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harper's restaurant - CLOSED

700 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205-1645
+1 803-252-2222
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
700 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205-1645
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

The food was average at best. Our omelets were ok but my son thought the crab cakes were terrible. Very expensive for below average food.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Passing through Columbia close to the University of South Carolina campus we happened across Harpers. We enjoyed salads and a quesadilla and enjoyed them very much. Wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. We ate outside and enjoy the setting. Hope to come back again!

Thank Mohamed E
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Friendly staff .. super kids menu ...happy hour only in bar or patio but was told prior to seating...

Thank beverlyjo123
Reviewed 29 March 2017

For some reason (I think its the current mgmt.) this place has rapidly declined. Our food order was an adventure for the last few times we've been. Order either mixed up of food just not as good as it use to be. For example, if...More

1  Thank Bootlegger1970s
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This place used to be one of the best places for a business lunch in Columbia. Not any more. Something is happening. Something not good. Food no longer tasty and consistent. Servers not well trained, and tons of turnover. I'm sad.

Thank GamecockGirl
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I really like that this places uses a hickory grill for almost everything. I absolutely love the Brussels sprouts. This place is not Ruth's Chris and neither are the prices. The service is very good for an upper mid-range restaurant, and the price point is...More

Thank jordo06
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Harper's has a great location for the USC family coming for a visit with a student. We live locally and have enjoyed Harper's but this visit did not meet expectations. We arrived and were seated without waiting. We ordered basic items from the menu when...More

Thank bill1jan
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Today the River Rat Brewery was there doing a promotion-- beer, hamburger, and keep the beer glass for &10. The hamburger was wonderful, homemade chips tasty, and beer wonderful and enough for two. Server was personable and fun.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Interestingly, when I came on to post this new review, my old post came up - (3) years ago, give or take a day. Well....I am compelled to leave a post again, as Harpers continues to disappoint me. I have been eating lunch at Harpers...More

1  Thank grandtraveler
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Came here with family because they are meat eaters. The menu said to choose from steaks. There was one type, two if you count chop steak as a steak and I do not. The food was good but overpriced for what you got. Lunches are...More

Thank Ann F
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:15 am - 10:00 pm
11:15 am - 10:00 pm
11:15 am - 10:00 pm
11:15 am - 10:00 pm
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205-1645
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-252-2222
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