What can we say … deviled eggs are “a thing” on restaurant menus in the Columbia region. They come in all sorts of varieties – from deep fried to all dolled up with unexpected toppings (cue fried chicken skin). With so many tasty offerings available, we’re adding to our list of must-try deviled egg dishes in Columbia SC.

The Root Cellar 

Located in Lexington and known for their casual southern food, The Root Cellar’s deviled eggs do not disappoint! Topped with bacon, green onions and paprika, their rendition is as down-home as you’ll get. 


This Five Points fine dining spot adds an extra Southern twist to their eggs by frying the egg white before filling it with a delicately pipped pimento cheese mouse, yeah you read that right. The whole ensemble is topped with a classic sprinkle of espelette pepper, Dijon mustard drizzle and of course City Roots micro-greens. 

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.

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.

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’.