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Pawleys in Five Points Columbia Special

By Michael Bearak     Sep 15, 2010 in Food
Columbia - In the heart of Columbia's Five Points district is a distinct restaurant and bar that has been highlighted on the Food Network that attracts both the working crowd and college crowd.
Guy Fieri on the Food Network paid a visit to Columbia South Carolina as part of his show, 'Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.' Being just a matter of blocks from the University of South Carolina and in the heart of Columbia's Five Points district many would look at the small restaurant as just another bar and college hangout.
Never judging a book by its cover going inside visitors realize that there is far more than just a bar with television sets. Wood flooring throughout the restaurant and a picture of Fieri from his visit a smaller bar and a covered outdoor eating area.
At the bar there are eight beers on tap along with 14 domestic bottles and 22 import and micro-brews. That doesn't include all of the alcohol that is on hand as part of the bar showing all types of alcohol selections from top shelf choices down.
What Pawleys Front Porch is best known for are their burgers. There is one catch to their burgers in that Pawleys will only fix them as they are on the menu meaning NO SUBSTITUTES. The burgers are all half-pound patties served on your choice of four rolls. Guests also have their choice of side dishes as well which include: hand-cut home fries, Franks Red hot onion rings, pasta salad, or sweet potato fries.
All the burgers are named after parts of South Carolina from Sullivan, Kiwah, and Fripp Islands to Caw Caw Creek and Beaufort. The 'Fripp Island' burger has southern salsa, bousin cheese and a fried green tomato, which on Digital Journal's second visit was the burger of choice. The first time was the Isle of Palms which has pimento cheese, which for Pawleys is a mixture of cheddar and pepper jack along with jalapeno bacon. Pawleys named one burger after the famous hurricane, Hugo which tore through Columbia back in 1989 and in the process tore up the roof of the Capitol Building in South Carolina. The 'Hugo' as it is named is chili, American cheese, and homemade pickle relish and was the selection of this Digital Journal writer on his last visit this past Tuesday.
Looking for a HUGE burger that isn t your run of the mill patty and bun  then Pawleys is your locati...
Looking for a HUGE burger that isn't your run of the mill patty and bun, then Pawleys is your location.
All the burgers rankge between $8.00 for the basic 'Front Porch' to $9.75 for some of the higher end ones.All the burgers, regardless of style, come topped with lettuce, tomato, and onion. For the regular visitor they have a free burger club if you eat each of their burgers, an no not in one setting, you get a free burger. You also will get your name up on their board of honor. In all Pawleys provides twelve burger selections.
If you don't want a burger they also offer fish tacos, salads, mahi-mahi and other creations including a 'fried green tomato, pimento cheese BLT sandwich.'
Pawleys is located at 827 Harden Street in Columbia, just a block or so down from Devine Street in the middle of Five Points.
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