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Sandwich restaurant with Upstate roots opens in Columbia

Christina Lee Knauss //June 26, 2023//

Sandwich restaurant with Upstate roots opens in Columbia

Christina Lee Knauss //June 26, 2023//

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Sully’s Steamers, a Greenville-based restaurant known for steamed sandwiches, has come to Columbia.

Michael Stuckey and Brittany Stuckey of Southern Way Catering have opened a franchise of the restaurant at 2835 Devine St. The eatery held its soft opening on Monday and will be open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. for the next two weeks, Michael Stuckey said.

After that, the hours will expand to include dinner and Sully’s will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Stuckey said in the fall they plan to add late night hours until 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The restaurant was originally founded by Robert “Sully” Sullivan in Greenville, SC in 2013 and has grown to include nine locations across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, according to a news release.

Sully’s Steamers features steamed bagel sandwiches, with a menu that offers everything from traditional offering like Phillies, Reubens and Italian style to egg and cheese, vegan hummus and veggie sandwiches.

Michael Stuckey said he and his wife fell in love with Sully’s offerings after visiting the original Greenville location.

“The first sandwich was delicious,” Stuckey said. “It is one of the most unique sandwiches I’ve ever had and that’s what really attracted me to it. There nothing else on the market even close to this.”

Estates & Companies worked with the Stuckeys on the design of the new building in the Devine District, which features a large outdoor patio with seating, umbrellas, and outdoor games such giant Jenga and Connect Four. There will be TVs installed in time for college football’s starting the fall. The restaurant will offer alcoholic beverages in addition to traditional drink options.

The Devine Street location is just the first expansion of Sully’s that the Stuckeys have planned. As an area developer for the chain, Michael Stuckey said there are five more locations planned for the Midlands, including a Lexington location that will open in the fall and other sites planned for Forest Acres, West Columbia and Irmo. He hopes to be able to bring Sully’s to Camden and Elgin in Kershaw County as well as possible future locations on the coast.