Restaurants & Entertainment


The Plaza at The Mall in Columbia

Champps is an upscale casual dining restaurant that offers a broad menu consisting of freshly prepared food coupled with exceptional service. Additionally, Champps creates a visually exciting environment through the use of audiovisual techniques and several large screen televisions that offer a variety of programming.

Cheesecake Factory, The-Store
The Plaza at The Mall in Columbia

The Cheesecake Factory serves much more than just cheesecake!

The Cheesecake Factory is a unique, upscale casual dining restaurant offering more than 200 menu selections including Appetizers, Pizza, Pasta, Seafood, Steaks, Salads, Sandwiches, and more. Our menu also features specialty dishes like Chicken Madeira, Miso Salmon, Cajun Jambalaya Pasta, and The Factory Burger.

But save room for dessert! Try one of our 50 delicious cheesecakes and desserts such as our White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake or our Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake, with a cappuccino or espresso.

Enjoy our high-energy atmosphere seven days a week, serving Appetizers, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Dining, a Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, and Curbside To-Go Service. We also offer our entire menu for Take Out.

NEW! Join us Monday-Friday from 4:00-6:00pm in the bar and enjoy our new Bar Menu, featuring small plates of some of our most popular items at an excellent value!

Click here for The Cheesecake Factory’s Full Menu.

Need your order "To Go?" Try our Curbside-To-Go Service! It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1) Call in to place your order at (410) 997-9311.
2) When you arrive to pickup your order, Drive up to our special Curbside-To-Go Parking spaces, and call our Curbside Pickup line at (410) 997-TOGO(8646) to let us know you've arrived.
3) Your food will be delivered right to your car, and you'll be on your way!

The Cheesecake Factory now offers catering.
Click here for Catering menu!

Food Court and throughout the Center

Take a break from shopping with lunch, dinner or just a snack in our Food Court or one of the dining choices located throughout the Center! With such a great selection, The Mall in Columbia has an option sure to satisfy any appetite!

  • Arby's
  • Auntie Anne's Pretzels
  • Bistro Sensations
  • Bourbon Street Cafe
  • Charley's Grilled Subs
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chipotle
  • Cinnabon
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries
  • Great American Cookie Co.
  • Healthy Island Smoothis - lower level center court
  • Jasmine Smoothie World - upper level near Icing
  • Kabob Connection
  • Marble Slab Creamery - upper level across from Starbucks
  • McDonald's
  • Panda Express
  • Ruby Thai Kitchen
  • Sarku Japan
  • Taco Bell Express
  • Tutti Frutti
  • Wasabi Sushi
  • Villa Pizza
  • Wetzel's Pretzel - upper level across from Starbucks

Maggiano's Little Italy-Tenant
Outdoor Shops on The Plaza

Beginning with the first Maggiano’s opening in 1991, Maggiano’s blends the tradition of family, the celebration of friends, and the cuisine of authentic Italy in an atmosphere often said to be reminiscent of pre-World War II Little Italy. In a vibrant atmosphere filled with the nostalgic Italian charm, Maggiano’s welcomes you to a warm and unique dining experience. The festive dining spaces make Maggiano’s the perfect setting for any event. Whether you are planning a special dinner for two, a festive feast for twelve, and important business meeting, or the wedding reception of your dreams… all of your needs will be met. Bring a big appetite and big expectations to Maggiano’s! The name is a promise of quality, value, family, and friends… one meal at a time!

Nordstrom eBar-Store
Lower Level in front of Nordstrom

Enjoy handcrafted coffee beverages prepared by skilled baristas, along with a selection of fresh pastries and a variety of grab-and-go sandwiches, salads and snacks that are made fresh daily.

The eBar is located on the Lower Level in front of Nordstrom.

Please note: The Nordstrom Market Place Café is undergoing a remodel and will re-open in mid-October. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Our contemporary food marketplace is perfect for a casual meal, offering wonderful menu selections to satisfy a discerning palate. Beer and wine are available. Located on the Upper Level inside Nordstrom.

P.F. Chang's China Bistro-Store
The Plaza at The Mall in Columbia

Fresh, contemporary and consistently outstanding are the trademarks of P.F. Chang's China Bistro. Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang's is a restaurant that has been embraced by diners across the country. The P.F. Chang's experience is a unique combination of Chinese cuisine, attentive service, wine, and tempting desserts all served in a stylish, high-energy bistro.

Panera Bread                            -Tenant
Upper Level

We are Panera.

We are bakers of bread. We are fresh from the oven.

We are a symbol of warmth and welcome. We are a simple pleasure, honest and genuine. We are a life story told over dinner. We are a long lunch with an old friend. We are your weekday morning ritual. We are the kindest gesture of neighbors. We are home. We are family. We are friends.

Seasons 52                              -Tenant
Outdoor Shops on The Plaza

Now Open!

Seasons 52 is a celebration of what’s good now. Seasonally inspired ingredients at their peak of freshness. Rustic cooking techniques that bring out natural flavors and are inherently lighter—with nothing on the menu more than 475 calories. And an ever-changing selection of global wines. All in a casually sophisticated setting. Come discover what’s good now.

Outdoor Shops on The Plaza

Now Open!

ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen opened its first restaurant in 2011 in Washington, D.C. Developed by Chipotle, ShopHouse draws on unique flavors, ingredients and cooking methods of Southeast Asia, and takes its name from the mid-rise buildings prevalent throughout Southeast Asian cities where hard-working families live in apartments above the ground floor restaurants or markets that they operate. These shops serve as Asia's version of fast food, with tiny kitchens turning out rice or noodle bowls laced with spicy sauces, marinated meats, and a flurry of herbs and vegetables. There are currently seven ShopHouse locations in the Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles areas.

Starbucks -Tenant
Upper Level

Stop in and enjoy your favorite specialty coffee and delicious baked goods!

UNO Chicago Grill-Store
The Plaza at The Mall in Columbia

Uno's legendary Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza is just the beginning! Our menu has lots of great items like mouthwatering steaks, crisp salads, juicy burgers, sandwiches, flavorful pastas, grilled specialties and tempting cocktails.

Outdoor Shops on The Plaza

In the Mediterranean, people enjoy a way of life that makes them feel good, both inside and out. Here, eating well is more than eating healthy. It’s about enjoying foods that are as good as they are good for you. That’s exactly what you’ll find on our menu - flavorful, Mediterranean, naturally healthful meals prepared fresh each day, at every Zoës Kitchen. Our recipes originated in the kitchen of our founder, Zoë Cassimus. Zoë was raised in the South, surrounded by her family’s Mediterranean traditions. In fact, her name means “life” in Greek. Drawing from her Greek heritage, Zoë created dishes that celebrate life, health and occasions that inspire sharing with family and friends. Like Zoë, we embrace the spirit of Southern hospitality, as well as the Mediterranean way of life and the many ways it feeds the body and sustains the soul. That’s why every dish we share with you is made the Mediterranean way, with simple ingredients delivered and prepared fresh daily. Our food philosophy is rooted in one of Zoë’s most infamous quotes, “If it wasn’t food 100 years ago, it’s not food today.” We invite you to explore our menu of delicious, Mediterranean dishes and meals. We’re sure you’ll find just the enticement you need to eat better – and enjoy it! Since our restaurants are each unique, we suggest that you enter your zip code to discover the good things waiting for you at your neighborhood Zoës Kitchen. Catering": In the Mediterranean, when friends and family gather to share a delicious meal, it’s always a celebration. Whether your occasion calls for a light lunch for a full dinner buffet, Zoës Fresh Catering will put together just what you need to make it flavorful and special. After all, sharing goodness is what we do best! From Grilled Gatherings to Fresh-Packed Lunches to Party Packs, we can create a package customdesigned and delivered to fit your event, taste and budget. Your guests will get a meal that’s as good for them as it is good to eat. Simply contact your local Zoës, for a catering expert who can help you plan for your event. Zoës Party Packs for 10 are the perfect fit for any gathering. Simply choose a Pack, leave the cooking to us… and leave yourself more time to enjoy your guests. (No substitutions please.)


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Lower Level in front of jcpenny

Let the kids take a break from shopping at The Mall in Columbia's Healthy Howard Playground presented by Howard County General Hospital!

This fantastic playground was specifically built for FUN! Learning, playing and just plain having fun is encouraged with this colorful and unique healthy-themed play area.

  • Children must be surpervised by an adult at all times
  • No food or drink, please
  • Only children under 42" are permitted
  • Please remove children's shoes
  • Be safe. No running or horseplay
  • Enjoy the play area at your own risk

The Mall in Columbia and Howard County General Hospital are not responsible for lost articles or injuries.

For more information regarding Howard County General Hospital and their services, please visit

Lower Level near Lord & Taylor

Coin operated amusement rides provide a great break from shopping for young children.

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