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1214 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
+1 803-403-1404
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“boudin balls” (25 reviews)
“etouffee” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1214 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were invited to a lunch date with our long time friends just to hang out and they chose Bourbon because of the delicious sounding brunch menu. Upon arrival we were amazed by the ambience, decor and the fact that we were...More

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HockeyChef, Owner at Bourbon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

SO sorry you had this experience. With the summer here, we recently had a large turnover of staff as many finished school and moved away. You happened to catch us on a day when the staff was made up of mostly new people trying to...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Etouffee with Maker's Mark special select barrel was a perfect combination. Oh my the spirit selections are always outstanding and with the fresh food you can't miss. I have made it a point to stop here for the evening on my way back to Florida...More

Thank Allan M
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Best cocktails in Columbia. Fair warning, I am a whiskey drinker so can only speak to the whiskey cocktails but they are among the best I have had. Food is always excellent and locally sourced. I highly recommend the bounty salad and any pork dish.

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Love this restaurant for both brunch and dinner. Went again today and sat at the bar and had great service and food. My husband loves the etouffee at Bourbon, which is not on the brunch menu. We asked our server if he could get the...More

Thank FranklyTravel
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after the capital tour. Must have the Frankly, My dear ... So good. The food is trendy and delicious. Those hush puppies are a must.

Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

I had never had lamb before but the burger was absolutely delicious. The cheese and jam gave it a salty and sweet taste that worked very well. The place is pretty packed inside so you may have to sit beside strangers if you can't get...More

Thank Brittany M
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The meal was excellent. This was my first visit to this establishment. The fish was excellent and the service was excellent. I will definitley return very soon!!

Thank earl l
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Friday night at 7:00 short 25 minute wait. Fun ,historical bar atmosphere. Inconsistant service. Bright and friendly services but various wait times ill ordered items served. Bourbon flights expensive and second level choices. Jalapeno Hush Puppies good, Boudin balls so, so, Etoufee delicious, Bayou Burger...More

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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

We dropped in and wanted a quick meal so sat at the bar. Great cocktails, food and the staff was excellent. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Travels_Mucho
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

We were in Columbia for a wedding and stayed down the street at the Marriott. A pleasant walk down to this wonderful restaurant was the start of an amazing evening! We had the boudin balls and hush puppies as appetizers. We enjoyed the shrimp and...More

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Amber L
August 21, 2016|
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Response from HockeyChef | Property representative |
We have a small step in the front, but also have a handicap accessible entrance in back with ample parking. Just push the security button and they'll raise the gate. If it's in the evening, please call the restaurant upon... More
Tyra R
July 14, 2016|
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Response from HockeyChef | Property representative |
Yes, we are a small restaurant, but we can accommodate up to 20 at our communal tables. Although we don't take reservations, with enough notice, we can usually make your wait time very reasonable, even on Friday and Saturday... More
January 9, 2015|
Response from Mary Ellen L | Reviewed this property |
I think your question is for the hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1214 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3213
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-403-1404
  • E-mail
Bourbon is a whiskey bar and Cajun-Creole kitchen located just off the steps of the South Carolina State Capitol Building. We serve over 350 bourbons and American whiskeys, as well as whiskeys from around the world. We craft classic cocktails using only the best ingredients, and focus our beer taps on local and regional beers. Our kitchen crafts locally-inspired Cajun-Creole cuisine and we pride ourselves on sourcing the best ingredients from our region, working closely with farmers, ranchers and fishermen. We do not take reservations.
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