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Terra

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100 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169
+1 803-791-3443
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17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A Tuesday night 7 pm. I drove looking for a great meal. Everything on paper looks good I am sure it has an awesome following obviously from the business they are doing well. However parking there was worse then terrible. Only stupid spot I could find on my own was permanently saved for the owner. And when I thought I... More 

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Thank Walter S
Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Columbia! The food is wonderful--- lamb mac and cheese is a real winner. Tonight's She-crab bisque was also a great treat. Grilled Carolina mountain trout was a superb 2nd course and the caramel pot de creme finished a delightful dining experience. The service is always top notch here. Decor is modern but the exposed... More 

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Thank Pamela Y
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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 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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176 reviews
110 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 

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Thank David R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 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 

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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 15 November 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.

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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 6 November 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 

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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 18 October 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.

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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 9 October 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.

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Thank Bill D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?