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“Great!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of harper's restaurant

harper's restaurant
Ranked #115 of 962 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Columbia, South Carolina
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

I had only been here once in the 4 years I was in school. A few weeks ago my husband and I went and I had the most amazing pimento cheese encrusted steak with a potato. I was seriously thinking about that steak for a week. My husbands burger was also really good, as was the pimento Mac and cheese! We went back the next weekend to try different foods!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good place to meet friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

The food here is consistently good though the menu is somewhat sparse. Drinks are reasonable and the service is usually good. The atmosphere is nice and the location is excellent.

Visited March 2014
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Thank hbs74
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New York
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good food and southern hospitality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Harper's is located in the 'five point' area of Columbia, a popular area frequent by the USC students and young people alike. During the day, before the party start, the several restaurants there offer choices for the office people and university staff. Harper's is one such place where their spacious seating are filled up at lunch time. We went there before noon just to beat the crowd. We expect mediocre food but are pleasantly surprised. The salmon caesar salad is excellent, salmon melted in your month and the caesar dressing creamy. The pullpork is tender and well-seasoned (but not overpowering). I particularly like the collard green, a side dish that the 'green' cooked very soft with bits of meat mixed in with the juice. The waitress is attentive and efficient. We will go back there for dinner next time we are in town to try their dinner menu.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MojaveMaxNewYork
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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good food, pleasant setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

Met friends here on a trip from Pennsylvania to Florida - they live in the area and recommended it. The food was delicious - not the best barbecue or brisket we've had, but very good. Service was prompt, friendly and attentive. If I were traveling through Columbia again I would definitely plan a lunch or dinner here.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Barbara H
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Hartsville, South Carolina
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234 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Large party”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

We went with a large party for dinner (around 20 people) and the service was great! Truly - the food came out as expected and the service was good. We were there on a Wednesday evening which is when they have half price bottles of wine (great deal!!!). Overall, it was a good experience and we would go back.

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