The Big Ugly

The Congaree Vista

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In a Nutshell

Cooks sling Cajun-centric fare such as shrimp étouffée & spicy alligator bites in eatery with open-air porch, house DJs & bar

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must choose from menu. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Ordering multiple food items prevents midmeal boredom, thereby eliminating the need for postappetizer conga lines. Keep bellies entertained with today’s Groupon to The Big Ugly. Choose between the following options:

  • For $18, you get a Cajun-infused meal for two (up to a $37 value) that includes the following:
  • Two entrees (up to a $13 value each)
  • Two draft beers (up to a $2.50 value each)
  • One dessert (up to a $6 value)

  • For $34, you get a Cajun-infused meal for four (up to a $74 value) that includes the following:
  • Four entrees (up to a $13 value each)
  • Four draft beers (up to a $2.50 value each)
  • Two desserts (up to a $6 value each)

The Big Ugly’s menu synthesizes small plates of Cajun-centric fare with a fully stocked bar and the spinning sounds of house DJs. Diners can recall summer nights spent gadding about New Orleans by munching on shrimp étouffée, a medley of shrimp and dirty rice stewed with peppers, onions, and garlic, or stifle angsty hunger pangs with fried-green tomatoes layered with goat cheese, homemade marinara, and capped with parmesan and parsley. Alligator bites fried in the Cajun tradition arrive at tables served with chipotle mayo, perfect for practicing gator wrestling in a controlled setting, and French-style beignets pluck the mouth’s heartstrings with fluffy fried cakes slathered in powdered sugar, whip cream, and berries.

The Big Ugly’s dim interior lighting casts a romantic mood on an elegantly elongated bar and hardwood floors. Duos or foursomes can quaff a Fat Tire or Magic Hat #9 on the open-air outdoor patio, replete with its own bar, while relaxing or listening to the witty banter of nearby wood nymphs.

Customer Reviews

Great service!
Caroline H. · August 22, 2012
I'm glad I found this place through Groupon. The service was a little slow, but our waiter was really nice and personable - so that made up for it. The food was really good!
Marcus N. · May 5, 2012
Food is great. Staff is better. We'll be back
David P. · February 19, 2012
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    The Congaree Vista

    931 Senate St.

    Suite A

    Columbia, South Carolina 29201

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