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Pawley's Front Porch

American, Bar
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827 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Owensboro, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm originally from a nearby town but have lived out-of-State for a while. I admittedly first heard of PFP on DDD, but that's not the reason we chose it. We were on our way home from a Grand Strand vacation & detoured a bit to load up on some Gamecock gear at the bookstore before leaving SC. After searching online... More 

Thank Magellanizer
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After watching Diners, Drive-ins and Dives I was anxious to try this place. I found the service to be good. But the hamburger lacked any taste that would in my opinion differentiate it from elsewhere. Bun suffered from being exposed to the air too long and thus the breads surface was dry, again not adding to the taste.

Thank Ira R
Columbus, Ohio
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We saw this place on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives so we had to try it on our way through town. The food was great but the service was really slow. Any of their hamburgers are a great choice.

Thank jeremyr761
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great lunch near Gamecocks. Mahi mahi salad excellent. Solid burger. Don't miss sweet potato fries and sweet tea. Really nice people. Porch was comfortable.

Thank mlroth111
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place lived up to all the hype (Diners, Drive Ins and Dives & TripAdvisor). Decided to give this place a try on a Friday night while driving through Columbia and are glad we did. The atmosphere is very casual and cozy. Food is excellent and the service is fast.

Thank Fabio N
Charlotte, North Carolina
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a Sunday when they first opened and I can only assume (maybe hope) our waitress had a long night Saturday and was maybe still hungover. She wasn't exactly pleasant to us, but she was down right rude to people at an adjoining table. When she was filling our water glasses, someone at the adjoining table said, "Oh,... More 

Thank Bassin66
Potomac Falls, Virginia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour guide at USC recommended it. Went there for lunch; had delicious bacon cheese burger. Meat is home-blended/ seasoned, kind of a meat-loafy thing, but still a burger. Sweet potato fries in cinnamon sugar were to die for. Onion rings were fantastic, hand-made with a great breading. Parking lot is small, in kinda bad repair; in short, parking is limited.... More 

Thank MikeBinVa
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I ate here on 6/25/16 and both our meals were delicious. I had the shrimp special tacos and he had a burger that he special ordered. The tacos were so good that I kept thinking about them the next day.

Thank Linda M
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a Monday for lunch. Me, my wife, and my Mom. Ordered two burgers and a salad. This has been one of our favorite places to go since we moved to Lexington from Cincinnati 10 years ago... but probably won't be back for a while. The food was all very good as usual... but I asked for a side... More 

Thank Brent S
Cape Coral, Florida
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after seeing it on "Triple D." The chips with salsa and cheese was amazing. Never had salsa with black eye peas. We had 3 different burgers and all were top notch. The fried green tomatoe sandwich with pimento cheese was outstanding. The onion rings were delicious. If my daughter goes to school at USC, this will be my... More 

Thank hakunajimbo

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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
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
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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
  • 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?