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Carolina Ale House

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American, Bar
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708 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-227-7150
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to watch any sporting event on multiple large screen TV's.

Traveled to Spring Valley High, SC to watch my son compete @TacoBell Track Classic & stayed at the Holiday Inn Express &Suites Harbison, Columbia, SC - The Carolina Ale House was located right up the street - great place to watch any sporting event on multiple large screen TV's. Excellent wait... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Fields J
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Traveled to Spring Valley High, SC to watch my son compete @TacoBell Track Classic & stayed at the Holiday Inn Express &Suites Harbison, Columbia, SC - The Carolina Ale House was located right up the street - great place to watch any sporting event on multiple large screen TV's. Excellent wait staff and good food selection

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Merritt Island, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

the ale houses in florida have great chicken wings. Came here after a round of golf for a cold beer and some wings. After waiting ten minutes for a server we had to flag down a bartender. Frustrating because we came at 2:30 and there were only five other people there. Long story short.... The wings were average at best.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great access to a tv in every direction for march madness. Loved that. Put your earplugs in before heading to the restroom. Omg. The buzzer went off on the basket ball game and I thought I was getting subbed in, from the bathroom. Holy cow people turn the noise down. Food was ok seemed cold and had to ask for... More 

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chapel hill, nc
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is absolutely the best place in Columbia to watch sports on tv and enjoy the patio when the weather is good, The food is definitely a cut or 5 above typical bar food. The grilled wings are the best I have ever had, and the salads are super. The staff is very accommodating. A "can't miss" place to be... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Of all the places to dine in the Vista, I had to choose this place. This was my first time ever at the Carolina Ale House and most likely my last. I ordered the grilled teriyaki salmon and when it was finally delivered to the table (after about an hour), it was only lukewarm. Need I say more about the... More 

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Nashville, TN
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Food was just ok but our server was excellent and had a personality. I had the pork tacos and one of them had a huge chunk of pork that I could not eat. The rest of group had burgers and said they were ok. If we return to Columbia we probably won't eat here again

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Nashville, TN
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

While in town we wanted to try something that was more local or not something that we had at home. We came on a Wednesday evening and they were not busy at all. In fact we probably were only the 2nd table when we arrived. Our service was not good at all. The waitress was slow and never really came... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

just opp. to the marriott,, nice place for play, eat and drink..good music and wonderful service. food taste are really good

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Cayce, South Carolina, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A group of co workers and friend went by before Christmas. There was a wonderful atmosphere and the food and drinks were great. Look forward to foing back when the weather is warmer and sitting on the patio and see the beautiful Columbia Sky Lines.

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Greenville
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We waited ten minutes before anyone came to our table. The waitress was efficiently friendly. The frickles were good. The CAH nachos with pulled pork were terrible. The quality of pork used was subpar and fatty. My mother enjoyed the chicken Caesar salad. Prices were reasonable for the Vista area. The heat was up too high. It was uncomfortably warm.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 708 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-227-7150

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?