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Our Story

Seawell’s is a family owned and operated catering business that has been in existence in Columbia since 1946. Once a well-known restaurant, we now provide catering for private events such as weddings, cooperate meetings, cocktail parties and banquets of all sizes. From groups as small as 20 to over groups in the 1,000’s, we not only offer our services in our own 30,000 square foot facility but also at off-site locations and venues as well! 

Seawell’s has not only been a favorite of the Columbia area, but has had the opportunity to cater to many important visitors to our city including local and national celebrities in the political, business, entertainment and athletic world. We have catered to seven Presidents of the United States and hosted in our facility the Republican Presidential Debate which was viewed World Wide on Larry King Live on CNN! 

Seawell’s was founded in 1946 by Carroll Seawell, Sr. as one of Columbia’s first drive-in restaurants. Gradually Seawell’s was expanded to include a few locations in the Columbia area. Eventually, we evolved in to a full-time catering company and now reside in our current location at 1225 Rosewood Drive, just across from the main gate of The South Carolina State Fairgrounds. With sons Cal, Robbie and Gary, along with third generation Corey now running this establishment, Seawell’s continues to focus towards delivering fresh, delicious food in a family-run environment. That means treating our employees and clients like family and always giving the highest quality of service. 

We invite you to come see what we’re all about so you can “Eat Well with Seawell’s”!