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100 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first time I ate here it wasn't that good. That's what I get for coming in half hour before closing. The last time I came it it actually lived up to the hype. Food, drinks and desert were amazing.

Thank PolylingualErudite
Lexington, South Carolina
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is always a favorite. They know how to prepare fish! The cheese tray was wonderfully fresh. The salad tasted as though it was picked fresh and made that very moment. Wreckfish Rillete worth fighting over. Morel Mushrooms a "must try" and well rounded dish- not just about the mushrooms. But don't dare leave the table without trying their home... More 

Thank Mindy K
Columbia, South Carolina
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is decent but food could be much, much better. Presentation poor and fish over-cooked. Salad not cool and crisp. Parking is a real challenge.

Thank Ernie N
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for receptions, romantic evenings, retirement get-togethers, after prom. Excellent food, nice ambiance and atmosphere.

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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Beautifully decorated restaurant with a nice bar. Staff was outstanding. We only had a beer and an appetizer. Both were good. Not enough draft beers. The food was good but we prefer more flavor and spice. We might go again. Looks to be very popular. Very clean. Good parking.

Thank Rjkono
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I found myself in Columbia, SC for business last week, without being familiar with the restaurants. I turned to Trip Advisor, and discovered Terra. What a wonderful dining experience! Greeted, seated, and the service was excellent. Delicious dinner, owner/chef stopped by the table, just an overall enjoyable meal. Definitely recommend to friends and family if ever in the greater Columbia,... More 

Thank Grindman
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Terra is consistently one of the best restaurants in Columbia. The menu is uniformly excellent. Fresh locally-sourced ingredients prepared very intelligently. Creative but not trendy. In balmy weather the garden patio is lovey and very pleasant. We are local and this is our go-to upscale place.

Thank Belton Z
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I have never been disappointed by this truly excellent and inspired place! The chef and food are really INTERESTING - something often lacking in "great" restaurants. I keep coming back. Always great.

Thank Gordon B
Irmo, South Carolina
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I've heard so many great things about Terra, that I was expecting them to hit it out of the park, but I instead only got to first base. The restaurant is beautiful and the wine list is pretty good. For these aspects I give Terra an A+ but a restaurant is about the food, man...the FOOD. Normally when dining at... More 

Thank Whippy107
Columbia, Maryland
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This was a wonderful meal - I had the shrimp dish and the server was more than willing to hold the pancetta to make it more vegetarian. The service was great all around; when the prom dates got their order in ahead of ours, delaying our service, she brought out extra bread for us. The atmosphere was gorgeous, with artwork... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-791-3443

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