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Carolina Ale House

708 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-227-7150
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Ranked #86 of 827 restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
West Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Been there about 20 or 30 times, so it's clear that I like it. Their burgers are excellent, and the onion strings are my favorite. The only thing I ever had that I didn't like was the Greek Pizza. Service is always cheerful and prompt.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Walked here from spring hill suites. Good hamburger and good fries. Nice server. Can't complain Upstairs us great for watching sports

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We came here for lunch with the kids. The atmosphere was typical of a sports bar- TV's everywhere including the bathrooms and sports paraphernalia on the walls. The menu was typical bar fare- fried pickles, dips and nachos, burgers, salads and wings. I got the veggie burger- which was very tasty. There is a children's menu available, and my kids... More

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Bradenton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Stopped in for some quality beers and a bite to eat. The beer selection is HUGE! The bartender was new, alone and didn't like beer? Beer lines and taps need cleaned ASAP as there was a aftertaste which only comes from them not being cleaned or improperly cleaned. Food was perfect. I ordered the Carolina dipper, which came out nice... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We recently had lunch at Carolina Ale House on our way to Charleston, SC. We were greeted with a smile and allowed to sit in the outside dining area with our pet. Our waitress was very personable and very focused on exceeding our expectations. I would recommend this restaurant for the quality of food, friendly and fast service. Great job,... More

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Elgin, South Carolina
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100 reviews 100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The service here was great, everyone was very friendly and quick to help. The pickle chips were not the best in town, but the cries were pretty good. I got the veggie pizza and it was great, tasted very fresh. My son got the ribs and said they were perfect. We sat in the downstairs portion, which was dark-ish, but... More

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Summerville, SC
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149 reviews 149 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We were on the way to a high school soccer match, and had limited time to eat. We told the lady at the bar, and she suggested some items that would come out fast. We chose the pepperoni pizza, their classic burger, and a brisket "dip" sandwich. We also had fried pickles and straw onions. All the items came out... More

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Kirkland, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We got tasters before we ordered our beer. Then they let me put the steak from the steak salad special on their Greek salad. Very nice. Just what we needed.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Great place for dinner and drinks The appetizers were mouth watering The roof top patio was so nice The staff was really sweet

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Greenville, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Just when I'm ready for that second beer there they are with a cold one in hand. Friendly and responsive. Looks like the place to be after 5 in Columbia. Parking is kind of a problem.

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