CIU students dining at a restaurant in downtown Columbia.

Off-Campus Dining

There are more than 450 restaurants of all kinds in the Columbia area. Regional choices are dominated by barbecue with a splash of Lowcountry shrimp and grits. You’ll also find fine dining for that special night out, vegan and ethnic restaurants from around the world, dessert nooks, fast food andA CIU student at a taco restaurant in downtown Columbia. food trucks, and outdoor dining with WiFi, just to name a few.

Find Places to Eat in Columbia

The Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau maintains an interactive restaurant listing that allows you to search for that perfect spot.

What are you in the mood for? Barbecue, burgers, or Southern fare? You’ll find all that and more in Columbia, South Carolina. Enjoy your meal!