Many West Columbia restaurants are offering pick-up and/or delivery service, even if they are not open for seated service during the coronavirus crisis.
“I encourage folks to support our businesses in this time of crisis, in any way you can,” said West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles. “I order from local restaurants as often as I can. Let’s keep them going.”
Mary and I.D. Hook of West Columbia are setting an example of how to help the restaurant industry and front-line healthcare personnel in West Columbia.
“We’re providing 170 meals, delivered from Gercian Gardens to the doctors, nurses and assistants at Lexington Medical Center,” said Mary Hook. GoForth Ministries of Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church is donating the meals to help a local restaurant and show support for the hospital. The food will be delivered at noon Thursday.
The meals are for three of the hospital’s floors and the emergency room staff and those working in critical and intensive care.
Thomas Tafel, LMC’s Community Outreach Manager, said the hospital appreciates the effort toward Grecian Gardens and the healthcare community. Tafel is also the Board President of the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce.
“It’s great to see the community come together,” he said. He also expressed the need to buy from local small businesses amid the coronaviris crisis.
“Small businesses support us,” said Tafel. “It’s time to turn around and show the love for them. We need to make sure they survive.”
Miles noted that despite the fact that many residents are obliged to stay home, City of West Columbia personnel are still on the job. That includes the West Columbia Police Department and the West Columbia Fire Department.
And despite the fact that many West Columbia restaurants, and their owners, are struggling with COVID-19 restrictions, they still give.
Below is a list of establishments, or individuals, who have donated to the West Columbia Police Department or the West Columbia Fire Department.
Donations to the WCPD: subs for lunch from Jersey Mike’s; John Wallace, the owner of Mellow Mushroom provided pizzas for the night shift; Shamekka and the Family Dollar on Sunset Boulevard donated hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, and Lysol; Daniel Greg Hicks donated Bojangles biscuits; Brittney Holland collected and donated bottles of Germ-X and PURELL for officers; West Columbia resident and SakiTumi owner Dave Shaw, donated dinner for the night shift; East Bay Deli donated lunch; Josh Snell donated a meal from Fatz Cafe’ for the night shift: Brian Peña and staff, from The Karate Dojo donated lunch one day from Grecian Gardens and on another day lunch from Groucho’s Deli; Venetia and John Sharpe, of Southern Essence Distilling, made and donated 100 bottles of hand sanitizer for the police and fire departments; Bricks and Stones Pizza Co. donated a great meal for officers; and Groucho’s Deli donated lunch.
Donations to the WCFD: Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill of West Columbia donated a meal; Jersey Mike’s Subs of West Columbia donated a meal; and Daniel Greg Hicks donated a Bojangles breakfast.
Lainie Lewis, of State Street Trading Co., and her granddaughters, Addy and Reagan, donated homemade chocolate chip cookies for the City of West Columbia sanitation crews.
Miles said buy from local business as often as you can. “We need to get through this as best we can,” he said. “Let’s help each other out.”
Below is a list of West Columbia restaurants that provide curbside – pick-up service and/or delivery.
Black Rooster– 201 Meeting St., West Columbia – (803) 724-2853
Offering take out..
Grecian Gardens Restaurant – 2312 Sunset Blvd – 803-794-7552
Grecian Gardens Restaurant is offering curbside pickup through its app or online greciangardenssc.com. 794-7552 – Park in the front, call and have your order brought out to you.
Cafe Strudel – 300 State St. – 803 – 926-5255
Cafe Strudel West Columbia is offering take out and delivery! Call in your order and Cafe Strudel will bring it out to your car. For larger orders Cafe Strudel will deliver. Cafe Strudel also partners with Bite Squad for delivery.
Compton’s Kitchen – 1118 B Ave – 803 791-0750
Compton’s Kitchen will be open for carryout orders only. Pick up orders may be placed by phone or delivery orders may be placed through Door Dash or Uber Eats.
Maurice’s Piggie Park – 1600 Charleston Highway – 803-796-0220
Maurice’s offers drive thru service, the ability to accept call ahead orders for take out, and local delivery straight to customers’ home or business through Bite squad and Door Dash websites/apps. Plus, BBQ sauce, frozen bbq and hash are all available at the restaurants, ready to be taken home.
Zesto – 504 12th St. – 794- 4652
All orders are to go- call in and order or order on site- and pick it up.
Nick’s House of Pizza Restaurant- 1082 A Sunset Blvd – 803-794-9240
Nick’s House of Pizza is open for curbside pick-up and take out.
DeLuccas 1720 Sunset Blvd. – 803- 926-5255
Call in your order and DeLucca’s staff will bring it out to your car. DeLucca’s will delivered your order too.
Ariana’s Greek Restaurant – 1720 Sunset Blvd. – (803) 796-4430
Call in order and pick up and Bite Squad Delivery
Lizard’s Thicket – 501 Knox Abbott Dr, Cayce – (803) 791-0314
Lizard’s Thicket – 2234 Sunset Blvd. 803 – 794-0923
Lizard’s Thicket offers Curbside Pick-Up and the Drive-Thru is open and ready to serve you beginning at 6 a.m. for breakfast, lunch or supper.
True BBQ – 1237 D Ave – (803) 791-9950
Call in order and pick up
Jin Jin Chinese Restaurant – 469 Sunset Blvd. (803) 739-8888
Call in order and pick up
Chick-fil-A -2299 Augusta Rd. – (803) 939-1600
Rush’s 2332 Sunset Blvd. – (803) 796-5034
Shop Local – Local businesses that are also open:
Mooneyhan’s Auto Service
1224 B Ave – West Columbia
State Street Trading Company – 134 State Street, West Columbia (803) 550-9048
Three Oaks Florist and Interiors – 142 State Street- West Columbia – (803) 834-3545
Spa 131 – 131 State St – West Columbia – (803) 251-9400
Stone Boot Company – 807 Meeting St. – West Columbia – (803) 529-6248