Alright, we get it. Deviled eggs are sort of controversial. But we have a hunch that those who despise them have only experienced the cold and sad deviled eggs that are always neglected at the family potluck. Chefs in Columbia SC, however, are kicking it up a notch (per usual) and serving unique + delicious gourmet bites of egg-y goodness to sceptics + connoisseurs alike—a far cry from the ones you’ve been avoiding at family gatherings for years. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites and we want you to promise to at least give it a chance. You’ll be a convert in no time.

The War Mouth

Simple yet sprinkled with magic (seriously, we cannot figure out exactly makes them so irresistible), the deviled eggs at The War Mouth on North Main are local favorite, served best on the patio under the twinkly lights. Bonus points: they’re always served on the cutest little boards, making them ideal for the perfect Instagram shot.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spotted Salamander

Known for serving classic southern bites like old fashioned shrimp salad and pimento cheese, it’s no surprise that Spotted Salamander kills it at the deviled egg game. Grab a seat on the porch and ordered the “Daily Devilled Egg”. Guests can expect anything from pepper jelly + cornbread to praline pork loin. Yum.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Gourmet Shop

Classic as they come, we recommend ordering the deviled eggs at The Gourmet Shop as a starter or part of the “one-one-one” salad sampler. They pair perfectly with a mimosa kit at brunch—just sayin’.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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1801 Grille

Crawfish. Cajun. Deviled. Eggs. Need we say more? We heart you, 1801 Grille.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Michael’s Café

In the heart of Main Street, Michael’s Café is a go-to lunch + brunch spots for locals and visitors. Order up a side of deviled eggs—classic, topped with paprika and all—with *literally* anything that you order—for an elevated (and even more delicious) experience.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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