I went to school in Columbia many years ago and if room 38 had been there it would have been my favorite then and it's a definite favorite now.
We went late Sunday morning and stayed until they closed at 3 p.m. . There wasn't anywhere to sit when we got there but we finally got a seat at the bar and started drinking the bottomless mimosas. Met and talked with many interesting and friendly people. I had the shrimp and grits which was spot-on. I don't eat many spices and I ordered with the sauce on the side and they brought it with the sauce on it which was too spicy for me but they took it back immediately and brought me a new serving and I loved it. My friend has some sort of filet and eggs and he said it was very good too. I would definitely go back to room 38.