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W e pride ourselves in offering an eclectic blend of contemporary American, French, Italian and Asian cuisine with everything provided from local farms or house-made. Serving diverse dishes made with fresh, local ingredients; Motor Supply has been a local favorite for over 30 years.


Motor Supply’s cuisine is as unique as its building — a renovated engine supply building from the late 1800s, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was one of the first restaurants to open in 1989 in the historic Congaree Vista. Look for the original Motor Supply neon sign still hanging on the exposed brick outside the restaurant and join us for a meal today.

motor supply co bistro exterior sign
historic photo of the motor supply company building columbia south carolina
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Bourbon Barrel

In 2017, Wild Turkey sent three sample-sized vessels of bourbon selections for the Motor Supply team to taste. Fast forward to a Distillers Dinner and 50+ gallons of bourbon selling out, a year later the team traveled to Lawrenceburg, Kentucky to visit the Wild Turkey headquarters. The team not only got to witness the bourbon-making process first-hand, but after Master Distiller Eddie Russell lead them through a taste test, the team hand-selected a single batch barrel that is only available at Motor Supply.

Bourbon Barrel with Wild Turkey Distillery

Our Team

Eddie Wales


Eddie Wales, owner, has been in the hospitality and green business scene for years. Born in North Carolina, raised in Spartanburg, S.C., Eddie waited tables at Motor Supply before working his way up General Manager. Armed with a passion of being green and plenty of restaurant experience throughout his years, Eddie’s step into ownership in 2000 was a natural progression.

Ariel Brady

General Manager

Ariel Brady, general manager, has had many jobs at Motor Supply since 2011. From back-of-house-intern to front-of-house intern, Ariel formally became the general manager in 2021. Educated around the corner at the University of South Carolina, Ariel brings a passion for farm-to-table and sustainability efforts.


What is the dress code?

We do not have a strict dress code. Our restaurant is upscale dining with a casual atmosphere.

Is Motor Supply wheelchair-accessible?

Motor Supply is a wheelchair-accessible restaurant with two entrances. The first entrance is from our parking lot with a complimentary valet and two handicap spots.

Are dogs allowed?

Only working service dogs are allowed in the restaurant.

Do you accommodate dietary restrictions?

For dietary restrictions, we can accommodate no contact, but we cannot accommodate no exposure. Guests with gluten allergies may find gluten-free items on our menu or have the items containing gluten be accommodated.

Do you offer valet parking?

Yes, we offer complimentary valet parking.

Is there a corkage fee?

Guests are welcome to bring their own preferred bottle of wine to the restaurant. This wine bottle must be unopened. The corkage fee is $15 per bottle.

Does Motor Supply take large parties? What is the cancellation policy?

Motor Supply takes reservations up to 8 guests. For parties larger than 5, we require a credit card from the guest and a 24 hour cancellation notice. If the reservation “no-shows” or cancels within 24 hours of the reservation time, Motor Supply may charge the card $25 per guest. For special accommodations for weekday lunches, please call us at: (803) 256-6678.