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700 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205-1645
+1 803-252-2222
11:15 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:15 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:15 am - 11:00 pm
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211 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2015

I think it's a management issue because I've eaten here about 3 times over the past couple of years and I always get the feeling that they try to hire hostesses based on their looks rather than their ability to service the guests. They always seem clueless about seating and other basic hosting duties. The overall quality of the food... More 

Thank Caleb M
Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed June 27, 2015

Went on Father's Day ,they didn't take reservations so wait was about 45-50 min. Food good and atmosphere was too. Service was friendly and fairly quick.

Thank Judith D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant on our way back from Myrtle Beach. Walking up to the place I was thinking maybe we were a little under dressed but once we got inside I felt very comfortable the staff was very welcoming as well. Our server was very nice, patient and attentive with our children and us . The food and... More 

Thank Riyaki
Columbia, South Carolina
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have eaten here many times and have always liked it. However, I had a very unpleasant and hurtful experience this weekend and will NEVER return. I took my mother to lunch. She has a disability and uses a wheelchair for mobility. Upon arriving, I awkwardly maneuvered through the entrance. An older gentleman saw us and got up to assist...thank... More 

4 Thank NSB-SC
Gilbert, South Carolina, United States
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 11, 2015

just dined at Harpers with friends to a great meal and good service. Upon going to the car after dinner, I discovered a dead battery. The manager came to my rescue and helped me get my car started, even in the rain...now that is excellent customer service. kudos to Harpers for another good meal and wonderful service all around!

Thank Tripp G
Columbia, South Carolina
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260 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2015

Fine beer, wonderful food. A relaxed atmosphere with very attentive staff. Generous portions of very well prepared dishes. Nice variety of vegetables to select from as side dishes. Nice to sit outside and comfortable to sit inside. Choose from booths or tables. Plenty of parking!

Thank Louis D
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279 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Terrific and large GLUTENFREE menu! All items were amazing. Service impeccable. Tastes out of this world. If you're in the area don't pass by!

Thank amys289
Adrian, Michigan
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2,128 reviews
1,300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 833 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2015

This restaurant is not bad but not great. The food is decent, the service is good and the atmosphere is nice enough. The prices are a little high from my point of view considering what you get. I was in Columbia on business. I had just flown in on a Sunday night around 8:30 and looked on TripAdvisor for a... More 

1 Thank Debbie K
Nashville, TN
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Came here for lunch and I wasn't really impressed. The service wasn't that great but it wasn't that bad either just average. The food was just average but not average prices. Probably would not come back again. I wouldn't suggest it to anyone either.

1 Thank Grumpylicous
Greenville, South Carolina
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287 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2015

We ate here for Sunday brunch yesterday. Our food was very good. We have been here a number of times and have always been pleased with the good quality. I ordered shrimp and grits, my wife ordered a barbecue sandwich and my daughter ordered the eggs benedict w/ crab cakes. Everything we had was really good. The service was good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:15 am - 10:00 pm
11:15 am - 10:00 pm
11:15 am - 10:00 pm
11:15 am - 10:00 pm
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205-1645
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-252-2222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?