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116 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7540
(803) 791-5663
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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All hours
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Lexington, South Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everybody likes to think they've found the perfect little hidden gem of a restaurant...but it turns out everybody we mention 116 State Street knows about it and loves it! The menu changes daily and is always delicious. It's small and intimate, yet has a complete bar and good beer and wine selection. This up and coming area of Columbia will... More 

Thank Suzannemorganw
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

This is quite a neat, eclectic place to wine, dine, have coffee. Cozy small, intimate establishment with a neat experience!

Thank stephanie s
Johnson City, Tennessee
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

The food always exceeds expectations and the service is super friendly 😀 the servers are so good looking it makes for really nice scenery 😉 a favorite when we're in town👍

Thank Dwhblue7
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and service! Beginning to end of visit exceeded expectations - Hendricks lemonade, Mussels Romesco, Cuban pizza ... Oh my! Definitely will be back to this charming bistro!

Thank Diane R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

The staff are very friendly. There is a huge drink menu (great margaritas with a cayenne pepper salt rim!). If it's dinner time, try the Cuban pizza. For a relaxed environment in Columbia, with great food & drinks, this is the place.-Ps.- don't miss out on brunch!

Thank Kelsey G
Lexington, South Carolina
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

A small restaurant with a bit of patio dining. Always busy so come a bit early if you don't like waiting. A superb choice for brunch near the river and not quite in the Vista. Unique dishes served in small or larger portions. Spanish influenced cuisine. Try a cinnamon roll as a starter to share for brunch. Yum! Fun cocktails... More 

1 Thank Xpect-the-best
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I've been eating Paella Valenciana all my life. This was the worse I've ever had as well as it seemed to have been scrapped from the bottom of the "paella" as it was saturated with the toasted remains of the over cooked process. Either they have a Spanish guy in the kitchen who doesn't care about serving good authentic food... More 

4 Thank PolylingualErudite
r w, Owner at 116 State Street, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your Paella. As we state on the menu, we like to serve our Paella with the socarrat. From the Menu: Spanish Paella: A Traditional Paella with Shrimp, Mussels, Clams, Scallops, Artichokes, Red Peppers, and Green Peas in a Saffron Rice with Crispy "Socarrat" Being polylingual and erudite I'm sure you know that "socarrat" means... More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

Food and wine were delightful. We were there on a Thursday night and they had great deals on wine. Prices are reasonable. Food was fresh and presented beautifully. Would highly recommend making reservations since this is a small restaurant and seems to be gaining lots of attention. I want to go back for weekend brunch.

1 Thank Margaret R
Lexingtion, SC
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

The restaurant has been closed recently due to repairs made after some water damage. However, I found the same quaint little cafe I remembered on my visit for a Saturday brunch. We were seated immediately and received quick, courteous service they are known for at 116. Ordered Bloody Marys and they were good, but not as good as usual. I... More 

1 Thank IVORY L
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

I hate to say nice things about already busy restaurants because I might not get in when I want to in the future, but here goes. Nice, cozy, unique breakfast restaurants are few and far between in the Columbia area. This one serve brunch on the weekend and it's excellent. Cute bar, delicious food (loved the duck hash) reasonable prices,... More 

1 Thank Mary Ellen L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7540
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 791-5663

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