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Pawley's Front Porch

American, Bar, Pub
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827 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205-1001
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sumter, South Carolina
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We rented Pawley's Front Porch for 2 hrs and it was a HIT! The fish tacos were my favorite. One can select up to 4 different types of food items to have on the Food truck menu so there's a variety to choose from. Each item comes with s side item (chips or French fries). Prices were between $7 to... More 

Thank Denise L
Delafield, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Usually busy when we go, as we are there for College events at USC. This last visit we went to the bar while we waited and decided to eat there. Good attention from the bar staff. Food is always hot and fresh. We shared the fried pickles which are a great app. We both had excellent sandwiches. Not a bad... More 

Thank K7751HKjohnc
Baltimore, United States
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here when on a trip to visit Univ of S.C. We sat outside on the front porch with our dog. It was super hot even with the ceiling fans on. Burgers were tasty and huge, good in a greasy way. Funky, friendly atmosphere popular with students.

Thank Robert T
Irving, Texas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Indoor and outdoor seating (I always look for outdoor seating) with a bar inside and out as well. Cool, laid back, casual atmosphere in the downtown area. Local brews. And really good burgers. I will say the meat could use a bit more seasoning...but the fixins are what really make it tasty!

Thank BrookeSheree
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I lived closer I would be there every night. The burgers are to die for. They have so many different varieties and they all are delicious. The fried pickles I will say are the best I've had in the south. It is more of the college crowd but everyone was wonderful. Definitely go if you're hungry because the portions... More 

Thank onebmwbabe
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I told my daughter (senior at U. Of SC) I wanted a burger for lunch before I flew home. She knew just the place so we ended up at Pawleys Front Porch. It was 3:00 and the line was already a 30 minute wait. People love this place! The burger came with a knife because you must cut it in... More 

Thank Jennifer J
Atlanta, Georgia
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163 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You know you are making the right decision as you approach when you smell the.burgers grilling. Rachel is an excellent server with great suggestions, efficiency, and availability. We were there during return to school and still had a reasonable wait to be seated. As we travel for work, we were hard pressed to name a better dinner burger in all... More 

Thank Donald W
Annapolis, MD
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love burgers...go here! We had a party of 8 and each and every person loves their burger. The fried pickles were off the hook! Super casual burger joint with TVS and music.

Thank 1010Jen
Long Valley, New Jersey, Usa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a lot of variety on the menu other than burgers but they have a large selection of specialty burgers and the one I got was delicious. I had the Rockville (sautéed Vidalia onions, wild mushroom and Gruyere cheese). You can choose from about 10 creative burger combinations or build your own. They have a decent draft beer selection and... More 

Thank R G
West Columbia, South Carolina
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64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you find yourself in Columbia this is one restaurant you should come to. Yes the location is in a bar district but they have great burgers I had the Isle of Palm burger. It has a lot of meat. The decor is a little faded but this place has a rich history. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Mike G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 827 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205-1001
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 18037718001

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