Food & Drink in Oak Grove

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Highly trained hands at Parkland Cakes infuse miniature morsels with tasty icing to fashion delectable batches of fresh-baked cupcakes. Customers can peruse the menu of frosted treats and order a dozen vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry cupcakes topped with classic frostings such as sweet vanilla butter cream or candy-inspired caramel, or opt to trick tongues into eating dessert for breakfast with a cream-cheese-covered creation. Signature tastes such as lemon, almond amaretto, and carrot also jostle for patrons' edible affection.

1220 C Ave
West Columbia,
SC
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Johnny's Tony's, formerly Zia’s New York Pizza, is home to dough wizards who magically twirl and knead floured orbs into saucy New York–style pies, as well as summon a trove of meaty heros and pasta entrees. Savor the classic simplicity of a cheese pizza ($4.50–$11.65), or adorn your pie with standard toppings ($0.35–$2.00/ingredient), including pepperoni and sausage, or premium adornments ($1.50–$3.00/ingredient), such as chicken, artichoke, and feta. The signature pies, such as a bacon-and-ranch soused Hometown pizza ($6–$18.25), treat tasters to an edible amalgamation more flavorful than an oven-baked Picasso painting. Hand-breaded cuts of poultry saunter atop drifts of spaghetti to create the chicken-parmesan pizza ($7.25), while a calzone erupts cheese and marinara through a crunchy crag of baked dough ($4.85 for a small; $9.55 for a large). Wrap hands or novelty foam fingers around the baked breading of a meatball hero ($6), or satiate beefy urges by snagging a steak sandwich ($6.50). To satisfy families or air-guitar troupes of 4–6 members, Johnny's Tony's serves up a family spaghetti meal ($14 regular; $15.99 with meat sauce), which arrives at tables accompanied by eight slices of garlic bread.

1720 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia,
SC
US

Growing up in her mother's kitchen, Sharon Wright learned to cook what she believed was healthy food. But for years, she struggled with various health problems. After witnessing her father's battle with cancer, Sharon began extensively researching the causes of diseases, and discovered a wealth of information about how one's diet affects one's body. She adopted a macrobiotic diet, but found that most of her health issues persisted, and came to the conclusion that she should commit to a 100% raw and vegan diet.

With her new diet, she experienced significant weight loss, an increase in energy and mental clarity. To share her vision of "real food" with others, Wright partnered with Scott Middleton and Danny Hutto. The result was Good Life Café. There, she helms a menu of unprocessed plants foods that have not been heated above 115 degrees, creating vibrant dishes with ingredients such as cashew nacho cheese, walnut meat, and zucchini noodles.

1614 Main Street
Columbia,
SC
US

Fresh Seafood Market & More peddles pounds of fresh raw fish and shellfish and slings breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus littered with seafood sandwiches and fried fare. Chefs pair shrimp, scallops, and catfish with classic southern sides of fried okra and hush puppies and assemble oysters and flounder onto sandwich breads. Unlimited crab legs pile onto platters every Thursday, and a freshly cooked country buffet stretches across the restaurant each Sunday. A kids' menu of grilled cheese, chicken tenders, and baby shrimp accommodates young diners and small orangutans in convincing bonnets.

714 Main St
West Columbia,
SC
US

The house-turned-eatery known as The Backyard Café puts out an eclectic selection of grilled American fare. Gracious guests can get started with apps, such as artichoke spinach dip ($6.99) or the Backyard salad ($6.99+)––infused with roast beef, turkey, ham, bacon, egg, cheese, and veggies. Hearty bites include the Backyard burger ($7.89)—a half-pound circle of Angus beef bear-hugged by cheddar cheese, mushrooms, onions, and bacon, served with a choice of a side—as well as the teriyaki salmon ($13.99), which arrives steamy atop a fluffy bed of rice pilaf. Diners can complement their consumption with a bottled beer ($2.50+) or glass of wine ($4.50+), or wrap up with a cool scoop of homemade ice cream ($1.99 single scoop) and a hot cup of Coffee Cabana coffee ($1.59).

940 Old Barnwell Rd
West Columbia,
SC
US

Sonic Drive-in boasts a hunger-obliterating menu of burgers, coneys, shakes, and more—all delivered straight to your horseless carriage by gracefully roller-skating carhops. Settle burger-craving stomachs with a supersonic cheeseburger ($4.19), and craft a creative meal out of sides like mozzarella sticks (five for $2.99), chili cheese tots ($2.59), ched' r' peppers' ($2.99), and onion rings ($2.19/large), which, like engagement rings, symbolize love and taste better dipped in ketchup. Cleanse your crumb-covered palate with a Sonic signature limeade ($2.09/medium) or a slush ($1.89/medium) in any combo of classic flavors like cherry, grape, watermelon, orange, or quantum particle, which tastes like everything yet strangely nothing. Once you've ordered from the comfy confines of your car or decommissioned lunar module, your all-American feast will arrive balanced atop the head of your roller-butler just in time to catch you tearfully singing along to "Forever Young." Customers are welcome to feast in their cars or savor their selections on Sonic's outdoor patio.

3955 Platt Springs Rd
West Columbia,
SC
US