Road Vols: Where to Eat and Drink Near The University of South Carolina

Vol fans- who is ready for another weekend road trip?! The University of South Carolina may be our enemy for the weekend, but that won't stop us from taking in all there is to enjoy in Columbia! Check out our favorite places to eat and drink down in USC!

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Cafe Strudel

Whether it’s a pre- game meal or a morning after brunch, Cafe Strudel serves up delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day long. Make sure to try their famous “Hangover Hashbrowns”- a bed of hashbrowns topped with two eggs, cheese, onions, banana peppers, and tomatoes. YUM.

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Village Idiot

Craving pizza? Look no further. Village Idiot Pizza has been a local favorite since it first stepped foot in Columbia. Delicious pizza with dozens of toppings, wings, and appetizers galore… You’ll probably be back more than once this weekend.

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Publico Kitchen & Tap

A hip, new grub spot in Columbia, Publico Kitchen + Tap has a little something for everyone- from gourmet tacos to over 50 craft beers. Grab some small plates with friends here before a night out!

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Salty Nut Cafe

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a cheeseburger or drink in Salty Nut Cafe’s laid back atmosphere. This is the perfect spot to watch the game for those who aren’t planning on going in the stadium!

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Grill Mark's

Burgers, fries, and over the top milkshakes… Need we say more? Grill Mark’s is a MUST during your time in Columbia. Indulge in their unique burgers, numerous apps, gourmet fries, and more! Plus: They serve brunch on Saturday’s and Sunday’s.

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Jake's On Devine

Their slogan says it all- “Good food, good beer, great times.” Jake’s on Devine is a low key bar and grill with daily food and drinks specials and an outside patio. Come grab a bite to eat before the game or stay and watch!

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Live music every Thursday- Sunday and amazing food and drink specials? Say no more! Breaker’s Bar and Grill is a must stop for your game day weekend. Stay for a bite to eat or stay all night!

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Southern Belly

Craving BBQ? The Southern Belly is a local favorite known for their creative barbecue sandwiches and a variety of sauces to accompany them. Nothing says a southern game day like cold beer, friendly people, and delicious barbecue!

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Di Pratos

Known for their lengthy selection of sandwiches and paninis, DiPrato’s is what you didn’t know you needed in your life. Sandwich connoisseurs- check this spot out!

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Liberty Tap Room

Liberty Tap Room has it all. $8 lunch specials, happy hour deals, late night menu, and even a special weekend game day menu. Indulge in loaded potato skins, fried pickles, and chicken wings… This place screams football eats!

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Pawley's Front Porch

Pawley’s Front Porch is a USC student favorite with yummy, greasy food and cheap drink specials. A perfect spot for groups looking to watch the game at a bar!

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Blue Marlin

A local seafood joint inspired by African, West Indian, and Carribean flavors, Blue Marlin is sure to blow you out of the “water”. Try their Barbecue Salmon Salad, Crab Cake Sandwich, and just about any of their seafood entrees.

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