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100 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169
+1 803-791-3443
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are always, always delighted with our dinners at Terra. The menu is carefully planned and updated to reflect seasonal and local items. Mike Davis (chef/owner) is always at the helm of his well run kitchen, popping out from time to time to check in with the guests. The wait staff and bar staff are organized, efficient and well versed... More 

Thank Bethwoff
Columbia, South Carolina
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175 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a chance on just showing up at Terra, mistake!!!! Fully booked, but as we turned away and headed out the door, the manager said, "Come back, we'll move things around and find a place!" We had all eaten a rather late lunch so we worked on three appetizers and two wood fired pizzas plus cocktails and wine. Delicious!!! Served... More 

Thank David R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The food is prepared expertly(Chef Mike is a James Beard winner) his vegetables as accompaniment could be the focal point. Their specials are always delicious-the pork chop is usually a heritage pork, seasoned beautifully and cooked perfectly. They know how to cook fish-moist, never overdone! The thin crust pizza is cooked in an Italian pizza oven which is lovely to... More 

1 Thank Birdlane
Fort Wright, Kentucky
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

My granddaughter, a USC freshman, and I had a wonderful dinner here the night of the game with UT. She had the cod and I catfish. Both dishes were excellent. Our server was knowledgeable, selling me on the catfish, something I don't normally eat. We enjoyed the ambience and the view of Columbia out the large front window.

1 Thank GramsD
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

I took my team for dinner here on the recommendation of several locals. This chef owned restaurant has done everything right - from the comfortable (and not too loud) room to the bartender who knows his customers by name to the friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff - all very well done. And the food doesn't disappoint. The menu is full of... More 

1 Thank Kmmanri
Clemson, South Carolina
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I went there for dinner. It was an amazing experience. The food was extremely well prepared and the portion size was generous. The only negative was the high noise level. I would go back when I am in this area the next time.

Thank Poongavur
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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205 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Ordered the steak with fries which was very good. Surprised to find such a limited menu. Wine list was ok but not a wide variety. Friendly staff, excellent waiter. Enjoyed seeing the lights of downtown from the window tables. Some menu dishes appeared to be on the pricy side.

Thank Bill D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We had not been to terra in a couple of years. Our prior experience has been good. I left very disappointed. Both fish dishes were mediocre . Salad and pizza was very good. Two out of four ordered red wine. It tasted like vinegar. At 10-12 bucks a glass, I expected more. We sent them back and the server did... More 

Thank Suzanne A
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a nice ambiance and friendly staff. I've ordered shrimp salad and lamb Marc. Taste and quality of food is just average.

Thank JHP1
Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We came as a group of four, we ordered some appetizers to share and each our own main. Everything I tasted was delicious, well spiced, cooked to perfection & beautifully presented. Great quality food and service! The waiter knew the menu and the drinks, and was able to make good recommendations. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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: +1 803-791-3443

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