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D's Wings, 285-A Columbiana Drive: 2008   11 comments

Posted at 9:47 pm in restaurants

I've written about D's Wings a couple of times before. The short version is that it's a local chain with a surprisingly large menu (including good grilled cheese sandwiches and raw fries!) that has gone through a rough patch over the past couple of years.

I think this location, on Columbiana Drive just past Columbiana Center, closed at about the same time the Blythewood and Clemson/Sparkleberry stores did, which was around October last year. I don't know the ownership structure of the chain, but I would speculate that there are several owners because other D's locations (Beltline & Parkland Plaza for instance) continue on.

If you've followed this blog for a while, you've come to know one of my photographic weaknesses, and I indulged it fully the evening I finally stopped by this location.

UPDATE 15 March 2013 -- It's now a Casa Linda:

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Written by ted on June 10th, 2009

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11 Responses to 'D's Wings, 285-A Columbiana Drive: 2008'

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  1. I think that the D's Wings in Cayce is the original and not associated with the D's that have opened as franchises around town. I think this might be because of either a family or partner falling out. The one in Cayce has better food (IMHO).

    Matt

    10 Jun 09 at 10:30 pm

  2. I'm surprised the D's on Beltline hasn't closed as well. The food is awful. It used to be tolerable, but something changed and it went downhill. With the word wings in the name, you'd think they'd try and have decent ones.

    ChiefDanGeorge

    11 Jun 09 at 5:33 am

  3. The D's on Beltline actually has decent food, but for some reason they are really inconsistent on their wings. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. I agree, if you're going to have wings, and have them in Columbia, they have to be good every time.

    Matthew

    11 Jun 09 at 7:42 am

  4. There was also a "D's on the River" in the old "Hungry Fisherman" building, which would later become "Joe's Crab Shack" before being torn down. This was 94-95.

    badger

    11 Jun 09 at 8:19 am

  5. Badger,
    I remember that D's. I cannot believe that location did not prosper, maybe because of the rent?? That is some prime real estate. That deck was unbelievable!! As far as wings go, Carolina Wings never disappoints. We're going to The Publik House tonight. They used to blow everyone out of the water.

    Jonathan

    11 Jun 09 at 9:36 am

  6. I used to like Publik House wings too, but it's been many years since I tried them. Let us know how it is.

    I prefer Wild Wings to Carolina Wings myself.

    Is the old "Hungry Fisherman" building still standing? I agree that it is prime real estate.

    Brian

    11 Jun 09 at 12:29 pm

  7. I think the old "Hungry Fisherman" got torn down when they built the last 2 housing developments about 5 yrs ago.

    Matt

    11 Jun 09 at 5:04 pm

  8. The Publick House wings are still pretty good. I had the suicide ones several weeks ago. The are quite hot but are tolerable and pretty good tasting. But the food, like the beer, is overpriced.

    joel

    11 Jun 09 at 6:58 pm

  9. It did not disappoint. $3.75 for a pint of Foothills Pilot Mountain Pale Ale and 10 wings/raw fries for $7.95. I could see how you could spend some serious coin in there if you stayed a few hours. My wife and I had our first date at "The Pub" when it was on Harden Street, and we spent quite a few nights in there on Devine from '93-'97 or so. It's a special place for us.

    Jonathan

    12 Jun 09 at 8:24 am

  10. I drove by here last night and noticed Casa Linda has opened. It will be interesting to see how they do against an established Monterrey's 1/4 mile away.

    Jonathan

    15 Sep 09 at 8:21 am

  11. So glad to see the D's in Cayce is still there! I grew up near there and still try to visit when I go back home. I haven't been able to get my Yankee husband to try the fried catfish yet, but I'm still working on him.

    Kimberly

    28 Apr 10 at 2:36 am

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