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Carolina Ale House

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American, Bar, Chicken Wings
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277 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-2277
803-407-9822
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good fun, Great Service

Eric took special care of my cousins and I while we took out time catching up on years gone by. We were well cared for and had fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Dennis H
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Eric took special care of my cousins and I while we took out time catching up on years gone by. We were well cared for and had fun.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This was my first visit To Carolina Ale House. I had one of the best cheeseburgers I have had for a long time. That said, it's a sports bar so it is LOUD. As in so loud it is uncomfortable and nearly impossible to carry on a conversation with a person across the table. And I kept smelling cigarette smoke.... More 

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This restaurant had a $25 per couple 3 course meal deal for restaurant week which was a good deal. Even though was packed service didn't suffer. The select menu options all sounded good. Started with fried pickles which are my favorite. I chose the CAH chopped steak for entree which was juicy and tasty came with a side of garlic... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Stopped in here with friend for a late lunch. We both ordered burgers and fries. The burgers here are sooo good! Their prices are pretty reasonable, and service was very good. Would come back here again and again, although, since it's a sports bar, can get very busy and noisy at times.

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pa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Right? A southern ale house that offers BBQ pork and yes I ordered the fish tacos. Skip the guacamole. Slaw, spicy mayo and mango salsa so fresh! Dan (pork eater) had the turkey guacamole wrap. He could not find the guacamole but liked it nonetheless. Now, you should know they offer 99 beers (in bottles) and about 40 on tap.... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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145 reviews 145 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Stopped here after a USC football game with friends. Lots of TVs with multiple college games and some NBA preseason going on. Bar was about half full. Crowd was pretty tame. Very good listing of micro and foreign beer. We ordered what is supposed to be their most spicy wings the Thai style. For those who really like truly spicy... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This little stretch of roadway has SO MANY restaurants to chose from. We are so happy we landed here! After ten hours in the car we were so happy that there was no wait. The place is huge and there is covered outdoor seating. We sat inside because the bar area looked like fun with all of those sporting events... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

3.5 Its a sports bar, plenty of TVs to watch any type of sporting event. Bartenders were friendly and helpful. Large rap around bar with plenty of seating. They let me sample a few of the local beers they had on tap. Food was OK, nothing spectacular. Would visit again.

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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Staff was unprepared to handle a large group on short notice and it was before lunch rush. Orders were not put in by wait staff causing delays in food being brought out. Ordered flat iron steak and then waitress comes back 10 mins later and advises they are out of flat iron steaks. Will not re visit in the future.

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Livonia, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Return visit when passing through town. Simple review-- food, service, and TV request all were great...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 277 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-2277
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-407-9822

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Chicken Wings

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

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