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Carolina Ale House

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American, Bar, Pub
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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 26
    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
Good boneless wings

Had a specialty beer and boneless wings, both were good and the service was great. Very unique bar restaurant that has the college town feel. Will be back again for more wings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Kirkyboytheoriginal
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North Webster, Indiana
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Lexington, South Carolina
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Has potential with the 2nd floor outdoor deck however let's face it, this is South Carolina and there are only like two days a year where this is pleasant. Less than half the tables have umbrellas and I did not see any fans, so you are at the mercy of the heat and sun. As the sun set, we got... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Went upstairs on a Saturday night and tried to get a table. I waited for about 5 minutes before someone even noticed I hadn't been helped yet...they said the wait for an outdoor table was 45 min at minimum...understandable for a sat night. My husband and I sat at the bar, service was slow and the bartender accidentally charged us... More 

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North Webster, Indiana
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Had a specialty beer and boneless wings, both were good and the service was great. Very unique bar restaurant that has the college town feel. Will be back again for more wings.

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Indianapolis
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stopped in for Dinner while in Columbia for one night. The food is nothing to write home about. Average at best bar food, The upstairs was busy but downstairs where we ate was dead on a Friday night.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

To start off, Parking in Columbia is a headache. (if course I drive a large truck) and it can be a challenge here. After 6pm the meters are not checked. The food was good, but the beer selection was even better. I had fish and chips (British Style, w/ brown sauce) My wife had the salmon. The salmon was perfect,... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Our family went to this Carolina Ale House when visiting USC. We've been to several CAH in NC. This was equal in quality. The one thing I will say that is negative to the other CAH's, their number of beers on tap is not quite the same as the other-Not As Many. The do still have a good choice and... More 

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great Roof Top seating with open air breeze. Food good and LARGE serving for the amount! Quick service

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Central, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Best bar in the Vista. Thanks for actually having a beer menu, and showing the prices of your drinks so that people don't have to ask before ordering. I wish more bars would do that!

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

4 of us arrived right at opening time at 11:00 am on Saturday, was greeted by nice staff and picked where we wanted to sit (upstairs and almost outside). Great server and all had great sandwiches with perfect speed for ordering and receiving. Many Many beers on tap.

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub
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

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