmosphere. Don't miss this Vista gem!

1 Thank whitejrw
Columbia, South Carolina
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Nonnah's has always been known for their excellent deserts (best in town), but a new executive chef has raised their game to the Saluda's, Oak Table, and Motor Supply Company league. We had the BEST Lobster Bisque Cappucino, were the cappucino part is a layer of capucinno foam that cuts your typical lobster bisque into a light, frothy wonderland with... More 

1 Thank XEagleDriver
Columbus, Ohio
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84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We were treated to dessert and coffee. We went on a weeknight, and many couples were coming in for what looked like romantic dates--very sweet to watch. Of course we had heard of the famous cakes--so many layers! Everyone in our party ordered cake or cheesecake. The strawberry amaretto cake was the big hit with the white chocolate covered strawberry... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 923 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 18037799599
Family owned and operated since 1996.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?