The Wired Goat Cafe

246 Columbia Ave
Chapin, 29036
Reviews:
Passing through on the way to the beach and found this hidden gem. The location is roughly 2 miles off a country road from I-26 in an old unassuming house. Don't let this stop you from visiting here, the food is outstanding and the coffee is much better than Starbucks! We had the BLT, a Veggie Burger, an iced latte, and a frozen coffee. The tomatoes on both sandwiches tasted homegrown and the veggie burger was one of the best we've ever had! The bacon was incredibly flavorful and the sourdough bread was homemade and delicious. All around, an amazing meal and our new go-to when passing through the area!
My daughter and I stopped in this morning. I had great espresso like used to get in Spain. Loved it.
Quirky little coffee shop. Great selection and friendly staff. Building could use some upgrades though.

(803) 201-5348

Coffee & Tea

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Miso Sushi & Hibachi

1419 Chapin Rd
Chapin, 29036
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Eat here at least once every two weeks or call order in for take out. Small place but the prices are very reasonable. Sushi is pretty and tastes super fresh. No FISHY smell or taste. When eating there, occasionally there is one of the owners/workers child playing with their toys and rolling truck on floor. Could be issue but everyone that goes there realizes that is a NORM. They stay so busy that it is advisable to call your order in rather than going in and ordering a pickup. Love the rainbow roll, ahi crunch, spicy...they will post a unique one on board for a reasonable price. We tried their Pink Lady but still revert back to my standbys. Occasionally will get the salad with YUMMY Ginger Sauce and love their WonTon Soup. Will serve two adults easily. Get 6 wontons in the container. Very Generous.
Okay, I could have given 5 stars for the sushi. It was pretty good and tasted fresh. Yet I nearly downgraded them to 3 stars. A child, who belonged to one of the workers, perhaps the owner, was running around with his toys and being a complete nuisance. This is a small place, and I am very tolerant of kids. I miss when my girls were that young. But I draw the line at toys being pushed under my table. I mean, hellllooo. The service could have been faster, but that is okay as the food made up for it. I don't mean to be mean about this, but please keep your child behind the counter. I do plan to come back. Good sushi.
This small, quick sushi restaurant gave me my Japanese fix before heading back to Florida. It was the day before the ending of my vacation, and we stopped here for a bite to eat. We walked in and placed the order at the counter. When the food was ready, they brought it to us. Every Japanese place that I have been to never has a sweet potato tempura roll on the menu. However, I always ask for it. The majority of locations make it for me anyway. This place has it on the menu! I was excited to see that, and of course, I ordered it. It came out great and put a stop to my craving. When coming here, one should not expect fancy dining. However, expect quick service with delicious Japanese food.

(803) 345-7005

Japanese

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China Wok 3

1201 Chapin Rd
Chapin, 29036
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My family thoroughly enjoyed our experience at China Wok. We pulled into the drive thru and called our order in and picked it up immediately. Very friendly staff.
I'm impressed with the quality and generous portions. Their Hot & Sour soup is as good as it gets. It's filled with lots of good things ~ chicken, mushrooms, tofu, veggies. Delicious! We also like their Shrimp in Lobster Sauce ~ the Lo Mein ~ and the Mushroom Chicken to name a few dishes. I'd like it if they had more dishes that don't use a soy-heavy brown sauce. And if they could reduce the sodium in more dishes, it would really be great. I've only ordered take out. It's always ready within 10-20 minutes of my calling in the order. It's plenty hot when I pick it up. The staff is friendly and helpful. Very glad that China Wok III is in Chapin.
My husband's favorite Chinese restaurant. He especially likes the shrimp with lobster sauce. Our son likes the sesame chicken, and the sweet and sour chicken. Food is always ready quickly when we call in an order to go.

(803) 945-4799

Chinese

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Zesto-Chapin

1250 Chapin Rd
Chapin, 29036
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I'm a huge fan of da-Zesto....crispy fried chicken....a Southern tasty tradition is alive and well at this location.

(803) 345-0024

Restaurants

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Chapin Chop House

Old Lexington Town Centre,508 Old Lexington Hwy
Chapin, 29036
Reviews:
A great addition to the Chapin area. My husband and I went on a Weds when they offer $1 off all glasses of wine. Started with the Chophouse Bleu salad -outstanding! I had a 6oz Filet Mignon and hubby had the 12 oz Rib Eye. Both grilled to perfection. The sides offered with the meal were delicious. Outstanding service, relaxing atmosphere - We'll be back again! Don't miss their Prime Rib special on Saturday nights!
Very good steaks and a full bar. And the desserts are home made! Everyone is friendly so this is a great place to hang out.
My wife & I had dinner there last night. She ordered the "special" of pan seared large scallops in a roasted red pepper Alfredo over linguine....I ordered the Low country favorite Shrimp & Grits.... Both entrees were outstanding....Good service & pleasant decor...We'll be back to try some of their other offerings.

(803) 816-8037

Steakhouses, Italian

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Farm Boy’s Barbecue

525 Columbia Ave
Chapin, 29036
Reviews:
great bbq, great buffet
Farm Boy's is a fantastic restaurant. It's a BBQ buffet...which means unlimited bbq, fried chicken, sides, and desserts. In my opinion, the best sides are the baked beans, the Lima beans, and the Mac n cheese. They have both mustard-based and vinegar-based pulled pork. I prefer the mustard based, but both types were great. They also have bbq hash which was fantastic over rice. The breading on the fried chicken was out of this world. I can't seem to say enough great things about this place! I highly recommend it.
Super yummy BBQ! My only complaint for this place is I wish they offered a ketchup based bbq sauce. But the pork is so damn yummy it doesn't even need sauce! So good!

(803) 345-7600

Barbeque

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El Poblano Mexican Restaurant

2371 Dutch Fork Road
Chapin, 29036
Reviews:
The best Margarita ever!! Even better than Mexico!! ;-) Food is great! After having El Poblano I refuse to go to any other mexican restaurants!
Hands-down! Best Mexican food around! Prices on food AND drinks are low.. Tho it doesn't show in the quality of the food. We love coming here. The staff is wonderful, very friendly and personable. Would recommend to anyone! Bonus at the end of the meal they almost always bring out a free dessert! Ice cream and sweet Mexican chips with whipped cream! (My favorite part) :) yummy!
Always 100% for service, food, prices, casual ambiance. And I don't like Mexican food as a rule. Been going here for over four years. Love it!!

(803) 407-5784

Mexican

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La Fogata Mexican Restaurant

105 Amicks Ferry Rd
Chapin, 29036
Reviews:
For Chapin it is one of the best. Three sizes of draft beer, and the lunch price is better than any around. Food is good and fast. I go every week!
The food was good, the service was acceptable. The restaurant could use a little updating, but I did like the Clemson and Gamecock paintings on the wall. We are from Texas and have not had much good Tex-Mex here, but this restaurant met our expectations! We are going to try the West Columbia one closer to our house next.
Margaritas and chips/salsa good. We were a party of 9 on the patio and the service was horrible. They wanted to take our drink orders but we had no menus (a few of us wanted mixed drinks so we needed a menu), we had to ask for them. Drinks came eventually, and we had to ask repeatedly for napkins. Eventually one of our party went inside to get them herself. After a long wait for our orders, food was tepid and flavorless. Will not go again.

(803) 932-2475

Mexican

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Frayed Knot Bar & Grill

1701 Dreher Island Rd
Chapin, 29036
Reviews:
The BEST food on Lake Murray, Chapin, Little Mountain. My wife and I eat here at least once a week. Never been disappointed!
Horrible food. Of the places to go on lake Murray this is the worst I've been to. Drinks had no flavor or kick to them, apps were small and tasted bland, and the entree was the same. Service was good but fast service for below par food means little.
Went on the weekend to have breakfast on the lake around 9:30 a.m.. The buffet was empty and had to wait for food. The price was high to the amount of food that was not available. Food was on a card table size. They were not able to keep up with the demand. Fruit was picked over. NOTE: The waitress never came out to take our drink order. we had to go in and get our drinks. At the conclusion of the breakfast, we cleaned up our spot and still no waitress. As we left, we did not leave a tip because we had done all the work...she shows up and gets huffy because nothing is left. We are in the restaurant business and would never do that but they did not deserve the $. We used to go to this location when it was owned by other owners. You got a sufficient amount of food. When you went back to refill the buffet, there was no food. Would not recommend for breakfast unless you want to wait on food.

(803) 945-1792

American (Traditional), Bars

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Rusty Anchor Restaurant

1925 Johnson Marina Rd
Chapin, 29036
Reviews:
We called ahead and had boat parking for our boat. Assistance parking and getting off boat. There was a band playing on the deck. Due to the temperature, we chose to eat on the deck of the restaurant. We thought it was going to be okay...could hear music and see the water. Unfortunately they do not have bamboo shades to block the evening sun from heating you directly on your back or in your face depending on the location of the chair. Our waiter was very GOOD! Very attentive to our orders and drinks. Highly recommend the Gorgonzola Bleu Cheese Chips...AWESOME! The Calamari was also great. Had Mango Chutney sauce...The various members of the group had order drinks from the bar. Very tasty... The various meals were definitely worth the trip. Sesame Seared Tuna was awesome with the sauce. Seafood Pasta you could not go wrong with...very fresh and plentiful...Shrimp and Grits were with a She Crab Gravy and was delicious. Three members of party got the Whole Crispy Flounder and Filet of Flounder and both were raving about how good it was. We were so full that dessert was not to be tried. Only recommendation would be purchasing roll down shades to block the sun on the west side of the building. We have eaten at numerous places on the lake. This probably one of the best...
We had a great evening celebrating 2 birthdays in the family as well as Mother's Day. I had an incredible Wasabi Fried Tuna - WOW have had nothing like it - and a very generous portion. There was 8 of us and everyone enjoyed their meal and the views of the lake are unmatched anywhere else in Columbia.
Very good experience tonight. Our server was very nice. I ordered the Seafood Pasta which was very good. Hushpuppies were also very good. Will go back again!

(803) 749-1555

Seafood

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