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700 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205
+1 803-252-2222
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11:15 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:15 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:15 - 23:00
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Columbia SC
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149 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank GamecockGirl
Columbia, South Carolina
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 a good value.

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Thank jordo06
Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the beverages were delivered. It was approximately an hour before the meals arrived. Just be... More 

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Thank bill1jan
Madison, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

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Thank Judy M
Lexington, South Carolina
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184 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 for almost 15 years, and in years past - when it was GREAT - I... More 

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1 Thank Lori S
Columbia, South Carolina
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 better here than dinner.

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Thank Ann F
Derby, New York
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered the brisket sandwich. Was there with my family, after finishing my first beer the waitress told me it would be just a couple more minutes. The manager came over and apologied and said they were having a problem in the kitchen and our food would be ready soon. About twenty minutes later my order was delivered. The brisket was... More 

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1 Thank Thomas T
Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Our USC grandson recommended this place when we went to visit him in December. The food and service were good. The place was not too crowded, there was no loud music playing; if there were any TVs we didn't notice them. Nice place for grandparents to find in a college town.

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Thank johnjack_s
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We had a reservation for 7 people at 1:30. At 3 pm we left . Never received our food. Will not return .

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1 Thank Suzanne A
Columbia, South Carolina
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I went to Harper's for a business lunch. It was quiet with a nice ambiance. The American-style food was delicious and the menu has something for everyone. I ordered a large chef salad and my companion, a regular, ordered a burger. She commented that there are so many tempting options that she would like to try, but their burgers are... More 

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Thank Rebekah P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:15 - 22:00
Monday
11:15 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:15 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:15 - 22:00
Thursday
11:15 - 23:00
Friday
11:15 - 23:00
Saturday
11:15 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-252-2222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?