McCutchen House on the Historic Horseshoe

902 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC
(803) 777-4450

Located at 902 Sumter St. on the historic Horseshoe, the University of South Carolina’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management hosts a variety of dining options at the unique and historic McCutchen House. The McCutchen House is more than a restaurant. It’s a hands-on classroom where hospitality management students gain valuable experience in running a full-service restaurant. This beautiful home was originally built as a faculty house in 1813. Having survived the Civil War, and the ever-changing landscape of the University of South Carolina, McCutchen House is now operated by the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management as a venue for dining, culinary and wine classes and special events. Find out more about George McCutchen, for whom the house is named, and other interesting facts about the building’s rich history. Below are the types of services we generally offer.


Bistro Lunch Dining
Open to the public during fall and spring semesters with the exception of university holidays, the McCutchen House Bistro serves lunch Tuesday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

Grab and Go Lunches
McCutchen House Grab and Go Lunches will be offered beginning Sept. 7 and ending Dec. 1.

Group Luncheons
Parties of 12-20 select from a preset menu. Lunches include tomato pie, choice of soup or salad, choice of entrée, and chocolate walnut pie. Beverages include sweetened or unsweetened tea, water, coffee, select soft drinks and lemonade. Vegetarian selections are available upon request.

Private Lunch Dining
Reservation Required — 803-777-4450. Pricing varies depending on the room rented; please check the pricing information below.

Garden Grill
The Garden Grill is currently closed and will reopen for the summer 2024.

Weddings and Special Events
Whether you are a bride looking for an exquisite backdrop for your wedding reception or you would like to reserve a room for a corporate gathering, the McCutchen House can serve as a unique and memorable location for your special occasion. Horseshoe Catering can help you create the perfect event.

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