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West Columbia restaurants offer the perfect opportunity to celebrate the New Year

New Year’s Eve is a great opportunity for a romantic dinner. New Year’s Day is a chance to get that meal that is said to ensure prosperity. Regardless of your preference, there are West Columbia restaurants that can help you celebrate the new year. 

For a fine dining experience on New Year’s Eve, Terra is taking reservations and reservations are recommended, said Mike Davis, chief chef and Terra’s owner. “We are always busy on New Year’s Eve,” he said.  

“We are now taking reservations via Resy and over the phone for New Year’s Eve,” Davis said, “Our table reservations are filling up fast.  We’re really busy on New Year’s Eve.”

At Terra, 100 State St., you can get a seat that offers a stunning view of the Columbia skyline.
Click the link to book your reservation at Terra – Terra’s link or you can call (803) 791-3443.

You can also make reservations at Al’s Upstairs, 304 Meeting St.  Al’s Upstairs boasts a magnificent view of the Columbia skyline.

The New Year’s Eve menu includes many options. You can choose from; crispy flounder; salmon stuffed with shrimp, crab meat, and ricotta, with a garlic white wine sauce; Sea bass, Pasta Alla Al; veal galasso, mushroom ravioli, filet mignon, and many more options. 

Click here to reserve your reservation at Al’s Upstairs. Saturday night is fully booked, said Allison Legaux of Al’s Upstairs, but you can still get a table for Friday night. 

Black Rooster, in the Brookland Development off of Meeting Street, at Alexander Road, is open for reservations New Year’s Eve.

You can book reservations at Black Rooster at the following link: Black Rooster link

For New Year’s Day!

Lizard’s Thicket, at 2234 Sunset Blvd. is also a hot spot on New Year’s day for pork chops, black eyed peas and greens from WP Rawl Farms in Lexington County.  Lizard’s Thicket will serve thousands of servings of collard greens, black-eyed peas and pork chops. These dishes are all staples of a traditional Southern New Year’s Day meal said to bring luck and wealth for the coming year.

Al’s Upstars

New Year’s Day has been Lizard’s Thicket’s busiest day of the calendar year for several years running, said Katie Alice Walker of Lizard’s Thicket. The restaurant anticipates similar crowds on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. Lizard’s Thicket will also celebrate its 45th anniversary in January 2023. Last year, Lizard’s Thicket diners ordered nearly 6,000 pork chops and 9,037 servings of black-eyed peas. The restaurant also sold 9,109 servings of fresh collard greens.
Lizard’s Thicket will begin serving lunch, including pork chops, black-eyed peas and collard greens at 11 a.m. 

Other West Columbia dining options, below  –  no reservation needed

Grecian Gardens at 2312 Sunset Blvd., is open New Year’s Eve, but closed Jan. 1
Cafe Strudel on State Street will close at 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. It’s closed on New Year’s day.

Nicks’s House of Pizza, 1082 A Sunset Blvd., is open New Year’s Eve and closed Jan. 1

List of West Columbia restaurants:

  • Grecian Gardens Restaurant – 2312 Sunset Blvd – 803-794-7552
  • Cafe Strudel – 300 State St. – (803) 794-6634
  • Compton’s Kitchen – 1118 B Ave – 803 791-0750
  • Buttercream Dreams – 1230 C Ave. – (803) 708-4485
  • Hite’s BBQ – 240 Dreher Rd. – (803) 794-4120
  • The Original Brunches – 2245 Leaphart Rd – (803) 791-7477
  • Jimmy’s Mini Mart/Citgo – 812 Meeting St. – (803) 794-0090
  • Maurice’s Piggie Park – 1600 Charleston Highway – 803-796-0220J
  • Nick’s House of Pizza Restaurant- 1082 A Sunset Blvd – 803-794-9240
  • Bricks and Stones Pizza 3234 – Augusta Road – (803) 988-9898
  • DeLuccas 1720 Sunset Blvd. – 803- 926-5255
  • Ariana’s Greek Restaurant – 1720 Sunset Blvd. – (803) 796-4430
  • Lizard’s Thicket – 2234 Sunset Blvd. 803 – 794-0923
  • Jin Jin Chinese Restaurant – 469 Sunset Blvd. (803) 739-8888
  • Chick-fil-A -2299 Augusta Rd. – (803) 939-1600
  • Rush’s 2332 Sunset Blvd. – (803) 796-5034

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