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Congaree Grill, 827 Harden Street: fall 2008   7 comments

Posted at 10:29 pm in restaurants

I first wrote about this building, near the corner of College & Harden in Five Points, when I did a closing on Rising High. Rising High was killed (mostly) by the Harden Street roadwork of a few years ago which also claimed The Parthenon, and The Congaree Grill was the next operation in the building.

I never actually got around to eating there, and people have offered varying opinions in comments to other posts as to how good it was. My impression gleaned by osmosis was that it was supposed to be a somewhat upscale interpretation of Southern Food.

The new restaurant in the building is Pawleys Front Porch. The name invokes a certain casualness, and when I went in last week after having my taxes done across the street, it did seem rather laid back. I got the impression from the layout that its central identity is as a bar, but the Bacon, Lettuce & Pimento Cheese sandwich I got was excellent as were the onion rings.

Written by ted on March 18th, 2009

7 Responses to 'Congaree Grill, 827 Harden Street: fall 2008'

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  1. I ate there once, it was not anything special.
    Wasn't this also where The Villa used to be as well?

    ChiefDanGeorge

    20 Mar 09 at 4:57 am

  2. Yes, but that building was torn down.

    ted

    20 Mar 09 at 10:07 am

  3. Are you sure The Villa's building was demolished? I think it was just heavily remodeled...

    Dennis

    20 Mar 09 at 10:42 am

  4. No I'm not sure. I just don't recall it looking anything like that though..

    ted

    20 Mar 09 at 11:22 am

  5. It is the Villa building. It has been through at least three remodelings. Villa to Rising High to Congaree Grill to Pawley's.

    Steve

    20 Mar 09 at 11:29 pm

  6. The current Villa over on Bush River could take some cues and add some WINDOWS to that dungeon they have now.

    ChiefDanGeorge

    21 Mar 09 at 6:20 am

  7. Definitely! It bothered me so much the last time I was there I haven't been back.

    ted

    21 Mar 09 at 1:06 pm

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