Offering a large variety of experiences, including a vibrant and varied music scene, sporting events, museums and more, Ruth’s Chris is proud to call the city of Columbia, SC home. With easy access to I-20, Columbia provides a pleasant experience for those driving in from local cities like Augusta, Georgia, plus great walkability to shopping and attractions once you are here.
No matter what you have planned for enjoying a fun day and night out in Columbia, SC, be sure to make a reservation to experience legendary steakhouse dining at Ruth Chris while you are here.
Have a Relaxing Lunch or Dinner After the Big Game
Are you a college football fan spending the day cheering on the University of South Carolina Gamecocks? Maybe it’s one of Columbia’s baseball teams that you’re out supporting. No matter which team you’re rooting for, we know that being a true sports fan takes energy and stamina. Join us for lunch or dinner before or after the game and enjoy a filling meal that will replenish the energy of any supportive fan.
On our lunch menu, served daily from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., we recommend the Ruth’s Prime Burger. Made with prime ground beef and served with your choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and a side of hand-cut french fries, this burger is sure to satisfy!
If you’re not in a burger kind of mood, try a sizzling steak, delicious salad, or a sandwich. Our Steak Sandwich and Chicken & Avocado Club, for example, are not to be missed, and are not available on our dinner menu. Check out the full list of lunch offerings and make your reservation.
Make Visiting a USC Student a Memorable Experience
If you’re traveling to Columbia to see a student at the University of South Carolina, incorporate Ruth’s Chris into your plans. You can treat the whole family to a delicious meal at Ruth’s Chris, located right in downtown Columbia close to the university, shops and more. The restaurant opens for lunch daily starting at 11 a.m. — and doesn’t close until 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Convenient location and hours plus options everyone can enjoy? Ruth’s Chris is the perfect place to go to make your school visit a success.
Plus, USC students love to eat at Ruth’s Chris, not only for the meal they will spend with friends and family, but for the leftovers they will inevitably bring back to the dorm to enjoy later.
Dinner and a (Rock and Roll) Show
If you love live music, Columbia, SC is a destination that doesn’t disappoint for a night out.
Looking to enjoy a concert? Check the concert lineup at the 18,000-seat Colonial Life Arena to see if your favorite band is playing.
Venues such at The Senate, Tin Roof and Koger Center offer a more intimate setting for a seated concert.
If you’re in the mood to wander, you can check out the live music scene at various bars and pubs located throughout the city.
And don’t forget to stop by Ruth’s Chris for lunch, dinner, or a delicious bite from our Happy Hour menu, served daily at the bar from 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy the Weekend in Columbia, SC
Our home in Columbia, SC is within driving distance for a day trip from other cities such as Augusta, GA or Charlotte, NC. While a one-day trip is possible, Columbia offers so much to do, from college football games to museums, music, shopping and dining, that you just may want to make a weekend of it.
We hope that while you’re here, you’ll join us for a meal at our Columbia restaurant. We are located in the heart of the city just one block from the South Carolina State House and near the University of South Carolina. We’ll greet you with southern hospitality and extend our legendary service as we serve up your New Orleans steakhouse favorites.
Find the Fun When You Follow Ruth’s Recipe for Living
Our founder, Ruth Fertel believed in working hard, yet living in the moment while serving up a quality New Orleans steakhouse menu. Ruth’s Recipe is: “Insist on making a toast. Make big plans, but live spontaneously. Live and dine without regret.”
At our Ruth’s Chris restaurant in Columbia, SC, we strive to provide an experience that embodies our founder’s spirit and allows you to have a fun yet sophisticated and traditional steakhouse dining experience. Be sure to visit us while you’re in town!
Make Ruth’s Chris Part of the Fun in Columbia, SC
When you enjoy and fun day and night out in Columbia, SC, we hope you’ll include a lunch or dinner reservation or stopping by for Happy Hour at Ruth’s Chris in your plans. Call us at 803-212-6666 for reservations or find a table online. We can’t wait to see you!