Eat Up!


Columbia County Restaurant Week returns with two additional days this year.

Any time is a good time to dine out, but Columbia County will make it even more enticing with its second annual Restaurant Week, sponsored by the Columbia County Chamber and the Columbia County Convention & Visitors Bureau, January 24-30.

The week-long event will highlight the diverse selection of local restaurants in Appling, Evans, Grovetown, Harlem and Martinez.

“We have some awesome locally owned Columbia County restaurants, so it’s a great way for people to try something new,” says Olivia Reich, the Chamber communications manager.

Last year 15 – 20 restaurants participated in the inaugural event including Cork & Flame, Cadwallader’s Fine Dining, Namaste Indian Street Food, Ironwood Tavern, Katerwerks, WifeSaver, Baby Jo’s and Laziza Mediterranean Grill. Organizers are hoping for even greater participation this year.

Participating restaurants must be locally or regionally owned and have at least one location in Columbia County.

In addition, the restaurants must offer a special – such as a prix fixe menu, a 20% discount, a BOGO offer or a free appetizer or dessert – that is available only during Restaurant Week.

The inaugural event ran Monday – Friday, but this year Restaurant Week will be extended from Monday – Sunday.

While many of the restaurants largely depended on takeout or delivery service because of covid last year, organizers hope that more people will dine in this year. Participating restaurants will have a poster in the window to indicate that they are part of the event.

Diners are encouraged to post Restaurant Week photos on social media with #ColumbiaCountyEats.

For more information, visit the Columbia County Restaurant Week Facebook page.