Food & Drink in Seven Oaks

New American Cuisine for Two or Four at Bistro on the Boulevard (Up to 48% Off)

Bistro on the Boulevard

Northwest Columbia

Eatery serves up dishes inspired by Southern and Italian recipes, such as shrimp and grits, chicken marsala, and fried green tomatoes

$40 $22

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Italian Cuisine for Two or Four at DeLucca's Italian Grill (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

DeLucca's Italian Grill

West Columbia

Grilled salmon served over creamy risotto, ravioli with marsala wine sauce, jumbo-lump-crab cakes, and other Italian food

$41 $22

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$12 for $20 Worth of Chinese, Thai, and Japanese Cuisine for Dinner at Red Bowl

Red Bowl

Lexington

Wok-fried mongolian beef, spicy thai red-curry shrimp or salmon, and fried sushi rolls

$20 $12

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Deep-Dish Pizza and Italian-American Cuisine at Uno Pizzeria & Grill (Up to 44% Off). Five Options Available.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill

Lexington

Traditional and inventive pizzas, pasta, burgers, and steak from the Chicago-based restaurant that originated the deep-dish style

$30 $18

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$13 for One Appetizer and 20 Wings for Two at Wings at Ale of Lexington (Up to a $28.98 Value)

Wings and Ale of Lexington

Lexington

Southwestern and American appetizers such as nachos and chicken fingers, and wings that come in 12 flavors

$28.98 $13

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$13.50 for 3 Groupons for $10 Worth of Mediterranean Food at Main Street Cafe Bar & Grill ($30 Value)

Main Street Cafe Bar & Grill

Lexington

Trifos family showcases Greek heritage with laid-back European eats, such as pitas & grilled dinners, with live entertainment on weekends

$10 $4.50

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Murder-Mystery Show for 2, 4, or 8 with Wine at Theatre Rowe Productions Murder Mystery Theatre (Up to 50% Off)

Theatre Rowe Productions Murder Mystery Theatre

Multiple Locations

Watch and sip as a rookie homicide detective fights to find the killer hidden in a pack of oddball auction attendees

$64 $32

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Dinner and Wine for Two at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse. Two Options Available.

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse

Multiple Locations

During a rodizio dinner, servers cut slices of filet mignon, leg of lamb, and Brazilian pork sausage from skewers onto your plate

$88 $60

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Groceries, Organic Produce, and Deli Food at Rosewood Market and Deli (Up to 47%. Two Options Available.

Rosewood Market and Deli

Shandon

Fresh-shelled butterbeans and grass-fed, pasture-raised, local eggs and meat at a health-food store with deli soup, salads, and sandwiches

$18 $10

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Four Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Classic Diner Food and Drinks at Le Peep ($28 Value)

Le Peep

Le Peep

Melted cheese drapes hearty skillets, hollandaise coats two-egg benedicts, and grilled-to-order beef patties nestle in brioche buns

$7 $3.50

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Contemporary Southern Dinner for Two or Four at Saluda's (Up to 57% Off)

Saluda's

Five Points

Fried green tomatoes with pulled pork, shrimp and grits with brandy cream, a grilled pork chop brined with sweet tea

$70 $35

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Tapas Style Comfort Food at The Mamas And The Tapas (48% Off)

The Mamas And The Tapas

Columbia

Tapas such as scallops, mussels, and Creole cakes with sausage and corn as well as larger entrees such as smoked barbecue ribs

$40 $21

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Hookah and Soft Drinks for Two or Four at The Hookah Spot (Up to 53% Off)

The Hookah Spot

Columbia

More than 25 shisha flavors, such as gummy bear and hawaiian punch, waft through glass-bodied pipes at a roomy lounge

$58 $29

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$15 for 3 Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Greek Cuisine at Zorba's Island Bar Restaurant ($24 Value)

Zorba's Island Bar Restaurant

Aiken

Spanakopita, gyros platters, and pizzas made with freshly kneaded dough; game room, full bar, and patio for outdoor dining

$8 $5

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$12 for Two-Course Dinner for Two at Young's Seafood

Young's Seafood

Belvedere

Young's Seafood is locally owned and operated, serving traditional southern seafood dishes and some of the best shrimp in town

$20 $12

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at TCBY ($30 Value)

TCBY

Rock Hill

Twelve rotating self-serve frozen yogurt and non-dairy Silk flavors; choose from more than 50 toppings

$10 $5

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$11 for $20 Worth of Beverages and More — Raven Moon Emporium

Raven Moon Emporium

Sharonwood

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $11

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Winery Tour with Tasting and Cheese Plate, or Craft Beer Flight at Morgan Ridge Vineyards (Up to 62% Off)

Morgan Ridge Vineyards

Morgan

Winemakers Tommy and Amie Baudoin welcome guests to newly built winery with views of charming vineyards and tasty cheese plates.

$26 $10

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Sandwiches, Wraps, Salads, and Soups at My Friend's Place (Up to 45% Off)

My Friend's Place

Sand Hills

Made-to-order salads, wraps, and sandwiches like chicken salad with chopped apples, french dip, and turkey with avocado and thousand island

$20 $11

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$15 for Two Large Two-Topping Pizzas with 3-Cheeser Bread and a Two-Liter Soda at Hungry Howie's ($30.78 Value)

Hungry Howie's

Augusta

Signature flavored-crust pizzas offer a choice of eight doughy foundations, complemented by cheesy bread and Pepsi products

$30.78 $15

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$5 for $10 Worth of Sandwiches, Pizza, and Drinks at Joe's Underground Cafe

Joe's Underground Cafe

Central Business District

Sandwiches and specialty pizzas served at underground pub with nightly entertainment including live music, trivia, and poker

$10 $5

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Cover Charge Admission and Well Drinks or Beer and Shots for Two at Surrey Tavern (57% Off)

Surrey Tavern

Sand Hills

Tavern hosts numerous bands on a ground-level stage while bartenders pour beer, shots, and well drinks

$30 $13

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$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Café Food and Drinks at Catch Phrase Cafe ($24 Total Value)

Catch Phrase Cafe

Evans

Café in Columbia County Library serves food like club sandwiches, jumbo muffins, and salads and pairs it with espresso, herbal tea, and more

$8 $3.50

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$32 for a Casual Dinner for Two at T-Bones On the Lake (Up to $54.97 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

T-Bones On the Lake

Lake Wylie

Deck seating provides diners with waterfront views while they enjoy T-bone steaks or casual American comfort food

$54.97 $32

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Diner Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Park 51 Cafe (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Park 51 Cafe

Hwy 51 - Park Road

Southern-style diner specialties, include french toast, biscuits and gravy, burgers, gyros, and oven-baked pasta

$10 $6

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Peruvian Food at Machu Picchu Peruvian Cuisine - Seafood Grill & Bar (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Peruvian Food at Machu Picchu Peruvian Cuisine - Seafood Grill & Bar

Pineville

Ceviche, rotisserie chicken, fried fish with beans and rice, and crab with shrimp and rice

$20 $11

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Tapas and Martinis for Two or Four at Baxter Social House (45% Off)

Baxter Social House

Fort Mill

Tapas such as ham croquettes and steak sliders served with refreshing martinis

$44 $24

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American Food at The Acorn Restaurant at Red Oak Manor (Half Off). Two Options Available.

The Acorn Restaurant At Red Oak Manor

Harlem

Hot breakfasts, deli-style sandwiches, and fried fish served inside a manor that dates back to 1880

$20 $10

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Winery Tour with Tastings, Souvenir Glasses, and Bottles for Two or Four at Treehouse Vineyards (Up to 61% Off)

Treehouse Vineyards

Monroe

Guides lead tour of winery’s inner workings and ply guests with wine bottles made from local grapes; souvenir glasses to take home

$41 $18

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food and Drink at Bus Stop Soda Shop ($20 value)

Bus Stop Soda Shop

Monroe

Staffers hand-dip ice cream and dish up banana splits along with hot dogs, nachos, and lemonade inside a 70s-themed soda shop

$10 $5.50

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Wine Tasting, Wineglasses, and Cheese Plates at Hilton Vineyard (Up to 62% Off)

Hilton Vineyard

Monroe

Guests can choose 8 wines to sample from a selection of 24 wines

$34 $13

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Upscale Comfort Food for Lunch or Dinner at City Tavern (40% Off)

City Tavern

Multiple Locations

Starters such as firecracker popcorn shrimp and fried green tomatoes accompany certified Angus beef and seared scallops

$20 $12

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Four-Course American Dinner for Two or Four at Marmalade (Up to 62% Off)

Marmalade

Inman

Start off with the calamari or ahi tuna and a soup or salad before digging into stuffed flounder or French fried chicken

$81 $35

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30- or 90-Day Membership Plus One Week of Food at Jenny Craig (Up to 65% Off)

Jenny Craig Weight Loss

Multiple Locations

A week of well-balanced meals helps members establish healthy habits, and weekly one-on-one meetings keep them on track

$195 $69

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Pizza, Hoagies, and Salads at Mellow Mushroom Spartanburg (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Mellow Mushroom Spartanburg

Spartanburg

Made from dough with natural spring water, pizzas and calzones emerge from stone hearths

$20 $12

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Mexican Food at Tacos & Tequila Cantina Grill (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Tacos and Tequila Cantina

Matthews

Specialties include Nayarit–style seafood & authentic Mexican food such as tequila-shrimp burritos & steak fajitas with top-shelf tequila

$30 $16

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Two or Three Groupons for $15 Worth of Pizza at Pie Five Pizza Company (Up to 47% Off)

Pie Five Pizza Company

Matthews

Pizza cooks create made-to-order pizzas with toppings like bacon, black olives, and grilled chicken; pies cook in five minutes or less

$15 $8

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Sushi and Hibachi-Style Japanese Cuisine at Fujimi Sushi and Japanese Steak House (Up to 52% Off)

Fujimi Sushi and Japanese Steak House

Matthews

Chefs sear filet mignon and lobster tails on a hibachi grill and roll sushi with fatty tuna, salmon, and scallops

$25 $12

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food at Belmont Soda Fountain ($20 Total Value)

Belmont Soda Fountain

Belmont

Old-fashioned eatery serves up root beer floats, hot roast beef and cheddar sandwiches, cobb salads, banana splits, and baked potato salad

$10 $6

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$13 for $20 Worth of Japanese Food at Sake Express

Sake Express

San Carlos

Sushi plus classic Japanese hibachi options, including chicken, steak, vegetables, and a wealth of seafood cooked on a flat-top grill

$20 $13

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Distillery Tour for 2, 4, or 15, Including Rum Tasting and Shot Glasses at Muddy River Distillery (Up to 73% Off)

Muddy River Distillery

Belmont

Tours led by head distiller Robbie Delaney introduce visitors to the distillery's award-winning Carolina Rum and Queen Charlotte's Reserve

$30 $17

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Dinner for Two or Chinese Cuisine for Four or More at Sizzling Wok Restaurant (53% Off)

Sizzling Wok Restaurant

Mint Hill

Crispy crab rangoon and silky egg drop soup set the tone for meals of chicken lo mein, orange chicken, and tender mongolian beef

$20 $9.50

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$10 for $20 Worth of Services or Delivery from Rx Care Pharmacy

Rx Care Pharmacy

Mint Hill

Pick up over-the-counter medications, get your current prescriptions delivered, or even grab housekeeping products

$20 $10

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Farm-to-Fork Tasting Dinner at Heirloom Restaurant. Two Options Available.

Heirloom Restaurant

Charlotte

Carefully composed, globally inspired courses made only with locally farmed and foraged ingredients at a new restaurant named 2014’s best

$50 $29

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Moonshine Festival for Two or Four from Full House Productions on Friday, November 21 (50% Off)

Full House Productions

Epicentre

Sample different flavors and variations of moonshine from distilleries such as Sazerac and Heaven Hill at Rooftop210 at the Epicentre

$15 $7.50

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Pre-Sale for Rodney Carrington at Ovens Auditorium on January 15 at 7 p.m.

Rodney Carrington

Ovens Auditorium

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Raunchy and irreverent musical comedian, actor, and writer mixes standup with silly, lascivious songs

$43.50 $43.50

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Murder-Mystery Show for One or Two at The Dinner Detective (51% Off)

The Dinner Detective

Ponderosa - Wingate

Guests dig into appetizers and a 3-course meal while trying to solve an interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among the diners

$79.94 $39

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$12 for One Admission to Candy Fest on Friday, November 7, at Whisky River ($20 Value)

Whisky River

Second Ward

Spend an evening sampling chocolate desserts, a specialty candy buffet, and dessert- and chocolate-flavored cocktails

$20 $12

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One, Two, Four, or Ten Admissions to a Charlotte Crawl from Barcrawlin.com (Up to 80% Off)

Barcrawlin.com

Howl at the Moon

Drink craft beer and cocktails at four to five bars while dressed according to a playful theme

$49 $19

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Gnocchi Hands-On Cooking Class with Three Sauces and Wine Pairings for One or Two at Dolce Ristorante (Up to 46% Off)

Dolce Ristorante

Dilworth

Students learn how to create homemade gnocchi, paired with delectable sauce and piquant wine

$120 $69

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Christopher Titus: The Angry Pursuit of Happiness at McGlohon Theater on November 9 (Up to 41% Off)

Christopher Titus: The Angry Pursuit of Happiness

McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square

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Comedian shares brutally honest stories of his unconventional life and tackles topics including terrorism and his dysfunctional family

$32.18 $19

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$20 for $40 Worth of Cajun Food at Cajun Queen

Cajun Queen

Elizabeth

Garlic and butter sautéed with crawfish, new york strip seared until blackened, and platter of fried oysters and scallops

$40 $20

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Standup Comedy at The Comedy Zone at NC Music Factory (Up to 81% Off)

The Comedy Zone

The Comedy Zone

Andrew Schulz, Nick Vatterott, and other touring acts bring unique sets to the stage

$40 $10

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$18 for $ Worth of Sushi and Pan-Asian Fare for Dinner at Emzy Sushi Bar and Asian Kitchen

Emzy Sushi Bar and Asian Kitchen

Second Ward

Spicy curry and Treasure in the Pot complement Thai Ceviche and Tuna Toast—spicy tuna served on toasted garlic bread

$30 $18

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Mexican Food, Valid Sunday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday at 1900 Mexican Grill (Up to 50% Off)

1900 Mexican Grill

Multiple Locations

Steak fajitas and pan-seared snapper sate cravings alongside mole plates

$30 $15

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$11 for $18 or $18 for $30 Worth of Seafood, Tacos, and Southern-Asian Fusion Cuisine at Krazy Fish

Krazy Fish

Plaza Midwood

Fish-themed joint serves fusion of Southern, Asian, and Latin fare, from seafood tacos to red thai curry

$30 $18

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at TCBY ($30 Value)

TCBY

University

Twelve rotating self-serve frozen yogurt and non-dairy Silk flavors; choose from more than 50 toppings

$10 $5

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Asian Cuisine at Shun Lee Palace (Up to $ Off). Two Options Available.

Shun Lee Palace

Charlotte

Eatery dishes out Asian food such as egg rolls, sweet and sour pork, sesame tofu, peking duck, lemon chicken, and mandarin steak

$20 $12

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French Cuisine for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner at Cafe Monte French Bakery and Bistro (Up to 47% Off)

Cafe Monte

Barclay Downs

Quiches & crêpes share menu space with mussels, lobster, chicken & charcuterie at canary-hued Parisian-style café

$15 $8

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Mediterranean Cuisine at Olives Mediterranean Grill (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Olives Mediterrean Grill

Charlotte

Fresh Mediterranean dishes include lamb kabobs, falafel, and tabouli chicken salad

$20 $13

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Mexican Food at Monterrey Mexican Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

Charlotte

Casual eatery serves up Mexican food favorites like burritos, fajitas, and tacos

$20 $12

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$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Burgers and Hot Dogs at Chubz Famous Chiliburgers ($32 Total Value)

Chubz Famous Chiliburgers

Charlotte

Eatery serves homemade chili on top of 100% grass-fed Angus patties, hot dogs, and cheese fries

$16 $9

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$30 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at Red Ginger

Red Ginger

Uptown

Japanese steakhouse with classic hibachi entrees, like filet mignon, and specialty sushi, with ingredients such as BBQ eel

$40 $30

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Hibachi and Sushi at Tsuki House Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tsuki House Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

Whiteoak

Specialty sushi rolls come wrapped in seaweed, cucumber, and soybean paper; Japanese entrees include seafood teriyaki and chicken katsu

$30 $15

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$20 for $40 Worth of Thai Cuisine and Sushi at Deejai Thai Restaurant

Deejai Thai Restaurant

Eastover

A chef cooks Thai specialties using time-tested family recipes and rolls specialty sushi in a chic, sunny eatery

$40 $20

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$19 for Barbecue-Sauce Sampler with Five 16-ounce Bottles at Chicken Magnificent ($42 Value)

Chicken Magnificent

Back Creek Church Road

Sauces include a signature chicken marinade, a sweet-and-spicy sauce for veggies, and a blend of wheat, corn, and spices for breading

$42 $19

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Premium Takeout Pack or Dine-In Eastern Barbecue and Sides at Bill Spoon's BBQ

Bill Spoon's BBQ

Charlotte

Zagat award-winning restaurant relies on family recipes for its slow-cooked pork, fresh hushpuppies, and housemade banana pudding

$20 $11

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American Comfort Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Crown Point Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Crown Point Restaurant

East Forest

American comfort food such as homemade chicken and dumplings made from scratch daily with local, farm-fresh ingredients

$15 $7.50

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Sandwiches, Sweets, and Bread at Local Loaf Bakery & Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Local Loaf Bakery & Restaurant at 7th Street Public Market

First Ward

Enjoy sandwiches made with homemade, artisanal breads; or mix together cookies and seven-layer bars in a sweets platter

$46 $23

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$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Open Kitchen

Open Kitchen

Wesley Heights

Chefs craft Italian dishes such as italian sausage steak, eggplant parmigiana, and chicken barcelona

$30 $15

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$16 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Pan-Asian Cuisine for Dinner at Fujo Bistro

Fujo Bistro

Second Ward

Asian-fusion cuisine showcases specialty sushi alongside classic Chinese dishes

$30 $16

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Ethiopian Food at Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant & Hookah Lounge (50% Off)

Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant & Hookah Lounge

Plaza Central

Using spongy injera, diners scoop up mouthfuls of spicy slow-cooked lamb or chickpeas with curry and onions

$40 $20

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$16 for $30 Worth of Pizza, Pasta, and Serbian Food at Intermezzo Pizzeria and Cafe

Intermezzo Pizzeria and Cafe

Intermezzo Cafe & Pizzeria

Authentic Serbian entrees of eggplant musaka served alongside hand-tossed pizzas topped with wood-grilled mushrooms or housemade mozzarella

$30 $16

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$12 for Punch Card for Frozen Yogurt at CherryBerry ($20 Total Value)

CherryBerry

Metropolitan

Staff regularly swaps in new flavor options from their more than 50 flavors of frozen yogurt that can be paired with more than 50 toppings

$20 $12

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Four $5 Vouchers for Ice Cream at MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery (Up to 45% Off)

Maggie Moo's

Grand Promenade Shopping Center

Dozens of ice-cream flavors churned fresh each day and used to create custom ice-cream cupcakes and cakes

$5 $2.75

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Persian Food at Kabob House (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Kabob House

East Forest

Kebabs including beef, lamb tips, and charbroiled salmon, shrimp; eggplant topped with cream of whey, chicken breast in pomegranate sauce

$30 $15

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Upscale Bar Food for Two, Four, or Take-Out at Joe Hooper's Neighborhood Pub (Up to 54% Off)

Joe Hooper's Neighborhood Pub

Plaza-Midwood

Roadhouse sports bar serves up classic American eats such as jumbo wings, burgers, and blackened beef brisket

$24 $11

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Chinese Food for Lunch or Dinner at Great Wall of China South (50% Off)

Great Wall of China South

McAlpine

Chinese restaurant with classics such as egg rolls, sesame beef, chicken fried rice, and shrimp lo mein

$16 $8

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$9 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pizza at Slices ($20 Value)

Slices

Charlotte

Sicilian-style and New York style thin crust pizzas topped with fresh ingredients, plus oven-toasted subs, buffalo-style jumbo wings & sides

$10 $4.50

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Four TripAdvisors give Gina's Pizza and Gourmet Italian an average of four owl eyes. 95% of Urbanspooners recommend it:

107 N Royal Tower Dr
Irmo,
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.

293 US Highway 321 Byp S
Winnsboro,
SC
US

Happy Frog Cafe unleashes good feelings in humans by filling them with frosty, refreshing libations and savory sandwiches. Fresh-made gelato (from $2.95) runs a gamut of flavors, including honey oat, chili chocolate, amaretto, and coconut. Call them in advance and they'll try to accommodate flavor requests, sating your hunger for marshmallow-bacon or victory-flavored desserts. Meet your monocle-clad book group at the café to sip espresso ($1.25 for a single shot) and house coffee ($1.35), or join the local lumberjacking alliance for a southwestern chicken panini ($5) or 1/4-pound bacon cheeseburger ($4.55). Fine hospitality and bright colors prevail within the family-owned-and-operated establishment, which features a mural of a mirthful amphibian on one wall.

11107 Broad River Rd
Irmo,
SC
US

Bruegger's Bagels traces its origins back to 1983, when founders Nord Brue and Mike Dressell began using their years of experience under a professional bagel baker to start their own business. In the early '80s, bagels were relatively unknown to most Americans, rarely seen outside of their natural habitats: Big Apple delis and free-range bagel grazing grounds. At the spearhead of introducing the breakfast delicacy to the world at large, Bruegger's grew locations in 26 states, winning a loyal customer base with crispy, chewy bagels kettle boiled and stone-oven baked fresh each morning.

Today, guests still smear the piping-hot circles with hummus, jelly, or rich vermont cream cheese or sink their teeth into anytime breakfast bagel sandwiches of smoked salmon and ham and egg. At lunchtime, bagels fill up with thai peanut chicken, refueling diners along with paninis stuffed with roast beef and horseradish. Healthy, substantial salads tempt palates with morsels of fresh mozzarella cheese, tender grilled chicken, and crispy cucumbers and greens, and sustainably sourced coffee drinks such as the blended mocha Brueggaccino make for tasty, sweet notes to meals.

945 Lake Murray Blvd
Irmo,
SC
US

At Noah?s Antica Pizzeria, pizzaiolos understand that, sometimes, brevity is the soul of good pizza, too. They slide their pies?constructed from Caputo flour dough, San Marzano tomatoes grown in the volcanic soil surrounding Mt. Vesuvius, and locally grown organic herbs?into their wood-fired brick oven for just 90 seconds. If that seems too brief a time for so noble an assemblage, what emerges from the 900-degree heat quickly proves otherwise. Just a minute and a half is enough time to bake authentic Neapolitan pizza to its ideal state: burnt and crispy on the edges but wet and soft in the middle??kissed by the flames,? as the local saying goes. Each entry on the menu holds a unique combination of additions within its delicately flame-seared folds, such as the Pizza del Cafone?s italian sausage, broccoli rabe, and smoked mozzarella or the medley of seven grilled vegetables along with smoked mozzarella and garlic on the Pizza Grigliata Vegetali.

7719 Saint Andrews Road
Irmo,
SC
US

With breakfast served all day, 20th-century decor, and waitresses clad in red-and-white-striped dresses complete with high white socks, red tennis shoes, and jaunty paper hats, Chickadees Diner would fit right in in the 1950s. But on closer look, it reveals itself to be more than a classic diner.

Creative eats such as a grouper sandwich drizzled with salted maple butter, fried-green-tomato burgers, and the Velvet Elvis french toast?with chocolate, blackberry jam, bananas, marshmallows, and peanut butter?cater to a more modern crowd. Also, unlike traditional diners, and even most modern ones, Chickadees Diner serves bottomless mimosas, beer and wine throughout the day.

7949 Broad River Rd #30
Irmo,
SC
US