Best Seafood in Columbia / Lexington

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Looking for great local seafood? Based on personal experience and top online reviews, we’ve gathered a list of some of the best restaurants for Seafood in the Midlands. To judge for yourself, click the address to see their websites, or any of the review websites to see what other people say!

Restaurants are listed Alphabetically

Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201

In the center of Downtown Columbia’s iconic Vista, Blue Marlin is an independently owned restaurant serving southern-style seafood. Excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google love the friendly waitstaff and commitment to southern flavor in meals like the Mahi Orleans.

Indoor & Outdoor Seating| Takeout | Curbside Pickup

Blue Marlin Shrimp Kabob

Bonefish Grill

1260 Bower Pkwy, Ste A1, Columbia, SC 29212

Near the Columbiana Centre Mall in Harbison, Bonefish Grill is a more atmospheric low light seafood restaurant perfect for a date night. Founded by two men from Florida in 2000, Bonefish Grill now has over 200 locations and trains each location on their local seasonal fish. Good reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google commend the knowledgeable waitstaff and brunch menu.

Indoor Seating| Takeout | Curbside Pickup | Delivery

Bonefish Grill Lobster

Garners Ferry Seafood & More

8006 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 29209

Near Temple Baptist Church, Garners Ferry Seafood is a locally owned seafood restaurant tucked away in a strip mall off of Garners Ferry Road. Though it’s easy to miss, with almost 5 star ratings on both Yelp and Google, it’s worth looking for. Reviewers praise the freshness, huge portions, and homestyle charm of the place.

Indoor Seating| Takeout | Curbside Pickup

Garners Ferry Seafood Snow Crab & Shrimp Special

Golden Bay Seafood

1123 Park St, Columbia, SC 29201

Across from Seven Oaks Shopping Center, Golden Bay Seafood is a locally owned spot where one can enjoy contemporary seafood dishes like fish tacos. Positive reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google call it fast, clean, quick, cheap, and perfectly cooked every time.

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Golden Bay Shrimp Tacos

Mr. Friendly’s New Southern Cafe

2001 Greene St, Ste A, Columbia, SC 29205

In Columbia’s famous Five Points neighborhood, Mr. Friendly’s is a locally owned and operated place for southern cuisine that actually began as a sandwich and cookie shop in the early 1980’s, but since 1995 it has been an excellent place for seafood! Great reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google praise the unique menu and interesting twists of flavor in dishes like the Peach-Mustard Glazed Salmon.

Mr. Friendly’s Peach-Mustard Glazed Salmon & Chutney

Mr. Seafood

3902 Two Notch Rd, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29204

Right across from WG Sanders Middle School, Mr. Seafood is a locally owned and operated seafood restaurant started in 2017. Voted best Garlic Butter Sauce in SC! They also operate a Food Truck – find their daily locations on their Facebook page by clicking on the picture below. Reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google say they’re lightning fast and simply the best in town for a grab-and-go meal.

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Mr Seafood Garlic Combo

Oyster Bar Columbia

1123 Park St, Columbia, SC 29201

In Downtown Columbia near the Vista, Oyster Bar Columbia is a place for cool drinks and fresh oysters. This locally owned spot was started in 2001 and all the oysters are actually shucked in front of customers! Excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google enjoy how meals are always fresh and prices are cheap.

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Oyster Bar Shrimp and Grits

Pearlz Oyster Bar

936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201

On the corner of Gervais and Park street in Columbia’s Vista neighborhood, Pearlz Oyster Bar is one of 3 in South Carolina but the only one in the Midlands. Happy reviewers on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google enjoyed the lively bar, southern style spice in the seafood, and comfortable social atmosphere.

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Pearlz Oyster Bar Shrimp

Private Property

220 W Main St, Lexington, SC 29072

Near the Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center, Private Property is a family-owned restaurant committed to authentic mixes of SC and Louisiana recipes that they call “Cajun and Country”. Satisfied reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google adore the clean and classy atmosphere, themed menu, and friendly staff that make the location great for any occasion.

Outdoor Seating | Takeout | Curbside Pickup

Private Property Redfish and Tasso Cream Pasta

Wild Crab

220 W Main St, Lexington, SC 29072

Next to Guitar Center in Harbison, Wild Crab is a New Orleans style seafood restaurant. This place is all about freshness and flavor, leaving the classiness to everyone else. They even warn you to put on bibs and gloves. Reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google say it’s greasy, it’s messy, and that’s the best possible way to have it.

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Wild Crab Seafood